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Konami is Inviting Indie Developers to Make New Games Based on Some of Its Classic Series

Konami has introduced an indie sport contest that actively asks small builders to make video games based mostly on some of its traditional sequence, together with Gradius, Ganbare Goemon, and plenty of extra.

Konami’s Action & Shooting Game Contest asks indie creators to plan and develop new motion video games and shooters based mostly on previous Konami titles. The guidelines permit for creators to make remakes or sequels, they will select a single character or mechanic from a previous title, and even change or mix genres that will not have been within the originals. Through the collaboration of indie creators and Konami, these new works may doubtlessly turn into industrial merchandise.

A video outlining the contest was printed by Konami. This contest is sponsored by Konami and held in cooperation with Shueisha Game Creators Camp, a undertaking to assist sport builders. The contest started September 30 and can run till January 6, 2022.

Konami’s specified 80 totally different video games for creators to reimagine, together with video games from Gradius, Star Soldier, Twinbee, Ganbare Goemon, Knightmare and others. The full record might be discovered on the backside of the official entry page (in Japanese).

It comes at an attention-grabbing time for Konami as an entire – a current report says that the corporate is starting to refocus on its owned sequence, and is changing into extra open to permitting third-parties to develop video games inside them. While Konami itself is apparently dealing with new games for Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill, this contest appears to permit some of its lesser-known or extra cult favorite sequence to re-emerge via totally different means.

The grand prize for the competition is 2 million yen (about $18,000 USD), and Konami will provide to publish works that may be commercialized. In addition to investing up to 30 million yen ($270,000 USD) in improvement funds for commercialized tasks, Konami will present supervision, manufacturing recommendation and assist relating to localization, promotion and improvement tools.

The define of the competition is as follows:

Ryuichi Shigeta is a contract author for IGN Japan. This article was translated by Diamond Feit.

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