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

IbizaPocholo

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Konami has announced an indie game contest that actively asks small developers to make games based on some of its classic series, including Gradius, Ganbare Goemon, and many more.

Konami's Action & Shooting Game Contest asks indie creators to plan and develop new action games and shooters based on past Konami titles. The rules allow for creators to make remakes or sequels, they can pick out a single character or mechanic from a past title, or even change or combine genres that may not have been in the originals. Through the collaboration of indie creators and Konami, these new works could potentially become commercial products.

A video outlining the contest was published by Konami. This contest is sponsored by Konami and held in cooperation with Shueisha Game Creators Camp, a project to support game developers. The contest began September 30 and will run until January 6, 2022.

Konami's specified 80 different games for creators to reimagine, including games from Gradius, Star Soldier, Twinbee, Ganbare Goemon, Knightmare and others. The full list can be found at the bottom of the official entry page (in Japanese).

The grand prize for the contest is 2 million yen (about $18,000 USD), and Konami will offer to publish works that can be commercialized. In addition to investing up to 30 million yen ($270,000 USD) in development funds for commercialized projects, Konami will provide supervision, production advice and support regarding localization, promotion and development equipment.
 
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Sounds like they aren't just outsourcing games to known indie companies, but really really really small no-name companies with Bob and Charlie in their basement.
 

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Google Translate of the list:


■ Gradius series
Gradius
Gradius II -GOFER's Ambition-
Gradius III -From Legend to Myth-
Gradius IV -Resurrection-
Gradius V
Gradius Gaiden
Nemesis
Nemesis II
Gradius Reverse
Salamander
Life force
Salamander 2
Gradius (MSX)
Gradius 2
Salamander (MSX)
Gopher's Ambition EPISODE II

■ Star Soldier series
Star Soldier
Blazing Lasers
Super Star Soldier
Final Soldier
Star parodier
Soldier Blade
Star Soldier Vanishing Earth
Star Soldier R

■ Twinbee series
Twinbee
Save Dr. Moero Twinbee Cinnamon!
Twinbee 3 Pocopoco Great Demon King
Twinbee !!
It's out !! Twinbee
Pop'n Twinbee

■ Good luck Goemon series
Good luck Goemon! Karakuri Journey
Good luck Goemon 2
Good luck Goemon-Yukihime rescue picture scroll-
Good luck Goemon kidnapped Ebisu Maru
Good luck Goemon 2 Strange General McGuinness
Good luck Goemon 3 Shishige Rokubei's Karakuri Consolidation
Good luck Goemon Kirakira Journey-Why I became a dancer-
Good luck Goemon-Space Pirate Acogging-
Good luck Goemon-Neo Momoyama Shogunate Dance-
Good luck Goemon The mystery of the Kurofune Party
Good luck Goemon ~ Derodero on the way ghosts
Good luck Goemon-Love if you come! The black shadow of the Ayashige family-
Good luck Goemon ~ Starry Skyman Dynamite Appears !! ~
Good luck Goemon-Oedo Great Turn-
Goemon Goemon Tokaido Naka Oedo Tengu Rebirth Volume

■ Yie Ar Kung Fu Series
Yie Ar Kung Fu
Yie Ar Kung-Fu II-

■ Knightmare Series
Knightmare
The Maze of Galious II Garius' Labyrinth
Majo Densetsu II Great Demon Bishop Garius

■ Other action titles
Arumana no Kiseki
Ushas
Esper dream
Esper Dream 2
Valley of the Kings
King's Valley II
Antarctic Adventure
Dragon Scroll Revived Demon Dragon
Bio Miracle I'm Upa
Binary Land
Pooyan
Mad City
Moai-kun
Love warrior Nicol
Final Command Red Fortress
Dream Continent Adventure
Crackout mysterious wall
Yume Penguin Monogatari
Labyrinth Temple Dababa
Labyrinth Suite Milon's Secret Castle

■ Other shooting titles
Gun site
Crisis Force
Gyruss
Falchion
Hector '87
PARODIUS ~ Octopus saves the earth ~
Space manbow
Quarth
Axelay
Force gear


■グラディウスシリーズ
グラディウス
グラディウスII -GOFERの野望-
グラディウスIII -伝説から神話へ-
グラディウスIV -復活-
グラディウスV
グラディウス外伝
ネメシス
ネメシスII
グラディウス リバース
沙羅曼蛇
ライフフォース
沙羅曼蛇2
グラディウス (MSX)
グラディウス2
沙羅曼蛇 (MSX)
ゴーファーの野望 EPISODE II

