Having your app unceremoniously pulled from the Market just a few short hours after it launches can certainly be discouraging, but the developers behind Kongregate Arcade didn't let that stop them from trying again.

Indeed, Kongregate Arcade has returned to the Android Market, albeit with a few tweaks intended to please Google. Most importantly, the app no longer downloads game data to users' SD cards; instead, the information is stored in the standard browser cache (Kongregate Arcade is actually a WebKit-based browser with some heavy modifications). Additionally, the address bar is visible when the app is loading a game (though it switches back to full-screen mode shortly afterward); in the original version, the URL was completely hidden from the user. Kongregate hopes that this will clear up any confusion on the users' end, but the truth of the matter is that a lot of apps hide the URL from end users, including applications from major companies like AOL and CBS.

If you don't like the changes, you can still download the original version of the app from Kongregate's site (at least for now).

Check the revised app out in the video below:


Hopefully, Kongregate Arcade will be able to stay in the Market this time - it's a great way to discover and play the hundreds of fun Flash-based games on Kongregate's website.

You can download Kongregate Arcade from the Market by clicking/scanning the QR code below:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kongregate.android.kongarcade

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via Joystiq