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New Kongregate Version: CR 2011.08.24

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Developers good news, we now have a new site devoted to you at developers.kongregate.com. There you’ll find resources and useful information on our Kongregate API calls and ways to successfully monetize your games. Plus, we have implemented our comment/reply system on the documentation, so you can ask questions and Anthony (Phoenix00017) will be checking and answering them daily.

As for our users, whenever a developer replies to one of your game comments, you’ll receive a whisper and also be able to see it in your comments section. Just go to your profile page and click the link next to “Comments” or go straight to your comments page (i.e. http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/joe1017/comments). We’ve also have added tags to your personalized game recommendations. You can see your recommendations on the home page, on game page or at http://www.kongregate.com/recommended-games. And remember, the more games you rate, the better your recommendations will be.

Beyond that, we have also included some bug and security fixes. Check out all the details in the changelog below or here.

 
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Developers:

  • We have a new site for developers to go and grab documentation and information. Go to http://developers.kongregate.com and you’ll find:
    • Updated developer docs
    • A place to comment on these docs
    • See case studies of successful kreds games
    • Special section just for developer news
    • Ability to sign up for the developer newsletter
  • New Play on Kongregate button in http://www.kongregate.com/logos
    UPDATE:
  • SSL warnings should no longer appear on the developer payment info form. All images should now be served properly and the warnings should go away!

Users:

  • Only show the current contest leader boards on the home page (Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to see past winners by clicking on “more info”!)
  • Moved the location of our contest leader boards on our /contests page
  • Removed our /featured_developers page
  • Fixed the “Remember Me” check box during sign in to work with Facebook Connect
  • When a developer replies to one of your comments on their game page, you now get sent a whisper
  • See developer replies to your comments on your own /comments page
  • Everyone who has rated over 5 games will now see recommended games with tags on both the home page and game pages
 
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Yay!

 
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When a developer replies to one of your comments on their game page, you now get sent a whisper

See developer replies to your comments on your own /comments page

:D

 
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Nice, nice.

I’m seeing some changes in awarding badges.

Is this part of the update?

 
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<3 Developer updates!

 
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Originally posted by CowFriend:

Nice, nice.

I’m seeing some changes in awarding badges.

Is this part of the update?

Nope, pretty sure it’s just a bug with that game.

Hooray for the developers site!

 
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Nope, pretty sure it’s just a bug with that game.

I’m playing a special game. I’m special.

 
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Thank you. The special care and attention that developers get is one of the big things that really makes KOngregate stand out. I really appreciate this, thank you.
Thank you joe. Thank you Jim. Thank you Kongregate staff. Not just for this update, but for everything that you’re doing. This update is just another example of how great you guys are, and how you really work with the devs well.

 
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Very useful updates!
Makes me wish I were a better Developer.

 
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Now my games will surely get the attention they deserve. :D

 
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Sounds coolio.

 
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Nice, I will submit my game for a Kong sponsorship evaluation; it seems more welcoming.

 
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It seems there are page duplicates or something?

My comments page links to http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/all/useful-links-and-resources
while the page I actually posted to was http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/virtual-goods/useful-links-and-resources

Note: all v. virtual-goods in the url.

EDIT And on PMs we recieve from the comment notification it says:

Greetings, UnknownGuardian! jimgreer responded to your comment on Useful URLs and Resources: “Good question. Let me ask the dev team about that.”.
You can see your comments or leave the developer a message. Happy gaming!


When the responder isn’t a developer. Still though, I love it. :)

EDIT 2 When we get a PM could we get a link to where the comment is located, whether that be a game or a thread. It would be mighty helpful.

 
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Ohh, the new developer help pages look so professional! I like :)

 
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Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

It seems there are page duplicates or something?

My comments page links to http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/all/useful-links-and-resources
while the page I actually posted to was http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/virtual-goods/useful-links-and-resources

Note: all v. virtual-goods in the url.

EDIT And on PMs we recieve from the comment notification it says:

Greetings, UnknownGuardian! jimgreer responded to your comment on Useful URLs and Resources: “Good question. Let me ask the dev team about that.”.
You can see your comments or leave the developer a message. Happy gaming!


When the responder isn’t a developer. Still though, I love it. :)

EDIT 2 When we get a PM could we get a link to where the comment is located, whether that be a game or a thread. It would be mighty helpful.

Good points! To answer:

a) We’re using some dynamic URL magic, so those two pages are the same page, but the navigation behaves differently depending on the URL. It’s a little weird, but it works nicely in most cases. I guess here the system just doesn’t know which one you were on when you posted, so it picks the default “all”.

b) Yeah, that’s a little odd – we retrofitted the comments from games to work with this. We’ll probably need to change that, though technically we are developers…of Kongregate, rather than the game. :)

c) That would be helpful – I’m not sure how technically feasible it is, but we can look into it.

Originally posted by BlackBone:

Ohh, the new developer help pages look so professional! I like :)

Thanks!! :D

 
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Originally posted by UnknownGuardian:

It seems there are page duplicates or something?

My comments page links to http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/all/useful-links-and-resources
while the page I actually posted to was http://developers.kongregate.com/docs/virtual-goods/useful-links-and-resources

Note: all v. virtual-goods in the url.

EDIT And on PMs we recieve from the comment notification it says:

Greetings, UnknownGuardian! jimgreer responded to your comment on Useful URLs and Resources: “Good question. Let me ask the dev team about that.”.
You can see your comments or leave the developer a message. Happy gaming!


When the responder isn’t a developer. Still though, I love it. :)

EDIT 2 When we get a PM could we get a link to where the comment is located, whether that be a game or a thread. It would be mighty helpful.

If you go to http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/UnknownGuardian/comments you should be able to see your comment, the reply and a link to the page of your comment

 
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I think you should add a little note making clear that the highscores tab will display the stats starting from the last you added and having the first at the bottom.

This may not be important to some, but as there’s no way to arrange their order, it’d be nice to let developers know about it.

Thanks. Hope you keep it updated.

 
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Also you should make the award tab display the leaderboard name of the stat.

 
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I wanna make a game…. Show me the link to make a game on Kongregate?

 
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Originally posted by kingjamon:

I wanna make a game…. Show me the link to make a game on Kongregate?

Over here.

 
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Nice updates!

My name is not showing up in the chatroom guest list though.

 
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Originally posted by uuu2:

Nice updates!

My name is not showing up in the chatroom guest list though.

I got this as well. But only with / ESCAPE \

 
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Originally posted by SamsterSamster:
Originally posted by uuu2:

Nice updates!

My name is not showing up in the chatroom guest list though.

I got this as well. But only with / ESCAPE \

Yep, that’s because of the slashes in the name, particularly the \ slash at the end. It’s getting fixed or trying to be fixed at the moment.

 
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Ah alright then.