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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:29

SCE is covering exhibition costs for the Indie Game Area at TGS 2014
 
Sony Computer Entertainment is footing the bill for any exhibition costs at the Tokyo Game Show's Indie Game Area this year, regardless of whichever platform each exhibitor is targeting.
 
The company does not have a say in which games are selected, nor will it only cover PlayStation-bound games. "We don’t care if the game is on a PlayStation platform or not," noted SCE's Brad Douglas. "The more indie games, the better! Just bring cool stuff!"
 
Good Guy Sony Will Pay For Indie Developers’ Booths at Tokyo Game Show Regardless of Platform
 
Today the CESA announced with a press release that Sony Computer Entertainment will be the special sponsor of the “Sense of Wonder Night 2014″ workshop at Tokyo Game Show, dedicated to the development of new ideas in the gaming industry.
 
In addition to that, good guy Sony will favor indie developers in a very practical way: The house of PlayStation will sponsor those that will exhibit their games at the indie corner of the show this year.
 
The press release also specifies that the sponsorship is unrelated to the platforms for the games on show, and Sony will pay whether they are on PlayStation platforms or not.
The move is not that surprising considering that Sony has been supporting indie developers very actively since the unveiling of the PlayStation 4, but it’s quite interesting, because we might very well get to see Xbox titles on show at Tokyo Game Show sponsored by the house of PlayStation.

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:45

good for public relations and great for independent developers that otherwise may have been unable to make it to Tokyo to display their work.



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:26

Major kudos to Sony once again and their commitment to indies (Y)



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 12:35

Nice, looking forward to most of those games making there way to my girl Vita. Been awhile since I have played with her.



#5 trooper11

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 14:27

Great move for Sony.

Hopefully we get to see some cool games as a result.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:42

This is a nice gesture but does feel a bit off...paying for a booth is not 100% cool, if you want to help them, pay for development. Guess it's the same thing though.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 01:46

I don't think the TGS is worth going to these days anyway.

It was fun when I went in 2006, but I don't think I could be bothered to go again.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:13

I don't think the TGS is worth going to these days anyway.

It was fun when I went in 2006, but I don't think I could be bothered to go again.

 

Why do you say that? Never been to TGS myself, but game shows are always fun. You get to bicker with developers in person and all, always good :devil:



#9 Shiranui

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 05:15

Japan is gradually losing significance in the gaming world.

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:24

Japan is gradually losing significance in the gaming world.

 

I know what you mean and that there is this perception, but my Dark Souls 2 habit begs to differ :)

Anyway, i think Japan is as vital to gaming as ever. There is no gaming without developers and publishers from Japan, not on my watch!



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:47

Seeing what passes indie games these days on Steam, I hope they use some quality control at least.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:57

This is a nice gesture but does feel a bit off...paying for a booth is not 100% cool, if you want to help them, pay for development. Guess it's the same thing though.

 

True, they should really be paying for my utility bills also.



#13 neoadorable

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:05

True, they should really be paying for my utility bills also.

 

If you're developing a pixelated super hard "roguelike" indie that can be sold for ten bucks while taking up less than 200MB on a hard drive and looking like something that was cutting edge in 1988, perhaps they will!



#14 uMadRabbit

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:19

This is a nice gesture but does feel a bit off...paying for a booth is not 100% cool, if you want to help them, pay for development. Guess it's the same thing though.

 

There's just no pleasing some people. Paying for something in the first place for indie games is already a start.



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:23

If you're developing a pixelated super hard "roguelike" indie that can be sold for ten bucks while taking up less than 200MB on a hard drive and looking like something that was cutting edge in 1988, perhaps they will!

 

I laughed at this  :laugh:

 

But realistically the Sony pub fund and their indie spending in general is massive, this is just the cherry on top to reach out to indie devs who may be exclusive to other platforms/PC. It's a marketing gesture for sure, but still a good move to help expose indies in general, without them having to foot the bill.