Unique and Innovative Games up for “Sense Of Wonder Night” in Tokyo Game Show 2009
(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 17:19 Aug. 26, 2009)
Sense of Wonder Night(SOWN) is an event that started last year in Tokyo Game Show to showcase experimental and creative game ideas and prototypes that will catch people by surprise and give them a "Sense of Wonder". It provides great opportunity for motivated game developers working on something that can't be called conventional or traditional.
Last year, it received 67 entries from 14 countries and regions, out of which 11 titles were selected for presentation. 10 chosen titles are announced for this year's presentation, including 4 from outside Japan.
Here's a sneak preview, with screenshots and trailers.
SOWN 2009 Presentation Titles
(Title / Developer / Country)
Ball Carry / Takuya Ono / Japan
ecolpit / misi / Japan
The link below is the developer's website.
Hazard - The Journey Of Life / Alexander Bruce / Australia
Demruth - Alexander Bruce
His and Her Disconnected Conversations / Himo / Japan
Production Note of "His and Her Disconnected Conversations"
Incompatible BLOCK / Jun Fujiki / Japan
You can see a trailer from the link below.
JMAF2005 Entertainment Category: Incompatible BLOCK - Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Art Plaza
Jun Fujiki's workshop
This game can be downloaded via Vector.
Vector：Incompatible BLOCK (Windows95/98/Me / Study&Education )
para rail / Kuniaki Watanabe and Onitama(ZENER WORKS Inc./Team OniKu) / Japan
Swarm Racer 3000 / Joseph White (Lexaloffle Games) / Japan
You can download the previous version "Swarm Racer" from the link below.
Transcend / Zach Aikman (Fishbeat) / United States
His profile's on the link below.
Zach Aikman - LinkedIn
You Only Live Once / Marcus Richert / Sweden
Raitendo » About
You can play the actual game on the link below.
Raitendo >> You Only Live Once
SOWN 2009 is held from 17:00 to 19:30 on Friday, September 25 at Makuhari Messe (Room 201, 2nd Floor of International Conference Hall).
Here's some pics from last year's event.
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