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Independent Games Summit: Big in Japan, Not in the West: The Difficulties of Cross-Cultural Appeal


How much do you know about the Japanese indie game scene beyond the few mega-hits?nMost likely not much... but it's not your fault. Language and cultural barriers prevent indies from sharing and learning from each other.nThis session will introduce Japan's indie game history; share the many challenges Japan and other communities face when bringing their games to the West; and discuss how the Indie Game development community as a whole can overcome these barriers and learn from each other.

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