Unity Web Player installs fueled by gaming site Kongregate

June 16, 2013 in Community

rsz_kongregateIf you’re publishing your games online with Unity Web Player, you might want to partner up with Kongregate , an online gaming site.

Of the over 220 million users who’ve installed Unity Web Player since the plug-in launched in 2005, many accessed it through Kongregate.

Going into the numbers, we found that 53% of new visitors to Kongregate already have the plug-in installed, and an astonishing 93% of the site’s returning visitors have it.

This is remarkable for two reasons: first, the fact that over half of gamers new to Kongregate already have the plugin is pretty impressive in and of itself. Second, it means that 40% of Kongregate’s 15 million unique monthly visitors end up installing the Unity Web Player after visiting the site.

Those numbers are even more striking when you consider that there are currently only 3,293 Unity titles on Kongregate, or about 5% of the site’s total games. But gamers seek them out. For example, the most popular of Unity games on Kongregate, CS Portable, has clocked 18,255,202 plays as of now.

In short, Unity games are in very high demand on Kongregate and users are more than happy to download the Web Player to access them.

You can contact Kongregate at apps@kongregate.com if you’re interested in uploading games to their site. iOS or Android developer?  Kongregate also publishes mobile games for its massive audience of core gamers. More information for mobile developers is available here.

Cumulative Web Player Installs (Millions)

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  1. cartman

    September 12, 2013 at 12:00 am / 

    Thank you… very useful information about kongregate. So i can choose now :)

  2. q4a

    July 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm / 

    I love Kongregate and Unity, but my main OS is Ubuntu and there is no Web Player for Linux =(
    Is there any plans to Linux support?

  3. Ashish Verma

    July 2, 2013 at 8:05 am / 

    Hey, just after reading this blog about UNITY and KONGREGATE.
    I quickly ported my first game to Unity webplayer build and uploaded to KONGREGATE.

    you can check at kongregate.com link below:
    http://www.kongregate.com/games/gamedev_ashish/santa-in-the-valley-of-gifts

    and WOW. it just got live within an hour. and even the UPLOAD PROCESS WAS SO EASY AND QUICK.

    HAPPY to see my game now one more platform iphone, android , mac and now KONGREGATE.com

    THANK YOU UNITY :)

  4. arman

    June 26, 2013 at 8:03 am / 

    Kongregate is not available in your location.
    :|
    wth ?!

  5. Tenebrous

    June 24, 2013 at 12:59 am / 

    My Unity game, Accelerator, has been on Kongregate since 2011 :D Very easy to integrate their API too.

  6. Stephane Valverde

    June 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm / 

    @GFX47 I am sure this extension will be very welcome by many developers.

  7. GFX47

    June 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm / 

    @STEPHANE VALVERDE I worked on Kongregate API integration on a previous project. Maybe I could make a Unity3D extension on the Asset Store out of it…

  8. Paul

    June 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm / 

    It would be nice to hear from the unity folks if they think the web player will come preinstalled on any systems in the near future.

  9. Stephane Valverde

    June 19, 2013 at 4:15 am / 

    Hello, I published a demo version of my game on Kongregate : Paper Dungeons, curently in development. This plateform is great to get to receive usefull critics and comments from active gamers, and reveal also unsuspected bugs :)
    Is there any tool planed to integrate the Kongregate API directly into Unity. This will be usefull to post Kongregate achievements.

  10. Burletech

    June 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm / 

    I have a few games on Kong and it’s like everything else. You get a bit of attention the first few days then it gets buried in the pile. Albiet they do a great job of making self publishing easy and fast.

  11. GFX47

    June 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm / 

    @AURORE I know the unity web games section, I was wondering if they also offer unity based games on mobile.

  12. Aurore

    June 17, 2013 at 8:14 am / 

    @GFX47 Yeah there is a whole section just for Unity games http://www.kongregate.com/unity-games

  13. imaginaryhuman

    June 17, 2013 at 7:16 am / 

    Sounds promising. I wonder if the new initiative might be html5?

  14. Indy

    June 17, 2013 at 3:33 am / 

    Even those Kongregate’s numbers show that Flash Player is much, much more popular that Unity Web Player. There is even less non-gaming Internet users with Unity Player Installed. I really regret that Unity abandoned Flash.
    Unity, we are still waiting for details about “an exciting new Unity web publishing initiative” (from “Sunsetting Flash” post”). I hope it will be something connected with Emscripten.

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  16. GFX47

    June 17, 2013 at 1:06 am / 

    Impressive stats!
    Last time I checked, Kongregate only hosts flash games on their mobile platform.
    Has it changed? Do they host Unity3D based games now?

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