Kongregate News

Jan. 14, 2010

Haiti Disaster Relief

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On Tuesday a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti knocking out electricity, collapsing buildings and taking an estimated 50,000 lives. Funds are needed to help provide food, water and medical supplies to the over three million people affected by this tragedy and we want to help. We will match any donation given through our Mercy Corps page so please consider giving anything you can to help with the disaster relief.

Jan. 12, 2010

Bubble Tanks Tower Defense wins weekly contest!

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Bubble Tanks Tower Defense was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Defend your Honor! and Back to the Cubeture (1) for $150 each.

Jan. 08, 2010

Remnants of Skystone beta access granted to level 35 and higher!

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As of today, if you're level 35 or higher you now have access to the part-MMO, part-platformer, all-steampunk game Remnants of Skystone from Flipline Studios! If you go here you'll enter the world of Nidaria and will be able to complete quests, run co-op missions with friends and kill mimics to your heart's content. To those of you under level 35--fear not! We will gradually be allowing more people into the beta as we move closer to launch.

Jan. 06, 2010

Hell Tour wins weekly contest!

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Hell Tour was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Einstein's Riddle and Tuper Tario Tros. for $150 each.

Jan. 04, 2010

Creeper World Training Sim wins monthly contest!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for December! 1st. Creeper World Training Sim 2nd. Infectonator: Christmas Edition 3rd. Endless Migration 4th. Icebreaker 5th. Shopping Cart Hero 2 6th. Anti-Idle: The Game 7th. Level Up! 8th. Obey the Game 9th. Infectonator! That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for all the others. As usual, implementing our stats API is a requirement for winners to claim their prize.

Dec. 29, 2009

Infectonator: Christmas Edition wins weekly contest!

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Infectonator: Christmas Edition was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Creeper World Training Sim and Endless Migration for $150 each.

Dec. 28, 2009

Stride Longest Lasting Game Contest Finalists!

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We've just finished reviewing the ratings, and I'm pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the Stride® Longest Lasting Game Contest, based on average ratings as of the rating deadline at midnight last night:

Endless Migration

Obey the Game

A Knight's Story 2

Drag Box

run.don't.stop

Fly Squirrel Fly

Age of Information

Starfall: Survivor

TDP3: Ultra Kill

Aclors Contact

Entropy

Ninja Cat

Rubble Racer

Prismatis

AUTUMN WAR : SURVIVOR

Microbe Chain

Thank you to all the developers who submitted games - with 169 games the competition was fierce, and the quality was very high.

Our expert panel is now playing all the finalist games and judging them for creativity and innovation, enjoyability, and use and integration of the “endurance” theme. We'll announce the winners on Wednesday, December 30th!

Dec. 22, 2009

Infectonator! wins weekly contest!

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Infectonator! was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were A Knight's Story 2 and Civiballs: Xmas Levels for $150 each.

Dec. 17, 2009

Stride Longest Lasting Game Contest deadline approaching!

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December 21 is the last day that Kongregate will be accepting submissions for the Longest Lasting Game Contest! There's $25,000 in cash prizes available for developers to make quick, simple games that challenge players to last as long as they can. If your game isn't ready yet, you still have some time! Pull a few all-nighters, proving that your programming skills can outlast a mere 16-hour awake schedule!

Dec. 15, 2009

New Kongregate Version! (CR 2009.12.14)

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We released a new version of Kongregate last night that had a bunch of fixes, tweaks, and new features. We've also announced our new Konduit platform for iframe games. Check out the thread in our forums to read more.

Dec. 15, 2009

Level Up! wins weekly contest!

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Level Up! was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Obey the Game and Perfect Balance 2 for $150 each.

Dec. 09, 2009

Shadowreign RPG wins weekly contest!

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Shadowreign RPG was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Dale & Peakot and Penguin Massacre for $150 each.

Dec. 04, 2009

The Company of Myself Wins Monthly Contest!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for November! 1st. The Company of Myself 2nd. Dragon Age: Journeys 3rd. Heroes of Gaia 4th. Battalion: Ghosts 5th. Copy Cat 6th. Wake Up the Box 7th. Unnamed Multiplayer Artillery Game, Open Alpha Test 8th. Ge.ne.sis 9th. Full Moon That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for all the others. As usual, implementing our stats API is a requirement for winners to claim their prize.

Dec. 01, 2009

The Company of Myself wins weekly contest!

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The Company of Myself was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Unnamed Multiplayer Artillery Game, Open Alpha Test and The Forest Temple for $150 each.

Nov. 24, 2009

Dragon Age: Journeys wins weekly contest!

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Dragon Age: Journeys was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Copy Cat and The Last Frontier for $150 each.

Nov. 20, 2009

Let the smithing begin! (New Kong Version CR 2009.09.19)

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Last night saw the release of a new version, with the brand new Dragon Age Forge event being the biggest news. Check it and and get your forge on! You can also read about all of the new changes, including a certain OCD bug fix, here in our forums.

Nov. 17, 2009

Wake Up the Box wins weekly contest!

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Wake Up the Box was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Level Editor and Adventurous Eric for $150 each.

Nov. 10, 2009

Battalion: Ghosts wins weekly contest!

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Battalion: Ghosts was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Heroes of Gaia and Ge.ne.sis for $150 each.

Nov. 05, 2009

Elona Shooter wins monthly contest!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for October! 1st. Elona Shooter 2nd. Stick War 3rd. Clockwords: Prelude 4th. Frontier 5th. Picma 6th. Trap Master 7th. Flood Fill 8th. Cover Orange 9th. Demolition City 2 That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for all the others. As usual, implementing our stats API is a requirement for winners to claim their prize.

Nov. 05, 2009

New Badge Browser and Kongregate Release!

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Yes, this was technically a few days ago, but the official changelog is now posted in our forums. Head over there to read about the new badge browser and the newly-written API documentation for developers!