Tokyo Game Show, with over 200 exhibitors and 1750 booths, will be the largest ever this year. There will even be 89 overseas exhibitors, with pavilions from Beijing, Canada, the Netherlands and Taiwan. There are many events, but highlights include TGS International Party, Sense of Wonder Night (presentation of original games by developers), and GMT (Game, Music, TGS – a live show held after the TGS featuring 6 artists). The video above is of TGS 2007 from Wireless Watch Japan.
Of course, the Japan Game Awards 2008 will be hosted by Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) will also take place during the event. Head out to Makuhari Messe if you are into games or just curious to see the sights.
Location: Makuhari Messe
Oct 9-10 (Thur-Fri) 10:00-17:00 – Restricted to those in the game industry
Oct 11-12 (Sat-Sun) 10:00-17:00 – Open to the public
Admission Fee: 1,000yen for Oct. 9-10/1,200yen Oct 11-12
- TSG International Party: Oct 10 from 17:15 at Cafe NOA (1st Floor of International Conference Hall). RSVP by Oct 7.
- Sense of Wonder Night: Oct 10 18:00-20:00 at Cafe NOA (1st Floor of International Conference Hall) tgs.cesa.or.jp/english/
- GMT (Game, Music, TGS): Oct 11 from 18:30 at Hall 8. Tickets (3,500yen) to be purchased at International Visitor counter at Hall 5 on 2nd floor. Tickets on sale Oct 9-11.
Special thanks to Wireless Watch Japan
What is TGS without photos? Below are photos from 2007 and 2006.
Special thanks to LonelyBob for the photos!: Flickr Site