Kongregate has set its sights on Steam as not only has it just published its first title on the platform, called Slashy Hero, but it plans to continue publishing games in the near future.
Kongregate will be publishing Spellstone in November, a collectible card game developed by Synapse Games. The company will also be offering a unified SDK that will allow its developers the ability to access consistent metrics across all platforms, as well as support for save files across all platforms.
"Despite the growth of newer platforms, PC gaming remains a viable and exciting option that our players want to explore. By adding Steam to our publishing business, we can support even more indie developers and deliver unique and innovative content to gamers worldwide," said Emily Greer, president and co-founder of Kongregate.
Even though many of Kongregate’s titles are free, the company certainly recognizes the value of premium titles, which caused it to revamp some of the game mechanics of its first game, Slashy Hero. "We've revamped our title Slashy Hero for Steam: it was ad-supported/free-to-play on mobile, but we reworked the balance and UI, added content, and are releasing it as a premium title to give it the best chance of success. We're generally interested in the premium game market and are exploring opportunities there more broadly," Greer shared.
Kongregate has been a publisher to watch for a number of years at is offers some of the best free games online. Now that it’s setting its sights on Steam, we’re confident the publisher will be able to pick up some new fans on the platform easily.
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