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Points and Levels Earning points What points do Facebook and Kongregate Creating a new Kongregate account with Facebook Already have a Kongregate account? Signing in to Kongregate with Facebook Linking your Kongregate account to Facebook Benefits for linking your accounts Unlinking your Kongregate and Facebook accounts Using your Facebook info Finding friends with Facebook Will Kongregate users see my Facebook info? Keeping my Facebook info off Kongregate GameStop PowerUp Rewards What are PowerUp Rewards? Where are PowerUp Rewards available? Perks How to score PowerUp Rewards points Linking my accounts Finding my PowerUp Rewards number Scoring points with Kongregate Arcade Scoring points with Kreds Badge of the Day Pro Perks Troubleshooting Uploading How to upload Format Guidelines Updating your game Games being removed Under judgment Sponsorships How sponsorships work Kongregate sponsorships Uploading games sponsored elsewhere Kongregate Premium Games Ad Revenue Share Earning revenue APIs Exclusivity bonus Payment details Tax information Withholding Botting Mochi Ads and other in-game ads Troubleshooting Lagging games Keys sticking or not responding Chat box isn't visible or game is zoomed My save games are missing How to create a screenshot Uploading How can I upload my game onto Kongregate? To upload your game onto Kongregate, simply go to the upload page and follow the instructions. What format of games can I upload? We support Flash (swf) files, and Unity game files. We do not have any plans to support executables (exe). Additionally, games have a maximum file size of 20MB and a maximum width of 800 pixels. There's not a hard height limit but please keep it reasonable to make sure your game is still playable. What are the guidelines for uploaded content? First, it must be a game. Kongregate does not allow Flash movies, regardless of how great they might be. There has to be some level of interaction with the player. Although we’re still in the process of establishing specific guidelines for acceptable content, obscene, pornographic, and hateful material are not allowed and never will be. Most importantly, uploaded games (including all components of games, such as audio) must be your original work or work you have permission to upload from the owner. Kongregate has absolutely no tolerance for uploading stolen content. Violators of this policy will automatically receive a one-week ban without warning on the first offense, and a permanent ban on the second. Once I’ve uploaded a game, how can I edit the information associated with that game? Inside your profile page, you’ll find a list of the games you’ve uploaded beneath your profile information. Clicking the “manage my games” link will bring you to a separate page in which you can edit information for games you’ve uploaded. While you won’t be able to change the title of your game (that title is, after all, part of the game’s URL) or delete your game entirely, you can update anything else, including the description, instructions, tags, etc. You can also upload a new version of the game, or a new icon. Because Kongregate links to each game, we don’t allow removing games through user profiles (broken links make us sad). If you’d like us to remove your game manually, please email us at email@example.com. What can cause my game to be hidden from the site or deleted entirely? Games that are deemed obscene, hateful, pornographic, stolen (you must be the creator or one of the creators to upload a game) or not even games will be deleted from the site, and it's very likely that the uploader will be banned permanently. Additionally, if games receive an overall rating of 2.0 or less after a certain number of ratings, they will be "hidden" on the site. When a game is hidden, it will not appear in any of the lists (such as latest games or highest rated games). Hidden games are still on the site, however, and they can be reached manually by going directly to the URL, running a search for them, or following a link through someone's profile (as either a favorite or as an uploaded game in the developer's profile). Games also need a minimum rating of 3.5 to show up at all in the "highest rated" games list or on the front page under a specific category. I just uploaded my game and the rating is "under judgment". What does that mean? When a new game is uploaded its rating is not displayed until it has a minimum number of ratings. This ensures that the early raters make an independent decision. Community Whom exactly am I chatting with on the site? Are they playing the same game that I am? You're chatting with everyone who's in the same room as you are, and you can manually change the room you're in at the top of the list. Rooms are global and not specific to the game you're playing. You can mouse-over each person's name in the chat to see which game that person is currently playing. Clicking the game title will also link you directly to it. You can also click each user's name to view that person's profile. Games in the "multiplayer" category also have a second tabbed chat room, which is limited to people playing that particular game. What's a fan? A fan is someone who added you as a friend, regardless of whether you added that user as a friend in return. Users who are both friends with each other are therefore also both fans of each other. What do the person symbols mean next to friends' names? A person symbol indicates that your