Tokyo Game Show 2013 – Days and Aftermaths – Part I

The following story is originally written by our producer and shared somewhere else in Thai. It’s a full coverage, so here at our zombie blog I translated, and added a little bit more detail. Have fun reading it!

– begin of the story –

I’m (@dotpng) about to share experience from our journey exhibiting Zombie Hero : Revenge Of Kiki game in Tokyo Game Show 2013.

It all started by @haxpor, a programmer of the team, who got a contact from a personnel who organizes and involves with TGS2013 during attending Networking Game Asia 2013 in Singapore. At first, there’re some thoughts whether or not to pursue and attend this kind of event because of such a high cost for a small team. If we take this budget into the production, it should grab a ton more. But after thinking back and forth, never try never know. We could get something nice back. A decision was made, and we will go to Tokyo. [A main expectation we seek from attending is to find such a potential publisher to help marketing and distributing our game and of course, press and media coverage.]

We decided for the booth zone that suits to our game, of course what we chose is Mobile Game but there’s a more specific like Start-up and Indie booth type which have lower price with a cutting off to only 2 business days only. The whole event runs for 4 days during 19-22 September. First two days are business day, it targets on press and media. Another two days are public day, this allows for public audience (gamers more likely) to enter. So we decided to choose Turnkey booth with size 2x2m in Mobile booth type. The price is nearly 70k THB.

For accessories and tools to decorate the booth, there will be only a cabinet provided on site. Other than that, they provide things for rent whose rate is high i.e. TV, if we just buy a new one in Japan, it will be cheaper but it means that we have to take care of moving it around. At any rate, we bought a new one there sacrificing our sweat for cheaper cost and better quality of it.

All other accessories to decorate the booth, we all bought them from 100 Yen Shop. This included stands to hold iPhone and iPad, headphones, leaflet holder, matte to cover the cabinet, screw driver, scissors, etc. We should pay respect this shop as a god, they have everything we need in one go.

So below is the our booth in final.

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