Bandai Namco is opening up its classic IP to domestic creators


The arcade, mobile and home video game publisher Namco Bandai Games, has announced that it will be allowing greater access to its back catalogue of classics titles under a new initiative. Bandai Namco is opening its catalog IP to domestic creators who will be able to use their classic characters and use them when developing independent games for smartphone apps, browsers, and new network devices. Details on permissible platforms and business models, as well as how to submit proposals will be announced at a later date. With the recent news that Nintendo has teamed up with DeNA, I wouldn’t be surprised if more companies follow suit. The rise of free apps supported by in-app purchases has led to $26 billion in revenue from app stores in 2014. In 2017, that number is expected to hit $77 billion. Allowing your IP to be used by domestic creators is a smart move on the part of Namco.  The program begins in April. Here is the list of the 17 catalog IP.

  • Pac-Man
  • Galaxian
  • Xevious
  • Mappy
  • Galaga
  • DigDug
  • The Tower of Druaga
  • Battle City
  • Star Luster
  • Tower of Babel
  • Adventure of Valkyrie
  • Sky Kid
  • Dragon Buster
  • Shadow Land
  • Genpei Toma Den
  • Wonder Momo
  • Wagan Land


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