Bandai Namco Allowing Japanese Developers to Use Their Classic IPs - VGChartz

Bandai Namco Allowing Japanese Developers to Use Their Classic IPs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 31 March 2015 / 2,191 Views

Bandai Namco announced (and translated by Gematsu) they will be opening up its classic IPs to Japanese developers, as part of a new "open project" that will be starting in late April.

Bandai Namco will not be supervising people who use the 17 classic IPs, but will instead only review the projects. The developers will be able to create smartphone apps, browser games and games for new network devices. More details will be released at a later date.

Here is the complete list of classic IPs:

  • 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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DemoniOtaku (on 31 March 2015)

Only japan?

Goatseye (on 01 April 2015)

They work together.

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Ljink96 (on 31 March 2015)

Wagan Land would be a nice IP to develop for. Not that popular, but is had some fun games, especially on SNES.

Mnementh (on 31 March 2015)

Nintendo opening up their IPs to other devs seems to have made an impression on Namco. Although Namco takes it to a new level. Hope something cool comes out of this.

Eddie_Raja (on 31 March 2015)


padib (on 31 March 2015)

Do they make royalties on the use of the IPs?