Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Will Kongregate follow the European standard

Originally posted by Tetsuo_Shima:

By that definition we should just fully allow all vices such as addictive drugs and so forth as well.

Yes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Zombo Buster Rising badges are live! I beat the last boss 3 times in a row without dying. I really don’t think it’s that hard, but maybe I got lucky. But whatever, I made it a hard badge anyway. You do need full upgrades for it, and on my third victory I only had about 3 health left. Thanks for the badge name suggestion, Precarious!

Zombie Tactics is probably next on my list.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

The Gate will be the next badged MMO.

I accidentally never confirmed with the developer of Zombo Buster Rising to add the stats we discussed, so those aren’t in yet. Whoops. It should be good tomorrow.

Also got the developer to add a stat for completing Zombie Tactics, so that should happen later this week too.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, Inferno Legend badges are live. Progression really slows down a lot between 30 and 40, so I went with 30.

Originally posted by Bluji:

please don’t make the mistake made with The Last Stand: Dead Zone

I didn’t! Yay!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Inferno Legend and Zombo Buster Rising should both get badges tomorrow. The easy for Inferno Legend will be for defeating Hippolyta, and the medium will either be for reaching level 30 or level 40. I’m still playing before I decide.

I beat Zombo Buster Rising on Friday. I’m trying to decide if completing the game should be medium or hard. Like Precarious said, you need full upgrades on the last boss, but once I had that, it seemed pretty easy. I did survival mode for 30 minutes before I got bored and let myself die.

Anyway, suggest names for either if you want!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Mu Complex badge is up.

Thanks for the other suggestions, Precarious! I’ll dig into those games tomorrow.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Irgso:
Originally posted by calleharnemark:
Also…. The last The last door badge didn’t work retroactively. So I thought I had to clear it again… but it worked to load up my savefile and play the ending scene. Why doesn’t the badges have these notes anymore? Too used to retroactive awarding, Greg?

Just hit continue. Walk 5 second to the right and you will get the badge. This is not a big effort, i think.

Yeah, it’s practically retroactive in this sense. I’ll clarify the description.

Originally posted by Thok:
Originally posted by LouWeed:

EDIT2: another badge name idea is cp badges/mu-complex/* .

Given that people are complaining about having outside the game content, sudo unlock badge works better as a badge name. (Neither cp nor file directories are actually used in the episode of mu-complex.)

I like Sudo Unlock Badge as a badge name. I think I’m going to make it a hard badge unless I play the game again today and discover that it’s way easier than I expected, but I doubt this will the case. There are lots of comments from people talking about pulling in friends to help them solve the puzzles.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Thok:

@Greg: if you use unix/linux…

The closest I have ever come to this is watching Jurassic Park.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Arcanmster:

Maybe we can see if greg has trouble or not.

I am really terrible at Mu Complex. I got stuck on level 2 for about 20 minutes because I thought the “ls” command was “1s” — it was driving me crazy.

For me personally, completing Mu Complex without a walkthrough is definitely a hard badge. I realize that some people are naturally good at these sorts of games, but I think that number is smaller than the number of people who would find completing the game considerably more difficult than a standard medium badge.

So I think my plan is to put up a hard badge for completing Mu Complex tomorrow. If you disagree, weigh in with your thoughts now. Otherwise, I’m open to name suggestions!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Why Picma is being ignored? :(

Okay okay, I’ll look at Picma too!

I’m going to prioritize the newer games first, though.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, Barons Gate 2 badges are up. I’m probably going to take tomorrow off, but I’m going to plan Last Door Chapter 4 for Wednesday since that should be pretty fast.

I’ll start sorting through all the other games on Wednesday too — I just updated the original list with everything that I’m planning to add badges to unless something isn’t working.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Who Created The Site?

Kongregate was founded by Jim and Emily Greer.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Barons Gate 2 is almost done; I just had to nag the developer to have the stat for game completion submit retroactively (it doesn’t even submit again right now if you defeat the final boss again).

So badges in Barons Gate 2 will go live on Monday. Probably an easy for some kills and a medium for completion. Then I’ll figure out what’s next on the list. We’ve had a burst of highly rated games lately; I’m paying special attention to A Dance of Fire and Ice, Zombo Buster Rising, Flash’s Bounty, Zombie Tactics, and maybe Crazy Digger 2 Level Pack. Nothing finalized yet, but I’ll probably get to all or at least most of these games eventually.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

They’re up now!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Back900:

Any chance you could spill the beans on what the run 3 achievements are for?

I’m not sure yet. It’ll probably just be an easy and medium tomorrow, then a couple more later when new content is added.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:

Is the badge system still broken? Oo

Yes, it should be fixed tomorrow, at which point badges in Besieged 2 Infinite and Run 3 will go live.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m going with “Skull and Crossboned” for the easy and “Stars and Strikes” for the medium in Besieged 2. Thanks guys!

Unfortunately, though, badge creation is broken right now. I went to go publish them, and it got stuck on the spinner when I tried to add a task:

So, they’ll be live as soon as badge creation in general is fixed across the site (probably Monday).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, Besieged 2: Infinite is about ready to go. Current plan:

Easy: 100 headshots

Medium: Earn 20 stars

These will go up tomorrow (for real this time) — suggest names if you’d like!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Damn, Precarious… do you have the record for badge names used yet?

I’m trying to spread it out more, but his suggestions are always the best. :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, I’m finally finishing up Transmission badges, a day later than planned. I’ll put them up at home later tonight (edit: argh, too tired — first thing tomorrow!). Here’s my plan:

Easy: Complete the telephone levels

Medium: Perfect 10 levels (15 seems too high to me)

Hard: Complete all levels

Hard: Get all stars

Last call for name suggestions!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m leaning toward two hard badges in Transmission (one for all levels and one for all stars), but I just sent the developer an email first to see how he feels about it.

While I’m waiting to hear back from him, I’m going to get started on Barons Gate 2 and Besieged 2 Infinite.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Transmission is next, hopefully tomorrow. I’m not sure how far I want to require playing through — the game is quite long. Please make suggestions if you’d like!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, it’s getting late on Friday, so I’m going to set Sky Quest badges up at home tonight. Thanks for the name suggestions — you guys have a couple more hours to suggest more!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Sky Quest badges are going live today. I debated whether to badge anything past completing normal mode, and after talking with the developer, I decided not to. Here’s the current plan:

Easy: Some kills

Medium: Some levels perfected (maybe 20-30 or so)

Hard: Complete the game

I realize the game isn’t really that hard, just occasionally grindy. And hard mode seems easier than normal mode because all your stuff is so powerful.

I’ll look at Transmission next.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

The completion badge for Back to Zombieland didn’t work retroactively for me. Not sure if it’s on my end or a general issue.

It’s not retroactive, sorry. But you can just do another run and finish it with all your fancy upgrades from pre-badging.

Can idle games get badges in the future?

Maybe.

Does Inferno Legend still being planned?

Yes, we’re currently working through some API issues.

So who Decides which multiplayer and MMO games get badges?

Our virtual goods team. If I just did it by rating, there would be way more of them. We have to prioritize.

is Sky Quest a new imp. badge candidate?

Probably not. It’s pretty grindy and not actually that hard. I’m not even sure if I want to put any badges in hard mode — it’s actually easier when you have all your upgrades and these upgrades continue getting better faster than the game gets harder.