Ever wonder what became of Japanese publisher Kemco? The company was fairly prolific during the 8 and 16-bit eras, publishing standout titles like Shadowgate, Rescue: The Embassy Mission, and the Crazy Castle series.

After releasing a string of poorly-received games for the original Xbox, however (Chicago Enforcer, Rogue Ops), Kemco seemed to scale back its operations. Kemco published a limited number of downloadable Wii and DS games throughout the late 2000s, producing little else of note on consoles.

Since then, the company found a niche in the Android Market, publishing nearly two dozen titles for the platform to date. Kemco recently shifted its focus toward iOS devices; its most recent game, the retro-styled RPG Alphadia, launched last week. Remarkably, it features a full English localization.

I haven't yet tried the game, so I can't say if it's any good or not, but it's nice to see that Kemco is still in business. Apparently, the company's also doing quite well for itself; Alphadia has already earned several positive review scores in the App Store. Maybe we'll eventually see some new Crazy Castle games on the iPhone?

[via @ferricide]