Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Roki123:

greg, can u make Tyrant Unleashed (rating 4.1) badges?

Play it on mobile!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m looking into Renegades now, but the API had some issues (no stat for total missions completed, no retroactive reporting of stars). I emailed the developer about it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by 123aaa789:

Only thing I’d say for Kick the Critter would be something like distance and all minigame gold medals for a requirement (just find out the required scores and make those the requirements), but that really just feels grindy to me.

Yeah, that would be grindy, and I’m not sure how much fun it would be. I completed the game with only 2 minigames unlocked.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Kick the Critter is badged now. It’s a fun game, but I don’t know if a hard badge is really warranted.

Originally posted by Maritos:
Originally posted by greg:

Running Fred is finally badged

I think it’s worth pointing in the medium badge description that you need to beat any level again to have it awarded, in case you had already completed the manor beforehand. At least that was how it worked here.

Thanks, I just added a note to the description.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

Originally posted by Holy2334:

I give up. Greg is just too good at this. He wins.

No way. I’m guessing you didn’t click smsgal’s links.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Sorry for the overly harsh rant! :)

No, it was warranted.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Hobelbruder:
Originally posted by greg:

Running Fred is finally badged; I’m working on Kick the Critter next.

When I think back how many time I had to spend to get this stupid zombie MMO medium badge lately and I now got that Running Fred medium in 5 minutes, even before the easy… I feel a bit fooled… But I’m not getting paid to make badges and I’m sure it must be balanced perfectly fine somehow…

For what it’s worth, I originally wanted the Last Stand medium badge to be level 5, but that was deemed too short after some internal discussion. Sorry!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Running Fred is finally badged; I’m working on Kick the Critter next.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / no new badges???

Originally posted by fireangel:

But seriously, how can the whole badges system run on one person?

I will take this as a compliment! I also do all of the Kongregate sponsorship stuff.

Originally posted by Muflak:

i can understand that there is just one person whos responsable for the badges, but is he also the only one who adds game to the front page? there hasnt been any change since his holidays and there are at least 4 new games in the “hot new games”- section with a good rating

Yes, I also do this. I thought that someone else would figure it out while I was gone, but I guess I should have explicitly delegated. Hot New Games is updated now!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongpanion Photo Contest!

I’m back from my vacation in Alaska!

Denali National Park:

Glacier tour out of Whittier:

Top of Flattop Mountain in Anchorage:

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’ve decided against a hard badge for Running Fred because it’s so easily exploitable with resurrections. But yes, I’m planning an easy for coins and a medium for completing the manor. I’m using your medium badge name suggestion, also!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Hey guys, sorry about being so slow lately! Lots of other stuff came up, blah blah blah, excuses excuses.

But even more lame is that I am gone next week for a vacation to Alaska, so if you were looking for a period of time to go back and earn older badges, well, here it is!

I finished Running Fred badges this week, but they were delayed because the developer wanted to fix a glitch first before they went live. I will figure out a way to get those up from beyond the on-clock zone, but otherwise it’ll probably be dead next week. Sorry!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, StrikeForce Kitty has badges now. I’m going to revisit the first page of this thread tomorrow and remove the plans for ones that aren’t looking like they’ll actually happen anytime soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Solarmax 2 badges are live!

Originally posted by spirelot:

My vote on 100 out of 108 stars.

Tiebreaker, thanks!

Also thanks to Precarious for the awesome hard badge name.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Solarmax 2 badges are planned for tomorrow. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Easy: Colonize 10 planets

Medium: Destroy 1000 enemy ships with lasers (lasers appear at level 16)

Hard: Earn 100 stars (out of 108 total)

Feel free to suggest names and/or argue that the hard badge should be all 108 stars instead.

Originally posted by Back900:

If StrikeForce Kitty is to get API and badges then I think medium/hard for defeating all 4 bosses and medium/hard for # complete costume sets depending on number and an easy for reaching certain level.

Thanks for the suggestion, I’m working on getting our stats API implemented into StrikeForce Kitty.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

It’s fixed now. The problem was actually that the developer had this button checked off in the API statistics page:

Server API only: This option prevents this statistic from being submitted via the Client API. Only select this if your are exclusively using the Server API for this statistic.