friend has added you as a friend as well. I found a game that seems inappropriate... and something else that's not even a game. What should I do? In the "contribute" section under each game, there's an option to flag the game as inappropriate. Flagging games will alert the Kongregate staff that something is amiss. Please do not harass the developer or leave vengeful comments for the game; your anger is probably better spent elsewhere. How can I report a bug I found in a game? You can email bug reports in the "contribute" section under each game. What kind of behavior is expected of me on Kongregate.com? Only the best, of course! We actually don't ask for much, really. Just take a moment to read through our simple behavior guidelines. What if someone is breaking these guidelines in chat? Assuming that a moderator isn't online and keeping the situation under control, you can report that user to us from their profile. There's a link to report that user right below the "About Me" section. Select the "inappropriate chat" option and fill out the report with as much detail as possible and we'll address it as soon as we can. What if someone is breaking these guidelines in comments? Next to each comment there is a little icon which you can use to flag inappropriate comments for staff review. What if someone is breaking the guidelines in some other way? You can also use the "report" link on their profile to report inappropriate usernames, avatars, profiles, or any other problematic behavior. What do the little icons next to people's names in chat mean? Stars represent people you've added as friends, and they're listed at the top. The developer (D) icon is shown next to someone who has uploaded a game. Simply click on a developer's name in chat to see which games that person has uploaded. A moderator (M) icon is shown next to users who are capable of banning and silencing abusive users. The (R) icon is shown next to the room owner for that particular chatroom. They have the same powers as moderators, but with the added responsibility to care for the room they own. A (C) icon is shown next to the curators of our Collabs section, they help to keep the section free of ineligible, inappropriate and stolen content. The (K) icon denotes Kongregate employees. How can I become a moderator? Moderators are selected by the Kongregate staff. Users do not need to be developers or attain a set level before they can become moderators. I need more information! Who appoints moderators? How are they selected? Why am I not a moderator, even though I'm the greatest person who ever lived? I must know! The process is not perfect. We wish we could hire a team of psychologists to carefully analyze the chat logs on Kongregate, scouring for the best and brightest to help us keep the site sanitary. As it turns out, the folks who appoint moderators (Ducklette, Trickyrodent, and Zshadow) are also the same people who deal with every flagged game or comment, award missing achievements, investigate every abuse report against a user or a mod, answer the large volume of email we receive, etc. So please do not take offense if you're a regular, long-time user on the site who's always mature and courteous, but has never been noticed by the folks who appoint moderators. Also don't take offense if you happen to be a pretty cool person who's been deemed a little too rough around the edges to represent Kongregate as a moderator. Just because you've been passed over to do our work for free doesn't mean we don't still love you. Realistically, most moderators are appointed after a confidential nomination by current moderators. Friendliness, maturity, and professionalism can go a long way in getting yourself nominated. Demonstrating a zealousness in promoting yourself to a moderator position will likely disqualify yourself entirely, as it makes us question both your motives and your maturity level. Challenges and Cards What are Kongregate's challenges, and how can I earn cards by doing them? You can earn cards for Kongregate's collectible card game (Kongai) by completing time-limited challenges on the site. These challenges are featured on the front page, and typically begin just before each weekend. Current challenges can also be found here. What do these cards do? Once you've earned a card, you can use it in our online CCG, Kongai. Achievements What are achievements? Besides being awesome, achievements are goals found within games on Kongregate. Load up a game with an achievement and complete the described task to earn points and unlock a badge within your profile, viewable by other users. Unlike challenges, achievements do not expire. How can I find games with achievements? Go to your profile page on Kongregate, then check out the achievement box to the right. On the achievements page, you can view badges you've earned and badges you've not yet earned. Click any unearned badge to go directly to the game that awards it. You can also go to our badges page. How many points do achievements award? Achievements have four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, and impossible. They award 5, 15, 30, and 60 points, respectively. We are not responsible for any mouse or keyboard damage that may occur while attempting "impossible" achievements. Help! I didn't get a badge or a card! For the love of all that is holy, do NOT refresh the page or navigate away! It's likely that your badge is just delayed a bit. Be patient, and wait a full 30 seconds before freaking