Back in February Kongragate and its parent company GameStop created a $10 million fund for the development of mobile games. The $10 million would go to support mobile game developers financially in the form of cash advances as well as providing testing, QA, and helping developers monetize their games. Kongregate and GameStop would also provide marketing and a distribution platorm in the shape of GameStop's mobile apps.
Now, approximately four months later, we will see the fruits of the fund's labor. Kongregate has announced Tyrant: Unleashed from Synapse Games will be the first of five games from this fund to be released. Tyrant: Unleashed is a collectible card game that will feature both cooperative and competitive guild play.
The other four mobile games to be released by Kongregate are: BloodRealm (another collectible card game) from RedPoint Labs and Making Fun, Sheep Happens (a 2D puzzle runner) from Lingplay, Endless Boss Fight (an action game) from White Milk Games and Cardinal Quest 2 (an RPG, duh).
Tyrant: Unlesashed is slated to hit the market later in July while the remaining four games are expected to be released later this summer. All five games under the initiative will be free to play.