Recent posts by vynx on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Tripping the Rift - MMO Beta now online

Hi Kongregater’s,

The beta version of the Tripping the Rift Flash MMO is now online for testing.

www.trippingtherift.tv

The game is not officially released but we want to give experienced gamers a sneak preview of the Tripping the Rift Online Universe a few weeks before the website’s official launch. In exchange we only need your feed back on our Tripping the Rift forum. Feel free to critic, propose and submit bugs or technical issues. All comments are welcome and appreciated.

To play, you only need to create an account and confirm registration with a valid e-mail. Then you will be able to create unlimited number of customizable characters. The game features more than 6 playable species, 8 spaceships, and a wide variety of weapons, 5 planets systems and more than 30 grounds locations.

Regards,

The Tripping the Rift Game development team

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FITC toronto 2007

Anyone of Kongregate staff or game Dev are going to be at Flash in the Can Toronto in 2 weeks ?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Heroes

Great superheroes show ! So many jaw dropping moment.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / alexs game

Yeah ! Is the info out on the api ? I was wondering the same thing. Some kongregaters must have copy paste him a line or too. Cant believe he’s the first to use thoses ! lol

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New minigames contest

More time is good for me ! :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate logo/mascot: What is it? What should it be?

Disney as done it … oh never mind.

 

Topic: Kongregate / Hewitt- Mouse?

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Topic: Kongregate / developers plz read

Again, this could have been submitting in an existing thread.

But to answer you, all developpers create there game like they want, some add sound control some dont. Rate the game accordingly.

I may have a solution for you : if you find the music to loud, on your speaker you generaly have a volume button… ;P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / plz read(an idea for kongregate)

If you want to talk to a friend why dont you send them an e-mail or ask them about there msn account.

Also, could it be possible for you to properly format your post title ? “plz read(an idea for kongregate)” is not an approprited way to start a thread. You may also have post this suggestion in the “Ideas & Suggestions” thread.

Thanks

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

@hadii : As a Kongregate user you do have a page to post a little text about yourself. Check out the “my profil” link in the header of the page. To see profil of other people on the chat you just have to click there name to see a bunch of info on them. (profil, favs, friends)

Also about your idea of uploading copied game of other people, well lets say I’m against the idea. Some game are bound to agreement on other website, or are liscence to other legal owner than the developers who did the actual game. Also, all game on Kong are in for weekly contest and (in the furtur) to add revenus share. To make it short, the owner of the game must be the one to submit it for clear reason. :D

About the chat, I agree that it could be improve, but you can pretty well do your emoticon old style strictly with ascii. I’d prefer a private fonction waaay before glowing-waving text.

Regards.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

I just upload my first game at the beginning of the week and I was wondering if there was a way for a developers to track the number of time our game was added to a Fav list ? This could be a nice thing to know on the personnal info page bellow each uploaded game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Future of Shockwave Games

I learn basic programming with Director Lingo. I use to think it was the best way to do game and nice application. A year after I begin to play with Flash. I could simply never go back to Director.

That said, Director is great for doing CDRom with an install function both for PC and MAC. Its also great to do complexe application that search the local hard drive etc. But I find Flash more usefull. Flash logic is simple, Flash .EXE make great CD with the Js command. Flash is easy to print for documentation. It make everything I need.

Both application have both strong tools, but I think the Web is definitly for Flash.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate Labs

Yeah, we talk about a Dev zone, but naming it the Kongregate Labs sound extremly good. ^^

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New minigames contest

damijin got the essence of the Wario Ware Series. Short but very simple. Jmtb collective game is a bit hard for those kind of game. Still, I think sticking to 4 seconds will require to show not only good visual but I think the most intuitive short reaction game will win this contest. Good luck to all.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Jokes

A fish is frantically rubing is eyes. Another fish ask him what is wrong. The first one reply :“I got water in my eyes!”.

Bouboum tchi !

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New minigames contest

Keyboard or mouse I dont care, we just have to make with the rulls we have. We could go for mouse if thats what most people want.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New minigames contest

Well, we could do it as mouse instead arrows and space bar


I think we should stick with the keyboard.

I’m okay with no music, but what about sound FX ?

but to rework our game to play several in a row might be more work than we really have resources for right now.


Okay major issue. I think all the game sould be pack as a whole, but it bring the problem with the vote (how can we vote for a game into a game.. maybe with the comment?). Aside from the vote it could be relativly easy to put a mini-game holder up and running. I have some experience with this and the best way to work with a shell its to make the shell first and give some some function to the participating dev, such as a function to call the end of the game with a true false statement if the game was complet succefully. The timer could also be a problem if everyone program is own things.

