Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / BTD5 lost to BBR...

I approve of this outcome.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, Matter of Caos 2 finally has a completion badge.

I worked with jmtb02 yesterday getting our API into Sandbox Hero, so I’m thinking I’ll toss up a quick easy badge for completing 10 levels tomorrow. I’m also working on Don’t Escape 3 and Cube Escape: Case 23; the latter has our stats API now.

I’m removing Tequila Zombies from the queue, but I’m still trying to get around to Caravaneer 2.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Bluji:

greg, the medium badge in 50 Years (graphical) can be earned in the ‘25 years’ special mode as well. That’s probably not intentional.

Thanks, I’ll email the developer about it.

Edit: It should be fixed now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

50 Years badges are live now, but I canceled plans for the hard badge. The developer is working on an update with ranks or something, so I might revisit a hard badge at that point. We’re currently discussing it, but I think the first 2 badges are the most important since you’re exposed to most of the game just by going through the primary mode.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / August - Greg Month!

Originally posted by Ketchupyoshi:

GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEG!!!

My Greg detector lagged for 4 days, I hope I didn’t miss too much.

YOSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!

You didn’t miss much.

Also, apparently this is posted online now, so I guess I’ll post it here since this the official thread for my ego. I could barely sleep for an entire month before this talk, and I’m totally okay with never doing another one. So here’s your chance to watch a video of me being the most terrified/nervous/nauseated I’ve ever felt in my entire life!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You.

Originally posted by zhs0O:
Originally posted by terroriztical:

I’m a huge fan and member of kongregate. this community is a fake world to me over my real social life which has been through its ups and downs, from being admired by some to hated by others.

This community is not real. We are all just programs. You are the one we have been testing, ever since you were born. Your life is an illusion, everyone is an actor. Every image or story you hear is fake. The real world is a wasteland. You are the only real human survivor. Us programs were created by your future self.

This is partially true, particularly the part about living within a program created by your future self, in which everyone else is a fragment of your own imagination.

terroriztical, your true identity is everyone and everything. You are God, and your reality is a holographic projection of consciousness. Other people in your reality have separate minds, memories and personalities, but we’re all drawing from the same pool of infinite consciousness. This consciousness is who you really are.

Everyone and everything around you is a reflection of your inner reality. The distinction between inner and outer realities is actually quite blurry, as we are all essentially living within a shared dream state.

You will come to understand this for yourself more and more as you continue to make progress along the path of enlightenment. Everyone does, as the path cannot be failed by anyone.

Silence your mind, look deep within your own subconscious, and you will remember everything I’m telling you. Good luck!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You.

Originally posted by HKCYRH:

Will you have my babies, greg? I’ll take care of them, please just have them.

Dude, no, I’m 31 and I still have acne. These genes are dying with me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Originally posted by visitor6666:

Starcom still has the game breaking bug. Basically it is literally impossible to earn any of the game’s badges.

I tried to reproduce this awhile ago and I couldn’t — it has something to do with getting stuck in the tutorial area, right? Can you elaborate a bit?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I’m adding 50 Years to the queue — I had a lot of fun with that one today. I emailed the developer about adding a stat for beating the main game, since it doesn’t have that currently. Once that’s in, badges will probably look like this:

Easy: Get some units (10-20 peasants? 3 knights?)

Medium: Complete the main game (probably on any difficulty)

Hard: Survive X days in survival mode (edit: never mind, it looks like this mode is locked off)

I also beat Sentry Knight Conquest today and I’m hoping to get those live tomorrow, but you guys already know my track record with this…

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You.

Originally posted by One4A11:

Everyone flag greg’s post because they are off-topic and he’s attempting to derail this thread.

But… I thought this thread was for discussing ourselves. :(

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You.

Originally posted by LukeMann:
Originally posted by DeathAndSyntaxes:
Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by Meistheman:

Everyone on this site is Greg.

Indeed, as we are all unique expressions of the one infinite identity.

What the FUCK

We are the universe experiencing itself.

LukeMann gets it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You.

Originally posted by Meistheman:

Everyone on this site is Greg.

Indeed, as we are all unique expressions of the one infinite identity.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by uzzbuzz:

A sentry knight game doesn’t have badges? I’m losing track of these games now D: I feel like this just happened.

This one’s different — it’s a top-down shooter.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Ahhhh, I’m falling behind here. I’ll have to check out Don’t Escape 3 tomorrow. I’m on the last boss in Sentry Knight Conquest now, though I spent most of the day upgrading to a new computer. Anyway, for Sentry Knight Conquest it’ll probably be something like this:

Easy: Kills (100?)

Medium: Stars (20?)

Hard: Game completion (note that this requires 51 stars)

I’ve already played this game so much that I kind of lost earlier perspective. The medium badge should probably be around defeating the first boss.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Broken badges

Originally posted by Hobelbruder:

Not exactly broken badges, but a broken game.

When I try to play Till Cow Tear Us Apart it tells me:

Not Found
The requested URL /tillcow/kongregate_shell.html was not found on this server.

Tested in FF and IE.

I just emailed the developer about this — hopefully we can get it fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Best games with shared content?

Hey everyone, I need to make a list of the best games on Kongregate with user-created content, so I’m crowdsourcing a bit with this thread. If you have some favorite games on the site that use our shared content API, please list them here!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Words Warriors has a badge now!

