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Kongregate’s Kartridge Partnering With Indie MEGABOOTH To Showcase Hand-Curated Indie Games

December 13, 2018

By: Max Moeller

 
 

Kartridge, the PC, indie-focused distribution platform from Kongregate, is partnering with the Indie MEGABOOTH (IMB) in a collaboration called the IMB Spotlight. Due to this partnership, the companies will work to “highlight the best indie games from the IMB Alumni Network, hand-picked to be featured in a custom, “spotlight” feature.”

Every quarter, IMB will bring new hand-picked titles to Kartridge. These games will have an emblem marking so users can easily tell them apart. The games will represent all sorts of different genres and also studio sizes across the world. Above all, the team assures, these titles will be of the utmost quality.

 

Kelly Wallick, CEO and Founder of the Indie MEGABOOTH, commented on the partnership:

“It’s no secret that I’m a firm believer in the power and importance of thoughtful curation. Not only is it important to address discoverability issues for indie devs, but diverse curation creates a welcoming environment for new fans to discover creatively accessible games and experiences. The MEGABOOTH team is so excited to be partnering with Kartridge to highlight our unique take on curation and focus on community. For IMB, it’s extremely important to us that we choose to work with partners who reflect our values and are committed to creating a positive impact on the gaming industry, which is why we’re thrilled to be working with Kartridge on this unique collaboration.”
The first IMB Spotlight will set the tone for future curations. The list of games:
  • Always Sometimes Monsters by Vagabond Dog (PAX Prime 2013, PAX East 2014)
  • Mini Metro by Dinosaur Polo Club (PAX East 2015, PAX Prime 2015)
  • NEO Scavenger by BlueBottleGames (PAX East 2015)
  • Obduction by Cyan, Inc. (PAX West 2016/2017, PAX West 2017)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch by Young Horses (PAX East 2012-2014, PAX Prime 2012-2013)
  • Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville by Northway Games (PAX Prime 2015)
  • Semblance by Nyamakop (PAX East 2017, E3 2017)
  • Super Daryl Deluxe by Dan and Gary Games, LLC (PAX East 2016, PAX East 2018)
  • Skulls of the Shogun by 17-BIT (PAX East 2011-2013, PAX Prime 2011-2012)
  • Tiny Bubbles by Pine Street Codeworks (PAX West 2017)
“We truly value IMB and its contribution towards helping indie developers succeed,” says Anthony Pecorella, Kartridge’s Director of Content. “As a platform, developer, and publisher, we’re always eager to find more ways to support independent developers," he continues. "With Kartridge, we can help extend IMB to a digital platform and wider audience; we’re excited to amplify the curatorial vision and indie spirit that makes the MEGABOOTH so special.”

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One of the initial titles coming to Kartridge.

 
 

The Indie Megabooth travels to events like PAX West, East, GDC, and others to showcase over 800 indie developers. It was founded back in 2011 and finally debuted at PAX East 2012. Since then, the IMB has grown to represent hundreds of aspiring developers every year. In 2017, the IMB revealed its own MEGASHOW event and has since hosted one in Atlanta, GA and the other in Tokyo.

Kongregate was one of the first big gaming websites on the internet. Since its inception, the publisher has gone on to push titles out to mobile, consoles, PC, and more. As a result, the platform sees over hundreds of millions of downloads. The team has been moving those numbers over to Kartridge, their distribution platform for free and premium indie games, currently in open beta.