- The Japanese PC indie game and dojin scene amazes me sometimes - mainly because there's so much good stuff out there that barely even makes it onto the radar in the West, and is often startlingly playable in niche genres beloved of the hardcore.

Why this particular comment? Well, Posty is listing shoot-em-ups that will debut at Comiket 71 on his blog, and there's 12 games just there which all look pretty darn neat. For example, Trouble Witches from Studio Siesta is a cute witch-y sidescrolling shooter - and remember, this is just the list of shooters, so there are plenty more games otherwise - probably in the dating genre, for starters.

(For those wondering what the heck it is, the Wikipedia page for Comiket explains: "Comiket, otherwise known as the Comic Market or CM, is the world's largest comic convention, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The first CM was held in December 1975, with only about 30 participating circles and an estimated 700 attendees. Attendance has since swelled to over a quarter of a million people. The convention lasts for three days. It is a grassroots, DIY effort for selling dōjinshi, self-published Japanese works." There's a good 'dojin soft' page on Wikipedia, too, talking about games specifically.)