Tokyo Game Show 2014 Recap
I was happy that we were selected, out of the hundreds of other applicants, to have a free booth in the Indie Game Area of the Tokyo Game Show. The first two days of the show were only open to business people and the press. I made lots of new contacts, exchanged many business cards, and got a lot of press people to say they would cover the game. The feedback was very positive, everyone seemed to think we had the most unique game.
The next two days of the show were open to the public. 100,000+ people at the show each day. Woah. The show was gigantic, massive, overwhelming, awesome. Tons of people played the game. I'd say 90% of people liked MotOO.
When we arrived at the booth on day 3 of the show, we had 3 stickers on our booth. They are nominations for Best Indie Game at TGS, given by different Japanese gaming news sites. There were about 75 indie games at the show, out of those, I believe that only 2 other games were nominated for 3 awards. Most games were nominated for 1 or 0 awards. We are one of the top games at the show! I already found out from Famitsu (the bottom sticker) that we won their best indie game award!
Here is our little booth and our nominations:
After the show on day 3, we were walking from the expo hall to the train station and saw a rainbow. Immediately after taking this picture we felt a small earthquake...joy.
I have to give the award for "Most Tasteless and Gratuitous Use of Booth Babes" to Sega. Notice that no actual video games are visible, just a couch of girls for you to take pictures of.
Glad you made it NPF!
After the show I got out of Tokyo and I relaxed.
I ate horse sashimi...oops...sorry mom.
The final morning before flying back to the USA we went to Tsukiji fish market and went to one of the famous sushi places. The chef was impressed with my sushi eating abilities.
The trip to Japan and Tokyo Game Show 2014 was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I loved seeing so many people playing Mark of the Old Ones and really liking it. I realize that they only played the beginning of the game, the rest of the game still needs a lot of work, but I am super motivated to get it done. Off I go! Gambatte!