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INDIE Live Expo Showcased More than 150 Games During Weekend Celebration, Steam Sale Announced

TOKYO — May 28th, 2024 — INDIE Live Expo, Japan’s premiere online digital showcase series connecting indie game fans all over the world, highlighted more than 150 games during its Saturday broadcast introducing world premieres, new trailers, and updates during its 10th-ever digital showcase.

Developers and publishers from around the world enjoyed time in the spotlight during INDIE Live Expo’s multi-segment showcase. Suda51 (Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.No More Heroes Series) and SWERY (While Owl Inc.Deadly Premonition Series) showcased a new trailer and gameplay footage for Hotel Barcelona, the time-looping horror action game arriving on PC via Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 in 2024.

INDIE Live Expo’s May showcase included 150+ world premieres and content updates:

  • Haunted low-poly pixelated horrors await in Nightmare Operator, the supernatural third-person horror shooter by DDDistortion, now in development for PC via Steam
  • Serve up delicacies in Kemono Teatime, the pixelated restaurant simulator developed by Studio Lalala, coming to PC via Steam in Fall 2024
  • Duel against demons as Blade Chimera, the pixelated cyberpunk metroidvania published by PLAYISM and co-developed by Team Ladybug and WSS Playground, announces an August release date
  • Omega Crafter, the open-world survival crafting adventure currently available in early access developed by Preferred Networks (PFN), shared multiple milestone updates during its dedicated segment

The Kodansha Game Creator’s Lab unveiled multiple announcements during the showcase, including the reveal of BAN: The Prologue of GUCHA GUCHA, the horror adventure from developer Ichimatsu Suzuka. BOKURA, Kodansha’s reality-bending co-op puzzle adventure, celebrated its 500,000th download with a commemorative trailer.

Try out every game shown during this year’s showcase and at a discounted price thanks to the INDIE Live Expo Steam Sale until Sunday, June 2nd at 11:00 AM / 2:00 PM EST.

“Our first 2024 showcase is in the books! Many thanks to all of the developers who submitted their games to be part of the showcase,” said Ryuta Konuma, Founder and CEO, Ryu’s Office. “This would not have been possible without our gracious sponsors, media partners, and most of all, the millions of watchers around the world whose interest in indies means the world to us.”

Click here to rewatch INDIE Live Expo 2024 on YouTube.

INDIE Live Expo extends a special thanks to media partners including Gematsu, Bleeding Cool, QooApp, ButWhy Tho, Digital Dreams – Game-experience, Drops de Jogos, Insider Gaming, The Outerhaven Productions, Final Weapon, The Gamer, PoluxWeb, Cubiq and Gameland.

The INDIE Live Expo Official Discord Channel welcomes developers and consumers alike as a gathering place to discuss the latest indie news. With direct access to developers, indie game fans can lend their voices to the creation and refinement of upcoming indies.

For more information and detailed reports on previous broadcasts, the impact of participating in INDIE Live ExpoINDIE 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.

For more information, please visit the INDIE Live Expo website, follow @INDIELiveExpoEN on X, and search for #INDIELiveExpo on social media.


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