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Jan. 06, 2009

New Kongregate Version Released!

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Last night a new version of Kongregate was released with a few new features and some significant scalability improvements. Read and talk about it in our forums.

Dec. 30, 2008

Epic War 2 wins weekly contest!

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Epic War 2 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Meeblings and Buggle Connect for $150 each.

Dec. 23, 2008

Achievement Unlocked wins weekly contest!

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Achievement Unlocked was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Flash Element TD 2 and Dinowaurs Beta for $150 each.

Dec. 16, 2008

Super Stacker wins weekly contest!

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Super Stacker was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Meat Boy (map pack) and Destroy All Zombies III for $150 each.

Dec. 08, 2008

November contest winners!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for November! 1st. The Several Journeys of Reemus: Chapter 2 2nd. Frantic 3rd. Factory Balls 2 4th. Starland Multiplayer TD 5th. IncrediBots 6th. Feudalism II 7th. Rage 3 8th. Hanna in a Choppa 9th. Interactive Buddy 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. 03, 2008

Interactive Buddy wins weekly contest!

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Interactive Buddy was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Brute Wars 2 and Powerpool for $150 each.

Dec. 01, 2008

Scion Shootorial Contest Winners Announced

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We're excited to announce the winners of the Scion Shootorial! contest.

1st Place and $250 to jimmy_raynor for River Raid
2nd Place and $150 to dahnraelz for Elastic
3rd Place and $150 to leandropug for G-Virus

We were also extremely impressed by astro75's Gravity Master but regretfully disqualified it from the contest rankings because not enough of the game was based on the Shootorials. However, Gravity Master will be featured along with the three winners on the homepage during the next week for a points challenge. A fifth game -- Greg's Pick -- will also be featured (once Greg has picked it that is!) Congratulations to the winners and all the entrants -- we were blown away with the quality of your submissions, and are excited to see the games you make in the future.

Nov. 25, 2008

Incredibots wins weekly contest!

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Incredibots was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Anaksha: Female Assassin and :the game: for $150 each.

Nov. 21, 2008

Reminder: Scion Shootorial competition deadline approaching!

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For all you aspiring game-makers out there planning to take advantage of the Scion Shootorial competition, the final day for submissions is Friday, November 28!

We'd also like to note that the Scion Remix Tool was released a couple of weeks ago, so be sure to check it out if you haven't already! It's a great resource in addition to the toolbox.

If you've already submitted your game or you're just a lazy player who wants to enjoy other people's hard work, be sure to check out the list of current entries.

Nov. 18, 2008

New Feature! Developer Tip Jar

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Have you ever had more love for a particular game than a simple 5/5 could express? Well now there's a more concrete way to say thank you: a tip jar for developers. At the same time Ron Paul's dream of competing U.S. currencies has finally come to fruition today with the launch of kreds, the official monetary system of Kongregate.

Using now-obsolete United States dollars, Kongregate players can fund their accounts using a credit card or Paypal. Once your account is funded, you can use kreds to tip developers on the site using our shiny new tip jar system. Hey, if you're willing to fork over a few dollars to a waiter for carrying over your omelette, why not show some love for the talented developers who slave over a hot ActionScript stove to bring you some really great games for free?

Once a tip has been made, your profile will be optionally updated to show your contribution and support. After credit card fees are factored in, 100% of the tip revenue will go straight to the developer, without any cut for Kongregate (it's okay, don't worry about us -- we have lots of ramen).

You can start the developer love here.

Nov. 18, 2008

Rage 3 wins weekly contest!

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Rage 3 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Mytheria and Dark Cut 3 for $150 each.

Nov. 11, 2008

Feudalism II wins weekly contest!

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Feudalism II was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Factory Balls 2 and Frantic for $150 each.

Nov. 04, 2008

SHIFT 3 wins weekly contest!

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SHIFT 3 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Storm the House 3 and Splitter for $150 each.

Nov. 03, 2008

October monthly contest winners!

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Here are the monthly contest winners for October! 1st. Bloons Tower Defense 3 2nd. SHIFT 3 3rd. Gateway II 4th. Warfare: 1917 5th. Splitter 6th. Storm the House 3 7th. Straw Hat Samurai 8th. Gateway I 9th. Karoshi Suicide Salaryman 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.

Oct. 29, 2008

Halloween Header 2008!

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It’s that time of year again—when the smells of face paint, pumpkin pie and rotting flesh unite the world with promises of sugary goodness and we here at Kongregate ask our members to use their vast talents to dress us up for the occasion.

This year’s entries ranged from Guy_In_Armor’s hilarious costume to Nezzadar’s absolutely terrifying submission. After hours of factual, reasonable and passionate arguing, where matt and BenV had to be repeatedly told they could not vote for themselves, we reached a decision. This year’s header is courtesy of bobuchan, who knows the fastest way to our hearts is through zombie ants.

We’d also like to recognize the massive skills of a few of the other top contenders. aldrin’s banners won some of our hearts, as did Juice’s bats and Aidan’s reaper.

Because of the super high quality of Kongtaminated, we had high expectations for trash’s entry, and he delivered in a major way.

To show our thanks for all of their hard work, everyone who submitted an entry will receive 25 points. For especially fantastic entries, we are giving out 50 points, while our winner bobuchan gets the jackpot of 100 Kongregate points. Don’t spend them all in one place now!

Oct. 28, 2008

Gateway II wins weekly contest!

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Gateway II was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Gateway I and Karoshi: Suicide Salaryman for $150 each.

Oct. 22, 2008

Warfare: 1917 wins weekly contest!

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Warfare: 1917 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Wooden Path and Kongregate Tour v2 for $150 each.

Oct. 14, 2008

World of Goo!

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Yesterday, as most of you were undoubtedly slacking off and being unproductive, 2D Boy unleashed World of Goo upon the unsuspecting masses.

Already receiving critical acclaim, World of Goo should be played by everybody — it's a textbook example of an indie success story on the highest level, a work of art lovingly crafted by two guys who decided to work on their own rather than for someone else.

Also, if you don't buy it, your computer might explode. Not a threat. Just sayin'.

Fun fact: The very first Kongregate office was actually a shared apartment with Kyle Gabler, who was often still awake and toiling away on World of Goo as the very first Kongregate employees began arriving for work.

World of Goo is available on WiiWare, Steam, and directly from the developer.

Oct. 14, 2008

Bloons Tower Defense 3 wins weekly contest!

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Bloons Tower Defense 3 was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Picross Quest and The Heist for $150 each.

Oct. 08, 2008

September monthly and weekly contest winners

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Ether War was the winner of last week's contest on Kongregate for $250. The runners-up were Talesworth Arena: Death Watch and Straw Hat Samurai for $150 each.

Here are the monthly contest winners for September!

1st. Fantastic Contraption
2nd. Battalion: Nemesis
3rd. light-Bot
4th. Ether War
5th. The Several Journeys of Reemus: Chapter 1
6th. Talesworth Arena: Death Watch
7th. Z-Rox
8th. Momentum Missile Mayhem 3
9th. Warlords: Heroes

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.