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Kongregate CEO to step down

Jim Greer is stepping down as Kongregate's CEO, he announced in a forum post on the indie game portal's website. His sister Emily Greer will become the site's CEO, and Jim will stay with the site "half time" while also launching a non-profit political action group, according to Gamasutra. The chang...

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GameStop establishes $10 million mobile game fund

GameStop's mobile platform, Kongregate, now has a $10 million fund to help independent developers in the free-to-play mobile arena. The fund will be managed by former Zynga general manager Panayoti "Pany" Haritatos, who will lead Kongregate's in-house game development along with the Kongregate mobi...

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters delayed to Jan. 31 on Kongregate, Feb. 28 on Steam

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the latest game from American McGee and Spicy Horse, is now scheduled to launch on January 31, one week after the original release date of January 25. This is for the Kongregate launch; the Steam launch will take a little while longer, expected to hit some time around Febru...

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Kongregate adds downloadable, free games to browser-based roster

Kongregate now hosts downloadable, free games, as well as its standard fare of browser-based titles. The first three downloadable games on Kongregate are Super Monday Night Combat, Bomb Buddies and Smashmuck Champions, all available right now. Kongregate will drop more downloadable games in the "co...

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Kongregate and Ubisoft want you to build a music game in honor of Child of Eden

Kongregate and Ubisoft just launched a new contest to promote Child of Eden, called "Project Eden: Experience the Music" -- but it's an even deeper "experience" than the title suggests, as you'll actually "experience" the development of a music game in order to enter. From now through June 21,...

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Kongregate Arcade back in Android Marketplace, with some minor changes

Exactly one week after Kongregate's promising mobile app, Kongregate Arcade, made its tumultuous debut on the Android Marketplace (from which it was pulled from the very same day!) the browser-based gaming platform is ready for round two with Google, and has resubmitted the app. "We were just shock...

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Waste your Friday playing Fotonica

C'mon, it's Friday. You know everybody else in the office is taking it easy. Check out Debbie, you think she's working on next week's ad budget? Nope. She's looking at pictures of her sister's birthday party on Facebook and wondering how she stays so skinny. Look at Rick in HR over there, you just ...

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Kongregate CEO Jim Greer on getting pulled from the Android Market

Kongregate CEO Jim Greer called Google's swift removal of his company's Kongregate Arcade app from the Android Marketplace "surprising." Released on the morning of January 19, the app was pulled by that evening. "We were very surprised, especially since we had shown it to several people at Google i...

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Kongregate Arcade removed from Android Market

Launched earlier today, the Kongregate Arcade app for Android-based phones has been removed from the Android Market for reasons unknown. Joystiq received word from a GameStop and Kongregate representative that it had been pulled, along with the following statement: As reported earlier today, the ...

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Kongregate Arcade brings 300+ games to Android, wants to 'solve the game discovery problem'

It's no secret that the Android Marketplace doesn't share the iPhone App Store's surfeit of high-quality games but, as the platform continues to grow, we expect to see more land grabs. Today, one of browser-based gaming's cool kids is coming to the Android platform with 300+ Flash-based games in on...

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