- The fund consists of an IMX token pool that will be awarded as grants to blockchain game integrations on Kongregate.
- Kongregate will provide game developers with blockchain SDK, game design and other services.
- The fund is a continuation of Kongregate’s partnership with Immutable.
Web gaming portal, Kongregate, and Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution, Immutable X, have announced a $40 million fund consisting of an IMX token pool. The fund will be awarded as grants to blockchain game integrations on Kongregate.
Founded in 2006, Kongregate is a free-to-play web and mobile games platform. With the new fund, Kongregate will be relaunching as a blockchain gaming destination for both established and indie developers later this year.
With its Web3 rebrand, the platform will continue to support game advocacy, community development and indie developer by cultivating an inclusive space for developer innovation, lively community interaction and game discovery.
Developers will benefit from Kongregate’s end-to-end integration solution to build fun and engaging blockchain games. Kongregate will provide developers with tools including includes a blockchain SDK, game design and tokenomics consultations, and community growth services.
“With the relaunch of Kongregate.com for web3, we’re once again creating a destination unlike any other for developers and gamers to come together to discover, chat about and play games!” said Max Murphy, Kongregate’s Chief Technology Officer. “As gamers ourselves who have long been dedicated to what made the original site so fun and special for millions of community members worldwide, we’re excited to reopen doors with new, sustainable technology that enables players to uniquely experience and be a part of the games they dedicate their time to.”
The $40 million fund is a continuation of Kongregate’s partnership with Immutable X. In February, Kongregate partnered with Immutable X to bring gasless and carbon-neutral NFTs to blockchain games.
“As an early innovator in web-based gaming, we’ve been proud of our partnership with Kongregate to help power the next generation of blockchain games,” said Robbie Ferguson, Co-Founder and President, Immutable. “With today’s launch of our blockchain developer fund, we’re excited to deepen our relationship with Kongregate as we work together to attract the best and brightest developers to build new titles on Kongregate’s relaunched web3 platform.”
Kongregate currently hosts over 128,000 web games with more than a billion gameplays.
Immutable X is powering some of the largest gaming platforms and blockchain games in the Web3 space, including GameStop, Highrise, ESL Gaming, Ember Sword, Planet Quest, Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, GreenPark Sports, Illuvium, and MyCryptoHeroes+.
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