Ryu’s Office announced the INDIE Live Expo summer showcase returns on May 20, 2023, and INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 broke prior viewership records for the annual event.
INDIE Live Expo 2023 is set for Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 with new game announcements and updates on previously announced titles from Japan. The showcase is expected to be streamed live on YouTube, Twitch, and other social media platforms around the world.
Ryu’s Office celebrates a historic milestone for INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 with over 16 million viewers worldwide. Additionally, over 70 million viewers have watched INDIE Live Expo events since its inception in 2020. More details about INDIE Live Expo 2023 are coming soon.
Here’s an overview of INDIE Live Expo’s run in 2022, courtesy of Ryu’s Office:
Ending 2022 on a strong note, INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022
amassed 16.32 million viewers while introducing more than 290 indie titles. Since its inception in 2020, INDIE Live Expo has cemented its position as Japan’s premiere online indie game event, reaching more than 70 million viewers and showcasing more than 1800 indie titles.
The third annual INDIE Live Expo award show also gave center stage to 2022’s best indies, handing out awards such as “Trailer of the Year” to Stray from Bluetwelve Studio and Annapurna Interactive, in addition to the “Short Story Award” as well as “Game of the Year” to Unpacking by Witch Beam and Humble Games.
With a goal of introducing more games to the public in as many languages as possible, the bilingual dynamo host “J-mon” will make his return to the upcoming summer showcase, and a new country will be highlighted during this summer’s “INDIE Studios Around The World” segment after Korean devs stepped into the spotlight in 2022.
“We are honored that Unpacking won both the Short Story Award and the Grand Prize,” said Tim Dawson, artist/animator/designer/programmer, and co-founder of Witch Beam, “We cannot thank INDIE Live Expo enough for the worldwide exposure we received by participating and recommend do their best to make it into this summer’s event!”