out. If the badge is score-based, make sure that your game has ended; some badges will only report statistics after you've completed the game or run out of lives. Also make sure that you're connected to chat, and make sure that the light in chat is green. Unless otherwise stated in the achievement description, you will not receive any badges if this light is red! If chat is working, the light is green, you've waited patiently, and your game has ended with no badge awarded, feel free to contact us with a screenshot and an explanation of what happened. Kreds What are Kreds Kreds are virtual coins that can be spent on cool stuff at Kongregate. Once your account is funded, you'll be able to instantly purchase power ups, virtual items and even be able to donate funds directly to the developer of your favorite game. While games on Kongregate will always be free for anyone to enjoy, Kreds will enable players to purchase bonuses that would not otherwise be available. It's just another way we enable people to have fun while game developers earn their livings. How do I get Kreds? You can load up your account with Kreds right now by clicking here. You'll also be given the chance to buy Kreds whenever you add a virtual item, card or tip to your cart that you don't have the funds to cover. What is the Tip Jar, and how does it help developers? The tip jar is the place game lovers like you can tip Kreds directly to the Game's developer. You can share as much or as little as you want, and the most recent tipper of any game will have their screen name highlighted on the game page as a token of our appreciation. 100% of the proceeds of your tips (after credit card fees) will be deposited directly into the developer's account and will be cashed out automatically once the game reaches $25 worth of Kred tips. Can I keep my donation private? To keep your name out of the spotlight, just check the 'Make anonymous' box before clicking the tip button. Points and Levels How can I earn points? There are several ways to earn points: uploading games, rating games, completing achievements, and inviting friends. See the table below for exact numbers. Action Points earned Upload your game Bonuses for the rating of the game Complete an achievement 5, 15, 30 or 60 points depending on difficulty Refer a friend 15 points upon sign-up Referral moving up one level Up to 13 points as they level up, up to level 10 Rate a game 1 point, Maximum 50 per day Rate art or sound files 1 point, Maximum 10 per week Bonus points for uploaded games based on rating? Explain! If your game has a rating of at least 2.5 stars on the 50th rating, you receive 50 bonus points ("good game bonus"). If the score is at least 3.0 on the 100th rating, you will receive 75 bonus points ("rad game bonus"). The "totally awesome game bonus" awards 150 bonus points if your game has a score of at least 3.5 stars on the 200th rating, and the "legendary game bonus" awards an unbelievable 300 bonus points if your game has a score of at least 4.0 stars on the 500th rating. You cannot lose points if the rating for your game falls, and note that these points are ADDED to what you already have. Uploading a game with a rating above 4.0 could therefore earn a total of 575 points. This is, however, pretty rare, as Kongregate users can be pretty picky with their ratings of 4 and 5. What are points used for? Your level will automatically rise as you earn points. We're still working out the details of what kind of privileges and potential prizes that points and levels could be used to unlock. Facebook and Kongregate How do I create a Kongregate account with Facebook? If you don’t have a Kongregate account yet, and want to get started, it’s pretty easy: see the new "Facebook sign in" button on the top right-hand corner of your screen? Just click once, follow the instructions, and you’ll have a brand new Kongregate account linked to Facebook in no time! What if I already have a Kongregate account? If you’d like to start using Facebook to sign into your existing Kongregate account, we’ve got a way for you to connect your existing Kongregate account to Facebook! (See the How can I link an existing Kongregate account with my Facebook account? for how to do this.) How can I sign in to an existing Kongregate with Facebook? If your Facebook and Kongregate accounts are already linked, click the "Sign In with Facebook" button instead of using your Kongregate username and password, and you’ll be signed into both Kongregate and Facebook with just one click! Just be sure you link your accounts first. How can I link an existing Kongregate account with my Facebook account? If you want to link an existing Kongregate account to your Facebook account, you can do so by clicking the “edit account settings” link at the top of your full profile page. Just click the "Connect with Facebook" button on your Edit Account Settings page, and you’ll be good to go. So what benefits do I get from linking my Facebook account? Connecting Facebook to your Kongregate account makes registration and login super simple, and lets your Facebook friends see your Kongregate username. If you associate your new Kongregate account with an existing Facebook account, you can bypass the registration form, making registration easier-than-easy. If you’re already a Kongregate user, linking your account to Facebook enables an easy, one-click login. Every new or existing Kongregate account linked to a Facebook account will be awarded 25 Kongregate points, to boot! As we continue to look at how we can do fun and useful things with Facebook on Kongregate, we’ll be adding more features, including the ability to post your Kongregate konquests to your Facebook wall! How do I unlink my Kongregate account? You can easily unlink any Kongregate and Facebook account by clicking the "Edit Account Settings" link at the top of your Kongregate profile page and clicking the "Remove Connection" link. