PlayStation Partners With ‘indie Game incubator’ Program in Japan External

iGi indie Game incubator receives the support of PlayStation, increasing the total number of supporters to 12 companies and 2 associations. Three supporters comment on their ambitions for the local indie scene.

iGi indie Game incubator, sponsored by Marvelous Co., Ltd. has, since its start in February 2021, received support and sponsorship from 11 companies and 2 organizations. They recently announced the addition of PlayStation (Sony Interactive Entertainment) to their list of highly respected supporters (Sony Interactive Entertainment will participate as Playstation).

PlayStation is actively engaged in the indie game scene, supporting indie game developers in various ways such as participating in events.

With this announcement, iGi indie Game incubator has now received the official support of 12 influential companies and 2 organizations from within the global gaming ecosystem and will continue to look for fruitful collaborations both within and outside the gaming industry. iGi is also looking to strengthen the relations between industry, government, and academia going forward.

Comments were recieved from Sony Interactive Entertainment, but also from Microsoft Corporation and Unity Technologies Japan K.K., whose support we received in April 2021. These companies are planning to hold lectures for the five participating game developer teams, in order to provide the knowledge and tools to succeed (Microsoft will participate as [email protected]).

Shuhei Yoshida, Representative of Sony Interactive Entertainment Indies Initiative
“We welcome the start of Japan’s first incubation program for indie games. Through cooperation with iGi, we will further work to create an environment where new Japanese creators can express their art freely.”

Chris Charla, [email protected] Senior Director
“We at [email protected] were thrilled to support iGi and are excited to collaborate with independent game developers across Japan. We look forward to deepening our understanding and relationship with the development community in Japan and continue helping them bring their games to the world”

Yohei Yanase, Representative Judge of the Unity Youth Creator Cup
“The Unity Youth Creator Cup is a starting step for our contestants, not the goal. We look forward to seeing applicants from various competitions, including the participants from the Unity Youth Creator Cup, spread their wings and explore the world through incubation programs like iGi!”

Mike Haruki Yamazaki, iGi Chairman & Executive Producer/Marvelous Co., Ltd. Global Business Department:
“We are delighted to receive the support of PlayStation®, Microsoft and Unity Technologies Japan K.K. to further increase the value we provide to our incubated teams. As the first and only game incubation program in Japan, we will keep advancing the local indie game scene working closely with our top-notch sponsors, supporters, and mentors.”

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