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    A prominent Japanese console game company that was founded in the mid-80s as a subsidiary of Kotobuki Engineering & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.. It was one of the earliest third-party developers for Nintendo systems. They still exist today, primarily creating mobile and eShop games for the Japanese market.

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    Kemco, or Kemco Corporation or Kotobuki Systems Co., is a subsidiary of Kotobuki Engineering and Manufacturing that focuses on software development, primarily in the form of video games. Kemco was founded in 1984 and first began producing games for the Nintendo Famicom. It was one of the first third-party companies to produce games exclusively for the Famicom: most third-parties at that point were Arcade game developers before and during the NES era, who early on primarily worked on conversions of their pre-existing Arcade games.

    As well as developing original games for the Famicom/NES, Kemco would also convert many US/European home computer games for the console and for the SNES and Game Boy, including most notably the Top Gear and MacVentures series. Their original games often had a Western flair as well, most famous of which are the cartoon-licensed Crazy Castle series.

    In 2001, Kemco created Kemco USA, a wholly owned subsidiary that published games for the US and PAL markets.

    Presently, Kemco is producing games for the Android mobile platform, most of which are RPGs.

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