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Ekoro

BY AHMIN HAFIDI
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Ahmin Hafidi is a French game developer who has worked on various games, but in this presentation he focuses on his latest title, Ekoro, walking us through the different aspects of the game, explaining how players will interact with the robotic elements found within.

This presentation is part of PechaKucha's coverage of BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Brave Wave

BY ALEX ANIEL
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Alex Aniel and Mohammed Taher are the founders of Brave Wave, a Japan-based music label that specializes in game-related music and soundtracks. In this presentation, Alex walks us through the evolution of the label -- from its initial form as Koopa Soundworks -- highlighting various releases and artists the two have worked with.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Astro Crow

BY BRIAN STABILE
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Brian Stabile introduces us to his indie game studio, Astro Crow, highlighting the various games he's released so far on iOS, leading up to the release of his latest title, The Last Ace of Space.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Block Legend

BY ALVIN PHU
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Alvin Phu is a Tokyo-based indie game developer who shares how he got started making games, leading to the release of Block Legend on iOS, which came out -- and was proudly featured at the top of the iTunes App Store -- on the day this presentation was recorded.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Funktronic Labs

BY EDDIE LEE
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Eddie Lee is the founder of Funktronic Labs, currently working on the studio's first game, NOVA-111. In this presentation, we learn how Eddie got started making games, and what led him to Japan, where he worked at Q-Games before starting Funktronic Labs. He also describes the interesting take on turn-based gameplay seen in NOVA-111.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Desolate

BY ELLIOT COLLIS
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Elliot Collis is a Tokyo-based indie game developer, currently working on his first commercial game, Desolate. He explains what inspired the game, and what he hopes to accomplish with the finished product.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Rainblocks

BY ERIC KOZIOL
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Eric Koziol (Let's Playing) is a Nara-based game developer, and here he walks us through his design philosophy, and specifically how he approached the development of his upcoming game, Rainblocks.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Dadako

BY HAWKEN KING
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Hawken King is the founder of Tokyo-based Dadako, and in this presentation he takes us on a tour of the various apps he has released over the years, and gives us a peek at his upcoming title, Cat Slap. He is also joined by fellow Dadako developer Liam Conroy.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

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Destination: Kyoto

BY JAKE KAZDAL
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Longtime game development veteran Jake Kazdal walks us through some of the highlights of his career (including work on seminal Sega games Rez and Space Channel 5), all the way to the formation of his own studio, 17-bit (Skulls of the Shogun, Galak-Z), and reveals how this journey is now leading to Kyoto, Japan.

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 21, 2014.

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Party Animals

BY RYAN SUMO
@ BITSUMMIT MMXIV ON MAR 07, 2014

Ryan Sumo is an indie game developer and artist who is currently working on a game called Party Animals, that takes a fascinating look at Filipino politics, by presenting it in a way that makes it surprisingly fun. 

This presentation was recorded live at BitSummit MMXIV, the 2nd edition of the Kyoto-based indie game festival. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 18, 2014.

Ahmin Hafidi
Game Designer
Alex Aniel
Founder, Brave Wave in Tokyo
Alvin Phu
Founder, Dot Warrior Games in Tokyo
Brian Stabile
Game Designer/Programmer/Audio Director, Astro Crow
Eddie Lee
Founder, Funktronic Labs in Kyoto
Elliot Collis
Game Developer in Tokyo
Eric Koziol
Founder, Let's Playing
Hawken King
Founder, Dadako in Tokyo
Jake Kazdal
Founder, 17-bit in Seattle
Ryan Sumo
Game Artist