During the event Indie Live Expo Winter 2021 the editorial Kodansha and the author Hiro mashima announced that they are running a contest to find someone to develop a video game based on the franchise of Fairy tail. Applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and end on January 17, 2022. The winner will be eligible to receive a 15 million yen (over $ 132.25 thousand) grant for development. Applications will be received at this link.
One million yen of the grant money comes out of her own pocket. Hiro mashima, and the remaining amount of Kodansha. According to the publisher, the video game must convey the charm of the characters of Fairy tail. It can be a version of an existing game concept, and any genre counts. It is also not necessary to be a fan of the work to apply to the contest.
The development of the game should take about a year, and it can be on any platform. The developer will also be responsible for the marketing and distribution of the video game. Additionally, Kodansha will share the post-launch financial benefits with the developer. Lastly, if the developer is a multi-person team, the grant money goes to the entire team.
Kodansha has released a tentative schedule for when applications close. In February 2022, he will examine the documents and in the first half of March he will begin to conduct interviews. At the end of March, he will draw up a contract and in April 2022, he will sign a contract with the winner he confirms. Thus, part of the application criteria include that the promoter must be over 18 years of age in April 2022.
Synopsis of Fairy Tail
In the mystical land of Fiore, magic is an essential part of everyday life. The myriad magical guilds are the core of all magical activity, serving as places for like-minded wizards to join together and accept job applications. Among them, Fairy Tail stands out as a place of strength, spirit, and family. Lucy Heartfilia is a young magician who seeks the keys to the heavenly door, and her dream is to become a full-fledged magician by joining this famous guild.
In his search, he meets Natsu Dragneel and his partner Happy, who are searching for Natsu’s adoptive father, the dragon Igneel. Being tricked by a man, Lucy falls for a kidnapping attempt, only to be saved by Natsu. To her surprise, he reveals that he is a member of Fairy Tail and invites her to join them. There, Lucy meets strange members of the guild, such as the ice wizard Gray Fullbuster and the magical swordswoman Erza Scarlet. Together, as a family, they fight the forces of evil, help those in need, and make new friends, all while enjoying the never-ending adventure that is Fairy Tail.
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