The Behemoth co-sponsoring Japanese indie festival BitSummit

Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater developer The Behemoth is co-sponsoring the BitSummit festival this year. Set to to take place in Kyoto, Japan, the event offers a venue for independent developers to show off their games. It typically has the primary mission of bolstering the presence of Japanese indie game developers, though the event is open for developers outside of Japan to attend and showcase their work.

In the case of The Behemoth, it believes that through events like this year's BitSummit MMXIV, "independent Japanese developers can build a healthy counterpoint to the industrial strength AAA video game industry in Japan." The event will be held March 7 through March 9; developers hoping to attend must register before February 7.
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The Behemoth to attend BitSummit 2014
Kyoto, Japan

It's been a while and we've missed you, Japan! We're coming back and for the first time ever we will be going to Kyoto!

The city of Kyoto is renowned for their temples, shrines and historical monuments. Even more impressive for video game fans is that it's home to the Nintendo headquarters as well as other awesome developers. However, the main reason for our return is the BitSummit MMXIV: Sound + Vision, Kyoto Indie Game Festival!

BitSummit MMXIV is a Japanese independent game development and media summit with the mission of helping indie Japanese video game developers get their work in front of a global audience. In addition, the summit provides a space for Western developers to learn about Japan's homegrown video games. BitSummit MMXIV will be held at Miyako Messe, March 7th through 9th, 2014

The Behemoth will be co-sponsoring the event to support the burgeoning Japanese independent developer community. We believe that through events like BitSummit MMXIV, independent Japanese developers can build a healthy counterpoint to the industrial strength AAA video game industry in Japan. If you are in the Kyoto area in early March please stop by and say hello to your favorite independent game developers and make some new friends!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.