I’ve been a supporter of kong for a very long time – I’ve purchased kreds to support game developers. I’ve been logging in for 4 years.
Today I noticed a whisper declaring that facebook was now linkable. This completely explains all the junky energy based games that have been popping up on kong.
I’m not saying I’m going to stop playing – but kongregate devs need to put all the facebook games into categories, and let us limit our viewing of the games & feeds on the account level.
Otherwise in a year or 2 nobody will be able to find real games, and kong will die… except of course as a facebook integrated junk site.
You’ve been able to link your Kongregate and Facebook accounts for quite a while now, and it has no real affect on the types of games being uploaded or promoted. All that linking does is allow you to post stuff that you do on Kongregate, such as earn badges and add freinds, to your Facebook timeline, it doesn’t allow for extra interactivity in games (you can even link your account and choose to not have it publish anything anyways).
You can easily ignore these energy based games, since there are so few of them in the grand scheme of things. Kongregate needs to make money somehow, and Kred sales to those who like to buy things in games is a great way for them to make money. I rarely see the promotion of these games anyways, maybe once a week for the weekly challenge, but that’s all I see of them.
this is the problem with game industry business these days. everyone adjusts/changes/manipulates their sites performance to get better numbers today. “we made a change, people are spending 10% more time in the game”… “we made a change, people are spending %5 more cash now”… “must be a good change, right?”
Problem is… it’s not forward thinking, it’s now thinking. When you’re aboot the bottom dollar, the people aren’t aboot you.