MENTORS / SPONSORS / SUPPORTERS

Mentors

Our mentors provide various lectures, mentoring and training sessions to the participating teams. We have experts from various fields related to indie game development.

Game Development Mentors

Naru

EDELWEISS

Game Development

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Planning, Programming)

Official Site

Koichi

EDELWEISS

Graphic Design (2D & 3DCG)

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Graphic Design)

Official Site

Kazuya Okada

Epic Games Japan

Unreal Engine 4

Developer Relations and Software Engineer at Epic Games Japan.

Official Site

EIKI`

illuCalab.

Network, Multiplatform, Public Relations (Overseas), Events

Living in the Ending World, Gensou Skydrift, Hamcorollin’

Official Site

Nusso

Calappa Games

Unity, Competitive Games, Console Development

Fight Crab, ACE OF SEAFOOD

Official Site

Hirokazu Yasuhara

Tokyo University of Technology, Media Department, Specially Appointed Associate Professor

UI/UX Level Design

Official Site

Brandon Sheffield

Creative Director at Necrosoft Games

Game Design

Official Site

Business Mentors

Yoichiro Itakura

Hikari Sogoh Law Offices (Partner)

Law

Official Site

Shin Imai

IGN Japan, Vice Editor-in-Chief

Press Releases, Pitch Training

Official Site

Kent Ohwada

Asian Games Business Specialist

Business models in the Asian game market

Mariko Kushibiki

CD PROJEKT RED / Japan Communications & PR Manager

Community Management

Official Site

Leona “SHOGUN” Takahashi

grateek Inc. (CEO)

Localization (Greater China), Culturalization and Publishing, Business Partnerships

Official Site

Masatoshi Tokuoka

ATELIER THIRD

PR Strategy (Overseas)

Official Site

Ryuta Yazawa

Language, Cross-Cultural Communication (Freelance)

English Localization

Izumi Chunovic

Business Development at Valve

Marketing Tools on Steam

Official Site

Jason Della Rocca

Execution Labs (Co-Founder)

Negotiation tactics with investors

Official Site

Lorenzo Grimaldi

NVIDIA, Business Development & Content Manager

Pitch Training

Official Site

Oscar Clark

Fundamentally Games Ltd. (Chief Strategy Officer)

Game Development, Game Tools

Official Site

Ricky Uy

Valve (Business development)

Marketing Tools on Steam

Official Site

Zach Huntley

Kakehashi Games (Owner)

Publishing Strategies Overseas

Official Site

Sponsors / Supporters

Companies, organizations, and individuals who support this program and cooperate in various aspects such as mentoring the teams and offering input in marketing.