Japan’s leading independent game development festival, BitSummit, unveiled the line-up of sponsors, media partners and developers participating in the Show. BitSummit will be held July 11th and 12th in Kyoto, Japan.
BitSummit announces that Unity, CyberAgent, Cygames, Microsoft, and GungHo have come on board to be the primary sponsors. They join a host of other sponsors, including Sony, Nifty Cloud, Valve, Tapjoy, GTune, to help showcase Japan’s best in independent games.
In addition, BitSummit this year is being supported by media partners Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, and US Gamer. These media outlets will be providing exclusive coverage of the event in the form of exclusive interviews, live streams of the show, and hands-on of some of the game of the show.
This year BitSummit has over 80 exhibitors, from PC to console to mobile devices in almost every genre imaginable. There will also be an Indie MEGABOOTH section of BitSummit sponsored by Devolver Digital and Iron Galaxy, where you’ll find great indie games from overseas making their debut in Japan. On the newly updated BitSummit website, visitors can find press kits of the games appearing at the show.
The event will be held in the historic Miyako Messe, in the heart of scenic Kyoto. Last year’s event brought over 100 local developers, 5,000 attendees and global support from sponsors like Unity, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and Microsoft Japan. This year’s event will continue the BitSummit tradition by bringing in the best and brightest Japanese development teams, musical acts, the BitSummit awards ceremony and developer-focused networking Events.