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to set a password if you want to continue using your Kongregate account! Why do you want all that information from me, anyway? When you link your Facebook and Kongregate accounts you’ll be asked for a certain amount of information, as with any Facebook app. This includes your basic information (including your birthday), and the ability to send you e-mail and post to your wall. Never fear! The basic information is the info we require from all our users upon sign-up, and while we never want to send you stuff you don’t want, we do want the ability to offer you cool new features tying together Kongregate and Facebook as they’re developed. Can my Facebook friends find me on Kongregate? Why, certainly! If you link your accounts, any of your Facebook friends will be able to see your Kongregate username, and you’ll be able to see theirs as well! It’s a great way to tackle Flash games together. If you’re not the social type, and don’t want your Facebook friends to find you on Kongregate, then don’t link your Facebook account to Kongregate! (Or if you’ve already linked your accounts, see our instructions on how to unlink your Facebook account from Kongregate.) If I connect my accounts will Kongregate users be able to see my real name, and other Facebook info? Nope! Kongregate users won't be able to see your real name or any of your other Facebook information, even if you've connected your accounts, and even if you're friends with them on Kongregate. The only way someone will be able to see your Facebook information is if you're friends with them on Facebook already! There's one exception to this - if you create a brand new Kongregate account using Facebook connect, your initial Kongregate username will be based on your first name and last initial on Facebook. It's easy to change this default username in your account settings. But I don't want to share my Facebook information with Kongregate! That's perfectly okay! The worlds of Facebook and Kongregate are not meant to collide for everyone, which is why this feature is completely optional. If you're concerned about Facebook and Kongregate sharing your personal information, then it's likely this feature is not for you. If you've already linked your accounts, it's not too late! Just read this to find out how easy it is to unlink your accounts. GameStop PowerUp Rewards What are PowerUp Rewards? How do I sign up? PowerUp Rewards is GameStop’s new rewards program in which you score rewards points to get awesome perks! Right now it’s only available for US gamers (or gamers who have access to US GameStops), but it aims towards achieving global domination in the years to come. You can read more about the program on GameStop's PowerUp Rewards Benefits Page, and sign up for a PowerUp Rewards card at your nearest GameStop. But...what if I live outside the US? If you're not living in the US but find yourself in the general vicinity of a US GameStop, you can still drop in, sign up for a PowerUp Rewards Card, and reap the benefits! Just remember that if you do, you'll have to use the US GameStop website for online game purchases and the PowerUp Rewards website to redeem your points, instead of the sites designated for your own country or region. Perks, you say. What kind? The ever-expanding list includes GameStop gift cards and merchandise, invites to exclusive events, subscriptions to Playstation® Network, XBox LIVE® and more. And, of course, you can also use PowerUp rewards points to get Kreds! To see the complete PowerUp Rewards catalog, go to the PowerUp Rewards Catalog, log in with your PowerUp Rewards email address and password, and the list of rewards will unfold. To see the Kreds offer, click on Categories in the left-hand column, followed by Digital. Yay, more points! How do I get my hands on these PowerUp Rewards points? While you can already score PowerUp Rewards points by purchasing games or consoles from GameStop, now you can get them on Kongregate, too! We offer rewards points for: Linking your PowerUp Rewards and Kongregate accounts Downloading the Kongregate Arcade mobile app Purchasing Kreds Earning the Badge of the Day How do I link my PowerUp Rewards and Kongregate accounts? When you sign up for PowerUp Rewards at your local GameStop, you’ll be given a card. Be sure to use that card number to activate your PowerUp Rewards account online at poweruprewards.com. Once you’re up and running, go to http://www.kongregate.com/poweruprewards and click on "Link My Accounts." Then, simply enter the number on the card into the field provided. You’ll be linked, and given 250 PowerUp Rewards points for your efforts. Easy as pie! And we know how you like pie. Help! I don’t know my PowerUp Rewards number! Easy, tiger. There are two ways to find your PowerUp Rewards account number: First, you can find your number printed right on the back of your handy little black-and-red (or silver-and-red, if you’re a fancy Pro member) card. You’ll find two numbers printed back there, so be sure to enter the number