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Kongregate reveals first five games from $10m initiative

Kongregate reveals first five games from $10m initiative

Synapse Games' Tyrant: Unleashed will be a mobile game based around similar mechanics as its Facebook CCG title, War Metal Tyrant.

Flash game veteran Kongregate has unveiled the first five games developed under a $10m initiative to help indie mobile developers.

The games announced are: Tyrant: Unleashed from Synapse Games; BloodRealm from Red Point Labs; Making Fun, Sheep Happens from Lingplay; Endless Boss Fight from White Milk Games; and Cardinal Quest 2 from Randomnine.

All five titles follow a free-to-play model and feature in-app purchases. Tyrant: Unleashed has received a July release date whereas the other titles are simply slated for release later this summer. Further titles under the initiative are currently in development and will be announced later on in 2013.

The initiative supporting mobile developers intends to draw on Kongregate's experience in monetising similar games in a web-based environment and taking what it has learnt into the mobile world.

'Our past experience is invaluable and allows us to generate recommendations based on detailed analysis of similar titles,' said Kongregate vice-president of mobile Panayoti Haritaos. 'We have micro level insights into successful game mechanics that can make a huge difference in monetisation and retention. Applying that level of expertise to a mobile launch is essential to launching a successful game.'

The titles will be promoted across Kongregate and parent company GameStop's online sites, visited by tens of millions of visitors each month, and will also be promoted through GameStop's retail network in the US.

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