Japan’s oldest independent publisher, PLAYISM, has announced that it is hosting the next edition of its direct-style live game showcase, PLAYISM Game Show, this weekend.
PLAYISM says the showcase will be a two-hour live event that will be featured in English, Japanese and Chinese on Youtube as well as other platforms, including Niconico and bilibili. The live broadcast will feature both new information on previously announced titles and world premieres. Special guests, tawaco and Kirin will also be present to try live games during the game presentation.
PLAYISM describes itself as “a bridge between the West and the East” for the best independent game with the international release of titles like Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, mighty goose, idol manager, Light Memory: Infinite and WEEER simulator. For more than a decade, the publisher has also backed titles like History of the cave of the creator Kero Blaster, Momodora: Reverie in the Moonlight, and Touhou Luna Nights.
The independent Japanese publisher has also worked with developers and publishers around the world to help localize their titles and publish them in Asian territories. A few titles the company has localized include the PS5 launch title, Godfall, Grand Prix of the Independent Game Festival, Umurangi Generation, and BAFTA award winner, night in the woods. Other titles include Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, Subnautical, VA-11 Hall-A, Necrobarist, and more.
“We are extremely grateful for the support and patience that our partners, sponsors and community have shown us over our decade in business,” PLAYISM Executive Producer Shunji Mizutani said in a press release.
“We look forward to celebrating our partnerships with some of the hottest names in indie gaming for our third live showcase and finally showing the world the amazing work our team and partners have put together.”
How to watch PLAYISM Game Show 2022:
PLAYISM Game Show 2022 is scheduled to air live for two hours on Sunday, January 23 at 2:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. CEST / 4:00 p.m. JST at English, Japanese and Chinese on Youtube, Niconico and bilibili.