Written by Renkon
We're back from our summer break with more cool games and developers to talk about! Here's the 2023 August issue of インディー通信 Indie Tsushin hot off the press. Join us in celebrating these indie and doujin games from Japan!
The zine is viewable in browser, and available for download in PDF, ePub, and MOBI formats. We also have digital postcards and the Japanese interview editions (インタビュー特集) to download. It is PWYW so everyone can enjoy it! We really hope that you will check it out!
And without further ado, let's see what's inside!
2023 August インディー通信 Indie Tsushin Zine Issue
👑 Pickup! Tokyo Game Dungeon 3
Twenty interesting games from Tokyo Game Dungeon 3 on July 30!
🎮 7DAYS HEROES
Daikon talks about 7DAYS HEROES, an action-platformer by studioBBQ about psychic kids and the power of friendship!
🎮 和階堂真の事件簿 (Makoto Wakaido’s Case Files)
🎮 Ninja Sneaking VS
Had a lot of fun playing Ninja Sneaking VS, an asymmetrical multiplayer stealth game by WINGLAY where you lay traps for your friends and try to sneak towards the goal before time runs out!
🎤 Interview with chart
We had the pleasure of speaking with chart about translating Toby Fox's Secret Base interviews and handling the English localization of the fantastically surreal adventure game, Enjoy the Diner by Oississui!
🎤 Interview with Akira Abe
🎤 Interview with Sho Hiryu
🎤 Interview with Narufumi Iwasaki
🎪 Nice Gear Games will be at Yokohama Game Dungeon!
We'll be at Yokohama Game Dungeon this Sunday, August 27th! If you in the area, be sure to stop by the Nice Gear Games booth and say hi! We have Indie Tsushin postcards to hand out, and you can challenge us to a round of Nice Disc! We'll also be taking turns checking out the other games at the event and posting about it, so be sure to follow us on Mastodon!
📰 2023 June-July issue
Check out the 2023 June-July issue and its games if you haven't yet!
📮 Postcards and Interview Editions
As mentioned above, we made postcards from the covers of our previous issues. If you can't make it to Japan to pick up physical copies, you can now make your own since I uploaded both PDF and PNG digital postcards to every month's itch page! Print them out, use them as your desktop wallpaper, have fun!
I also uploaded the special interview issues (インタビュー特集) to each issue's itch page. These are cut-down versions of the full issue that only have the Japanese interviews. I made these to reduce printing costs for events, but just in case you wanted to share these issues with your Japanese-speaking friends, here you go!
The postcards and special interview issue files have also been added to the collection bundles, so if you bought those, they should appear on your Downloads page!
🎉 Indiepocalypse Presents: Indie Tsushin
Our special issue that Andrew of Indiepocalypse commissioned from us broke even, so now it's been passed over to us! To celebrate, I added some community copies, and there are still some left! Be sure to grab a copy and see how Indie Tsushin got started!
🍸 Happy Hour!
And now, a word from our sponsors
Just kidding! インディー通信 Indie Tsushin is ad-free, does not (and will never!) run sponsored content, and is mostly made by two people in their spare time. We write the articles, buy the games out of pocket, conduct and translate the interviews, lay out and edit the website and zines, pay for hosting and recording equipment, and so on. We do all this because we are gigantic nerds and hope that more people can play and appreciate Japanese indie games and their developers. We would gladly do it even if we never made a single yen from this.
BUT! If you enjoyed the zine, please consider paying for it! Any amount would be more than enough, and would go a long way towards boosting our morale and keeping us going. Not only that, it lets us pay guest writers to appear in the zine! If you can't afford to donate, don't even worry about it! Indie Tsushin will always be available to read for free and will never go behind a paywall. You can help us a ton just by sharing our articles and videos, or rating and reviewing our games and zines on itch.io. Thank you so much for all of your kind support!
🙏 Thanks for reading!
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