Playism Presentation – Tokyo Game Show 2020

Presentation: Playism
Release Date: September 21, 2020
Written by: Terry M

I found Playism’s Tokyo Game Show stream to be both an engaging and interesting watch. For those unaware, Playism is a PC gaming platform used to distribute original and creative works from all over the world to Japan. Playism works to transcend borders by helping Indie developers release their games. This article covers some of the games from the presentation.

The first title shown is Bright Memory Infinite – a first-person shooter action game. I am personally not a fan of FPS action games, but Bright Memory Infinite looks like it will be a lot of fun for both those who enjoy the genre and players like myself. Therefore, I want to play it since it seems to be a fast paced game.

Tasomachi was the second game that caught my eye. Tasomachi is an oriental Fantasy game where you explore a mysterious town and clear dungeons to fix your broken airship. Tasomachi’s color palette is bright and expressive. Tasomachi is an adventure game at heart and that is clearly evident through illustrated gameplay.

TOKOYO The Tower of Perpetuity is a roguelike set in a tower that changes daily. When your character dies your relics will be passed to other characters trying to climb to the top of the tower. Your goal is to climb to the top. There is going to be a ranking leaderboard so determined players can climb the leaderboards to victory.

Orangeblood is another game that was demonstrated. I would say the genre resembles a tropical thug life simulator JRPG; a bit of a mouthful I know! The art style seems inspired by JRPGs from the 90’s.  The player can combine different weapons and armor to create power and unique items. The story is about a girl fighting gangster in post-apocalyptic Okinawa.

Idol Manager is an Idol Industry Simulator. In this game, you are a producer managing an Idol group. You have to become the top Idol group manager. This game shows both the good and evil of the Idol industry with issues that idol groups face in the real world.

Playism’s presented a lot of different, diverse indie games. The indie scene is in a renaissance. I have already added the games mentioned in this article to my steam wish list and I truly believe that there is something for everyone.


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