Kongregate Monthly Game Contest for March 2007



It's time once again for our monthly and weekly contests at Kongregate! For the first time ever, nothing at all has changed. That's kind of new on its own, right?

Each week, we'll be giving away $250 to the top-rated game and $150 to the second- and third-place games uploaded on Kongregate. These weekly contests run Saturday to Friday and must have a minimum of 10 votes to qualify. The new round of weekly contests will run from March 3 to March 30.

Any game uploaded during March is also eligible for our monthly contest. Voting will last through April 4, and we'll be awarding $1500 to the highest-rated game, $1000 to the second-highest, $700 for the third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. Games must have a minimum of 30 votes to qualify.

So here's the breakdown:

Weekly:
1st: $250
2nd: $150
3rd: $150

Monthly (during March 2007):
1st: $1500
2nd: $1000
3rd: $700
4th: $500
5th - 9th: $250 each

Placement is determined by user votes, but we retain the right to exclude votes that we feel were made in a fraudulent manner (mainly, through the creation of multiple accounts). Feel free to encourage your friends, family and fans to vote for your game(s), but encouraging fans to create multiple accounts or downvote competition will not be allowed.

All uploaded games will also earn ad revenue share in the future.

For more information, read through our official contest rules:

Monthly contest
Weekly contest

You can keep track of the current leaders here.



Kongregate Monthly Game Contest for February 2007 (Completed; see list of winners below)



Our contests aren't slowing down; in fact, they're speeding up. The Kongregate Game Contest 2 is just like our last one, except the total time has been shortened down to only one month — the shortest month of the year!

Each week, we'll still be giving away $250 to the top-rated game and $150 to the second- and third-place games uploaded on Kongregate. They still run Saturday to Friday and must have a minimum of 10 votes to qualify. The new round of weekly contests will run from February 3 to March 2.

Any game uploaded during February is also eligible for our monthly contest. Voting will last through March 4, and we'll be awarding $1500 to the highest-rated game, $1000 to the second-highest, $700 for the third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. Games must have a minimum of 30 votes to qualify.

So here's the breakdown:

Weekly:
1st: $250
2nd: $150
3rd: $150

Monthly (during February 2007):
1st: $1500
2nd: $1000
3rd: $700
4th: $500
5th - 9th: $250 each

Placement is still determined by user votes, but we retain the right to exclude votes that we feel were made in a fraudulent manner (mainly, through the creation of multiple accounts). Feel free to encourage your friends, family and fans to vote for your game(s), but encouraging fans to create multiple accounts or downvote competition will not be allowed.

All uploaded games will also earn ad revenue share in the future.

For more information, read through our official contest rules:

Monthly contest
Weekly contest

Monthly Contest Results:

Winner: Boxhead: More Rooms
2nd: Rings and Sticks
3rd: Four Second Firestorm
4th: Dice Mogul
5th: Hewitt
6th: FruitFall
7th: Four Second Frenzy
8th: Alpha Force
9th: Elite Base Jump


Weekly winners (winners listed first, runners-up listed second and third):

Week 1: Dice Mogul, Four Second Frenzy, Alpha Force
Week 2: Boxhead: More Rooms, FruitFall, Red Ball
Week 3: Uber Breakout II, Letter Boxed, Wreckanoid
Week 4: Rings and Sticks, Swords and Sandals 2, Elite Base Jump



Kongregate Game Contest 1 (completed; see list of winners below)



We had a lot of success with the Kongregate Game Contest 0, so now we're kicking things up a bit and letting our players pick the winners. We couldn't be more excited -- especially since it means that we won't have to make judgment calls between stuff like Prehistoric and Four Second Fury ever again. (As a side note, oranges are far superior to apples.)

The stakes have been raised. Each week, we'll be giving away $250 to the top-rated game and $150 to the second- and third-place games uploaded on Kongregate. These contests run Saturday to Friday, and games must have a minimum of 10 votes to qualify.

Between December 16 and January 31, any uploaded game will be eligible for a grand prize of $1500, with $1000 for second place, $700 for third place, $500 for 4th place, and $250 for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th place. These prizes are also determined by user ratings, with a required minimum of 30.

The voting period for either contest may be extended to allow the final games uploaded to get enough votes to qualify.

So let's break that down, for those just skimming this text:

Weekly:
1st: $250
2nd: $150
3rd: $150

December 16 - January 31:
1st: $1500
2nd: $1000
3rd: $700
4th: $500
5th - 9th: $250 each

Note that all uploaded games will also earn ad revenue share in the future.

So in case the dollar figures and the lack of Kongregate asking developers to do anything beyond hitting the "upload" button didn't give it away, uploading now is probably a very good idea.

For more information, read through our official contest rules:

Final Contest Results:

Winner: Bowmaster Prelude (Dragon Gamez)
2nd: Chaos Faction (JorjEade)
3rd: 3D Logic (AlexMatveev)
4th: McDonald's Videogame (molleindustria)
5th: Orbox (Arseniy)
6th: Seven Deadly Sins (JorjEade)
7th: Unreal Flash 1 (cicla)
8th: Warp Forest (Arseniy)
9th: Ball Revamped 4 (jmtb02)


Weekly winners (winners listed first, runners-up listed second and third):

Week 1: Thing-Thing Arena 2, Runes of Shalak, The Classroom 2
Week 2: Chaos Faction, Warp Forest, Blockhead: The Game
Week 3: Orbox, Ball Revamped 4, Scribble!
Week 4: Bowmaster Prelude, McDonald's Videogame, Rodent Tree Jump
Week 5: Seven Deadly Sins, Cereus Peashy, BowMaster
Week 6: Draw Play, Catacombs, Arrival in Hell
Week 7: 3D Logic, Hewitt, Unreal Flash 1

(Note: Due to the timing of its upload, Hewitt was ineligible for the main contest, but is currently in the running for the February monthly contest.)





Kongregate Game Contest 0 (completed; see list of winners below)



It’s time for Kongregate Game Contest 0, which happens to be Kongregate’s first-ever game developer contest! It’s sort of like a “My First” children’s toy, only with lots of cash being given away for great Flash games.

The entry process couldn't be simpler. Just upload a Flash game between now and December 15 and that game is automatically entered, assuming that your game follows our guidelines. (No porn and no stolen material – and definitely no stolen porn.) Developers are allowed to enter as many games as they like, which will each be considered individually.

Games will be judged on creativity, innovation, humor, and replay value. Oh, and they should be fun, too. That one's important.

The contest will run through December 15, with a grand prize of $1,500 for the top-judged submission. Five runners-up will receive $500 each, with an additional prize of $250 for the funniest game and another $250 prize for the most innovative.

Don't wait to submit your game, though. In addition to our main contest, we'll also be giving away $250 each week for 9 weeks in a separate contest.

Contest winnings are also in addition to revenue share in the near future.

For more information, read through our official contest rules:


Final Contest Results:

Winner:
Gamma Bros.

Runners-up:
The Fancy Pants Adventures
Clubby The Seal
QWERTY Warriors
Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!
Prehistoric

Funniest: Dark Cut
Most Innovative: The Game of Disorientation

Weekly Contest Winners:

Week 1: The Fancy Pants Adventures
Week 2: Gamma Bros.
Week 3: Pretty Pretty Bang Bang
Week 4: QWERTY Warriors
Week 5: Thing-Thing 2
Week 6: Float
Week 7: Tri-achnid
Week 8: Thing-Thing 3
Week 9: Papa Louie: When Pizzas Attack!