TGS Forum 2013 Special Session | 致商务目的的参观者 | 东京电玩展2013

TGS Forum 2013

Smartphone Game Session
Admission fee (tax included) \8,000 Advance \10,000 Day of the event

September 19 (Thursday) 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Venue:International Conference Hall 2F,Room 201

Look for the Post Puzzle & Dragons ~The future of Browser Game V.S. Application Game

A game software for smartphones/tablets that is creating a furor is the “Puzzle & Dragons”. On seeing this popularity, many game development companies are putting their effort into developing game application for smartphones. On the other hand, there is still room for development of games for smartphones using the browser. Application and browser each have its strong points and weak points, and it is necessary to develop games and structure a business model considering these characteristics. Will the post Puzzle & Dragons game software be an application game, or will it be a browser game? Or, is there a third choice? Top managers of smartphone game development companies will get together to discuss various possibilities.

Yuta Maeda
Chief Executive Officer, Pokelabo, Inc.

〔Moderator〕Hitoshi Ogawa - Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. - Chief Editor of Nikkei Entertainment!


*Registration Benefits A “Business Day Registration Ticket” will be provided free of charge to individuals who register for special sessions, allowing them admission to the exhibition hall on Business Days. Individuals under the age of 18, students, and individuals not attending for business purposes may be denied admission to Tokyo Game Show 2013 Business Days (September 19 & 20), even if they have registered with an advance registration ticket. See the Tokyo Game Show website for details. Please be aware that no refund will be provided if admission is denied.

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Game Platform Session
Admission fee (tax included) \8,000 Advance \10,000 Day of the event

September 19 (Thursday) 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Venue:International Conference Hall 2F,Room 301

Age of Civil Wars for Game Platforms - Structuring a Five-Year Plan for Finding Potential Customers ― 3 game industry intellectuals will talk about the changes in the future market

Various game platforms, such as new-type household use game machines, smartphones/tablets, PC online, cloud game and Android installed game machines, are spreading its winds on a broader scale than ever before. Furthermore, other than the conventional way to sell game packages, the way to deliver the game package has become diverse, such as online type, download type and social type. As a result of this phenomenon, “the type of game business” and “the user image” has become so complex that it is becoming more difficult to decide the direction of game development. Therefore, we have invited 3 top intellectuals in the game business to discuss what we should believe to stay in the game business within the present situation of the Japanese game industry that is in a confusing state.

Kiyoshi Shin
Journalist

Hiroki Ohmae
Unity Technologies Japan Manager in charge of Japan

Eiji Mada
SMBC Nikko Securities - Equity Research Division Senior Analyst

〔Moderator〕Junpei Furuhata - Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. - Deputy Editor of Nikkei Trendy


*Registration Benefits A “Business Day Registration Ticket” will be provided free of charge to individuals who register for special sessions, allowing them admission to the exhibition hall on Business Days. Individuals under the age of 18, students, and individuals not attending for business purposes may be denied admission to Tokyo Game Show 2013 Business Days (September 19 & 20), even if they have registered with an advance registration ticket. See the Tokyo Game Show website for details. Please be aware that no refund will be provided if admission is denied.

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Independent Game Session
Admission fee (tax included) \8,000 Advance \10,000 Day of the event

September 19 (Thursday) 3:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.
Venue:International Conference Hall 3F,Room 301

Can we get enough money to eat with Indie Games?! ~Latest Situation of the Independent Game in Japan

Independent game market is attracting attention all over the world. The reason for this is quite clear. With the game platforms and delivery methods becoming more diverse, the way to deliver games to the people has also become diverse, making it possible to offer games which have been developed by an individual or by a small group to a wide range of people around the world. As a result, innovative game titles offering new experience to the users started to emerge from indies which is the reason why game companies around the world are giving much attention to indies as a field to discover new talents. So, in this session, companies that support experts and their activities will get together to talk about the present independent game situation in Japan and discuss the problems and possibilities within it.

Kenji Ono
Representative of IGDA(International game Developers Association) Japan

Takumi Himura
Asterizm - Director of Game Development Team NIGORO

Takeshi Asano
Sony Computer Entertainment Open Platform Business Promotion Division

〔Moderator〕Kenichi Takebe - Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. - Reporter of Nikkei Software


*Registration Benefits A “Business Day Registration Ticket” will be provided free of charge to individuals who register for special sessions, allowing them admission to the exhibition hall on Business Days. Individuals under the age of 18, students, and individuals not attending for business purposes may be denied admission to Tokyo Game Show 2013 Business Days (September 19 & 20), even if they have registered with an advance registration ticket. See the Tokyo Game Show website for details. Please be aware that no refund will be provided if admission is denied.

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Game Technology Session
Admission fee (tax included) \8,000 Advance \10,000 Day of the event

September 19 (Thursday) 3:15 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.
Venue:International Conference Hall 3F,Room 302

Input/Output Device that Change the Future of Games ― Exploring the possibilities of applying HMD and new sensors to games ―

Because the performance of hardware, including game machines, smartphones, tablets and personal computers, has greatly improved, it has become difficult to mark the difference in the game contents with just the main unit. Now, the things that seem to hold the key are image output equipment like Head Mount Displays (HMD) and input sensor equipment like Kinect. That is why HMD for games, Oculus Rift, and the sensor that is designed to track hands and finger motion to a spatial precision of 10μm, Leap Motion, are attracting attention recently. In this session, engineers and researchers with much knowledge on input/output device will explain about the latest technologies, including HMD that is making significant progress and new sensor equipment, and their application to games.

Kazuhiro Sasao
Nippon Steel Solutions Corps., Senior Manager of Work Style Innovation Center

〔Moderator〕Tadashi Nezu - Nikkei Business Publications, Reporter of Nikkei Electronics


*Registration Benefits A “Business Day Registration Ticket” will be provided free of charge to individuals who register for special sessions, allowing them admission to the exhibition hall on Business Days. Individuals under the age of 18, students, and individuals not attending for business purposes may be denied admission to Tokyo Game Show 2013 Business Days (September 19 & 20), even if they have registered with an advance registration ticket. See the Tokyo Game Show website for details. Please be aware that no refund will be provided if admission is denied.
*Admission on Business Days is restricted to individual working in the game industry.
*Only those who have registered in advance and have completed full screening and payments, as well as individuals who have a Business Day Registration Ticket and have pre-registered will be admitted to the venue on Business Days.
*Students,individuals not working in the game industry, and persons under the age of 18 will be refused entry.
*Schedule, content, speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
*Please note that TGS Forum vouchers, Business Day Registration Tickets can not be reissued.
*Cancellations are not accepted for all sessions.
*Identification and business card screening will take place at the reception of Special Sessions.
*No interpretation service is available at Special Sessions.

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