San Francisco, CA (August 9, 2017) -- Kongregate, a leading game publisher, today announced a new $10 million initiative to help fund promising PC and console titles from independent developers to continue Kongregate’s expansion into cross-platform publishing. This fund is inclusive of both paid and free-to-play titles.
This fund complements Kongregate’s push onto PC and console, and provides independent developers customized marketing, financial assistance, and production support. As both a premium and free-to-play publisher, Kongregate positions itself to provide and nurture a wider group of indie developers and their titles.
Specific benefits to developers include:
- Platform relationship management
- Marketing support including paid UA, PR, and social influencer campaigns
- Game analytics and performance benchmarking
- Expo presence at major and developer-local events
- Design and build consulting
- QA and certification support
- Localization and technology expertise
Kongregate launched its first original title, GRIDD: Retroenhanced, on Steam and Xbox One and is following it up with Peter Molyneux’s The Trail: Frontier Challenge and Super Fancy Pants Adventure, based on the popular web game franchise, both coming later this summer. Both games are available to wishlist on Steam today. Popular Kongregate titles Spellstone, Realm Grinder, and Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards have already been published to Steam.
“We want to bring great games to gamers around the world, no matter what platform they play on,” said Emily Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate. “We started as a web platform for Flash games, expanded into publishing mobile games with great success and want to continue that momentum for both PC and console publishing. We want indie developers to know that we will support them on any platform they choose to launch their games on, and will work with them to identify which platforms and audiences will be the best fit.”
Kongregate previously announced a $10 million fund to launch its mobile game publishing unit in 2013 and has since found success with more than 30 games published through the program, including 2016 Editors’ Choice winners AdVenture Capitalist, BattleHand, The Trail, and Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards. Kongregate’s mobile releases have received over 100 million downloads.