Recent posts by greg on Kongregate

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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.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Precarious:

Anyway, I finished Hippolyta’s story mode. It’s fairly demanding, and the overall level of difficulty is pretty similar to Epic Boss Fighter. While the difficulty arguably falls into that gray area between hard and impossible, either would probably be reasonable and if anything I’d lean toward the imp. I do think it would be good to hear from anyone else who finished it recently.

Survival and Pursuit modes also allow for an intermediate bridging badge if needed.

I’m reluctant to put badges in survival/pursuit because you have to unlock them with points that can be spent anywhere, and I don’t want to force players to spend points where they otherwise wouldn’t want to. I personally maxed out the cosmetic stuff, though partially because I want them in the future featured screenshot.

I’m on stage 4 now. I’ve gotten pretty far a few times, but I always die to really stupid stuff (dumb brain, stop trying to spear the Roman soldiers!). I feel like it’s doable, at least, but the developer has assured me that stage 5 is harder. Can you speak to how much harder it is?

Edit: I just beat level 4! Surely level 5 can’t be THAT much hard— GODDAMMIT

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Soviet Rocket Giraffe badge is live — 1 million for a medium. Picking the badge name was obvious. Thanks Precarious and everyone else!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, I know the rating is a little low, but I’m making an executive override decision here and declaring badges for How Dare You. It’s probably my favorite game released in the past year, and the developer has been working really hard to fix bugs and add new user-requested features since its release. He’s working on a new content update now, and I’m planning to add badges shortly afterward.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by LouWeed:

Can’t test Hippolyta at the moment because I can’t turn on the sound….I remember playing this game for some FG competition, and having the sound turned on is definitely an advantage.

This is very true.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

There is no way that beating Hippolyta is a medium badge…

Also, I’m greenlighting Soviet Rocket Giraffe Go Go Go. All it submits are scores. Suggest some numbers and possibly names!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Okay, I’m finally going to add some badges to Hippolyta. I’m on level 4 of 5 now. I’m guessing game completion should be a hard badge, but I can’t personally do it, so someone should verify that level 5 isn’t so insane that merely completing the game warrants an impossible badge. The developer has emphasized how difficult the game is, even for him. Please play and provide feedback!