just under the barcode, like so. If you’ve activated your PowerUp Rewards account but can’t find your card, all is not lost! Go to your PowerUp Rewards Account page and login with the e-mail address and password you used when you activated your account. Once you're logged in, next to "PowerUp Rewards ID" you’ll see your account number clearly displayed, as shown in this Rewards Account page screenshot. Alternatively, if you're logging in from the front page of the GameStop PowerUp Rewards site, you'll arrive on the Dashboard. Mouse over the "My Account" menu item, and click on "Rewards Account" from the dropdown menu, as shown in this Dashboard screenshot. Now you'll be on your Rewards Account page, and next to "PowerUp Rewards ID" you’ll see your account number clearly displayed, as shown in this Rewards Account page screenshot. How do I score PowerUp Rewards points from downloading Kongregate Arcade? If you’ve already downloaded our app from Android Market, congrats on being awesome! If your Kongregate and PowerUp Rewards accounts are linked, just sign in to your Kongregate account from the mobile app. When you do, 250 points will be credited to your PowerUp Rewards account. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, check our Kongregate Arcade for Android page for instructions. And how do I get PowerUp Rewards points for buying Kreds? If you’ve linked your Kongregate and PowerUp Rewards accounts, whenever you buy Kreds you’ll score rewards points, too! You'll be getting approximately one PowerUp Reward point per Kred, so the more you buy the more you get - up to 1000 points! You can then use those very same points to get even more Kreds - how cool is that? Badge of the Day? What’s that? Every day we’re going to pick one of our existing badges to be the Badge of the Day. If you earn that badge by the end of the day, you’ll get double the Kongregate points! You’ll also get the same number of PowerUp Rewards points as the difficulty of the badge. So if you earn an easy Badge of the Day, that’s 10 Kongregate points and 5 points towards your PowerUp Rewards account! Even if you’ve already earned the badge, you can still get in on the action. Just load up the game; your Kongregate account will receive its extra points, and you’ll score your PowerUp Rewards points, too. I’ve upgraded my account to PowerUp Rewards Pro. Can I score even more points on Kongregate? Why yes, yes you can! PowerUp Rewards members who upgrade to PowerUp Rewards Pro receive an extra 10% bonus in the PowerUp Reward points they earn on Kongregate, along with a bunch of other benefits from GameStop. Even though you’ll receive a new PowerUp Rewards Pro card in the mail, you don’t have to link your new card number on Kongregate. We check the status of your account every time we credit you with PowerUp Rewards points, so we’ll automatically detect your 1337 Pro status and you’ll starting scoring your 10% bonus right away. Wait - I did what I was supposed to do, but I haven’t gotten my PowerUp Rewards points! For any issues or questions you have relating to PowerUp Rewards on Kongregate, just send us a message via our Contact Us page by following that link and selecting "PowerUp Rewards" from the drop-down menu. Be sure to include your Kongregate username, your PowerUp Rewards account number, and the nature of your problem. Sponsorships How do Flash sponsorships work? When a Flash game is sponsored, the developer will typically insert a preloader and a "play more games" link back to the sponsoring website. For this, the sponsoring website will pay the developer a flat, agreed-upon amount. Does Kongregate sponsor games? Yes. rotaZion was our first sponsored game, and we're currently looking at others. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a game you'd like us to consider for sponsorship. What are the terms of Kongregate's sponsorships, specifically? Kongregate offers some of the most developer-friendly sponsorship terms on the web. In addition to allowing Mochi Ads, Kongregate allows its sponsored games to sell site-locked licensed versions on other websites, in which the Kongregate branding is removed. Kongregate-sponsored games also receive 15% additional ad revenue from Kongregate. You can read our full sponsorship terms here. I submitted my game to be sponsored, but I never got a reply! Due to the volume of emails we receive regarding sponsorships for games, it's unfortunately impossible for us to reply to every single one. If you don't hear back within a week, you may consider looking elsewhere for a sponsorship. You also might consider uploading your game to Flash Game License, where it can be viewed and bid upon by many Flash portals, including Kongregate. Can I upload my games if they have been sponsored by other websites? Of course. They're also fully eligible for our current contests as well as ad revenue share. However, it should be clear to the player that any outbound links are going to a different site. What were Kongregate Premium Games? Kongregate Premium Games were larger-scale web games that had their development fully funded by Kongregate. Unfortunately, we are no longer offering premium game funding at this time. Ad Revenue Share How can I earn advertising revenue for my game? Once you’ve uploaded a game, you’ll be prompted to provide a bit of information required for our revenue share program. If you don’t fill out this form immediately or you wish to change the information you entered originally, you