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Indie Game Area Application Method

The Indie Game Area is an exhibition area for independent game developers.
This area gives game developers the opportunity to exhibit games for every platform at an affordable exhibition fee with the objective of creating new movements in the computer entertainment industry.
Among candidate exhibitors will be available for those selected by the TGS Management Office.

Indie Game Area
Thursday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21, 2014
Makuhari Messe Exhibition Hall
Special Sponsor:
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Purpose of Area:
Indie Game Area at TOKYO GAME SHOW is intended for the support of independent game developers, its venture companies, and small teams to explore the possibilities of new games.
Exhibition fee:
Public Day 2-day exhibit: FREE of charge
4-day exhibit including Business Days: FREE of charge
*Please note that participants are permitted to exhibit but not to sell.
  • The exhibition fee includes
  • Special Booth / five passes for Indie Game Area exhibitors
Application Method:
To enter, download and complete the application form
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (*Japan Standard Time)
*We have closed the application.
To be selected by the TGS Management Office
The selected applicants will be directly contacted by the Management Office after the beginning of July 2014.
*We may ask for additional information, depending on the entry.
*We may recommend that you display in a different exhibition area, depending on your entry.

Group or Organization that can be exhibited

・For annual sales of organizations that attempt to exhibit:
        Corporate: Annual Sales with USD500,000/JPY50 Million or less
        Individual: Annual Sales with USD100,000/JPY10 Million or less

・For companies or organizations that try to exhibit at Indie Game Area, the exhibitors must be financially independent.
 (For example, the capital of major game company is not in.)

What can be exhibited

・A completely original game (Derivative content cannot be exhibited regardless of whether or not it is licensed.)
・Created for a platform for which an applicant has the right to develop.
・Works that comply with the CESA Code of Ethics and the CERO Code of Ethics and do not fall under any of the following items:
  1)An expression that conflicts with or that may conflict with Attached Table 3 “Prohibited Words and Phrases” of the CERO Code of Ethics is included.
  2)Works for which an “Z” rating category was assigned by CERO or an expression equivalent to the“Z” rating category may beincluded.
  3)Works that have already been released overseas and for which a “17+” (MATURE) rating category was assigned by an overseas examination body (e.g. ESRB).
  4)Works planned to be released overseas for which a “17+” (MATURE) rating category is expected to be assigned by an overseas examination body (e.g., ESRB) (excessively bloody works that cannot be regarded as being equivalent to a “13+” (TEEN) rating category.

Contact for inquiries about Indie Game Area (by e-mail only)