For many years, Konami only published games with its own franchises from internal studios. However, the company has decided to leave its comfort zone and distribute other people’s creations. Konami is going to start with indie games and then see where it will go.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Konami follows the footsteps of another Japanese publishing house, Bandai Namco. Bandai Namco successfully launched a number of games from outside partners, such as Little Nightmares and The Dark Pictures Anthology.
The American and European divisions of Konami are engaged in the publishing business. Their main interest is developers from outside Asia who make games for a Western audience. Konami is currently looking for small and medium-sized projects.
The first project in this fresh publishing initiative from Konami is Skelattack, an action-platformer where the inhabitants of the afterlife fight off people. The game was released this week for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.