That said, I think the vote problem is bigger than the problem of just working with the few winner at the end of the contest. But to regroup all the game entry during contest time, maybe the front page of kong could link to a list of all the entry.

Looking foward to this contest.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

friends tend to give feedback in a very polite way


Yeah I agree, but the friend I have on Kong are not traditionnal friend I go hang with to take a coffee. IndyFlashArcade, added me to is friend list without knowing much about me. He added me simply because I post comment on a lot of games and in the forum section. Most of the relation on kong are of this type. They dont mean those kind of person wont become coffee type friend, but you get my point. I’m sure when Benjamin (IndyFlashArcade) ask for my comments on one of is demo, he knows i’ll get him the new perspective he want. Sure i’ll be polite and sincere… but not “mom polite” or “best friend polite”.

So, pixelate, i’ll add you to my friend list. Until we become “coffee friend” i’ll try to give you my insight in the best professional way I can. And i’m sure you can have a friend list on Kong full of those kind of people.

Again, friend base, dev base or level base, the beta section will need a restricted way to get select people.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

I have note your adress and your link this time. I’ll give you news soon. You may want to reedite your post to remove e-mail. ;P Again thanks.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

I would definitely value the opinion of Vynx over some others, even though he is not flagged as ‘Developer’ on this site (even though I think that, in real life, he is one)

I think someone like Vynx could provide better feedback than someone who hits the “upload” button on a swf that they spent 15 minutes creating.


Thanks guy’s for appreciating my feedback! :D But Greg brings a point, even if I am a flash develloper, I do not have the status of it on Kong. Even if I get the valued blue D on kong some day others may not be dev and may still have good input do give on beta game.

The perspective damijin brings up is also nice. Maybe a kind of friend list for tester could be part of the solution for a Beta section. Or you simply give ristricted acces to certain friends or all your friends. Friends are suppose to be sincere to you and all that. They can do the tester job nicelly. :P

Finally, Emily bring another great idea. Even if level is not a warranty of anything it sure is a proof of devotion on Kongregate. Maybe you could unlock your acces to the beta section after level 5 (or else).

Whatever the rules of acces to a beta section could be, I would work with it. We now only need such a section to existe! :D

Indy: is it me or did you remove the link to your project? I was cought in a lot of work and didnt take the time to go see it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / New minigames contest

Finally ! Yeah now I cant get to work on this project! The spec seem fine for me. The 4 sec delai is good. I think 10 second may be a bit long.

Are those game intended to be part of a bigger package? If so, i’m a bit concerne about the timer if everyone program is own thing on is side. If the game are to be post individually then I guess anything goes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

Greg I totally agree with you. I like the idea of the Beta section within each developer’s profile. I think it wont resolve all missplaces incomplet games but it could help clean out the home page a little bit. At least if I “judge” a game incomplet I could politly redirect the dev to the beta section of the web site for comment and help. Still your right, we can’t take for granted that everyone have the same sense of a finish game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

EDIT : I’d like to add that not only work in progress should have there own spot on Kong but also the interesting project “Understanding Games: Episode 1”. Wich I dont judge been a game (sure its a pong game with a very long intro). I think this project also need to be classified an other way, a way the average gamer could ignore it because he will only give it a bad rating before reaching the end. But sort it a way the Dev could go to for reference and tutorial. And what if someone post just a sweet animation. Those are not game but some are worth seeing. See, there is a lot of thing that are not game that need sorting out. Maybe its plan for the Dev section on Kong, let us know. :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Unfinished Games

I think IndyFlashArcade hold a part of the solution on the delicate matter of “incompleted game”. I think the ever growing page game on Kong will someday have to find a better way to sort project. I like the system on DA (deviantArt) because it make it easy for an artiste to label is sketch AS Sketches. Those WIP (work in progress) stuff is not mixtup with the rest of the galery. I think a dev on Kong should have the same opportunity to show thinks but only from is profile page. I think DA is very complex when come the time to submit a piece, but it has the excellent advantage that everything as is place. I dont wish to see Kong being like DA but I’d like to see a way for WIP game to find a place on kong.

IndyFlashArcade : Looking forward to your “unfinished” project. :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

I’d like the forum to tell me wich post I’ve read and wich topic I didnt read yet. For now I can only assume by the date of the last post that I maybe didnt get the chance to read it. Maybe a simple color code could indicate to me where I left last time a read on the forum. I’m bussy and I dont want to miss anything. :P