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

YouTube - ecolpit - trial Trailer

The link below is the developer's website.


Hazard - The Journey Of Life / Alexander Bruce / Australia

YouTube - Hazard: The Journey Of Life Trailer

His website.

Demruth - Alexander Bruce

His and Her Disconnected Conversations / Himo / Japan

YouTube - His and Her Disconnected Conversations

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

His website.

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

The developers' websites.


Daken -top-

Shadow Physics / Enemy Airship / United States

YouTube - Experimental Game: Shadow Physics

Swarm Racer 3000 / Joseph White (Lexaloffle Games) / Japan

YouTube - Swarm Racer 3000 Test Tracks

You can download the previous version "Swarm Racer" from the link below.

Swarm Racer

Transcend / Zach Aikman (Fishbeat) / United States

His profile's on the link below.

Zach Aikman - LinkedIn

You Only Live Once / Marcus Richert / Sweden

His website.

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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