Find Your Audience
Kongregate’s mission is to nurture the growth and health of independent game developers and player communities, and that all started with Kongregate.com. We are now the premier open platform for browser games and would love to have your game in our library!
Open Platform: Go Live Instantly
Every developer should have a chance to share their game and find an audience, regardless of their connections in the industry or ability to pay an application fee. On Kongregate.com anyone can upload and publish their game, with it immediately going live on the platform. Highly rated games (at least 4 out of 5) can generally expect to be played at least a few hundred thousand times!
Community Makes Games Better
Games are more fun when played with others, and Kongregate’s avid player community makes both multiplayer and single-player games even more compelling. Comments, chat, forums, accounts, achievements, and more, all moderated and managed by us.
Every platform will say they are developer-focused, and we do too. But it’s in our blood, being founded by a game developer who had been burned by a publisher. And unlike some platforms, if you contact us we will respond and do what we can to help.
It’d be great if we lived in a post-scarcity world, but we don’t, and we all have to eat and occasionally buy some indie games to play. If you want to go full-time with your game development you need some income, and Kongregate can help with that in a few ways.
Every month the 15 highest-rated games, as chosen by our players, receive a cash prize, ranging from $250 up to $1750. You can check out our contests page for more information and a list of winners.
We also automatically share up to 50% of ad revenue generated on your game’s page. The exact amount varies with the current market, but generally your share is $1.00 - $2.00 per thousand gameplays.
Ads and contests are great, but the biggest revenue is generated by selling something. Our purchase API enables you to use our platform currency, kreds, as payment for items in your game. We handle billing, fees, taxes, chargebacks, and customer service, and give you 70% of the gross revenue.
This is a very simple API that allows you to submit progress and high scores of players in the game. In addition to on-site leaderboards, this will enable us to put achievements on your game and feature it heavily if it gets a high-enough rating on the site.
If your game supports in-app purchases, this API is required. It will enable you to accept Kongregate’s currency, kreds, as payment within your game. Any non-kreds payment methods will need to be removed.
If your game uses server-side game accounts, this is a required API. Giving users a single-sign-on experience reduces registration friction, increasing the number of accounts in the game.