I… don’t even know why we have that feature. It reminds me of this scene from Galaxy Quest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqRdT8m1Suo

“What is this thing? I mean there is no useful purpose for there to be a button that breaks API submissions!”

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Maritos:
Originally posted by ADV0CATUS:

I assume a missing achievement report with the ending screen (like LouWeed’s screenshot) will be sufficient?

That’s what I did
Greg, at least let us know if those screenshots will be accepted, so we don’t wait in vain.

Yes, I actually just emailed the team that awards missing badges to let them know that this one is broken and that they should be extra lenient with missing badge reports, but I’ll just award them all myself as soon as I get this fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Funnykidsc:
Originally posted by greg:

But you will need to complete the game again, sorry. :(

Ugh. While the overall game was good, parts of it were quite annoying.

If it’s any consolation, I need to personally beat it again too, and I won’t get the badge unless I beat it a third time.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Sorry guys! It’s definitely broken, but I think I can fix it. Hang tight. But you will need to complete the game again, sorry. :(

Edit: The problem is that the developer mislabeled the statistic name. If I can get the correct name of the statistic, I can fix the badge very easily. But I need to personally beat the game again to find out what the exact name of the statistic is. If anyone can complete the game with the /?debug_level=4 console up and see what the exact name of the statistic is, that would save me a ton of trouble, but otherwise I’ll have to do this first thing after dinner. The statistic is currently labeled as “Final Door,” but that’s wrong. It’s probably something like FinalDoor or The Final Door, or something similar enough that I thought they were the same, but it’s not actually the same. Annoying! Anyway, will be fixed tonight either way…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, contrary to the spirit of this thread, rawismojo just added badges to Cardinal Quest 2, and I just put up a completion badge in The Valley Rule. Looking at Solarmax 2 tomorrow.

Originally posted by Bluji:

Also, it’d be nice to have an update here and hear greg’s opinion on Cupcakeria.

It seems familiar…

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Quick completion badge up for My Friend Pedro. It’s kind of between easy and medium.

War of Omens is getting badges tomorrow, and Solarmax 2 is on the list after that.

Originally posted by CowFriend:

The game already has badges though…

I know that, I’m just saying that it could have an easy badge. It’s not that rare for a game to be badged after the initial batch.

Yeah, I’ll probably put up an easy badge for coins tomorrow. I wasn’t expecting the medium badge to be earned so little.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / My OCD is Kicking In Because...

Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

wow

how did kong find programmers that cant even align text properly?

Dental school dropouts.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help suggest Nether Runner badge names!

I used Scoring in Shadows and Nether Again. Thanks guys!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Help suggest Nether Runner badge names!

All right, it’s a Friday evening and I have Nether Runner badges all ready to go, except I can’t come up with any names. There will be an easy badge for scoring 1k points and a medium badge for completing the game. Everything works and I have the images, but not the names. And the weekend is now upon us!

So in my frustration/laziness, I’m making this thread. I’ll put the badges up as soon as someone comes up with some awesome names. Suggest away!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by back900:
Originally posted by XEN0N:

Just a little service message for greg.

The unawarded badges for Contract Wars and Creeper World 3 don’t have that little Unity logo in the badge pictures.

Greg has corrected them, just they may take a while to update.

Yeah, there’s some caching issue. I’ve brought the bug up with our programmers. I need to be more careful about this stuff.

Originally posted by ihatethisfing:

Last Legacy: Null Space appears to have API for Levels Completed, Large Triangles collected, Hard Levels Completed, and coins though im not sure how it is submitting the coins collected. Also 3.8 rating.

Easy for coins collected (even if it isnt submitting total coins, can be a low amount)
Medium for normal levels completed
Hard for collecting all 90 Large Triangles. I dont really find that Hard Levels are all that hard.

Thanks for this. Last Legacy’s API is reporting 100% perfectly, so I’m going to try to get badges up soon. Probably similar to what you suggest — easy for coins, medium for levels completed, hard for either large triangles or doing hard mode.

Nether Runner had zero retroactive submitting last night, but I emailed the developer and he responded back saying he’d get that in ASAP. I’ll see if I can put badges in both games today, but otherwise I should be able to finish one today and the other on Monday.