Tokyo Game Show 2014 with Swiss Booth
The biggest convention dedicated to videogames on the asian continent, takes place in Chiba at Makuhari Messe from September 18-21. The expo offers a good opportunity to discover unknown local best seller and meet developpers and their projects from major games companies, from indie developers, from schools. Several countries had a booth at the show such as Taiwan, Philippines, Brunei or Switzerland.
It is already the 2nd time that Swiss game developers united under the Swiss Games booth participated at the Tokyo Game Show. This year the delegation included ApeLab, IF games, Blindflug Studio, EverdreamSoft and Urban Games. The selected studios work in various fields, from computer to smartphone and tablet or even developing games for VHR (Virtual Reality Headset). This broadness underlines the credibility of Switzerland as a game developing nation.
Blindflug Studio presented its top-hit game First Strike while IF games introduced their first mobile game, Perils of Man, a 3D adventure game centered around a teenage girl. Veteran Geneva-based studio EverdreamSoft has a long tradition in online and card games: after the successful online trading card game Moonga, they are now working on a new concept, but still combining physical cards and virtual ones Japan, like Switzerland, is known as a train-loving nation,and Urban Games targeted these markets with their PC game Train Fever, a dynamic simulation game, where players can build their own city’s public transport. Last but not least, ApeLab is focusing on the future of interactive entertainment and presented two projects, Geek Run, a collaborative game played with physical cubes and a webcam and Sequenced, an 360°animation series for smart phones and VHR.