Kongregate launches teamwork initiative

Kongregate launches teamwork initiative

By Rob Crossley

June 4th 2009 at 12:15PM

Flash-based game site aims to unite programmers, artists and sound designers to collaborate on new games

Flash-based indie development community Kongregate has taken another step in fostering its aspiring game developers.

The site has launched Kongregate Collab; an online hub where artists with no sound design skills can meet programmers with no artistic flair can meet musicians with no programming talent. The idea is that these different roles can collaborate on a project together.

The initiative is another move from Kongregate to encourage more talent and product to arrive on the site. Back in October the group opened Kongregate Labs, a new branch of the site which offers community-supported tutorials.

Though the site makes headlines for occasionally hosting tasteless, attention-seeking games that would rather be a buggy and boring school massacre instead of a solid and innovative title, Kongregate is nevertheless a prominent indie game site, hosting thousands of interesting titles with a monthly audience of 7 million.

Kongregate Collab is aimed to allow more unique product coming to the site, while also encouraging specialist talent to take part in game design.

“Over 15,000 games have been uploaded on Kongregate by our users, which is a huge out-pouring of individual expression,” said Jim Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate.

“However, we feel that there are tens of thousands of gamers who would love to be involved in game creation by using their talents in art and music to contribute to the process.”

“Kongregate Collabs will be a great place for indie developers to meet and collaborate with artists and musicians in an environment specifically designed for self-expression and the creation of great games to be shared with millions of Kongregate players,” he added.