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OK besides the contest API, is there any other way or planned feature to interact with Kongregate’s site? I would love to make a chat game that included text from the chat into the game itself, or name multiplayer avatars based on the user from Kongregate’s name so you know who is who, and other good stuff like that.
Also was I reading somewhere about storing saved games on Kongregate instead of the local computer’s memory?
> Also was I reading somewhere about storing saved games on Kongregate instead of the local computer’s memory?
Yes, a save game feature is coming.
Regarding the Kongregate users name, you can actually grab that now from _root.kongregate_username.
We are planning to constantly expand the API to cater to the needs/wants of developers. A save game API is on the way, as well as one for high scores which will allow you to display a leaderboard in game. Other suggestions are always welcome.
No, chat runs as a separate object. It runs simultaneously but not in the same shell, so you cant just browse through your game movie structure hoping to find it (unless this has changed recently, which is not likely). The chat and game are allowed to communicate, but only with the API commands through the communication pipeline.
Oh and yes, MrCreds is a coding genius. We can only dream of getting all of our games up to the quality of a genuine MrCreds. Accept no imitations.
The API commands that are fully implemented are already available. There are none that I know of that actually get the text from chat. BenV would know if there are but I highly doubt it since much more important tasks are still open and thats not even important functionality.