Sony Computer Entertainment’s push to support indie developers has taken a surprising turn for Tokyo Game Show 2014. The PlayStation manufacturer has entered into a deal with organisers of TGS to cover the costs for the Indie Game Area on the show floor. This is regardless of which platform the indie developer is making games for.
Tokyo Game Show will run from 18 – 21 September, and applications for space at the gaming convention are closing in two weeks. Potential developers should note that only 50 booths are available, which is possibly why SCE is capable of paying for the whole area.
Indie games do not traditionally receive much focus at TGS as the trade show caters mainly to the Asian market for gaming. The indie scene itself in Japan is almost non-existent, and this might encourage more indie developers to appear. It is a nice gesture from Sony who have claimed to be supportive of the indie gaming scene since the launch of the PlayStation 4.