Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / New badge discussion

I’ll admit that I used the walkthrough a couple of times, but I don’t think it could’ve been a hard badge.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gamestop officially decided to close down Kongregate due to it being unprofitable

We’re actually doing really well. Here’s the most recent earnings call transcript. Check out this quote:

Digital receipts performed as expected at double-digit growth including very strong growth at Kongregate and our new mobile business has hit it out of the park as we added to their volume with acquisitions.

Thanks for the perfect brag setup, FULLMEASUREZAM!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by Pulsaris:
Originally posted by Darth_Sirov:

Have you guys even tried Evildog’s other game, The Blind Swordsman, that is even harder IMO (well, due to the fact that you can’t see anything and have to listen to audio clues to attack/block).

I played that weeks ago, when the comments are like, “is that an April Fools again?”

You can see how Evildog reused the voice-acting.

I think it actually was partially meant as an April Fools’ joke. This was what EvilDog messaged me with on the day he uploaded it:

EvilDog: Kong ok with april fools game?
EvilDog: hehehe
EvilDog: it’s still playable but…yeah haha it’s….unusual

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Rings should be fixed now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Yeah, I know. I was able to fix the easy badge by manually changing the old binary stat to the new “level” stat, but the stat being used for the medium badge is just not being submitted anymore, and there’s no equivalent that I can switch it to. I’m reaching out the the developer now about this. People need to stop changing API implementations in games with badges… :(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

The easy badge in Crystal Saga is (mostly) fixed now. It doesn’t update in real time, but it should submit on game load. It looks like the developer just stopped submitting stuff to us in one of the updates — I’m trying to get in touch with them now.

I’ll retire the Grinns Tale badges, also.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Update] R.I.P. Cooper (not the kongpanion)

I am sad to report that Cooper has passed away after several months of struggling with failing kidneys. He will be greatly missed, and the office won’t be the same without him.

Give your pets an extra long hug today in Cooper’s memory.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by SamsterSamster:

(except maybe the medium being a little hard?)

The medium badge will be virtually impossible without any practice, then it will seem trivially easy with practice. I promise you this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

fairly fun

I’ll take it!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Badges are live! Thanks for the help, everyone!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / You know what would be really awesome?

Sorry, that would be too awesome. We have to set a limit on awesomeness.

Does anyone know what triggers this bug? I’ve played through the game about a dozen times and I’ve never seen it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by Darklink_BR:

soo.. is this badge coming out?

Yeah, I’ve done enough stalling. I’ll put it up tomorrow — probably as an impossible.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:
Originally posted by greg:

Done.

Whoops, the API reports +1 so it was confusing. The description has been fixed.

Greg, you forgot to change the grey versions of the badges.

I changed everything that’s within my power to change. :( I think there’s a bug where it just doesn’t update everywhere…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Thok:

I’d suggest moving the current medium image to the easy, and making the medium be a picture of the Saturn Space emperor.

Done.

Originally posted by Bluji:

Psst, there are only 13 levels on Notebook SW2, not 14!

Whoops, the API reports +1 so it was confusing. The description has been fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Who is the Best Admin? (April 2014 Edition)

I vote for jmtb02. Our company runs on whimsy, so times would be tough without him.

Originally posted by occooa:

Greg. Seems like he’s the only one who does his job.

This is true. In addition to assigning 36×36 png images to high scores in Flash games, I also do all site programming, server maintenance, graphic design, ad sales, QA testing, office management, kreds integration, mobile publishing, game development, moderator management, answering support emails, accounting, and product management of new features.

I have to keep reminding myself of all the things that I do because if I forget, then I might also forget that my coworkers are merely hallucinations.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Why is the Balloon Invasion Imp badge so infrequently earned?

These badges were made a really long time ago. I would like to think that I have gotten better at my job since then.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by PolsVoice:

Just wanted to point out that the Cutout Commendations Badge looks exactly the same as the Star Wars Badge from Notebook Wars 3: Unleashed.

Aaauuuurrrgghhh… It’s the game’s fault for reusing art so much. Let’s just pretend that the badge name itself is a super-clever reference to this little oversight!

I’ll try to figure out a different image tomorrow. If anyone wants to submit a 36×36 image suggestion, go for it!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Notebook Space Wars 2 is next! Probably something boring like a medium for completion and an easy for kills.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by starfalls:

Is this high scores new ? since I only saw 11 player completing level 5. 11 PLAYERS, for 4 years old games.

Yes, the high scores are new. If you completed the game a few years ago and you load it up now, you will register a high score immediately. However, you will NOT register a high score if you haven’t loaded the game within the past week or so.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, I give up on getting more stats for Flood Runner 4. I also gave up on coming up with a creative badge name. But, it’s live!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Trying to play the game while being messaged in chat inspired me to make this:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

Finishing the game should be easy.

If you think this game is hard, you arent a TRUE GAMER!

Weird, Kongregate must be glitching. I don’t see you anywhere in the high scores for completing level 1.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by ivod:

Great game! really hard and stuff… I got to level 5 but it seems to be impossible to dodge the guy behind you..

You have to sprint forward. He won’t go away until you create enough distance. Then he comes back later. And level 5 is much longer than the others. So, yeah…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Originally posted by PlatypusMan:

I’ve played it some, and even though it’s difficult, it’s about 10 minutes long you say. A game that short for a hard badge is kind of iffy, because if someone is really good at that game, it could be one of the easiest hard badges there are.

Uh, play further. :-P

Originally posted by XEN0N:

There was a double tent in level 3 – what do you do, when those things pops up?

Hold the down button down; don’t just tap it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Please play Hippolyta -- trying to figure out badge difficulty

Expanding on a discussion here. Play Hippolyta!

The levels that people have completed are now displayed in the high scores. Please play the game and get as far as you can. I can use this data to figure out if completing the game should be a hard badge or an impossible badge by seeing what percentage of people are able to actually beat it.

The game is only about 10 minutes long, but very difficult. If you complete the game now, you will not have to complete it again when the badge is added.

You can also use this thread to discuss what you believe the difficulty should be. I’ve personally made it to level 5. It makes the first levels seem easy by comparison.