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Indie game-focused 10-album music bundle, streaming concerts, and coverage of Square Sounds and the Tokyo Game Show.
Indie game-focused 10-album music bundle, streaming concerts, and coverage of Square Sounds and the Tokyo Game Show.
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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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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.

https://soundcloud.com/masuo-yamamoto/akuma-megaman-vs-street

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

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS



 Why Kickstarter?

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.

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    BLOG UPDATES: Get access to our backer-only blog posts.

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    HALF BUNDLE: Your choice of either the INDIE SCORE PACK or GAME-INSPIRED PACK of the album bundle, via Bandcamp.

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    FULL BUNDLE. The INDIE SCORE and GAME-INSPIRED packs. 10+ Digital Albums delivered to you in your file format of choice via Bandcamp.

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    SF X MM REMIX / FEATURETTE: Get the above rewards, as well as exclusive first access to A-Rival's official Street Fighter X Mega Man remix album featuring brand new arrangements by Asagen, KUNIO, BOKKADENci, Foilverb and more. To be released at a later date for name your price. In addition, receive a 10-minute Showcase Overview featurette as an m4v file for iPhone and iPad. A great way to show support for the event series.

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    CHEAPBEATS & FRIENDS: Get all the above digital content, along with additional digital rewards from our project partners, including guests of the Tokyo Indie Underground, Dance Party, Kyoto and Osaka shows. Includes a special collection of music by Japan's Cheapbeats chip music label, the organizers of the Square Sounds music festival in Tokyo.

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    FLASH DRIVE: All of the above digital rewards and an 8 GB USB Flash drive filled with music from our tour partners and movie files from our live events. Will be shipped to your mailing address, with free international shipping included.

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    MEGA RAN JAPAN TOUR LP: Receive all of the above digital backer rewards (not including the 8 GB Flash Drive) and also receive the Mega Ran Japan Tour LP on CD. Be among the first to get a copy when it ships later this year, featuring remixes by Hige Driver, Bokkadenci, TORIENA, NNNNNNNNNN, DJ Master Kohta, Foilverb and more.

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    MEGA RAN JAPAN TOUR BLU-RAY: All of the above digital rewards (excluding the Flash drive and CD), along with a copy of the Mega Ran Japan Tour all-region Blu-ray documentary, featuring live performances and interviews. Your name will be included in the credits of the Tokyo Gaming Showcase featurette. The Blu-ray ships in April of 2014, with this tier limited to 50 backers.

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    SHOWCASE REWARD BUNDLE: Receive all of the above physical backer rewards, including the 8 GB Flash drive, and CD and Blu-ray from Mega Ran, along with a selection of CDs from Japan, courtesy of our tour partners. Your name will be included in the credits of the Tokyo Gaming Showcase featurette. This tier is limited to just 30 backers so that we can include limited edition compact discs from Japan.

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    SIGNED CD BUNDLE: All of the above and CDs signed by Tokyo Gaming Showcase tour partners. In addition, you will receive not one but two different all-region Blu-ray documentaries from the makers of the Mega Ran Japan Tour for use with your Blu-ray player or PlayStation 3. An extremely limited supply, available to just 20 backers of the TGS initiative.

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    A_RIVAL REMIX: All of the above digital rewards, the Mega Ran Japan Tour Blu-Ray, the Mega Ran Japan Tour LP on CD, the 8GB Flash Drive and a very special bonus. A_Rival will cover a song from a game of your choice in the style of Street Fighter X Mega Man.

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    TOP BACKER TIER: Receive all of the backer rewards outside of the custom remix, and contribute as a top tier supporter of the Tokyo Gaming Showcase Album Bundle and Event Series. Get a mention on our Ustream broadcasts, twitter and facebook shout-outs and if you have a favorite artist joining the event series your requests will be reflected in our featurette coverage. We will set aside very limited edition items from our tour partners for this tier as an expression of thanks for making the TGS album bundle possible.

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