There's no word on how many development teams will take Sony up on its offer, but according to the company's announcement, indie developers will be able to appear without any cost to themselves, regardless of which platform their game appears on. Sony claims that it will spend 99,900 yen (about $980) on each indie developer during the first four days of the show, as well as 32,400 yen (about $320) for the final two days, in which the Tokyo Game Show is open to the public. Additionally, Sony has agreed to sponsor the annual Sense of Wonder Night, in which 10 "unprecedented" game ideas will be publicly showcased for their originality.
Indie developers suddenly itching to attend TGS should keep a few caveats in mind. First, Sony is only allowing developers to exhibit their games at these gratis booths. No one in the Indie Game Area will be allowed to sell their wares directly to visitors. Further, only 50 booths will appear in the Indie Game Area. If you're interested, you should get your application to the TGS Management Office as soon as possible.
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