Fan-made Metal Gear remake approved by Konami
UPDATE: The project has been shut down
A mod team called ‘Outer Heaven’ has begun the task of recreating the original Metal Gear game, released for MSX in 1987 and later included in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence and the HD Collections. Konami has now given permission to proceed with the project, under the condition that no money is made from it.
The team is looking for people who want to help, check below for details.
A few days ago, we received word from KONAMI that said they were happy for us to go-ahead with our remake of the classic MSX game, Metal Gear, aslong as we don’t abuse the copyright issues (ie make a profit from the project/take donations). We were then informed to keep them up to date with any updates and feedback received as and when the game is released.
As thrilled as we were with the news, we then received another email which stated “If the project goes well and there will be public interest in it, KONAMI will surely get to know this and consider further step accordingly”.
With this news, we have decided to go in full swing with the project and are now recruiting a larger team. We’re looking for passionate and well motivated candidates who are avid fans of the franchise to help us develop the game further, as professionally as possible. Please find the full job listings below.
- Level Designer
- Character Modeler
- C++ Programmer
- Texture Artist
- Vocal Actor/Actress
To visit the project page, follow this link.
Update from the team (June 2nd):
We now need the following ASAP:
- Cutscene Animator (Will be working alongside the cutscene artist in a similar style to Peace Walker)
- Cutscene Artist (In the style of Yoji Shinkawa/Ashley Wood)
- Storyboard Artist
- Sound Effects Artist
- Voice Actor/Actress
The deadline for all VA auditions is the 31st of July, any auditions sent after this date will go unanswered. The deadline for the Cutscene Artist, Storyboard Artist & Cutscene Animator is much sooner, as we require most of the work to be finished by the end of September. All applicants for the above roles need to contact the following address, stating your full name: [email protected]
Source: Mod Database