Konami is Incentivizing Indie Developers to Create Games Based on Its Older Titles

Published 10/02/2021, 5:45 PM EDT


Konami has recently announced an Indie game contest for small developers with a grand prize of 2 million Yen (approximately $18,000 USD) and there will be only one winner. In this contest, developers have to make games based on some of the classic series of Konami, such as Ganbare Goemon, Gradius, many more.

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Developers have to plan and create some unique and exciting action and shooter titles based on Konami’s older titles. Basically, it is a project to support small game developers. The contest has already started and will go on until the 6th of  January 2021 at 11:59 pm (Japan Standard Time).

Konami specified around 80 different games for developers to recreate, this includes games from Star soldiers, Twin bee, Knightmare, Gradius, and many others. The list of all the games along with details is on their entry page (in Japanese).

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Participant Developers can go with remakes or even sequels of the masterpieces and they can also pick out a single character from the title. Above all, developers can change or combine multiple different genres that may not have been in the original titles. These new games from small developers could also become new commercials, so it is a great opportunity for small developers to create something extraordinary. The whole contest is sponsored by Konami and is held in cooperation with Shueisha Game Creators Camp.

What are the criteria for the Judgment of the Konami Indie developers contest?

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There are a bunch of rules developers have to keep in mind while creating the game. The key criteria for judgment are:

  • The game should radiate genuine passion for the genre as well as it should be able to convey a sense of innovation and creativity.
  • The project should meet all the application requirements and rules.
  • The developed game should be workable for development by the development team, including the applicant.

What do you think about this indie developers contest? Also, do you think it is a great opportunity for all the small developers? Let us know in the comments below.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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