Branching Paths is a mosaic of the developers, publishers and people who gravitate to indie games in Japan.
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September 19

Tokyo Game Show Sales and Announcements!

Tokyo Game Show has started!
Playism is not only exhibiting some awesome games, but we are also joining up with Steam to hold some Tokyo Game Show Sales for everyone worldwide to join in!

Find the full list of Playism titles on Sale here!

As well as a huge selection of games on Sale, Playism is also proud to present our upcoming games and projects!

CINERIS SOMNIA
CINERIS SOMNIA is a 3D adventure through a beautifully strange and mesmerizing world.
Coming Soon to Steam!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/752470/CINERIS_SOMNIA/

Star Sky 3
In the starry light of the sky above, a story is waiting to unfold.
Explore the final chapter of the Blue Moon saga, coming soon to Steam!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/933770/Star_Sky_3___3/

N1RV Ann-A
(Japanese Only)
Cyberpunk Bartender Action N1RV Ann-A (pronounced simply as Nirvana) is a booze em' up about waifus, technology, and life in the dystopian economic bubble.
Coming soon to PC, Nintendo Switch (JP), PlayStation 4 (JP)
Currently on show at TGS @ Hall 9 Indie Game Corner 9-B60
https://store.steampowered.com/app/914210/N1RV_AnnA_Cyberpunk_Bartender_Action/


VA-11 Hall-A
(Japanese Only)
You are a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, affectionately nicknamed "Valhalla." Although it is just a small bar downtown, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.
Coming soon to Nintendo Switch (JP), PlayStation 4 (JP)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/447530/VA11_HallA_Cyberpunk_Bartender_Action/


Night in the Woods
(Japanese Only)
College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren't the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.
Coming soon to PC (JP), Nintendo Switch (JP), PlayStation 4 (JP), Xbox One (JP)
Currently on show at TGS @ Hall 9 Indie Game Corner 9-B43
https://store.steampowered.com/app/481510/Night_in_the_Woods/


Astebreed
Climb into the cockpit of an otherworldly war machine and fly into battle against a horrifying alien race bent on eradicating humanity to preserve their own civilization.
Coming soon to Nintendo Switch.


Croixleur Sigma
Wielding magic blades, four girls fight back successive waves of monsters in this exhilarating hack-and-slash action game!
Coming soon to Nintendo Switch.


Will -A Wonderful World-
(Japanese Only)
A young girl wakes up, groggy in an unknown room. A talking dog appears before her and she becomes startled by the revelation he tells her: They are gods and it is their duty to change the fate of any humans that ask for their help. Letters appear in the mail and with pen in hand she begins her job.
Coming soon to Nintendo Switch (JP) and PlayStation 4 (JP)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588040/WILL_A_Wonderful_World__WILL/


La-Mulana 2 OST
The Original Soundtrack for La-Mulana 2 has now been released! Relive the ruins with 59 tracks!
Currently on show at TGS @ Hall 5, Konami Booth
https://store.steampowered.com/app/916280/LAMULANA_2_Original_Sound_Track/
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July 17

Weekly Sales have begun!

Hi All
This week we have set a huge selection of Playism games on Sale!


Check out the full list of all the Playism titles that are currently on sale!
See sales on the Playism Publisher Page.
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The Japanese video game industry led the world in creativity and innovation from the 1980's to the mid-2000's, but in recent years Japanese studios have been unable to keep up with advancements in technology, with many shifting focus away from risky projects and unique gaming experiences.

Today, there are many players around the world who long to play games like those that inspired and excited them in their childhood. And for industry veterans and young talents who aspire to the pursuit of originality and creative freedom, going independent is the answer.

Japan has a history of independent creators building lively communities, even within industries where large media companies rule. Comic Market, and events like it attract more than 1 million attendees yearly.

For the last several years, the Japanese game industry has begun to recognize the power of independent creators and the momentum of the fledgling scene, and in 2013, the Tokyo Game Show created a pavilion to feature indie creators for the first time in its history.

"Will this be the beginning of a new movement?"
With this question, we began our two-year journey through Japan’s Indie scene.

Branching Paths is a mosaic of the developers, publishers and people who gravitate to indie games in Japan.

Director: Anne Ferrero

Born in France, 1983. She studied Japanese culture at university, and went on to produce films introducing video games and Japan for French television and worldwide media.
She has been living in Tokyo since fall 2011, acting as director and producer for her Japanese show “toco toco”.

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