Kongregate operates with an understanding of how difficult it can be for talented game developers - from the aspiring gamesmith to the independent studio - to get the recognition and compensation that they deserve. That's why Kongregate shares microtransaction and advertising revenue with contributing developers, who retain the full rights to their games.
By wrapping user-submitted Flash games with various community features, Kongregate's site serves as a unique way for users to play great web-based games alongside friends. Anyone can add their own games to Kongregate’s library in a process that’s fast and simple.
Founded in 2006 and currently in a state of heavy development, Kongregate seeks to create the leading online hub for players and game developers to meet up, play games, and operate together as a community.
Jim Greer (CEO):
Jim Greeris a Founder and CEO of Kongregate.Jim Greer was involved with another video game startup in the mid-1990s that achieved critical success and commercial failure with a game called "Netstorm: Islands at War." The founders took several lessons away from the failures of this endeavor including "release early and often" and that "creators of content should own intellectual property." There shouldn’t be a problem with "releasing" new products as there are plenty of developers who will use Kongregate to earn a good reputation. The intellectual property issue is resolved with Kongregate because developers keep full rights to the game after initial uploads.