Kongregate flashes 'largest ever' Android Store

Kongregate flashes 'largest ever' Android Store

By Rob Crossley

January 18th 2011 at 3:36PM

Over 300 Flash games from one Android app; new games to be added; GameStop to promote at retail

Broswer games portal Kongregate has launched what it claims is the largest ever collection of free games for Google’s Android mobile platform

The GameStop-owned company said ‘Kongregate Arcade’ will feature over 300 free games based on Abobe Flash technology, resplendent with achievements, profiles and “a robust navigation layer to create the most complete gaming experience on Android”.

All the Flash games will be available through a single Android app.

GameStop will also throw its weight behind the virtual portal, promoting it within its 4,600 US-based outlets.

“Given that Android OS is the fastest growing smartphone operating system, making a move into the Android Marketplace is the next logical step for the rapidly growing Kongregate” read a statement from the group.

The portal’s CEO Jim Greer said one of Kongregate Arcade’s benefits is how it will “solve the game discovery problem that all Android owners have shared”.

“It was important to reinforce our mission to provide gamers with great free games anytime, anywhere, and to broaden the reach of the Kongregate community across multiple platforms,” he said.

“The arrival of Kongregate Arcade is the perfect next step in that strategy.”

New titles will be added to the Kongregate Arcade App each week.

Uptake of new titles will be vetted on mobile device compatibility and usability on a touch-screen device.

Kongregate said it is “actively looking to identify opportunities to work with its community of more than 8,500 developers, to create new Flash based game content exclusively for the Kongregate Arcade library”.

Kongregate Arcade will be available on any device running Android 2.2 with Flash 10.1 upwards.