Kongregate Arcade, the brand new app that offers hundreds of Flash games, has disappeared from Google’s Android Market hours after its well-publicised launch.
No explanation for the deletion has been given.
Android owner Google has no pre-release vetting process for its mobile apps. The company instead deletes unwanted apps after they have been published.
But the open-source nature of the Android OS means that apps deleted from the official market can still be downloaded and used on phones.
Kongregate owning company GameStop said tens of thousands of users downloaded the app but, “due to unknown reasons, Google has pulled it from the Market."
The group added that the app was still available from its own website.
Kongregate’s Arcade app gives users access to over 300 games built in Adobe Flash, which initially appears to have been a coup for Google – with iOS devices unable to use the portal.
Kongregate said on its official Twitter account that it is “working with Google to restore access in the Market”.