Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Terr002:
The game hasn’t even been out for a day and Greg hasn’t committed to badging it yet

Only because I was slow to update! I’ve been playing the game today (on the last level now) and talking to the developer about badges. It’s definitely a high priority. I think I’m going to get Freeway Fury 3 up tomorrow, then Rogue Soul 2 and Red Remover Blast next week.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Special Event] Kongregate Live with YAYitsAndrew! Sept 25th

Originally posted by DemonOfMist:

I actually played Burrito Bison and beat it before.

::yawn::

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Memohuntress game & badge removed

Sorry guys, developer-requested. Full story here: http://spikevallentine.newgrounds.com/news/post/907349

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by DarkRainyKnight:

If you don’t, you have to retry the level and start from the bottom of the meter again.

That’s what I assumed at first, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. I always progress to the next level even though I’ve never actually beaten one. Maybe I’m hitting a bug or something? Anyone else having the same experience?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by andyb112:
Originally posted by uzzbuzz:
Originally posted by andyb112:

I suggest Vex 3

Vex 3 is already on Greg’s to-do list but it still needs some API fixes.

ok didn’t see that thanks.

Unfortunately I never got a reply from the developer about Vex 3. :( But if the API is fixed, I will happily add badges to Vex 3.

Originally posted by calleharnemark:

Thanks for using my hard badge name, Greg.
Also, badges seems to work good retroactively, even though I don’t have the hard badge yet.

Yep, I specifically requested this from the developer.

I’m adding Freeway Fury 3 and Red Remover Blast to the list, but I’m a little confused about how the level progression in Freeway Fury 3 works. I don’t really understand what the continues mean, and it seems like I just progress to the next level when I die. Like, I beat the whole game without actually beating any of the individual levels, until the last boss at the end. Does anyone have any idea how this works? I’m really confused by it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Holy2334:
Originally posted by greg:

Yeah, I lie all the time. You guys should have figured this out by now!

Does that mean I should stop trying to figure out what you’ve done to your “G” then?

There is still an easter egg in my avatar that no one has found yet, but it’s extremely subtle. But if you find it, you’ll know you’ve found it.

Anyway, Building Rush had a nasty API bug where medals were reporting +1 if you replayed a level and earned that medal. Like if you earn a gold medal on level 1 twice, it’ll report golds as 2. I worked with the developer today getting that fixed, but now the day is over and I’m feeling like a failure!

I’ll try to get these up over the weekend since I’m so close on them. On that note, though, I was thinking about doing a medium badge for all golds, but I’m just now realizing at 5:00 on Friday that level 20 is actually pretty hard to get gold on — way harder than all the other levels. So at least I’m glad I playtested this.

Anyway, I would like to do an easy badge for deliveries, a badge for profit, and a badge for either bronze or gold medals. Probably 1 of these 2 possibilities:

Easy: 100 deliveries

Medium: All levels completed

Hard: Something profit-based — maybe $90k or so

ORRRRR

Easy: 100 deliveries

Medium: $40k profit

Hard: All levels gold’d

Or I could just do 2 mediums, with $40k profit for one and game completion for the other. I don’t know. I DON’T KNOW!!! I’m going home. Weigh in if you have a preference, or if you have suggestions for names.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Yeah, I lie all the time. You guys should have figured this out by now!

Anyway, I’m planning Building Rush for tomorrow. Probably an easy for deliveries, a medium for completion, and maybe another medium for getting all golds. I’m pretty close to this now, so I’ll evaluate it once I’m done.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

Ninecraft (easy – create twenty 9s)

Maybe this could instead be an impossible badge for creating 2.5 billion 9s?

Seriously though, I’m a little confused about how remix works. Are the 27 levels the same, or are they randomly generated? If they’re the same, and you have to complete them all, then would would the advantage be of backing out? If they’re randomized, then what’s the point of the game limiting the number to 27? I’m confused. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m planning badges in 9 tomorrow. Probably a hard for completing all levels and something else too — maybe something for remixes?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thank you Kongregate

Originally posted by FreakUnique:

I hope none of you have sisters because if they get raped, it’s their fault by the logic of just about everyone here. Not that I condone rape; in fact Hell awaits them with open arms and things that would make Chuck Norris cry out in pain.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Thank you Kongregate

The reality we experience is a reflection of ourselves.

Also, you can mute people.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, the oO API is fixed and I’m planning on badges tomorrow. Here are my thoughts:

Medium: Complete level 1 with fewer than 50 deaths

Hard: Complete all 4 levels with any number of deaths (this still took me a couple of days)

Impossible: Get a score of 50 on endless drunk

I think completing the first level is a little too hard for an easy badge, and a little too easy for a medium badge, so my goal here is to even things out with the death requirement (more than half the people who complete the first level do so with >50 deaths, according to the high scores, so this requirement isn’t trivial for new players).

