Recent posts by Jaundice on Kongregate

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Topic: Swords & Potions / If you Looking For a guild Come here

I’m new here – Shop Level 10, Level 16 Blacksmith and Level 16 Tailor.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / [The End] Game stuck on initialising.

Yep. Windows 7, Internet Explorer (ugh, work computers), won’t load completely. Gets stuck at initialization.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Games on Kongregate

Originally posted by greg:

If games score under a certain threshold (I believe 2 stars), then they’re hidden from the “all games” list. From the average user’s perspective, this is essentially the same as removing the game from the site, since it’s unlikely that you’ll stumble into it. However, it still allows the game to remain in the developer’s profile, so he/she can still read comments and link people directly to the game. I don’t think there’s really much downside to allowing this.

In general, our policy on Kongregate is to let any non-pornographic games be uploaded, then let users decide which games we actively promote via hot new games and badges. Going through the unfiltered list of new games will reveal a lot of games that aren’t worthy of either, but it can be a good way to earn some extra points, play the biggest games early, discover the occasional hidden gem, and ultimately play a large role in helping determine which games get extra promotion on the site.

That does make a lot of sense, so at least the developers that are legitimately trying to make games and improve their skill can get feedback from users and such. It just seemed that recently there was an influx of seemingly forced and half-baked games, but I wasn’t aware that the rating system also hid games from the all games list, thanks for the info!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Games on Kongregate

I can understand that they enjoy having a nice collection of games, and I guess I see your point with the better games getting badges, but some of the games I’ve seen on here aren’t even worth the server space they take up. And as for Don’t Shit Your Pants, I have to give it credit for an original idea in an old school format, that being the text input style (Hugo’s House of Horrors anyone?), and if the majority of the community rated it high (which they did) it got some badges. But I must say my biggest pet peeve has been the influx of generic games with Mario as the character, they make me rage. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New Games on Kongregate

Is it me or does it seem that there are a lot of garbage games being accepted on Kong? In all honesty – I’ve seen so many generic games being uploaded, but with Mario as the character, that I’ve lost count. It would seem that perhaps there should be a review process, or perhaps if a game gets rated low it gets removed. There are some games on here that I can’t even fathom why anyone would even think to upload them, others have misleading titles, others are jokes, which sure, they’re funny to the person who uploaded, but not to the disappointed gamers who were looking for something new and fun to play. Just a thought. How does the rest of Kong feel?