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INDIE Live Expo Winter 2023 Starts December 2

Get ready for an independently awesome time, as INDIE Live Expo Winter 2023 occurs December 2 and 3 this year. The event continues past its 2020 debut and will include a ton of different games from plenty of well-known independent developers. The Japanese event will also include three unique game showcases for all audiences to enjoy.

About INDIE Live Expo Winter 2023

INDIE Live Expo, Japan’s premiere online digital showcase series connecting indie game fans all over the world, today offers a glimpse of the Winter 2023 reveals and unveils this year’s award nominees. The two-day indie extravaganza will take place Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2023 on the INDIE Live Expo YouTube channel

Since its debut in 2020 and following the recent launch of the “Summer Spotlight” Showcase, INDIE Live Expo has amassed more than 88 million views and showcased 2400+ indie games across eight events. INDIE Live Expo Winter 2023 continues to cement its ever-growing legacy as Japan’s premiere online indie game event with its first ever year to contain three showcases.

Feast on a three-course indie-lover’s meal: exclusive reveals, a heaping helping of world premieres as well as updates for existing indies, and the INDIE Live Expo Awards Ceremony. Cheer for crowd favorites as a panel of esteemed industry game reviewers and journalists from around the world crown 2023’s finest indies in multiple categories, including “Best Short Game”, “Most Addictive”, “Trailer of the Year” and the coveted “Grand Prize” award.

What Else is Showcased?

Fan favorites from the “Summer Spotlight” showcase make a return to INDIE Live Expo Winter with fresh content and new information, including Omega Crafter, the open-world crafting survival game by Preferred NetworksWitch and Lilies, the romantic JRPG dungeon-crawler by Stromatosoft IncBoyhood’s End, the psychological adventure by WSS playground (Needy Streamer Overload), and TSURUGIHIME, the debut title of Fahrenheit 213 founded by Yosuke Shiokawa (Kingdom Hearts II, Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order). 

“We all witnessed one of the biggest AAA gaming years in existence, but there were so many stand-out indie titles in 2023 as well! We’re honored to continue providing a platform for indie developers to showcase their amazing works,” said Ryuta Konuma, Founder and CEO, Ryu’s Office. “Thanks to the support of our partners and sponsors, we’re putting together the biggest INDIE Live Expo yet. We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves, can’t wait to show more!”

Rewatch the full stream of INDIE Live Expo “Summer Spotlight” on YouTube here. Developers interested in information about future INDIE Live Expo events and opportunities can sign up for the INDIE Live Expo Letter here.

Want some more indie recommendations while you wait the INDIE Live Expo Winter 2023? You can view our summer indie quickies, which include titles like Protocorgi and Raging Bytes. This winter is heating up to be a cool celebration! Stay tuned for more gaming news here on Miso!

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During the day, Elisha is an aspiring businessman, but at night, he's a wacky freelance writer. Born into the world with a fleeting knowledge of rhythm games, he loves shonen manga and still wants Pushing Daisies to have some closure. For any manga/anime/video game inquiries, please contact him at edeograc (at)
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