Despite the unfortunate week we have all gone through and the fact that many other shows have been postponed from this week, the Indie Live Expo still going ahead as scheduled at 19:50 JST on June 5th, 2020
There will be three main presenters speaking in Japanese and two in English. The three Japanese are Hisanori Yoshida, an actor, Shunji Mizutani from Playism, and waiwai, who hosts a YouTube channel. The two English presenters are Atsugiri Jason, a comedian, and J-mon, a strange and intriguing individual who I couldn't find in a basic Google search.
There will be presentations from over 150 indie games, which will feature both the latest and greatest and games that have yet to be released. There will be some original content included as well such as "Indie Studios Around the World" which will feature a lecture from Masatoshi Tokuoka, the first in a series that will initially focus on the Polish indie game industry, with the rest of the world's indie game industries to follow. Other programs include "Ground Zero for Japanese Indies! What is “Game Market”?" Which is presented by ArcLight, Inc, and will feature an "introduction of Game Market and the latest board games."
Messages from game creators will be made to viewers, which will include video messages from "Shuhei Yoshida, Head of Indies Initiative Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Jenova Chen, Co-Founder and Creative Director of thatgamecompany."
If you're interested in viewing the stream in English, it will be available on YouTube, Periscope, and Twitch at around 7 AM EDT tomorrow. So you'll have to wake up bright and early to see the latest and greatest in the indie development scene.
What do you think of this news? Do you think the show must go on? Do you think the Indie Live Expo should have been canceled like other live shows were earlier this week? Let us know in the comments!