However, the publisher apparently offered its creator an internship (along with merch).
Just 10 days ago, we learned about a fan named Qimsar who released a beta version of Konami’s P.T. demo remade in Unreal Engine 4 for the PC. Unfortunately, Konami has recently shut down the remake because of legal reasons, naturally.
Though Qimsar wonders why other P.T. remakes haven’t been removed along with his, there is some good news. On GameJolt, he revealed that on speaking to a Konami representative that, “He told me that my remake was popular (which from the way he spoke, it sounded like it was very popular) around the office and that because of my remake, Konami had a strong resurgence of a desire to make legitimate games again (as opposed to Pachinko machines, mobile games, sports games, which, I guess they’re all ‘legitimate games’ but you get what I’m saying.”
To that effect, not only will he receive some merchandise to show Konami’s appreciation, but also an internship with the publisher. “It hasn’t been made super official or anything, but a freakin’ internship for me with Konami in which I would do stuff with Konami US, EU, and Japan. Internships tend to turn into jobs fairly often and for a 17-year old who isn’t even a senior in high school just yet, to get this for the very first game project that he’s ever worked on with 6 hours of prior UE4 experience (and a fair amount of Unity experience (35 hours give or take but that’s irrelevant), that’s pretty good.”
While it is a shame that Qimsar’s hard work can’t be shared with everyone else, the fact that it’s attracted Konami’s attention enough to offer an internship is certainly a positive. Even if it doesn’t turn into a full-time job, it’s something that Qimsar can add to his resume for work down the line.
P.T., for those out of the loop, was a playable demo for Silent Hills, a reboot of the horror franchise that was meant to be directed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. Following Konami’s falling out with Kojima, the project was shelved and P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store permanently.