"Kongregate advances GameStop's digital strategy by providing a gaming platform for casual, mobile and browser games that can be promoted and played by our existing gamers. We welcome the Kongregate team to the GameStop family."Kongregate co-founder Jim Greer added:
"Our company's unique DNA has given more than 8500 game developers the tools to make their games social, reach a huge audience and make money from over 30,000 innovative games."While intentions of the acquisition are yet to be revealed, it looks like a smart move by the leading games retailer to gain a strong foothold in the ever-growing free-to-play online market.
"This includes access to virtual currency and robust community features such as leaderboards, player achievements, profiles, multiplayer, dedicated game forums, and a site-wide leveling system."