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Nominees Announced for 2019 BitSummit Awards

The Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) announced the nominees for the 2019 BitSummit Awards on Friday.

BitSummit is an annual festival celebrating independent video games and developers based in Japan. Founded in 2012, it’s become Japan’s premier indie gaming event, drawing thousands of visitors each year.

It takes place the weekend of Jun. 1 at Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan. The awards ceremony starts on the main stage on Sunday, Jun. 2 at 4 p.m. JST. People can watch a livestream of the event on Twitch.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Vermillion Gate Award – Best of Show

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright” by DESKWORKS

Unpacking” by Witch Beam

World of Horror” by panstasz / Ysbryd Games

39 Days to Mars” by It’s Anecdota

Below” by CAPY GAMES

International Award – Best of International Games

Star Renegades” by Massive Damage, Inc.

Tunche” by LEAP Game Studios

Mørkredd” by Hyper Games

Legal Dungeon” by Somi

Popular on Variety

Tale of Ronin” by Dead Mage

Innovative Outlaw Award – Innovation in Technology or Ideas

Unpacking” by Witch Beam

Onkou Cha-Han” by Wataru Nakano × MIYAZAWORKS

Symbio” by Jesper Bergman, Hangning Zhang, Kaijun Wang, Kristina Stiskaite, Alexander Sinn, Merve Metinkol

Madorica Real Estate” by GIFT TEN INDUSTRY K.K.

Legal Dungeon” by Somi

Excellence in Game Design Award

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright” by DESKWORKS

The MISSING – J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories” by White Owls inc.

Sweep It!” by Omoplata Games

Below” by CAPY GAMES

Mørkredd” by Hyper Games

Visual Excellence Award

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright” by DESKWORKS

39 Days to Mars” by It’s Anecdota

Star Renegades” by Massive Damage, Inc.

Tales of the Neon Sea” by Zodiac Interactive

Lost Ember” by Mooneye Studios

Excellence in Sound Design Award

Unpacking” by Witch Beam

Invisible” by Team Invisible

No Straight Roads” by METRONOMIK

Below” by CAPY GAMES

Phogs!” by Coatsink

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