Recent posts by LetsDesign on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Freelancer for Flash Games Programming - required.

We are looking to set up a new freelancer for Flash games programming work, for those extra jobs we might get in. You would need to meet the following requirements:
– you are freelance
– work freelance full time
– can program in As3.
– can make games in flash and as3.
– understand how to use a MVC framework.
– a competent programmer with good physics skills
– have used the Adobe Air method of iOS and Android deployment.
- can integrate mochi leaderboard and ads.

You might also benefit from having PHP and MySQL skills, for creating bespoke score boards and capturing data from apps and games that are made in flash.

If you fit the above and wish to have regular work making flash games. Then please contact us and send us your portfolio, availability and hourly rate. Details of how to contact us can be found here: http://www.letsdesign.co.uk/contact-us/

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from people.
David at Lets Design

 
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Topic: Technical Support / W8-Ben form is not a legal requirement

I noticed you are still asking UK residents to fill in your W8-Ben form. Under our countries international trade agreements, I am not legally liable to fill in any such form. This form needs to be filled in by yourselves. Your accountant should add my name to the form and fill in the appropriate parts when returning your tax declaration.
Payment for services should be made to me promptly without asking me or residents of my country to fill in such a form (Note: a highly bureaucratic and confusing form, at that).

p.s. I know nothing about this for other countries. In case anyone else is interested. I just know that UK residents are not required to and should not fill it in.

Reason why I know all this: I have had this form so many times that I am a little sick that your tax agencies don’t inform US Accountants and residents of this. I have phoned up your tax offices in the USA and they agree that I should not be asked to fill this form in, we have trade agreements that mean I am not liable to fill it in and it’s meant for the accountant or tax returnee to fill it in.

Please arrange payment of my monies that are now owed, (they are a year overdue), when you have resolved this matter. I await your investigation and response. Thanks

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Not very Christmasy Kongregate

I know it sounds biased, when I have just launched a Christmas game on here, but why isn’t Kongregate showing any festive spirit?
Showcase a few recent Xmas games on the front page.
Here’s one to add to a list of featured games (cheeky smile):
http://www.kongregate.com/games/LetsDesign/erics-xmas

Best wishes,
David

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Box 2D programmer needed - Snowboard game - $ = 50/50

This game is similar to what you require and can be modified easily, it’s also made using a box 2d:
http://www.letsdesign.co.uk/dev/x/index.html
You can purchase the source code, as long as you modify all the graphics.
I realise you starting out but no doubt you will get $3k for a good snowbaording game built on this engine.
I’ll sell you the source code for = $1000. Which is very reasonable and I will allow you to use it for 2 new games that you wish to make.

If interested then please contact me using the details found here, as I don’t often have time to check forums and PM’s:
http://www.letsdesign.co.uk/contact-us/

Thanks and I look forward to your reply,

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Please delete this game, Having no look when contacting you

I have, emailed 2 email accounts and used the contact form. Surely, this should be enough to get it deleted.
How long should this process take?

I keep hearing people mention this bad links reason.
It’s our content that they use to make money, if we wish to delete it due to client demands or reasons of our own, we should be able to, no questions asked. It is our copyright.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Please delete this game, Having no look when contacting you

p.s. maybe having a delete option would be useful for when you launch out of BETA.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Please delete this game, Having no look when contacting you

I have used your contact form and emailed you to delete this game:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/LetsDesign/x-stunt-bike

I have not heard back or seen it delete. How long does it usually take?

Please delete ASAP so we can redevelop and not allow this on the net, no more.

Thanks in advance,

 
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Topic: General Gaming / How do you delete a game you published on Kongregate?

Having said that, they seem to take their time, having used both methods of contact.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / How do you delete a game you published on Kongregate?

Thanks, I have contacted them through the email to delete a game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / How do you delete a game you published on Kongregate?

How do you delete a game that is published on Kongregate?

That is obviously owned by you.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ratings under judgement? Whats the point?

Phoenix, I agree it has good intentions, but leaving a game over a week is just wrong.
It needs to automatically display on 50 ratings. IMHO
< that is my 2 penneth and I will leave it at that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ratings under judgement? Whats the point?

However, back on track, the new system is useless.
As I have seen some games that were put on the site on the 26th July and that have still not got a rating, does this mean they are crap? No, it might mean they have a crap thumbnail and thus haven’t received enough reviews. However, we are still yet to know their score and if they are worth playing. I think waiting a week for a game stars to show up is a seriously flawed system. All because a few minor people over rate their own games.

This could be solved with 30 max and then the rating shows, but currently it’s just stifling progress and the sense of community.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ratings under judgement? Whats the point?

Ahh, that makes some sense, but it kind of puts people off rating in the first place. I think an element of trust needs to be re-introduced.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ratings under judgement? Whats the point?

