Recent posts by SevereFlame on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Glean is a great game, are there any similar games?

I played this around a year ago and I still remember it as one of my favorite games.

http://www.kongregate.com/games/okaybmd/glean

Are there any games similar to this?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Ban [removed]

To help decide whether we should ban [removed] or not, I will review what seems to be his most controversial game, Undress The Mom

Undress The Mom: A Critical Analysis

The first impression of Undress The Mom must come from the game information. The name is Undress The Mom, and the image is one of a non-nude woman in a barely sexual position. The game’s rating as of the time of this analysis is 1.32, and thus people who are searching for games are likely to pass this one by. However, the title and the icon hint at erotic activities contained in the game, luring anybody desperate enough to look for it.

When you load the game, you are allowed to read more descriptive information about the game. In the case of Undress The Mom, this is not necessary. The game info says “Undress The Mom” and the instructions say “Undress The Mom”. These help further cement the idea that the game will be erotic and centered around undressing a mother. The game itself takes some time to load, showing a green background while it loads. This is due to a feature in Adobe Flash, the application that was used to code Undress The Mom. Adobe Flash allows you to set a background color that will appear if nothing else is in front of it. We see that [removed] chose to use green. This is where the player obtains the first hint that something is wrong. Green, especially such a bright shade of green, is not very erotic, and gives a player desperate enough to play it a hint that this may not be the erotic game he suspects.

The hint is made much more blatant when the title screen loads. The title consists of four things. The first is the words “Girl Undresser” written using Adobe Flash’s brush tool. These words further cement the hint that this game is sloppy and may not provide the erotic experience the game information promised, due to the title being inconsistent and written using a drawing instead of text. The words being “Girl Undresser” are important. They contradict the experience promised by the game title, as the game title promises undressing a mother while the title screen promises undressing a “girl”. A game where one undresses a girl would be extremely illegal and would certainly be removed from the website immediately, and this fact is another contribution to the player’s suspicion that this may not involve the promised undressing. This idea is made explicit by the second thing on the title screen: cartoonish clip art of a girl that appears to be around 9 years old, alternating between two frames of movement that are horizontal flips of each other. In addition to supporting the idea that this game will not deliver on the undressing, this cartoonish clip art suggests that even if there will be undressing, it will not be of a real picture of a person, and instead be a clumsy drawing.

The third thing on the title screen is the “play button”, a crude, misshapen rectangle drawn with the same tool as the title, supporting the idea that this game is crude and amateur. The fourth thing is perhaps the most interesting. It is two lines of text written with Adobe Flash’s text tool on the bottom right corner. The words are written in a font that is not packaged with any computer and has to be downloaded independently. The first line of text is the author’s name; “[removed]”. The second line of text says “420 smoek weed”, which is derived a popular saying among those who regularly smoke marijuana, “420 smoke weed everyday”, which itself is derived from the popular rap song “The Next Episode” by rap artists Andre Young (known as Dr. Dre) featuring the rap artists Calvin Broadus, Jr. (then known as Snoop Dogg, formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and DJ Snoopadelic, now known as Snoop Lion), Ricardo Brown, (known as Kurupt, also known as Kurupt Tha Kingpin, Kurupt Young Gotti, and Young Gotstra) and Nathaniel Hale (known as Nate Dogg), released in the year 2000. By writing this text at the bottom of the screen, [removed] subtly reveals his association with the culture of those who smoke marijuana. This serves to indicate the the game will be more relaxed and laid-back, as opposed to well-developed. In addition, “smoke” is spelled incorrectly, which once again reinforces the idea of the game being clumsy and badly-made.

At this point, the player’s expectations have gone from thinking there will be erotic content in the game to thinking there is a large, almost certain chance that there will be no erotic content in the game. When the play button is clicked, the player’s expectations are shuffled yet again. A badly drawn cartoon woman is shown from the waist-up, black bars covering everything below her mouth. The woman slightly resembles the woman in the game icon. The player now believes that the girl on the title screen was a red herring, and his expectations go to believing there will be some badly-drawn cartoon pornography. This forces the player to compromise, for he has been led to believe he will receive pornography and then disappointed, and then given a chance at (albeit cartoonish, badly-drawn, and only from the waist-up) pornography. With this, [removed] is given control of the player by manipulating his emotions and making him accept what he would not have accepted before.

There is nothing else on that frame, so the player must wonder for a split-second on what to do. There are no instructions, and waiting does not remove the black bars. The player is left to correctly assume that he must undress the woman (which the title tells him to do) by dragging the black bars with his mouse. When the player drags the first bar away, he does not see anything new as there is another black bar underneath. The player must place the first black bar somewhere, even though there is no room and the black bar must then overlap the face of the woman. The then drags the second black bar away and sees the woman’s next and a hint of a purple shirt. The player is now crushed, he expected a glimpse of cartoon pornography and instead sees a purple shirt, which indicates that the woman is clothed and there will be no erotic content.

However, there are three black bars left. The player now thinks to himself that it may be a trick, and the third black bar may reveal something more explicit. However, when the player moves the third black bar he sees a fourth black bar underneath. Underneath the fourth black bar is a fifth black bar. Every time the player removes the black bar, his suspicions that this is a trick increase. The player believes that it would make sense to promise you pornography, make you think that you are not getting it, and at the last second deliver it to you. This reversal is a standard pattern and has become ingrained in the player’s mind from sources that have been present his entire life.

