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W. Eric Martin
I've created convention previews for Tokyo Game Market since November 2015, often because I was going to the show and wanted to create a list of what I should check out, a list I would then make public in order to share my work with others. I'm not attending TGM this time, which is a shame since this is the first time that the event will be held over two days — December 2-3 — but (1) I hope to publish an overview of the event from someone who is attending and (2) I have the bare bones of a preview that I had started to create a few weeks ago, then faltered on.
Instead of wasting that work, though, I'm sharing it with you now and inviting you to check out the Game Market website, submit listings for games to the BGG database, then post a comment about those submissions here. I'll approve those games and add them to this preview, along with other games that I submit or run across myself. If nothing else, maybe we can find titles that you'd like to see in the BGG store later.
These previews I create tend to have less than 10% of the titles that will debut at TGM due to language restrictions on my part, but it's better than nothing and at a minimum a window into what's happening on what I feel is the most exciting part of the game industry. (I think I find JP games exciting mostly because I don't know what to expect. Many of the designers seem driven solely by a desire to create, without regard for whether or not something is saleable. They did the thing, and now they're presenting it to whoever might be curious enough to check out what they've done.)
In any case, here's the Tokyo Game Market • December 2017 Preview.