Konami competition offers indie devs a chance to revive some classic titles

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One lucky winner could have his game funded by Konami

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Konami is running a competition that will let small development teams in Japan revive old Konami titles, with cash prizes and a shot at the money attached.

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Through ‘Konami Action & Shooting Game Competition‘, Konami is offering indie devs the chance to win cash prizes and “offering to commercialize” any game that uses specific old Konami titles (thanks, Nintendo Life)

Working with Shueisha Game Creators Camp — which aims to support indie game developers — the competition asks developers to create a new title based on any of the more than 80 games listed. Unfortunately for Western game developers, applicants must reside in Japan to qualify.


While the titles available are in Japanese, some titles for use include star soldierhandjob Parodius And Twinbee. At the same time, Nintendo Life have also seen remix And gomon in the mix.

Prizes for the competition include 2 million yen (£13,336) and a chance for Konami to bring successful games to the public. As detailed on the competition’s website:

“For tasks that can be commercialized, Konami has a proposal to commercialize them. In addition to investments of up to 30 million yen [£199,382] For projects targeted for commercialization, Konami will provide various support such as supervision and production advice for commercialization, localization support, promotion and rental of development equipment.

The competition started on 30 September and will go on till 6 January. One title will be awarded above, although the five runners-up may win £573,000 (£3808) and one “Excellence Award Trophy”.

While Konami is opening up the competition to smaller titles, it reportedly has much bigger plans in the works. As detailed in a report on Friday (October 1), an anonymous publishing source claimed to be working on a revival for Konami. metal Gear Solidhandjob Castlevania And Silent Hill.


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