Kemco (Japaneseケムコ, also known as the Kotobuki System) is a Japanese developer and publisher of video games.

Company History

Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of Kotobuki Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the video game company numerous titles for various consoles, including the racing game series Top Gear and the Crazy Castle series produced.

As one of the first Nintendo licensee Kemco first developed games for the Nintendo Entertainment System ( NES). December 1985 came out first game for the Japanese NES version with Dough Boy (ダウボーイ), porting a C64 - war game of Synsoft, Kemcos. While the company for a long time exclusively produced titles for Nintendo consoles, it published after the N64 era games for the competing systems Xbox, PlayStation and PlayStation 2

The collaboration with DC Comics, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios several license games emerged.

After Kemco had founded in 2001 the U.S. subsidiary Kemco USA, the game company seems to have withdrawn at the latest from 2007 entirely from North American and European markets. Announced titles such as Top Gear: Downforce for Nintendo DS and Lobo for Xbox and Playstation 2 remained unpublished.

Currently, Kemco limited to the development or distribution of games for smartphones and mobile Internet services.