Games by ☞ Chuhai Labs and others
Even as the pandemic-stricken world went into quarantine, there was a realm filled with lively interaction between people: the world of computer games! The craze is only growing, with top museums and luxury brands around the world getting involved in games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. When you think about it, there’s a lot that virtual gaming worlds have in common with performances, from the defined spaces they create, to the roles assigned to participants’ characters. This program will explore the world of gaming and what it is today, introducing games created by some of Kyoto’s many indie game developers.
3.19 (Fri) – 3.21 (Sun), 3.26 (Fri) – 3.28 (Sun)
*Language: Japanese and English
- 5 minutes’ walk from exits 22 and 24 of Shijo Station (Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line) and Karasuma Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)
- Kyoto City Bus Nos 3, 5, 201, 203 or 207 to “Shijo Karasuma”. 5 minutes’ walk from stop.
Chuhai Labs is the best, the brightest, and silliest game studio in Kyoto! Our veteran team of developers put fun first and foremost in every title. We are toiling away to get you quality entertainment on current and next generation consoles, VR, and more. Good things are on the way!
Skeleton Crew, Inc
Skeleton Crew Studio is a Kyoto-based indie game melting pot of culture, ideas, and backgrounds from more than eighteen countries around the world. Our studio's main focus is using cutting edge technology in innovative ways, but we still enjoy producing tried-and-true retro products as well.
Q-Games, most known for the successful PixelJunk franchise and multiple Star Fox titles, is an independent video game studio focused on making approachable yet unique games. Located in the heart of Kyoto, Q-Games is committed to crafting innovative games on all platforms while simultaneously growing the indie games community in Kyoto and abroad. There is an original PixelJunk title on nearly every major platform including notable hits like PixelJunk Eden, PixelJunk NomNom Galaxy, PixelJunk Monsters, and over twenty additional titles. Q-Games has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry as they continue to impress and innovate.
Based in Kyoto, Japan, PONOS is a mobile game developer committed to challenging convention with the off-the-wall concepts, creative gameplay and whimsical design found in all their creations. As of March 2021, their flagship tower-defense hit The Battle Cats has been downloaded over 58 million times worldwide, with new and exciting features and content added regularly.
Grounding Inc. is a game developer now in its fourteenth year. With locations in Japan, its select team of dedicated professionals create games that deliver consistently new experiences for players. In addition to console games, it was an early entrant in the smartphone games market and continues to take on new challenges like crowdfunding and developing game apps with virtual reality. Combining high expertise and planning skills, its digital and analog games enjoy global acclaim.