Earlier today, Kongregate has announced a new program that has been dubbed the Mobile Developers program. This program has a $10 million fund set aside specifically to help independent game developers succeed in the highly competitive free-to-play arena.
The program offers assistance in three main areas. The first, and perhaps one of, if not the most valuable of the three, is financial assistance. If you have a qualifying game being developed, you can earn cash advances that can help you to cover any integration and final build expenses you may incur over the project.
The second, and perhaps a close runner up to the first method of assistance in terms of value, is the expertise to make your game better. This means that Kongregate will offer free consultation with experienced game developers to ensure your game has the best possible performance. In addition, Kongregate will offer creative services, quality assurance, gameplay testing, and even competitive research that should be able to help you maximize your game's performance as soon as it is launched.
The final method of assistance is promotion. If your game qualifies, it can receive promotion across several websites, including Kongregate, the newly updated GameStop iOS, and even Android apps. In addition, your game may beven be promoted via GameStop online destinations, which includes website features, email, and even social media outreach. If your game is good enough, it will even have the potential to reach millions more gamers via public exposure in GameStop’s 6,600 retail stores located all across the world. Finally, they will also manage paid advertising campaigns for games across third party networks, execute PR, create game reviews, and even work hand-in-hand with app stores everywhere to try and get your game featured, thus drawing in even more customers.
If this sounds like something you're interested in, you can contact them through thier official website. Good luck to all the aspiring developers out there.