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  KONGREGATE EXPANDS TO PUBLISHING ON STEAM WITH LAUNCH OF INDIE HIT SLASHY HERO JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN
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10/28/2016
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Embargo Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

San Francisco, CA (October 28, 2016) - Kongregate, a leading publisher of mobile and web games and wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation, today announced it will begin publishing games for PC on Steam, continuing the company’s diversification to reach gamers across multiple platforms. The company’s first PC title, Slashy Hero, the award-winning Halloween-themed action game from Gentlebros, is available now on Steam and Spellstone, the wildly popular collectible card game from Synapse Games, is slated to launch in November.

“Gamers have so many options – from mobile to console to PC – in fact according to a recent poll nearly 70 percent of our audience plays across multiple platforms,” said Emily Greer, president and co-founder of Kongregate. “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.”

Kongregate also announced it has released a new unified SDK that will allow developers to view consistent metrics across platforms from web to mobile and now Steam.  It also allows game progress to be saved across platforms.  Current Slashy Hero mobile players can download and play the Steam version with their upgrades, characters and saved games in-tact. 

Slashy Hero is an action game where players must save Halloween from a great Evil that’s stolen all of the world’s candy.  Players progress through more than 45 spooky levels and collect 60 unique costume parts.  The game, which is currently available for iOS and Android devices, was honored at Casual Connect Asia 2016 with the Indie Prize Award for “Best Mobile Game” and “Best Game Design.”  More information on Spellstone for PC will be announced shortly.

Slashy Hero is currently available on Steam and has been rated “E10+” by the ESRB.  Game assets can be downloaded here, Slashy Hero Assets; and the Slashy Hero trailer is also available on Youtube.

The Kongregate unified SDK is also available for immediate use.  Developers interested in learning more about the SDK and the publishing program for web, mobile, and Steam can contact Kongregate at [email protected]

About Kongregate

Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate's mobile publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles. Working closely with mobile game developers Kongregate provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays.  Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by millions of gamers per month.  Kongregate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.

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