Kongregate News

 

Dec. 28, 2010

Lifehacker Names Kong Top Free Games Site

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Lifehacker did a nice piece on the top 5 sites for free games, and Kong came out on top. Thanks for voting!

Nov. 01, 2010

Epic War 3 on iPhone!

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Is your phone less than epic, and in desperate need of an epicness infusion? Well, good news -- Epic War 3 is out on the iPhone! Check it out!

Oct. 29, 2010

Halloween Challenge Image Contest Winners Selected!

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After much deliberation, we've chosen the winners! The bar was set quite high, but four users rose above the rest. Our grand prize winner is snipahar, and our three runners up are RoSi_xD, mthokchom, and 3nd0fw0r1d. Their entries can be viewed here. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations once again to our winners!

Oct. 26, 2010

New Kongregate Version: CR 2010.10.25

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A new version of Kongregate was released last night, with changes to give a better user experience for our mobile users and new browser support. Other fixes are highlighted in the release thread in our forums.

Oct. 08, 2010

Halloween Challenge Image Contest

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In past years we've had contests to design a Halloween-themed Kongregate header. This year we're going to do something a bit different. We're planning on having a special Halloween challenge, and we want YOU (yes, YOU) to design the image that will show up on the profile of everyone who completes it! Your design will permanently be on oodles and oodles of profiles, which I think is pretty darn cool. If that wasn't good enough, we're even throwing in some prizes! The winner will receive a Kongregate tshirt and 500 Kreds and three runners up will all receive some Kongregate stickers and 150 Kreds each!

The image should be 130px x 90px and we prefer PNG format with transparency (if applicable). As an idea of what we're looking for, here's the award our designers made for the special Valentine's Day challenge

You'll have until 12:00 am PDT on Wednesday, October 27 to get your entries in. To enter please do the following: upload your image to the collabs section and then post a link to your entry in this thread. Please keep discussion of individual entries on the Collabs page. That will help keep this thread organized and easy to look through.

Oct. 05, 2010

Mobile Flash Game Contest Winners Announced!

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After playing through over 100 games submitted to our Mobile Flash Game Contest, and making some very tough decisions to try to pick out the winners among a crowd of strong contenders, we are pleased to announce the results!

Grand prize goes to...

(drum roll...)

- DigYourOwnGrave's very smooth and slick Vector Runner Mobile.

Second place goes to...

- AaronOfTomorrow's quirky and slightly crazy physics golf game, Barry Lost His Marbles.

Rounding out the top five are:

- Gem Grab Mobile by ttursas.

- Assember 2 by BryceSummer.

- Billy's Hill Mobile by Sandhesten.



The full winner's list, including the 10 additional runners-up, is available here.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and thanks again to Adobe® for sponsoring this competition!

Aug. 26, 2010

New Kongregate Version: CR 2010.08.25

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A new version of Kongregate was released last night, with the biggest news being a new asynchronous page loading method that decreases the time for page content to appear. Other fixes are highlighted in the release thread in our forums.

Aug. 16, 2010

The Escapist’s 2010 Summer E Games has begun

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Every year, The Escapist scours the internet to find the perfect blend of fun and compelling community games and events. This year, they are bringing participants all of the favorite games and events from last year, including 10 Flash games from Kongregate as they once again host the Flash Game Playoffs. Play the games, participate in their events, and compete for the illustrious gold, silver and bronze badges on The Escapist. From quizzes to competitions and contests, they have something for every type of gamer.

All of the events start today but make sure to check out their Timeline of Events to see how long some of the events are open. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to snag a gold badge for your Escapist profile. If you don’t have one, no problem. You can sign up for free once you get there or automatically sign in with your Facebook account.

Follow the link for how to participate, a timeline of events, and more. Head over to our main 2010 Summer E Games welcome page by clicking here.

Good luck to all of this year's participants!