■スターソルジャーシリーズ
スターソルジャー
ブレイジングレーザーズ
スーパースターソルジャー
ファイナルソルジャー
スターパロジャー
ソルジャーブレイド
スターソルジャー バニシングアース
スターソルジャーR

■ツインビーシリーズ
ツインビー
もえろツインビー シナモン博士を救え!
ツインビー3 ポコポコ大魔王
ツインビーだ!!
出たな!!ツインビー
Pop'nツインビー

■がんばれゴエモンシリーズ
がんばれゴエモン!からくり道中
がんばれゴエモン2
がんばれゴエモン~ゆき姫救出絵巻~
がんばれゴエモン さらわれたエビス丸
がんばれゴエモン2 奇天烈将軍マッギネス
がんばれゴエモン3 獅子重禄兵衛のからくり卍固め
がんばれゴエモンきらきら道中~僕がダンサーになった理由~
がんばれゴエモン~宇宙海賊アコギング~
がんばれゴエモン~ネオ桃山幕府のおどり~
がんばれゴエモン 黒船党の謎
がんばれゴエモン~でろでろ道中オバケてんこ盛り~
がんばれゴエモン~来るなら恋! 綾繁一家の黒い影~
がんばれゴエモン~星空士ダイナマイッツあらわる!!~
がんばれゴエモン~大江戸大回転~
がんばれゴエモン 東海道中 大江戸天狗り返しの巻

■イー・アル・カンフーシリーズ
イー・アル・カンフー
イーガー皇帝の逆襲-イー・アル・カンフーII-

■魔城伝説シリーズ
魔城伝説
魔城伝説II ガリウスの迷宮
魔城伝説II 大魔司教ガリウス

■その他アクションタイトル
アルマナの奇跡
ウシャス
エスパードリーム
エスパードリーム2
王家の谷
エルギーザの封印
けっきょく南極大冒険
ドラゴンスクロール 甦りし魔竜
バイオミラクル ぼくってウパ
バイナリィランド
プーヤン
マッド・シティ
モアイくん
愛戦士ニコル
ファイナルコマンド 赤い要塞
夢大陸アドベンチャー
謎の壁 ブロック崩し
夢ペンギン物語
迷宮寺院ダババ
迷宮組曲 ミロンの大冒険

■その他シューティングタイトル
ガンサイト
クライシスフォース
ジャイラス
ファルシオン
ヘクター’87
PARODIUS ~タコは地球を救う~
スペースマンボウ
クォース
アクスレイ
フォースギア
 
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lh032

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Sounds like they aren't just outsourcing games to known indie companies, but really really really small no-name companies with Bob and Charlie in their basement.
Konami is playing the one in a million jackpot game.

Just threw the IP around and one of them is going to be successful lmao
 
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Oh shit. Someone get on it!

 
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Konami has announced an indie game contest that actively asks small developers to make games based on some of its classic series, including Gradius, Ganbare Goemon, and many more.

Konami's Action & Shooting Game Contest asks indie creators to plan and develop new action games and shooters based on past Konami titles. The rules allow for creators to make remakes or sequels, they can pick out a single character or mechanic from a past title, or even change or combine genres that may not have been in the originals. Through the collaboration of indie creators and Konami, these new works could potentially become commercial products.

A video outlining the contest was published by Konami. This contest is sponsored by Konami and held in cooperation with Shueisha Game Creators Camp, a project to support game developers. The contest began September 30 and will run until January 6, 2022.

Konami's specified 80 different games for creators to reimagine, including games from Gradius, Star Soldier, Twinbee, Ganbare Goemon, Knightmare and others. The full list can be found at the bottom of the official entry page (in Japanese).

The grand prize for the contest is 2 million yen (about $18,000 USD), and Konami will offer to publish works that can be commercialized. In addition to investing up to 30 million yen ($270,000 USD) in development funds for commercialized projects, Konami will provide supervision, production advice and support regarding localization, promotion and development equipment.
You can close and they have their winner already, it's Unmetal

A better Metal Gear than Mg1-2 and also made me laugh as shit
 

NeoIkaruGAF

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Well, this is exactly what some people have been asking for ever since Konami dropped the ball on their main IPs. People should be happy now.
 
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KOMANI

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it's funny how this news finally was picked up cause it was announced a month ago.

you know Inafune is working on another Mega Man clone too are should we wait for a month before news outlets pick that up too?
 

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Giving Castlevania to the devs of Shovel Knight or Hollow Knight would be okay to me.
 

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Can't wait for American indie developers to make plodding emo visual novels out of Yie Ar Kung-Fu.