Japan is the best country of the game world. Just name names like Sony, Nintendo, Square Enix, and Konami, all of them from Japan. Not only that, attending the annual Japanese game event, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is also one of the dreams of gamers around the world.
For Indonesian game developers, Japan is also one of the attractive markets for the games they make. Therefore, in the 2018 TGS which was held on September 20-23 2018, seven Indonesian game developers with support from the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (BEKRAF) and the Indonesian Game Association (AGI) participated in exhibiting works under the Archipelageek booth banner.
Archipelageek’s own booth is not the first time this is present at TGS. Earlier in 2017 yesterday, Archipelageek also helped six of Indonesia’s biggest game developers and game events, BEKRAF Game Prime to get exposure from gamers present at TGS. Overall, Indonesia itself has never been absent from TGS since its first participation in 2012.
Archipelageek itself is an initiative of BEKRAF and AGI to help Indonesian developers achieve the three main missions at TGS 2018. First, is to showcase works on the Japanese market. Then second, to get business opportunities from Japanese game industry players. And the last is to establish connections with industry players to foster the development of the Indonesian game industry.
Another game publisher from Indonesia who joined this event is Lentera Nusantara, Agate, Studio Namaapa, and the last one is Melon Gaming.