WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The 2024 Tokyo Game Show

A Tokyo Game Show Event Briefing took center stage on April 10, 2024, at Microtel, Pasay City, part of... Paolo | 24. April 2024

A Tokyo Game Show Event Briefing took center stage on April 10, 2024, at Microtel, Pasay City, part of the Philippines’ national capital region.

The Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ, Tōkyō Gēmu Shō), commonly known as TGS, is a video game trade fair and convention held annually in Japan. It is presented by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. The main focus of the show is on Japanese games, but some international video game developers use it to showcase upcoming releases/related hardware. The 4-day event is divided between the first two days of Tokyo Game Show, which are open only to industry attendees (business) and the Public Day, on the final two days of the event.

Gathering enthusiasts, industry insiders, and media representatives, the briefing was a resounding success, providing attendees with exclusive news and updates about the upcoming major gaming event. The briefing was hosted by Philippine events company CBZN Perspective, alongside representatives from Nikkei Business Publications.

Fragster.com compiled some of the highlights from this exclusive briefing attended by local and international journalists.


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In a groundbreaking announcement, the Tokyo Game Show revealed that it has selected 80 indie game developers to showcase their games at the event for free. This initiative underscores Tokyo Game Show’s commitment to supporting and promoting indie talent, providing them with a platform to reach a global audience. 

More specific details for this will be announced at a later date and through the TGS website, but to have more developers, especially independent ones, to be allowed a slot at a major gaming event, is nothing short of phenomenal.

Part of the perks are a free exhibit in the Indie Game Area, free support for the devs including PCs, monitors, and interpreters, as well as introduction of gaming titles in a special distribution program.


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The 2024 Tokyo Game Show returns to its familiar home, the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

11 halls will be used in the venue, each having 40 booths.

An event stage, game academy, smartphone game, esports stage, AR/VR booth, and an indie game booth will be part of the venue.

Business meetings will also be done at the International Conference Hall, while gaming lifestyle and gaming hardware will also be featured in the said venue.

A family gaming park will also be featured to have activities for the entire family, as well as family-friendly content.

Artificial Intelligence will also take center stage in the Tokyo Game Show as the new AI technology pavilion will feature different AI-related exhibits.

Development tools, middleware, platforms and tech solutions for AI will be also showcased in the Tokyo Game Show, as well as content generation AI tools, character solutions, navigation and meta AIs, among others.

A digital counterpart will also be made available to those who won’t be able to come on site, such as the official exhibitor program and the now-renamed TGS Digital World 2024, to highlight a focus on the ever-evolving digital space.

A special venue for the Tokyo Game Show will also be held on Steam, featuring specific categories, such as newly-announced titles, a wishlist, trial plays, a game search, new pick-ups, and the 80 selected indie games.


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The 2024 Tokyo Game Show will also be inviting influencers to the show to represent their country and also take their talents to the world stage.

TGS will be recruiting official influencers each from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Only one influencer from each of these countries will be invited and they should have at least 100,000 followers on any platform, double last year’s requirement of 50,000.

A call for entries will begin by April, followed by the selection process by end of June, and the promotions and official announcement will be done by Early July.

More information is set to be revealed as the Tokyo Game Show 2024 date comes near. The said major gaming event will be held from September 26-29, 2024.

Further updates and details are available on the event’s official website: https://events.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2024/jp/exhibitor/.