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Kongregate Arcade returns to the Android Market

Guess who’s back? Back again? Kongregate Arcade, that’s who. The app which famously got banned from the Market the same day it arrived, is back in action.

According to Joystiq, Kongregate Arcade made its return to the Market, after a few Google-appeasing tweaks were made.

Kongregate Arcade acts as a mobile portal to the Kongregate site, an online repository of Flash-based games.

Those with Android 2.2 phones and Flash Player installed can again enjoy the best of the 300 titles that Kongregate Arcade has to offer.

It turns out that the original app was kicked for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the original app loaded games in the phone’s browser, but didn’t make that clear by obscuring the browser’s address bar at the top of the screen. Now this is visible, with Flash games full-screening once they’re loaded. Secondly, offline files will now be stored in the standard browser’s cache instead of an SD card, which Google apparently isn’t keen on.

Kongregate CEO Jim Greer said to Joystiq that he hopes the changes “meet Google’s requirement that we’re not creating a competing App Store [in the Android Market] while still creating a great gaming experience.”

You can download the app by following this link on your Android phone, or scanning the code at the end of the link below.


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