Kongregate News

Aug. 20, 2009

Summer Gaming Competition at The Escapist

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Our friends over at The Escapist have gone ahead and pulled together an event that has something for every gamer and has asked Kongregate to come along for the ride and host one of their events, the “Flash Game Playoffs”! They are also extending an invitation to all Kongregate members to participate and join in on the fun. It’s free to join, so click here and have a blast.

The Summer E Games is a gamer-centric community event for The Escapist community that was designed to test creativity, knowledge and gaming reflexes in 15 events spanning from August 17th to August 28th. There is an event for every type of gamer, so enjoy yourself and enter as many events as you would like. The more you enter, the better chance of winning a gold, silver or bronze Summer E Games medal for your Escapist profile!

Aug. 19, 2009

Cyclomanics wins weekly contest!

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Cyclomaniacs was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Agony: The Portal and Cube Colossus for $150 each.

Aug. 11, 2009

Multitask wins weekly contest!

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Multitask was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Gravitee 2 and Demolition City for $150 each.

Aug. 05, 2009

Scion Artist Intersection Contest Grand Prize Winners!

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After two months of amazing art and music in the Collabs, our grand prize winners have finally been selected! Our winner in art is backburner, the mind that gave us Whale Sub our winner in music is Robotaki, composer of Falling from Heaven. Other notable mentions go to finalists Kvlticon, PhilipVampire, graphixrob, AdonisWerther, and Chaosdeath, who floored us with their art and hugoleo777, DRHewitt, Muresan, D_Two, Demaryth, and Devastus, who rocked us with their sounds. Kongregate thanks Scion for making this all possible! We also would like to thank all who participated, and give a special Kongrats to our grand prize winners!

Aug. 05, 2009

New Kongregate Version! (CR 2009.08.04)

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This new release was heavily focused on performance boosts for our servers and databases. However, it also addressed a lot of bug fixes, formatting tweaks, and some improvements to our shared content features. Read all about the changes in this thread in our forums.

Aug. 04, 2009

Splitter 2 wins weekly contest!

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Splitter 2 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Pixelvader and DropSum v2 for $150 each.

Aug. 04, 2009

Red Remover wins monthly contest!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for July! 1st. Red Remover 2nd. The Space Game: Missions 3rd. Phage Wars 2 4th. Splitter 2 5th. William and Sly 6th. Bunni: How We First Met 7th. Fragger 8th. Hedgehog Launch 2 9th. How to Raise a Dragon 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.

Jul. 28, 2009

The Space Game: Missions wins weekly contest

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The Space Game: Missions was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were William and Sly and Pixel for $150 each.

Jul. 21, 2009

Red Remover wins weekly contest!

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Red Remover was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Bunni: How We First Met and Hedgehog Launch 2 for $150 each.

Jul. 15, 2009

Kong Version 2009.07.14 released last night

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We pushed out a new version of Kongregate last night that features a number of bug fixes and tweaks. You can read all about them in this thread on the Kongregate forums.

Jul. 14, 2009

Phage Wars 2 wins weekly contest!

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Phage Wars 2 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Fragger and Neuron for $150 each.

Jul. 07, 2009

UPGRADE COMPLETE! wins weekly contest!

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UPGRADE COMPLETE! was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were The Several Journeys of Reemus: Chapter 3 and How to Raise a Dragon for $150 each.

Jul. 06, 2009

UPGRADE COMPLETE! wins monthly contest!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for June! 1st. UPGRADE COMPLETE! 2nd. The Several Journeys of Reemus: Chapter 3 3rd. Epic War 3 4th. Little Wheel 5th. Super Karoshi 6th. Polygonal Fury 7th. Pwong 2 8th. siftheads 5 9th. Ultimate Assassin 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.

Jul. 01, 2009

Kong Version CR 2009.06.30 Released!

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We pushed out a new version of Kongregate last night. There were a few bug fixes and tweaks, but the biggest addition is a close integration with the very cool online art tool Aviary and our Collabs pages. You can read the full report in our forum thread about the release. We look forward to seeing your new Aviary creations!

Jun. 30, 2009

Panda's BIG adventure wins weekly contest!

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Panda's BIG adventure was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Friendly Fire: Blood and Gore and Incredibots 2 for $150 each.

Jun. 23, 2009

Epic War 3 wins weekly contest!

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Epic War 3 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Pwong 2 and siftheads 5 for $150 each.

Jun. 16, 2009

Little Wheel wins weekly contest!

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Little Wheel was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Polygonal Fury and Starcom for $150 each.

Jun. 09, 2009

Super Karoshi wins weekly contest!

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Super Karoshi was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Shopping Street and The X-Spot for $150 each.

Jun. 04, 2009

GemCraft Chapter 0 wins monthly contest

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Here are the monthly contest winners for May! 1st. GemCraft Chapter 0 2nd. Learn to Fly 3rd. Protector III 4th. Crush the Castle 5th. Endless Zombie Rampage 2 6th. Morningstar 7th. Crunchball 3000 8th. Cargo Bridge 9th. Spewer 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.

Jun. 02, 2009

New! Art & Sounds Collabs

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It's hard to make a game. Game design, programming, art and music all have to come together in a great game, and it's pretty rare for anybody to be good at all of those.

Last October we partnered with Scion to create the labs section and the Shootorials to help new developers get started. Today we're proud to announce the launch of Collabs, a new section of the site dedicated to bringing artists, musicians, and developers together by allowing them to show off their best work.

To kick things off Scion is sponsoring a contest with weekly cash prizes for the top-rated submissions, and two grand prizes of design studios worth nearly $5000!

Check out Collabs now! >>