Mobile games catch the attention of Kongregate
Kongregate has served as a host for online, browser-based games since being launched in late 2006. The platform supports a wide variety of online games that have been developed by independent studios and even individuals. The platform has garnered a great deal of support for this approach to gaming and now Kongregate is working to enter into an increasingly popular sector within the game industry: Mobile games. Kongregate has high hopes for mobile games and is keen to leverage its past experience in to make these games even more popular than they already are.
First mobile titles to be released this month
The first mobile games that will be released under the Kongregate banner will be Tyrant: Unleashed from Synapse Games and BloodRealm from RedPoint Labs. Numerous other mobile games will be supported on the platform in the coming months. All of these games will be free-to-play, but will include microtransactions. Gamers will be able to pay for additional content and services and these funds will go toward the developers of these mobile games, with a small percentage being taken by Kongregate as well.
Mobile games continue to generate hype with consumers
Mobile games have quickly become one of the most popular sectors in the game industry. These games are enjoyed by millions of consumers around the world and their popularity continues to grow as smartphones and tablets become more common. Kongregate is keen to take advantage of the popularity of mobile games while also offering a powerful platform upon which independent developers can reach out to consumers.
Game industry grows increasingly interested in the mobile space
Kongregate is not the only organization in the game industry that is interested in mobile games, of course. Zynga, which had once been considered the dominant force in social gaming, has also taken a strong interest in mobile games. Both Electronic Arts and Square Enix also have a strong interest in mobile games and have plans to support these titles in the future.