can go back to the form at any time through your account profile. If you choose not to fill out this form, your game will still generate ad revenue, and we’ll still keep track of your share. However, we can’t mail a check until we know where to send it, so you’ll need to fill out the required information before we can send anything out. How much ad revenue does Kongregate share? Kongregate shares between 25% and 50% of ad revenue generated by games with their respective developers. Is that percentage range permanent? The specific percentages of ad revenue share are subject to change. However, Kongregate will honor whatever percentage your game held at the time of upload if we decide to change our share percentages later. What determines the percentage of ad revenue share? By default, all developers receive 25% of the ad revenue generated from their games. This includes all ads within the games and any potential ads on the game page that may be added in the future. Games that integrate Kongregate’s Statistics & Challenges API earn an additional 10%, and games that are offered exclusively on Kongregate’s site earn an additional 15%. Thus, it’s possible for a game to earn 25%, 35%, 40%, or 50% of ad revenue. Note that games sponsored by Kongregate also qualify for this exclusivity bonus, even when they're uploaded elsewhere. What are Kongregate’s current APIs, and how can I integrate them? We currently have a statistics API for AS2 and AS3 and a shared content API for AS3. Our Developer Site has the instructions for implementing the various APIs for your game on Kongregate. What happens when Kongregate introduces new APIs? Will I need to update to continue receiving my 10% API bonus? Once you’ve implemented the APIs that are required for the bonus at the time of upload (currently the Statistics & Challenges API), your game is locked in with the 10% bonus. New games must comply with the current API requirements at the time of upload to be eligible the bonus. What’s required for a game to qualify for the 15% exclusivity bonus? To qualify for an additional 15% of your game’s ad revenue, the game cannot be hosted on any website beyond Kongregate.com, with the exception of your own personal site. Games sponsored by Kongregate also qualify for this bonus when they're uploaded elsewhere. I uploaded my game exclusively on Kongregate for the 15% bonus, but now I’d like to upload it elsewhere. Am I allowed to do so? Absolutely. Even if you’re receiving an exclusivity bonus from Kongregate, you still hold the complete rights to your game. However, you must modify your account settings and deactivate the exclusivity bonus before you upload your game elsewhere. This can be done in your profile settings. When will you guys send me a check? Once your total ad revenue reaches the payment threshold (25.00 USD for Paypal, 100.00 USD for checks, or 1000.00 USD for wire transfers), your account will enter a 30-day verification period at the end of the month. After this period has ended and your account has been cleared of any fraudulent activity, a payment will be sent based on the information you provided. If a monthly pay period ends and your account has less than the threshold, your balance will roll over to the next month. This rollover process will continue until your account reaches the threshold. What tax information do I need to provide and what do you do with it? We require the full name and address for all developers that we pay so that we can determine whether U.S. Tax laws apply. For U.S. Citizens and permanent residents we are required to collect some additional information, including tax status and social security number, equivalent to filling out a W-9 form. For most developers, we don't do anything with the information. However, if you are a US developer who earns more than $600 in a calendar year we will send out a 1099 with your earnings to you and the IRS no later than January 30th of the next calendar year. Why is money being withheld from my revenue share payments? Ad and kred revenue share income generated on Kongregate by non-U.S. persons and non-resident aliens is subject to taxation under U.S. law as royalty income. This is due to the fact that our servers are based in the U.S. so the revenue is considered to be U.S. income. U.S. developers do not have withholding, but may have to pay taxes after the fact. For non-U.S. persons the withholding differs from country to country. The maximum we are required to withhold is 30%, generally for countries that do not have a tax treaty with the U.S. Where tax treaties are in place the rates are generally lower, 10% or less, and for citizens of many countries, especially English-speaking nations and a good number of European nations, we are not required to withhold taxes at all. You can view a list of the countries with which the U.S. has standing tax treaties, as well as the full text of those treaties, here. Contest winnings are also subject to withholding as “Other Income”, also depending on current treaties and tax law. If you believe that we are withholding the wrong amount or you have any other questions concerning U.S. tax withholding, you can email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer your questions. We will not be able to give you specific tax advice, however, so your best resource for figuring out how to file returns, for example, is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For more information about taxation of foreign persons by the