インディー通信 Indie Tsushin

Welcome to Indie Tsushin!

Introducing cool and interesting indie games and developers from Japan! This site is broken into the Blog with written articles, Videos with our streamed content, and Zines with downloadable goodies, and Jams for past game jam events. You can subscribe to the site via RSS; get our monthly e-mail news digest; follow us on Steam, cohost, Mastodon, or Bluesky; and follow us on YouTube for our streams! Please enjoy checking all of these awesome Japanese indie games and developers!

This site is run by Renkon (EN) and Daikon (JP) of Nice Gear Games. If you make games and are based in Japan, please e-mail us to let us know so we can cover your stuff!

日本の面白いインディーゲームと開発者を英語で紹介するブログ!このサイトは、記事を書いたBlog、ストリーミングコンテンツを含むVideos、ダウンロード可能なPDFを含むZines、およびJamsは過去にインディー通信が開催したゲームジャムを総合したものです。RSS経由でサイトを購読し、メールニュースレターを入手し、SteamcohostMastodon、またはBlueskyでフォローをし、YouTubeで私たちのストリームをフォローしてください。日本の素晴らしいインディーゲームをたくさん楽しんでください!

このサイトはNice Gear Gamesレンコン(英語)とダイコン(日本語)で運営しています。もし日本で活動している開発者の方はあなたのゲームを教えてください!ぜひ紹介させていただきます!


Recent posts
📰 2024 February Zine Issue and Wrap-Up!
📰 2024 February Zine Issue and Wrap-Up!2024-02-29 » Announcing the release of the 2024 February issue of the インディー通信 Indie Tsushin zine!
🌟 Spotlight on Furige 20XX
🌟 Spotlight on Furige 20XX2024-02-28 » We look back at Furige 20XX, an annual event from 2008 to 2023 where people could vote for and share their favorite free games. We spoke with organizer Yatarou Akamatsu about running the event, about free games, about online bubbles of video game discourse, and much more.
🎤 Interview with SleepingMuseum
🎤 Interview with SleepingMuseum2024-02-24 » We could bear-ly (sorry) contain our glee when SleepingMuseum agreed to speak with us about the horror adventure game, Death Palette! We also talked about their previous escape room games and auto-runners, and where they got the idea of bargaining with paintings. Check it out, kuma!

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Get the 2024 February Zine Issue!

Title card for the インディー通信 Indie Tsushin 2024 February Issue

Get the 2024 February issue of the インディー通信 Indie Tsushin zine! Read it in your browser, or download it for PDF, ePub, or MOBI. The interviews are available in both English and Japanese. Follow us on itch or sign up for our monthly newsletter to get notified of the latest issues!

インディー通信2024年02月のzine issueはここから!ブラウザーでも見れます、そしてPDF、ePub、MOBIでダウンロードもできます!インタビューは英語も日本語もあります!最新号の通知をお望みの方は、itchでフォロー、またはメールニュースレターを入手してください!


Happy Hour

Join us on our YouTube channel Thursdays from 9PM JST for Happy Hour, a bilingual show where we play and talk about indie games!

毎週木曜日21時からYouTubeHappy Hourを放送します!英語と日本語でいろんなインディーゲームを紹介します!


インディー通信 Indie Tsushin: Year 1

Title card for インディー通信 Indie Tsushin 2022: Year 1

This is a digital book covering the first year of インディー通信 Indie Tsushin from 2022 December to 2023 December, and can be downloaded in ePub and MOBI formats. The cover art for Year 1 was done by Ruby May Valentine. Available on itch and Ko-Fi.


Support インディー通信 Indie Tsushin!

インディー通信 Indie Tsushin is ad-free and does not (and will never!) run sponsored content. If you learned about some cool game or developer through this site, or are just a super generous and big-hearted person who wants to chip in, please consider checking out our winter sale on itch, which includes the 2023 Autumn Collection of zines!

インディー通信 Indie Tsushin 2023 Autumn Collection

You could also buy us a coffee! Even a single 300 yen donation would go a long way towards boosting our morale and keeping us going. If you are feeling even more generous, we also have monthly tiers available!

If you can't donate, don't even worry about it! You can help us a ton just by sharing our links and videos, or rating and reviewing our zines on itch.io. Thank you so much for all your support!

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