Kongregate, the developer of an online games platform, on Monday announced a new $10 million program aimed at lending support to independent game developers working on free-to-play mobile games. The company said its Kongregate Mobile Developers program, backed by parent company GameStop, will offer distribution, financial assistance, consulting services and marketing support to help developers in the mobile arena. To aid in the area, Kongregate has hired former Zynga general manager Panayoti Haritatos as the vice president of its new mobile division. “Developers are increasingly finding it harder to get their games discovered through the different app stores,” Haritatos. “I personally faced these challenges in 2009 while managing my own game studio. Utilizing the Kongregate platform made my games successful, which ultimately led to my studio being acquired by Zynga.” Read more.