Kongregate is a free online gaming website and mobile games publisers owned by GameStop Corporation - an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. Kongregate was release on October 10, 2006 by a pair of siblings: Emily and Jim Greer with the vision of creating an open platform for indie games with a strong focus on community engagement. Which means that Kongregate provides a platform for developers or anyone to upload their games to be licensed. Kongregate lets gamers comment on and rate the games; hot games climb to the top of the home page. Users can chat with each other, and even chat with the developers of the games. Developers, meanwhile, get a cut of any profits, which come from advertising.

After a decade of growing, Kongregate is now one of the leading mobile game publishers and web gaming portals. The web portal features over 110,000 free games played by millions of players per month. Their mobile portfolio consists of 30 games accross various genres with millions of downloads. Registration is optional, although some games, especially multiplayer games, might require an account to save users' progress.

Kongregate calls itself "the YouTube of game platforms" because of its web-based and user-created content.

1. Create an account

You can play games on Kongregate without signing up. But some features maybe disbaled and some games may require an account to save your progress.

  1. Go to http://www.kongregate.com.
  2. Click Register at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your email address and create a password.
  4. Choose your birth year on the When were you born? drop-down menu.
  5. Your username will be automatically created based on your email address, you can change it to anything you want (as long as it's not taken).
  6. Click SIGN UP to finish your registration. Wait a bit while your account is being created.
  7. Your account does not require verification, you can start playing, earn badges and challenge others with Kongregate massive game collection.

2. Sign in

  1. Go to http://www.kongregate.com.
  2. Find the sign-in section in the top right of the page.
  3. Enter your email or username, and your password.
  4. Click Sign in

3. Feature

A. Play games

Kongregate has a wide variety of games from all genres, with a total of over 110,000 free games on the web portal. It can become your new addiction.

From its web-based platform, Kongregate has expanded to publish mobile games for iOS and Android devices, all of them are available to be downloaded for free on Apple Store and Google Play. In October, 2016, Kongregate announced plans to start publishing games on Steam - Valve Corporation's game distribution platform.

B. Social feature

Players on Kongregate can earn badges and level up their account by playing games, they can play with and challenge their friends with various multiplayer games. Kongregate also has its own discussion forums for players and developers to discuss everything from how to beat a game to how to make one. Players can chat with other players or even with the games' developers through the private message feature.

C. Developer support

Kongregate's intial aim is to support developers and their games, while growing a rich and connected player community. It remains so after a decade, Kongregate has always prioritized treating developer partners fairly and honestly by helping developers in anyway they can, including providing development tools, partner program, and marketing opportunities with GameStop - one of the largest game retailers in the world.

D. Kong+

Kong+ is the ultimate Kongregate's experience. It's a premium access that comes with many bonus features and benifits, including ad-free access, exclusive customizaion to your player profile, beta access to the site's hottest new releases and prioritized customer service.

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