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6 days ago - /u/ekimarcher - Direct link

Originally posted by Kyoj1n

You guys gonna come to Tokyo Game Show?

I'd love to see more ARPG games there.

We won't be there this year. I would absolutely love to go to the Tokyo Game Show. We did Gamescom in Germany last year and it was incredible. We are a fully remote studio so conventions server double purpose in getting everyone together. Also Japan has been at the top of my vacation list for a decade now. However, we don't have many locals and I don't think more than a couple people on the team even speak Japanese. I technically took classes in grades 1-7 but I've forgotten almost all of it. I've gotta remember to start poking people about it in like January so we have enough time to prepare for September. Europe and North America are just so much cheaper to go to conventions because we've got people all over those places. But if we do the Tokyo Game Show, I'm fully bringing the family for a vacation afterwards.

6 days ago - /u/ekimarcher - Direct link

Originally posted by Kyoj1n

Yeah, it's definitely something that takes more time and effort than other conventions.

Most of the English studios I see in the indie (where I'd guess you guys would be?) Have some support from a publisher or have a translator hanging around. Though I definitely do see some who rock up with just a translated game and some Japanese instructions and wing it. *I'm american myself, so it's never a problem for me.

Talking directly to the devs in the indie booth area is always my highlight whenever I go.

And yeah, making it a vacation opportunity is definitely the way to go.

We are in a kinda grey area. We are technically still an indie studio as we don't have a publisher but we do have investments from a bigger company that could probably help us navigate the show. LE also doesn't really fit the aesthetic of what most people think of from an indie game so we're not really advertising that much any more. If we did go, I think we would want a normal booth. That's what we did for PAX (3 times) and Gamescom.