About this project
Reporting live from Japan, the three-week Tokyo Gaming Showcase documents this year's Tokyo Game Show and Square Sounds concert. We will also be bringing behind-the-scenes coverage of our Tokyo Indie Underground talk event, Indie Game Dance Party and Chip Rivals Osaka show.
The TOKYO GAMING SHOWCASE ALBUM BUNDLE features:
THE INDIE SCORE PACK
Antichamber Soundtrack by Siddhartha Barnhoorn
The Swapper and Invaders: Corruption by Carlo Castellano
Year Walk soundtrack and Device 6 teaser by Daniel Olsén
Hiversaires iOS / Android soundtrack by Aliceffekt
Rokko Chan Soundtracks by Asagen and Extended Play by GameChops
THE GAME-INSPIRED PACK
TRUTHCANNON by A_Rival
Koopa Soundworks Tokyo Game Show EP
Bagu and the Riverman by DJ Cutman and Spamtron
Mutherpluckin' B Forthcoming Cover Album
Castlevania Nocturnal Cantata & Mega Ran Japan Tour EP
Your support benefits the participating musicians and makes possible our event programming and journalistic coverage.
9.18 TOKYO INDIE UNDERGROUND Talk Event, 8bit Cafe
9.19 Tokyo Game Show Coverage
9.22 TOKYO INDIE DANCE PARTY, Sabaco
9.27 Square Sounds pre-party coverage
9.28 Square Sounds coverage DAY ONE & DAY TWO
9.30 Square Sounds post-party coverage
10.4 CHIP RIVALS, Bar Fader, Osaka
10.5 1H1D v.32 coverage, Cafe la Siesta, Kyoto
Our Amazing Project Partners
UPDATE: We neglected to mention that the $100 backer level includes all the digital rewards of the previous tiers. Physical rewards include limited edition CDs by our tour partners.
A 10-minute TGS featurette will be released following the successful funding of the campaign, starring A_Rival and documenting our featured events in Japan. Interviews with Japanese artists will be subtitled in English for international audiences.
Backers of this project will be the first to hear A_Rival's unreleased STREET FIGHTER X MEGA MAN REMIX ALBUM featuring brand new arrangements by A_Rival, Asagen, BOKKADENci, Foilverb, Cynbe, Robokabuto and other artists.
Of course, if the Kickstarter's funding goal is not met, the featurette, album bundle and remix album will not be available to backers. If this content interests you, consider supporting our independently funded efforts / posting a shout-out through twitter, facebook or your social networks of choice.
These talk events and concerts are being made possible by the Mega Ran Japan Tour, Dot A's art for the event fliers, translation by Yoshi Miyamoto, sound design by Pocket Groovy's and web development by Xu Pan.
Tokyo Gaming Showcase video intro
Daniel Olsén presenting on Year Walk at the Tokyo Indie Underground
CHIP RIVALS show trailer
Tokyo Indie Underground Talk Event trailer
Organizing events in Japan for overseas game developers and in collaboration with Japanese artists requires in-depth planning.
Through crowdfunding with Kickstarter, our team has managed to fund unique projects that otherwise would never have been possible. This has allowed for our development of a documentary series on DVD, the Rokko Chan Soundtracks disc release, and several live events in Japan.
Working with Kickstarter has made these initiatives possible, allowing for continued collaborations with our project parterns in Japan.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of the Tokyo Gaming Showcase involve organizing live events in Japan for international participants and documenting that content through multimedia recordings.
Having successfully completed previous projects, delivering album bundles, live events and DVD documentaries, lead us to believe that this is within our means.
Kickstarting experimental multimedia projects is not without its risks. We discovered in our funding of the FAMI-MODE DVD that the media of choice failed to convey the full visual quality of our footage. As a result, we opted to create a Blu-ray disc option to deliver the highest possible visual quality for our backer rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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