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VIDEO: Kongregate's Kartridge platform live in beta now

VIDEO: Kongregate's Kartridge platform live in beta now

New PC games marketplace Kartridge from Kongregate has launched into open beta.

The Flash games giant announced the rollout with a trailer (below) that puts indie darlings such as Dandara, West of Loathing and Swim Out front and centre.

The platform was announced in March of this year set for a summer release date. It's safe to say that Kartridge has missed this milestone, but Kongregate's entry into the PC sector is certainly interesting.

The Flash games specialist is making an enticing bargain, too. Developers keep 100 per cent of revenue generated on the first $10,000 revenue their project generates. This started out as an early promotion to entice developers to get on board, but the company announced that was to be continued indefinitely.

Speaking to PCGamesInsider.biz at GDC this year, Kongregate CEO Emily Greer (pictured) says she does not see Kartridge as a competitor to Steam.

The platform is launching at a time when Valve's marketplace appears to be experiencing a downturn. And though Kongregate is late to the PC games party here, the company was also a decade late to the Flash space and is now the No.1 name there.

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Alex Calvin launched PCGamesInsider.biz in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.

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