Konami Competition Tasks Indie Devs With Reviving Its Classic IP

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Konami is currently hosting a Japanese indie game contest (in cooperation with Shueisha Game Creators Camp), asking small team developers to create action and shooting games based on its classic IP.

The winner scores 2 million yen (about $18,000 USD) and will be given the opportunity to commercialise their game – with Konami investing up to 30 million yen (around $270,000 USD) in development funds and providing full support for the product. This includes supervision, production advice, localisation support, promotion and equipment.

Konami has listed over 80 different games that creators can reimagine, remake or create sequels for. Some of the titles mentioned include Twinbee, Gradius and series like Goemon.

Earlier this week, a rumour doing the rounds suggested Konami was interested in bringing back older IP such as Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill. Some of these could be with the assistance of third-party studios. If you could make an action or shooting game based on a classic Konami IP, what would it be? Share your own ideas in the comments.



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