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Kongregate Arcade back on Android store

Yanked app makes Google-friendly changes.

Free flash gaming app Kongregate Arcade has made its second pass at the Android Marketplace after Google booted the ambitious app off the service earlier this month for breaching its terms of service.

According to Venturebeat, the tweaked app now explicitly runs each of its games from a web browser. Before, games were downloaded to the phone rather than the browser's cache, even though they were still effectively played through an invisible browser. Google insisted this breached its non-compete clause, as the app was essentially operating as an app store within an app store.

"We told them that (the games ran in a browser), and they circled back up internally and said that despite the fact it was in a browser they felt it was still over the line," Kongregate CEO Jim Greer explained. "It's their terms of service, so there wasn't much point in continuing to argue with that."

The app is the mobile version of Kongregate – a cloud-based gaming portal that houses around 36,000 free Flash games. Kongregate Arcade features around 300 of those at launch with more to be added on a weekly basis.

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