Culture and Academic

Supporting Students' Game Development Dreams: The Creators Contest

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. has held a Creators Contest, designed to give students interested in becoming game developers a hands-on opportunity to experience just how exciting a career in content creation can be.

Over 50 students took part in the contest, which ran over a three-month period and demonstrated what it is like to create smartphone apps and other content from the initial planning stage.

Participants received face-to-face advice from Konami developers, and, at the end of the contest, unveiled their completed projects in front of a panel of Konami game producers and directors, who evaluated them and gave out awards. All this input from active development staff throughout the contest made the participants' game development experience very close to the exciting challenges they may one day face in the game industry.

Through this and other programs, the Konami Group hopes to help in fostering the future creators who will guide the game industry to its next level.

One of the presentations during the contest