Kongregate in the News — 2010

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Best Resource for Free Games: Kongregate

Jason Fitzpatrick, Dec 28, 2010

Last week we asked you to share your favorite resource for finding free games. You responded, and we rounded up the top picks for a vote. Now we're back to highlight your favorite.

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Kongregate Contest Offering $25K To Promote Unity Game Support

Kyle Orland, Dec 22, 2010

Web-game portal Kongregate has announced a contest that will distribute a prize pool of $25,000 to developers who publish games made with the newly-supported Unity3D engine to the service.

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Kongregate Talk GameStop Gift Cards

Aaron Lee, Dec 15, 2010

The livelihood of brick and mortar retailers has been under threat ever since creator-to-consumer transactions began.

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GameStop Cards Can Buy Kreds On Kongregate, Retail Sales Fueling Digital Profits

Mike Schramm, Dec 1, 2010

If you were a little puzzled about why retail chain GameStop invested in the Flash gaming site Kongregate earlier this year, here's (at least part of) your answer. The company has announced that GameStop gift cards will now be able to purchase Kongregate's "Kreds" virtual currency, which can then be used to buy unlocks and items in Kongregate games, or even "tip" developers who upload games to the site. Each dollar on a GameStop card equals 10 Kreds, and since those gift cards can be found not only in GameStop stores, but at grocery stores, bookstores and other places of commerce, that's a lot more Kreds Kongregate kan kapture.

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Kongregate Virtual Currency Now Purchasable With GameStop Gift Cards

Kyle Orland, Dec 1, 2010

GameStop has announced that physical GameStop gift cards purchased at any of the brick–and–mortar retailer's 4,500 stores can now also be used to purchase virtual currency at GameStop–owned online game portal Kongregate.

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Time Names GameStop's New Social Gaming Site Among Web's Best

Magazine editors say site is NSFW because of its addictive free games.

Mike Sharkey, Aug 27, 2010

GameStop's recent acquisition of online social gaming platform Kongregate looks like a brilliant business move today. Time Magazine announced this morning that Kongregate is among its 50 best web sites of 2010.

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TIME Magazine Selects Kongregate as One of the Best US Websites of 2010

GRAPEVINE, Texas & SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26, 2010

(BUSINESS WIRE) — TIME Magazine has included Kongregate, Inc. on its annual "50 Best Websites 2010" ranking in the newsmagazine's current issue. San Francisco–based Kongregate is a leading social gaming destination and community for core gamers representing the fast-growing free–to–play gaming market. Currently www.Kongregate.com hosts 10 million monthly players who spend a combined 23 million hours per month on the site, which places it among the most popular online gaming sites.

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GameStop Debuts a "Store of the Future" as Online Threat Looms

Dean Takahashi, Aug 24, 2010

The top brass of GameStop, the world's biggest video game store chain, dedicated their new "store of the future" on a cool strip of Palo Alto, Calif., tonight in the heart of Silicon Valley, where the assumption is that the dinosaur–like retail game chain is about to be "Netflixed."

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Interview: What GameStop's Kongregate Buy Can Mean For Indies

Leigh Alexander, July 28, 2010

GameStop's acquisition of indie Flash game and social hub Kongregate represents a gain in the major brick–and–mortar retailer's strategy to stay in step with fast–evolving digital trends. And while the small–developer community ethos of Kongregate might initially seem at odds with the corporate retail change, the companies see it as a net gain for all involved.

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GameStop acquiring Flash game portal Kongregate

JC Fletcher, July 27, 2010

GameStop just took a huge step into the casual online gaming market, by agreeing to purchase the Flash game portal Kongregate. According to the announcement, the site will remain under the management of founders Jim and Emily Greer following the purchase, which should finalize on August 1.

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Kongregate Announces Mobile Flash Game Contest

Elizabeth Ellis, July 16, 2010

Kongregate is launching a mobile game contest for developers to create games using Adobe Flash Player 10.1. The studio is offering $30,000 in prizes, with a total of 15 winners. The designer of the top-ranked game will receive $5,000, and the top five will receive cash prizes and free copies of Adobe Creative Suites 5 Web Premium. In addition, "quality games" entered in the contest will be added to Kongregate's mobile library. Entries will be judged on aesthetics/scalability, usability, performance, creativity/marketability, and framework. Details about the judging criteria can be found on the official judging site.

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