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Should Kongregate continue giving badges to New Games even if they are all rubbish? page 3

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Glad to see SSL2 is getting badges. I’ve hardly played it, but I played the first one to level 21, so I have high hopes.

 
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Originally posted by greg:


Originally posted by me

Have you even “play” Dawn of Darkness, Greg?

I did, yes. I understand that the game isn’t for everyone, but the medium badge should only take a few hours of playtime. It’s even faster if you take advantage of all the ways the game lets you progress without even being logged in — you can set your character to grind automatically while you’re offline, and you get straight experience for offline time (not just rest state!). Also remember to use your vouchers; you can blast through all your side quests in a few minutes if you use those to speed things up, and the game provides you with plenty of vouchers to do this even if you don’t spend any real money.

Dawn of Darkness is one of those games where the lazier you play it, the more efficiently the game moves you along. If you really hate the game but you just want the medium badge, you can achieve it pretty easily by just playing the game for a few minutes a day for a while. You should get 2k power by around level 40 or so.

You didn’t understand me. I have no problem with the badge, I got it in two days without even playing, just a bunch of clicks.

My problem is the reason of the badge, that these games get the spotlight, a place that should be for games with developers who need the attention. These MMO’s are made by greedy big companies, they don’t need the attention, they can buy it.

I see you’re looking into old games, Ge.ne.sis. is rated 4.04 http://www.kongregate.com/games/fairypoet/ge-ne-sis Unfortunately the developer has passed away in case it doesn’t have the API.

Thanks for the replies and the feedback, Greg.

 
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fairypoet has died? Source please.

 
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http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/fairypoet

KantiSama

As of June 23 it was confirmed at 1manstudio forum that fairypoet is dead. Sorry.

Jun 30, 2013 6:31am

 
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http://www.kongregate.com/games/bluffman_/guardians-of-the-light I remember playing this for ages the first week it came out, and just realised it has an avg. rating of 4.00 but has no badges. One of my favourite bullet hell games and I think it deserves a badge(s).

 
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Originally posted by Jozie011:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/bluffman_/guardians-of-the-light I remember playing this for ages the first week it came out, and just realised it has an avg. rating of 4.00 but has no badges. One of my favourite bullet hell games and I think it deserves a badge(s).

It doesn’t seem like it has api. The developer would have to add that for the game to get badges.

 
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Originally posted by TheMonkofDestiny:

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/fairypoet

KantiSama

As of June 23 it was confirmed at 1manstudio forum that fairypoet is dead. Sorry.

Jun 30, 2013 6:31am

Where was it confirmed on the 1manstudio forum? I couldn’t find it…

 
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Quietus would be quick and easy to badge – just a simple hard for beating the game with <99999999999 deaths.

Texas HoldEm Poker Deluxe would be cool too. It currently only has (visible) API for player level but maybe a medium for level 10 would work?

 
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I’m pretty sure the high scores for Quietus are actually broken. Or very unreliable at the least.

 
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I suppose now is a good time to release a game.

 
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Originally posted by GameBuilder15:

I suppose now is a good time to release a game.

Why? We’re badging old games :-P

 
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Originally posted by DarkRainyKnight:
Originally posted by GameBuilder15:

I suppose now is a good time to release a game.

Why? We’re badging old games :-P

…because we have to. :(

 
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Many games of undefined do not have badges, including Protector III

 
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Originally posted by Funnykidsc:
Originally posted by TheMonkofDestiny:

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/fairypoet

KantiSama

As of June 23 it was confirmed at 1manstudio forum that fairypoet is dead. Sorry.

Jun 30, 2013 6:31am

Where was it confirmed on the 1manstudio forum? I couldn’t find it…

I couldn’t either, unless there’s a separate forum somewhere.
 
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Submarine vs. Aliens
Lost Head
Death Penalty

Some suggestions for old games I would like to see badged. Very good ones, in my opinion.

Thank you, Greg, for digging these games.

 
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How do I see whether a game has API implemented?

If it has API, then 1066 would be a good candidate with a 4.2 rating

 
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How do I see whether a game has API implemented?

On the tabs at the top, if the third tab says “More Games” it most likely doesn’t have API, but if it has “High Scores”, it does.
Some games have hidden API, so you won’t be able to see it even if it exists.