SOWN is an annual event that aims to discover fresh and unconventional game concepts that “catch people by surprise and give them a sense of wonder, a sense that something will change in their world, right at the instant of seeing or hearing the concept.” The selected presenters for the event are as follows, you can also check out the videos for these games by clicking the links.
Eufloria (PSN) – Rudolf Kremers
I’m Gonna Be God of the Forest – Isao
Inside a Star-filled Sky – Jason Rohrer
KuraKuraMaze – Yoshimi Kurihara
Leedmees – Orihara Nagayo
Q.U.B.E. – Daniel Da Rocha
Reflow – Frederik Maucksch and Matthias Wolff
Solstice – Jordan Hemenway
Spruzel – Sprouts Colin Northway
Taplib – Yanagihara Takayuki
SOWN’s presentations are based on the standard type of workshop format, allowing each developer to take to the stage, demonstrate and explain the project, and answer questions for roughly around ten minutes. The developers of the chosen games will be asked to demonstrate their games on the show floor, with Japanese-English and English-Japanese translations available.
The Tokyo Game Show itself will occur September 15-18, as the annual expo aims to become “The World’s Largest Event.” The Tokyo Game Show will also have Cosplay Collection Night, which features a cosplay fashion show by Japan’s largest cosplay community Cure, and a dance party.