📰 2023 September Zine Issue and Wrap-Up!
Written by Renkon2023年 9月 29日
It's been a roller coaster of a month for us here at Nice Gear Games, both good and bad. We're hoping you've been staying safe and well! To help you ease into October, we come bearing the 2023 September issue of インディー通信 Indie Tsushin!
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!
The 2023 Summer Collection contains no bonus content, but is a way to support the site for a minimum of $10 and get all three issues in one convenient itch page. It's also currently in a bundle with the 2023 Winter Collection and the 2023 Spring Collection, where you can get all nine issues for 25% off! If you want to see Indie Tsushin grow, please consider getting the 2023 Summer Collection, or sharing it with people you think would be interested in reading about Japanese indie games!
And without further ado, let's see what's inside!
2023 September インディー通信 Indie Tsushin Zine Issue
We checked out twenty interesting games from Yokohama Game Dungeon on August 27!
We looked at Madorica Real Estate 2: The Mystery of the New Property, a puzzle game from GIFT TEN INDUSTRY that blends analog and digital elements to create a unique escape room game experience in your home!
🎪 Nice Gear Games will be at Zentame!
We'll be at Zentame on October 21-22! If you happen to be in Gifu (possibly to check out the Yumeiro Yuram tournament?), 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!
Check out the 2023 August issue and its games if you haven't yet!
🍸 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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