Recent posts by 4urentertainment on Kongregate

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Topic: Game Programming / Free music in 5 seconds.

You know what would be cooler? Copying this algorithm over to your game. I’m not sure exactly how it works because I haven’t delved into the code, but if you can give it a bunch of samples, and like group them into certain categories, you could generate some good music, but moreso, you could dynamically change the music as the situation changes.

Maybe the pitch gets higher as you get in more danger, or the song speeds up, or you add certain instruments at a certain time etc…

I think dynamically changing music is a great idea. And what made me think about this is this podcast where the musicians of Little Big Planet, Deadspace and Bastion were talking, and the LPB guy I think said that it would be brilliant if done right. And that we would sooner or later have to do so as games get more complex.

This is the podcast/video if anyone’s interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrjGV39iJ8U

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Collaborators on games?

Ah, didn’t know I had to prove it. But still, Kong should really improve their co-author system with almost every game being made by more than one person. Such that the games would appear on both collaborators’ profiles.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Collaborators on games?

So we’ve just submitted our latest game here and the artist is the one who submitted it and added me as a collaborator. However, my name doesn’t appear on the game’s page. I assumed it would only appear on my profile, but checking now, the game doesn’t even appear on my profile.

Is this how it’s supposed to work? If so, I think there should really be a co-author system.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stealing Games

I can’t really site lock, since I want it to spread as much as possible. Any site can take the game, but when the terms of the site include that you have to be the developer of the game you’re uploading, such as here and Newgrounds, Nonoba etc..

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stealing Games

I was googling my game “Toastache” to see which sites it’s on, and I found it under a different name here, when I had already uploaded it on Kong.

The same guy seems to have also taken a few others games which he did not develop and put them on here.

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/jarobu1

I don’t really hang around Kongregate much, so I don’t know what appropriate method to report such people is, but I just wanted to bring this to your attention.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need EXPERIENCED Programmers

I still think it’d be a good idea to show some examples of your previous work to attract skilled developers.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need EXPERIENCED Programmers

So, you need an artist, programmers and a website designer. So what are you doing?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Inspiration but no Knowledge

Just for the record, there’s no way you’re going to make more money off of a downloadable Java game than you will if you made it in flash and got a sponsorship for it. Especially if it’s your first game. With no fan-base whatsoever, and a site that just came out of the blue, you’re going to have a very hard time getting sales at all.

I suggest you make this game in flash instead, as the potential of money is much greater there, and at least a bit more guaranteed.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone looking for ideas?

Well, if you’ve got ideas, shoot. Maybe a bored developer looking for ideas will be interested and actually make it.