TOKYO – March 1, 2023 – INDIE Live Expo, the biannual live digital showcase connecting indie game fans all over the world with 70 million total views since its debut in 2020, today opens up game submissions for independent developers and publishers to take part in the two-day summer showcase occurring Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, 2023. Submissions close Tuesday, March 28 at 11:59 AM JST / 3:59 PM CEST / 9:59 AM EDT / 6:59 AM PDT.
INDIE Live Expo shines a digital spotlight on never-before-seen titles, DLC and updates to existing indies. Additionally, both a Steam and Xbox sale will take place featuring both new participants and alumni from the six previous shows.
Companies interested in participating in the showcase and Steam event can submit their games and view the full rules and regulations at this link. Those seeking sponsorship opportunities such as logo placements and special segments can inquire here. Previous sponsors include ID@Xbox, Freedom Games, SHUEISHA GAMES, Inti Creates, Cygames, Kodansha, Chorus Worldwide, and Marvelous Europe among many others.
INDIE Live Expo’s 2023 showcase aims to build on a massively successful Winter 2022 event touting more than 16 million views with the help of more than 70 simulcasters. The last event introduced 290-plus indie titles, with ILE as a whole nearing 2000 showcased games to date since the first event in 2020.
“Discovering new projects from indie developers from around the world is the absolute highlight of our work here at INDIE Live Expo, and we can’t wait to see old friends and newcomers submit their content for this summer’s expo,” said Ryuta Konuma, Founder of Ryu’s Office. “We strive to create a point of connection between creators and players, and aim to offer a more impactful way of bringing new independent gaming creative projects to the world every year.”
For more information and detailed reports on previous broadcasts, the impact of participating in INDIE Live Expo, INDIE Live Expo Awards, and information on how to promote games for creators, developers, and publishers alike, please consider subscribing to the INDIE Live Expo Letter.