Regarding the hard badge, I spent a few days on this game, and I finally beat the third and fourth levels with 600 and 500 deaths, respectively. Just beating these levels felt like a pretty big accomplishment, and the game itself was already frustrating enough without having to worry about my death count. I’m a little worried about tying deaths into badges too much because it has the potential to be really frustrating to someone who’s near the end of level 3 or 4, but they go just over the death requirement, and they have to start all over. With the medium badge, at least, level 1 is pretty easy, and doing it in under 50 deaths is also fairly easy once you get some practice.

For the impossible badge, I’d like to keep it simple and different from the other badges, so that leaves endless drunk. For some reason I just enjoy drunk mode a lot more on endless than in the normal levels anyway — maybe because endless is already randomized.

Anyway, that’s my plan and my logic. This is a very tricky game to badge, so if you feel strongly that one particular badge should be designed differently, please make your case soon!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Black Backgrounds?

Originally posted by Mousethecat:

Seriously, what is the point of this split test? Just implement it and give users the option to toggle it on or off.

But then we’d have to split test between giving people this option or not giving people this option.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m adding Vex 3 to the list, but the API is currently bugged to always report that you’ve completed the game even if you only finished the first level. I just emailed the developer about this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by rinky999:
Originally posted by greg:

Demons Down Under will get a completion badge tomorrow. Suggest names if you want!

Not too sure if this is the right thread to post, but I had a problem with this badge. The first time I played it I waited a bit too long to finish the game, and I had a negative time score. Well, the game didn’t register that and I had to play it again to get the badge.

Didn’t got a screenshot but perhaps this can be fixed?

Thanks for letting me know about this — I did not know that negative scores were possible! I set the badge threshold for the score to be at least 1. I’ll play around with this tomorrow and see if it’s possible to set the threshold at some large negative number; the game doesn’t seem to submit anything at all unless you fully complete it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Are you guys sure you want badges for drunk mode in oO? I was planning to skip this, but I can incorporate that mode if there’s demand for it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by MrGravy:

I could go for a badge… any badge… anyone there?

Yeah, sorry, fail week.

Demons Down Under will get a completion badge tomorrow. Suggest names if you want!

I spent all week playing oO and I finally beat it with about 600 deaths on level 3 and 500 deaths on level 4. I think I’m going to do a hard completion badge, but first the API needs to be fixed (right now it only reports score on game load, not when the score is actually achieved). Not sure whether to do anything easier, but I’m open to ideas for an impossible badge either based around deaths or based around endless mode.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Last-minute submission! A few more pictures from the Yosemite trip last weekend to add to Heather’s:

Kongbot visits Nevada Falls:

At the top of Vernal Falls, Foxtrot makes a friend:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Okay, there’s a fix planned. From the developer:

First, we will send soulstones to all low level users to make sure they have enough to rehire heroes.

Secondly, we will activate a comeback event that will automatically rehire users’ expired main army heroes when they log in.

Lastly, we will have people standing by and be ready to reset accounts for the users upon request, which is what players do now when they find themselves with this rare issue.

This should go live at midnight tonight. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m almost done with Curl Up and Fly; those should go up on Tuesday. Probably something like this:

Easy: Earn 40 achievements

Medium: Travel 500,000 feet

Medium: Unlock all upgrades.

Make suggestions for names if you’d like!

I’m going to shoot for oO badges on Wednesday.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Not quite, Rychip! Many pixels are different, but very subtly.

Originally posted by MyNameIsNothing:

Wasn’t it 40×40 before?
Good to see you finally conform to the great 140×140.

I had to, just for this!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Haha, that is awesome, Holy. Thanks!

This is a good time to mention that I made a slight alteration to my avatar on August 1. So far I don’t think anyone has noticed the difference. The first person to find the easter egg and explain what it means will earn 1 Kongregate point. I know that might not sound like much, but this 1 Kongregate point will represent all Kongregate points in existence.

Happy hunting!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / If greg was the owner of a multimillion pound gaming company, what games would you want him to make?

I want to make a video game about putting together a pick-up raid in World of Warcraft back when they required 40 people and the types of buffs weren’t consolidated. You’d need to get all the right buffs from all the right classes put into all the right groups, but people would be constantly complaining and leaving/going AFK, and you’d need to keep spamming chat in order to recruit new members. But most of them wouldn’t have good enough gear anyway, so you’d have to filter through them while juggling everything else.

Originally posted by player_03:

Wait a minute…

Very true!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Originally posted by LouWeed:

You Have To Burn The BotD

Actually, yeah, that’s probably a likely candidate.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Saturday's BOD Problem

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I’ve sent the developer an email, and we’re going to change the BotD to something else if it’s not fixed by tomorrow. The new badge will be something especially short/easy due to the late notice.