U.S. you can check out the IRS’ delightfully dense website! How would you guys feel if I ran a few bots for my games? More cash for everyone, right? If your game’s views and click-through rates are fraudulently inflated through botting, regardless of whether you’re responsible, you will not receive any revenue from actions that can be attributed to botting, as this revenue will be credited back to advertisers. If we suspect that you’re responsible for this botting, we will exercise our right to remove your game and ban your account from Kongregate. What are MochiAds, and why are they turned off on Kongregate? MochiAds is an in-game ad network that allows Flash developers to generate revenue every time their games are played on any site. Kongregate has a partnership with Mochi Media to disable MochiAds for games hosted on kongregate.com. This in turn prevents multiple ads from appearing and allows us to negotiate better rates from advertisers that we pass on to our developers. Although MochiAds are not displayed on kongregate.com, we highly recommend their services for all Flash game developers. MochiAds is simple to set up and generates revenue every time a game is played no matter which site it's played on... even if it gets copied to thousands of different sites all over the Internet. Other in-game ads such as cpmStar are not permitted if the ads will appear on Kongregate. Troubleshooting My game is lagging a lot when I try to play. You may have too much running on your computer. Try closing any unneeded programs as well extra tabs in your browser. It may also help to restart your browser, or even try a different one. Additionally, some games (such as Cell Warfare) write a lot of data to your computer for saving your game. You may need to increase the amount that you allow Flash to save. You can do this by right-clicking on the game and clicking on "Settings...", then selecting the storage tab (it looks like a folder) and setting it to Unlimited. My keys are sticking or not responding in the game I'm playing. This is a problem that has been observed in Internet Explorer 8. If you're seeing it in other browsers, please use the Contact Us link in the Help menu at the top of the page to send in a non-game bug report to us so we can look into it. If you are using IE8, we're working on trying to get a fix for it, but until then you have a few options. The simplest is to use another browser. Firefox and Chrome are both good alternatives that don't have the sticking problems with our application. If you must use IE8, one of our users (thank you bbiernat!) found a solution for the problem. You can read about it here in our tech support forum. I can't see the box to type messages into chat with, or my game is zoomed in/out too much. This is a problem that arises from the zoom feature of Firefox 3. Fortunately, it has a very easy fix. Just hold down Control (or Command if you're in OSX) and press the + and - keys (or roll your mouse scroll wheel) until the zoom changes so that you can see the chat box. You can also click on "View" in the top menu and then select "Zoom" and then "Reset". Additionally, this could be a problem with the zoom feature in Flash itself. Try right-clicking on the game and then select "Show All" from the menu that appears. This should reset the zoom level for Flash. My save games are missing! Help! Save games are stored as local files (called local shared objects or .sol files) on your computer. They're kind of like cookies only they're specific to Flash. This means that save games are only stored on a particular computer, so if you change computers you won't have access to them. Traditionally, things like clearing your cookies and clearing your browser cache shouldn't delete them but if you're using Adobe Flash Player 10.3, clearing your cookies may also clear out your .sol files. In addition to this, some software is designed to remove temporary files for security reasons and may delete your .sol files, and browsers may be set to automatically clear cookies for similar reasons. Please check the settings on your browser or security software to ensure this is not the case. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do if you lose your files. We don't store them on our servers so sadly we can't help you with them. If you were playing on another computer you may be able to find the .sol files and transfer them over, though it can be complex to find them and make sure they go in the correct folders (this thread may help). You also may want to check that you're logged in as the correct user on your computer since .sol files are specific to whomever is logged in at that time. How to create a screenshot If you're on a Windows PC, you can take a screenshot by pressing the Print Screen key. The label for this key is often abbreviated as "prt scr" or something similar, and the key should be located on the upper right area of your keyboard, to the right of the F-keys. The key will copy an image of your screen to your clipboard, which you can then paste into any image editing program (like MS Paint) by opening the program and then either going to Edit > Paste or by pressing ctrl+v. You can then save the image to your computer. If you're on a Mac, you can take a screenshot by pressing Command+Shift+3. This will save an image of your screen to a file on your desktop. Screenshots submitted to Kongregate must be saved using the JPG, GIF or PNG format, and can not exceed 2MB in size. hope this helped!!