Kongregate Arcade Back in Android Market, Slightly Tweaked
Just a week after being pulled by Google from its Android Market for breaking the developer agreement, Kongregate’s game-distributing Android app is back, after going through some changes.
The app, called Kongregate Arcade, makes more than 300 of the Flash games available on Kongregate.com available to Android-running smartphone owners. The app was in the Android Market a week ago, but Google pulled it the day it was released because its developer agreement forbids apps from distributing other apps, which it claimed Kongregate Arcade was doing.
Kongregate has tweaked the app some, using the Android browser cache to save game files rather than downloading them to a separate location, and running its Flash games full-screen in a Webkit browser while ditching the address bar from the top, thereby limiting what users can do with it. The idea is to make Kongregate more browser-like, allowing it to run Flash games like Android would other websites, and without downloading files that might constitute “distributing apps.”
There’s a trailer for the newly fixed app from Kongregate below, and Android users can find the new version of Kongregate Arcade in the Android Marketplace now — though for how long is impossible to say. Kongregate hopes the changes will meet Google’s requirements, but if not, you can still download the original Kongregate Arcade straight from kongregate.com.