Is it inappropriate to suggest that (curing) Greg’s illness deserves an impossible badges? (seriously though, that sucks and I really hope a remedy will be found one day – a friend has a similar thing with his back)

My painful flare-up has subsided a lot, to maybe a 2 or sometimes 3 on the pain scale — a point where I can easily sleep through it. So I’m pretty happy about that. For a few months it was constantly at a 7-8 without any breaks. You know when you stub your toe, and it really hurts, and you’re just kind of holding on for a minute while the pain subsides? Imagine that level of pain except not subsiding… like, ever. Kinda starts to mess with your head after a while!

I know it’s not purely neurological because I do have objectively measurable physical symptoms, but nothing’s conclusive and I’m still seeing new doctors on a regular basis.

However, I am now able to sleep, and while the pain is a constant mild annoyance, it’s not completely ruining my life anymore. So I have that going for me, which is nice. But I’m done using this as an excuse for anything — the victimhood mindset is completely toxic, and playing into it only makes everything worse.

Okay, enough of that. I think Sentry Knight Conquest is next in the queue, though I also want to get the other 2 Matter of Caos games badged next week.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, the GemCraft easy badge is fixed now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Wow, thanks, I feel really dumb for missing this. That would explain my earlier confusion with expecting to have a lot more…

The developer just went to bed, but I sent him a message about this.

Edit: Okay, well, that was really sloppy of me — changing the number based on bad data, then launching the badge with the same bad data reporting. I temporarily changed the badge threshold to 10 to counter-balance the under-reporting. I’ll change it back to 20 as soon as the submission is fixed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, GemCraft badges are FINALLY live. The only tweak I made since the last discussion was reducing the easy badge to 20 achievements. I went with the unanimous voting here for 3 hard badges, though. Thanks again for all the feedback, everyone!

The Words Warriors developer got back to me and hopefully I can get a badge up in that tomorrow, also.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

I don’t feel there’s enough separation between the current easy and the current medium. 30 achievements is quite a lot for an easy, and 30 levels isn’t all that much for a medium, particularly when compared to the lengths of the other three badges. Right now, there’s not enough separation between the two; it might even be possible in some cases that someone gets the medium first.

Okay, funny story, but the achievements stat was broken and I just got the developer to fix it. I actually thought that I had way more achievements than I really did. I saw them flashing up on the bottom of the screen all the time and I figured that anything less than 30 was trivial.

But now the stat is working, and I’m seeing that I actually have 21 achievements at wizard level 35. Whoops. So you’re totally right and I need to rethink these numbers.

Or just do 3 hards, since that seems to be the preference so far. I’ll decide tomorrow and get these things up for real, unless some technical issue stops me.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Thanks a ton for all the GemCraft feedback, everyone! I’m caught up on other stuff and this is my current top priority. I’m either going to widen the gap between the easy/medium badges a bit (maybe 25 achievements and level 35?) or go with Precarious’s suggestion of 3 hards. Any last-minute votes on preference are appreciated.

Originally posted by Bluji:

If Words Warriors gets API, it’d be a good quick easy badge for completion. It takes like 5 minutes to do the game.

I just emailed the developer about this. I’ll put a badge up as soon as the API is added.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Hey guys, quick update here — I am gone for most of next week. I’m taking a vacation from tomorrow through next Thursday. When I get back on Friday, I’m really hoping to get GemCraft badges up. I was actually hoping to get those up today, but the developer asked me to delay them while he puts up an update with some bug fixes.

So while I definitely appreciate all badge-related feedback in general, I would especially appreciate any GemCraft-related feedback over the next week. I unfortunately do not have time to personally play through this game, so I’m relying on crowdsourcing here a bit more than usual. Major thanks to Precarious for his in-depth feedback, but I should note that on the GemCraft forums I got some feedback saying that the planned badges were too short (no huge surprise here), so right now that’s kind of canceling out the limited feedback I’ve gotten here saying that they’re too long.

If you have strong feelings about the previously proposed GemCraft badges, please speak up now and I’ll read everyone’s comments when I get back next week. Again, this is the current plan:

Easy: Earn 30 achievements

Medium: Reach wizard level 30

Hard: Conquer 4 vision fields

Hard: Complete the final story level

Originally posted by Bluji:

Nice work getting those DGB badges up so quick after mentioning it got on the list, greg. I’ve got a couple things I’d like to ask about, not really game-specific but related to badges anyways.

1. Mobile badges? You said you’d come back to those “soon” earlier, but any word right now?

2. That 5-minute game quest you mentioned about? Y’know, Caesar’s Day Off, Relive Your Life etc.

1. I promise I’ll have more information about this later, but I can’t say anything quite yet. Stay tuned!

2. Again I’ll have more information about this soon, but not quite yet. We have another quest that we want to do first; it’ll be announced soon.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by back900:

greg can you give us an update on Tequila Zombies 3 and Caravaneer 2?

I’m probably going to remove Tequila Zombies 3 from the queue due to the crashing glitch, but Caravaneer 2 is still on my list, albeit at a lower priority than newer games.

Anyway, as an update, Sentry Knight Conquest, Doodle God Blitz, Matter of Caos Episode 2, and Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows are the games currently at the top of the queue.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

I sent the developer an email about Cube Escape: Harvey’s Box. That’ll probably go up on Monday if the API is added.

Lionheart badges went up today, so I can cross those off the list.

After reviewing feedback and talking with the GemCraft developer a bit more, this is the current plan; I’m hoping to get those live next week too:

Easy: Earn 30 achievements

Medium: Reach wizard level 30

Hard: Conquer 4 vision fields

Hard: Complete the final story level

Keep the feedback coming on GemCraft badges — I’ve already changed them around a few times.