KONGREGATE ANNOUNCES KARTRIDGE, A NEW DOWNLOADABLE GAMING PLATFORM
Kartridge is a Community Focused, Developer First Gaming Platform
San Francisco (March 6th, 2018) – Kongregate today announced the next step in gaming with the launch of Kartridge, coming this summer to PCs. Kartridge will be a community-driven, downloadable games platform offering consumers a wide range of titles, with a focus on premium games. The platform is designed to help game developers of all sizes find success, offering them full control over their games, including deciding their own pricing model and customizing the user experience within the Kartridge ecosystem.
Playing on Kartridge will immerse gamers in a deeply social world; they’ll earn rewards for playing their favorite games, collect customized achievements, and connect with other gamers through chat, forums, and additional social features. They’ll share tips and strategies within newfound communities as they level up their accounts, earning rewards along the way. The Kartridge platform was designed to be a unique and robust experience for players to enjoy, with the end goal of making the platform as fun as the games people are playing.
For game developers, Kartridge will be open to developers big and small, with no upload fees. Content will be technology and monetization agnostic — giving developers the freedom to make the games they want, how they want. In addition to premium games, the platform will support free-to-play, pay what you want, and ad supported titles, allowing developers to decide what’s best for their games. Developers will be given tools to easily upload and create enticing store pages for their games, communicate their personality and brand, and speak directly to their players through the platform. On Kartridge developers have control.
“Kartridge is more than just a platform,” said Emily Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate. “It’s a culmination of more than 10 years in the gaming industry. We’ve combined our experience building and running a thriving web gaming portal at Kongregate.com with the knowledge and relationships we’ve built through our publishing program to bring something to both players and developers that was missing in the market.”
“Through a combination of editorial curation and algorithm-focused game surfacing, our goal is to show the right game to the right player at the right time. This approach will help surface titles that are getting lost in other marketplaces and will help players find new content they didn’t know they’d love.”
Greer continued, “Kartridge is not a replacement for Kongregate.com; it is an evolution,” noting that Kongregate will continue to run its popular web gaming destination along with its mobile publishing business. “Kartridge will allow us to elevate the experiences of both gamers and developers alike, without the technology constraints of web browsers. The Kartridge platform will also enable us to introduce a new variety of games we’ve not previously offered on Kongregate.com and will, along with our premium publishing initiative, allow us to support the broad group of independent developers focused on games for the PC market,” Greer concluded.
Players can sign up to join the Kartridge beta at www.kartridge.com and get the latest news on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Developers interested in learning more about Kartridge can visit www.kartridge.com/developers for more information.
Kongregate is a leading cross-platform game publisher and web gaming destination. Kongregate’s publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles across mobile, Steam, and consoles. Working closely with mobile game developers, Kongregate publishing provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate’s web platform features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month. Kongregate is a part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.