Aug. 11, 2010

New Kongregate Version: CR 2010.08.10

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A relatively minor update, though sure to get some reactions from a few aesthetic changes, such as the removal of the Beta tag (we're gold, baby!). Check out the full discussion here in our forums.

Jul. 27, 2010

Big News! Kongregate Has Been Acquired by GameStop!

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Today we're pleased to announce that Kongregate has been bought by GameStop, the world's largest video game retailer. Want to find out more? See our FAQ and a video from CEO Jim Greer here and feel free to ask us questions about this momentous occasion in the forums.

Jul. 12, 2010

Announcing the Mobile Flash Game Contest (nearly $30,000 in prizes!)

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We're working with Adobe in giving out nearly $30,000 in prizes for the coolest mobile Flash game ever in the Mobile Flash Game Contest. You can create a new game or optimize one of your existing Flash games for the mobile.

Last day for game entry submissions is August 23, 2010. Please check the Official Contest page for more details.

Apr. 29, 2010

New (mini) Kongregate Version (CR 2010.04.28)

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We pushed out a new version of Kongregate last night. Given the large update last week, this one is fairly small, but does include a few useful tweaks. In-chat links open in new tabs, user's game comments are now sorted newest to oldest, and the unread messages link now contextually links based on what type of messages are unread. You can read all about it in our forum thread about the release.

Mar. 16, 2010

Brand New Kongregate Merch!!!

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Great news, everybody! We’ve just now opened up an online store here where you can buy awesome Kongregate merch including stickers, t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, and Gregwear! Be the envy of all your friends, and completely irresistible to your significant others! You can check out the link above, but there will soon be a link in the nav bar for easy access.

Feb. 18, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 10 and higher!

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As of today, if you're level 10 or higher you now have beta access to Remnants of Skystone, a steampunk platformer-MMO from Flipline Studios! You can get to the game here and check out the game trailer here.

Feb. 12, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 15 and higher!

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If you're level 15 or higher you now have beta access to Remnants of Skystone, a steampunk platformer-MMO from Flipline Studios! You can get to the game here and check out the game trailer here. As we're confident the servers can handle it, we're lowering the level requirement, so even if you're not level 15 yet you should get access soon!

Feb. 05, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 20 and higher!

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Everyone level 20 and higher now has beta access to the side-scrolling, steampunk MMO Remnants of Skystone from Flipline Studios! You can get to the game here and check out the game trailer here. We're lowering the level requirement as we are sure the servers can handle it, so hold tight if you're not at level 20 yet, you'll get access soon!

Feb. 04, 2010

New kreds purchase methods with CR 2010.02.03

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Our newest version of Kongregate features three new methods of obtaining kreds: phone payments through Zong, Ultimate Game Cards, and even free and discounted offers with Offerpal. Check out the full story in the release thread in our forums. Or try it out here!

Jan. 28, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 25 and higher!

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If you're level 25 and higher you now have beta access to Remnants of Skystone, a steam punk platformer MMO from Flipline Studios! You can get to the game here. We're gradually allowing more users into the beta as we're sure the servers can handle it, so don't worry if you're not at level 25 yet, you'll get in soon!

Jan. 22, 2010

Over $10,000 for Haiti!

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In the past week and a half, the Kongregate community has given over $5,000 to Mercy Corps Haiti relief through direct donations and developer contributions of ad revenue. As promised, we matched your extreme generosity bringing the total amount given to $10,684! Many sincere thanks to everyone who donated or wished they could donate. In the wake of this tragedy, it is a wonderful thing to see this community come together to make a real difference. You have made everyone involved with the site extremely proud, thank you.

Jan. 19, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 30 and higher!

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If you're level 30 and higher you now have beta access to Remnants of Skystone, a platformer MMO from Flipline Studios! You can access the game here. We're gradually allowing more users into the beta as we're sure the servers can handle it, so if you're not quite at level 30 yet don't stress, your time will come.