I have just uploaded a new game and people are rating it. However the stars don’t show up. It says ‘ratings under judgement’.
What is the point?
Surely the community can be trusted to rate correctly?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What would you do in the event of a nuclear war?

I’d go to Iraq where we all know for definite (NOW) that there are no nukes and thus no one would bother bombing that country.
(sarcasm: mainly directed at Tony Blair sat in his rocking chair)

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My scores and your scores?

someone whispered that it’s confusing mochileaderboard with the kongregate scores api?

How come Kongregate and mochi (who are pretty well connected) havent fixed this?
And why are the scores wrong? for Kongregate.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My scores and your scores?

I added this game to your site: http://www.kongregate.com/games/LetsDesign/colo… I added mochiscores to it. However, I never added the Kongregate score system to the game, yet it shows ‘you got a high score’. Moreover, the score on your system is wrong?

Can someone explain what is going on??

Thanks in advance.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / My game scores

I added this game to your site:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/LetsDesign/color-blocks
I added mochiscores to it.
However, I never added the Kongregate score system to the game, yet it shows ‘you got a high score’.
Moreover, the score on your system is wrong?

Can someone explain what is going on??

Thanks in advance.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Psychologist looking for programmers

Maybe you could mix this game I own with your theory:
http://www.stockmarketgame.biz

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Unfinished game, needs finishing will pay $$

Hello to all,

A very long time ago a programmer attempted to make me a game. He struggled to finish it and we both went our separate ways. However, the game and all it’s assets and work has been left on the shelf, it seems such a waste to leave it.

I would now like to have this game completed by someone (anyone with the ability to program flash games and experience in XML), you will need to have made at least one game and post it here with your contact details.

I will review those that apply for this position and send you further specifics.
I estimate 4 weeks full time work, all graphical assets are already made.

The game is called Kart Racer and can be viewed here:
http://www.pixelplatformer.com/KartRacer/game.swf
However, as mentioned, it doesn’t work.

The idea was to create a ‘make your own’ track system for the game.

A lot of the track tiles load from XML.
Or are supposed to.

I look forward to hearing from anyone interested.
Pay can be discussed on email.

Best regards,
David

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Will sponsor any game!

If a client (any client) is sponsoring a game they dont expect other intros on there (in my opinion, yours or mochiads). It defeats the object of exclusive sponsorship.

So my answer is a straight no, to any other logo (developers games site, developers portfolio or otherwise).

It sounds harsh, but you are allowed to place this in your portfolio on completion and you may put this on Kongregate, just no intros or logos on the game.

client is happy to negotiate costs for having in game credits page that points to your logo.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Will sponsor any game!

well, ‘any’ within the specifics of what I have mentioned and clarified.
But yes, I do get a lot of rubbish and people that really cant read what I require.
but it’s working out okay, i have 2 shortlisted and client wants 4 games ish, so we will see.

To anyone interested, please keep emailing me, thanks.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Will sponsor any game!

Okay Dragon Run looks as though it’s been launched already, I mean it’s on here already. I’m after non distributed games.

smigbob, I need a game within next 2 weeks. but do write down my email and send me a copy of your game when it’s done, you never know who might be asking at that time.

mochiads is a no no, as many sites will not carry games with these ads anymore. Mainly due to mochiads having the same ad for last 3 months but if my client is paying to sponsor your game there is no chance they will want other peoples adds on there.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Will sponsor any game!

There is no specification for this. It needs to be complete or near complete (ie.. you have to mail me with a demo to show my client).

The client wants a good few games (that is it, they just have to be good and playable).
In terms of budget, I am happy to pass on any request but the client will choose the game based on the costs (obviously), so I think the price should reflect the game.

How distributable = number of hits the game will get = playability and likability = cost
<use the above to measure what you think.

I usually would say if you get less than 3 stars on Kongregate it isnt worth more than $500 to a client (it might have taken longer to make), but I am thinking from a sponsors perspective. If you think it would get 3-4stars then maybe $1000 and for 4-5 stars expect $2000. I think that makes sense. In fact I could even sell it based on this theory and this be the first place it be put.

Thanks and I look forward to more demos in my inbox.

Bye for now.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Will sponsor any game!

Hello,

I have a few clients who are looking for games to release before Xmas holidays to promote their sites. I am too busy to do the games at the moment, as I have a big project on this next 2 weeks. If you are ‘about to’ complete or have a complete game (not yet released onto the net) then please email me using the contact details found here http://www.letsdesign.co.uk/contact.html (email address top right) and I will pass on your details and game demos.

All game demos will be strictly protected from release and you will obviously be paid for the sponsorship (please name a price for sponsorship).

All clients require exclusive sponsorship. Just to clarify, that means you can not re-release the game with someone elses logo on it.

Well, I am keen to see what you have. email me.

Thank in advance. David.