This is the second part of the Euro Game Showcase blog. If you wanna start from the beginning, click HERE.

A few weeks back we at IGDB talked about wanting to do something for the Indie game community. There’s a lot of games out there which makes it hard for both developers to show their game, and gamers to find them. After a bit of brainstorming, we decided to start the hashtag campaign Euro Game Showcase where companies from Europe could show us their latest creation. However, we didn’t want to do this alone so we asked if Danelle from…


A few weeks back we at IGDB talked about wanting to do something for the Indie game community. There’s a lot of games out there which makes it hard for both developers to show their game, and gamers to find them. After a bit of brainstorming, we decided to start the hashtag campaign Euro Game Showcase where companies from Europe could show us their latest creation. However, we didn’t want to do this alone so we asked if Danelle from Indie Game Lover wanted to join, and she happily said yes (which meant Oliver was there to help too)! We’ve…


IGDB partners with Tencent Games for the Games Without Borders project

As IGDB grows, so does our passion to unify the gaming industry and connect with people from all corners around the world. You might also know that we love to help new and upcoming developers, as well as indie studios. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Tencent to help bring their ‘games without border’ project to more developers globally.

Since video games now have become a standard way of entertainment everywhere, Tencent wants to help game developers broaden their horizon by giving them better connections, help the creative growth and promote the development in the industry…


“I never once thought that I wanted to become an actor and I never once thought that I wanted to become a voice actor. I just wanted to become the strongest guy in the world.” — Takaya Kuroda

Don’t forget to turn on the subtitles!

At the end of 2018, IGDB’s marketing team got invited to Sega Sammy’s headquarters in Tokyo for an interview with Daisuke Sato (the producer of the Yakuza franchise) and Takaya Kuroda (voice actor for the main character Kazuma Kiryu). What was going to be a simple Q&A turned into a really nice and heartwarming conversation…


We take a look at some specifics and challenges of building the ultimate games database and the API to rule them all! It’s all about gaming: No Games Left Behind!

During my trip to Tokyo, I decided to look for a Japanese game that didn’t have a lot of traction in the west. I soon came across a title called Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories and realized that I’ve read articles about it online. It’s about a big earthquake hitting Japan and the main character surviving a bus crash. The country is in chaos and you need to decide…


!!! Our interview with Takaya Kuroda & Sato Daisuke (Yakuza’s producer) is up on our blog and on Youtube. Check it out here:

IGDB’s exclusive interview with Yakuza’s Kazuma Kiryu & Producer

Are you one of those Yakuza fans that spent hours in the games singing karaoke because you loved the songs and Kiryū’s smooth voice? Are you left with the feeling of wanting more? Then maybe you’ll be happy to hear that his voice actor Takaya Kuroda actually has a band called 黒田崇矢 & Goodfellas (Kuroda Takaya & Goodfellas)… and that band is on the rise to becoming something great! …


2018 is coming to an end… and boy what a year it has been! We wanted to write this blog post to reflect over these past 12 months, as well as inform you a little about what’s happening in 2019.

A new office, new home

If you didn’t know, IGDB started out renting a room in the Gothenburg Gaming Incubator. Even though it was only us in the room (which was very small!), we shared the rest of the space with other companies. At the beginning of August, we took our things and moved up 2 floors, to Zoink’s old office. Now we finally have…


This post was made in order to help gamers who want to play Yakuza but doesn’t know where to start. I also want more people to play through this series, as well as broaden their horizon when it comes to video games from Asia. This isn’t only a guide, but also a love letter to a game that I‘m truly invested in.

I love this franchise and I want to try my best to make you fall in love with it too!

(PS: I did my best to make this guide as spoiler free as possible!)

A tiny backstory

I’m not only a…


Battlefield V pre-order content

Early birds get it first

In Europe and the US, companies are stepping up their marketing in order to sell more video games before its release. Usually when you pre-order a special edition, you get the standard loot like a statue or soundtrack along with extra costumes or weapons, perhaps even a DLC/Expansion or two. But have you noticed the new approach? Companies are now letting you play the game early if you go for the special edition rather than the base game. We saw this happen with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, as well as the upcoming Battlefield V and Hitman 2. This is…


As a company, we really want to do our best in order to help smaller studios and developers. But luckily for indie games, we’re not the only ones. We had a talk with the guys from ProjectMQ who has the mission to connect, support and grow the global indie gaming community. Perhaps can this project become a helpful tool to those who need it. Let’s get started!

“Aim small, miss small, fail fast, learn, and then repeat. Don’t go directly to launch or kickstarter, without getting iterative feedback from gamers.”

How did ProjectMQ come to be?

ProjectMQ is the platform…

Maddie Fritjof

Content Specialist & Marketing at IGDB. Gamer, Japanese speaker and Video Game Voice Actor supporter.

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