When the player removes the final black bar, he sees nothing explicit. The only thing new he sees are the words “Replay?” there. The player has now been taken for quite a ride at this point. He had expected full pornography, then made to think there will be none, then made to think there will be some poor pornography, then made to think that there was no pornography, then made to think that at the last second, pornography will be revealed only to be crushed by the outcome which results in no pornography. The words “Replay?” taunt the player, they stand for the explicit content that the player expected to see but didn’t, as well as angering the player who is thinking why anybody would want to play this terrible game.

But “Undress The Mom” is not terrible. While it is not a very fun game, it is a very powerful psychological tool that, like most great video games, toys with the delicate emotions of the player. Undress The Mom takes it a step further by toying with the player’s sense of lust, one of the most powerful emotions once can access through a simple game. While others may call this a badly-developed, idiotic game, don’t be fooled. This is one of the most fascinating and intriguing games out there, and the bad development is necessary to make the player’s emotions change upon realizing this game was not one that the expected. I do not think this game should be removed from Kongregate, and I give it a rating of:

4 out of 5 stars.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / My games are so bad, Kongregate doesn't let me play them thanks kongregate peace be with you

For some reason, I can’t play my own games (I get a 400 Bad Browser request error) when I am logged in my own account, but when I log out of my account I am able to play them.

 
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Topic: Technical Support / Where is the user-created content list?

Going to waste no time on any prologue, how do you find the list of a user’s game creations? As in when you save a level and you have the option to publish it and Kongregate tells you when you go to play that game “HEY THIS GAME FEATURES USER-CREATED CONTENT!!!”.

On the non-terrible profile (hint: not this one because this new one suuuuucks and that is an objective fact) there used to be a list of a user’s user-created content, but I can’t seem to find that now.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stop the Seat belt commercials

That’s the shortened version of the advertisement, though. The full one you get 20 points for watching features both getting a ticket.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Quahog Challenge - 10 lucky winners!

Hey Kongregate,

I have a school project in which I need to create a blurring effect for an image. I’m not sure how to do this, and so far I’ve only been able to blur in grayscale. Seeing as how you guys are so good at blurring images to make everybody who completes this challenge ashamed that they ever did it because they have an ugly, horrible, blurry, low-quality image next to their name that constantly reminds them how much effort Kongregate is willing to put into its official challenges, I was hoping you could teach me.

Thanks!

-SevereFlame

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Happy Mother's Day, everypony.

I am an anime character.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Profile page redesign: now with a feed!

Originally posted by MyDreamName:
Originally posted by SevereFlame:

Good idea, MyDreamName! Here’s an updated version of the profile page.

http://i.imgur.com/C1s6e.png

That looks excellent, although you have to make the feed in some distinct L-shape around the level, so it is unique and your followers can notice all your achievements and forum posts in 28-point text!

I wasn’t able to get it to work exactly like you said, so I did the next best thing.

http://i.imgur.com/1h1Vd.png

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Profile page redesign: now with a feed!

Good idea, MyDreamName! Here’s an updated version of the profile page.

http://i.imgur.com/C1s6e.png

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Profile page redesign: now with a feed!

A while ago, I sent a message to Kongregate saying that they should make the report abuse button easier to access. You couldn’t easily report abuse, you had to go to somebody’s profile and click the report abuse button.

Kongregate reponded by.. making report abuse even harder to use by hiding it in a pop-up menu. But hey, gotta make room for

Level

54

 
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Topic: Off-topic / ZamNoHomo is like this game.... P.S. MFT is better than Zam

But he was never funny?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kids at my school act like 9faggers and say "That's a fail" all the time

Slap them and call them ur biotch!

EDIT: Damnit, Chained_soul >:(

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Profile page redesign: now with a feed!

It’s terrible and bad.

- It uses a new style of design called “let’s make everything big and waste space”. This is some terrible modern style where in an attempt to look cool, every piece of information has 5 feet of white space surrounding it.

- The about me is now in some dumb pop-up thing.

- The latest badges (useful information) was replaced by a hideously large level indicator

http://i.imgur.com/LrJwp.png

and a list of useless information. Wow, I have 4000 forum posts! And 1000 comments! Cool! This information is useless! Where did the latest badges get to?

- The games I developed list is dumb. It used to show a nice list of my lastest games. Now it only shows 3 games instead of the 5 it used to show (WHITE SPACE! LET’S SEPERATE THESE GAMES BY 5 MILLION INCHES!!!) and it’s by rating. Rating is useless since Kongregate is full of worthless idiots. My worst gaems are my highest rated games, and my best games are my lowest rated games. Why the hell would I want to arrange them by rating? I want to show my latest games since Kongregate recently made it impossible to get any exposure for latest games by changing the games menu to make the latest games as hard to find as possible. Now I can’t even show them on my profile? Down with this trash.

- Who the hell wanted an activity feed? Nobody cares on what games I commented on or what I said in the forums. Bring back the shouts.

- Connections are useless because nobody cares who your friends are. Wow, I am friends with random idiot! Cool!

- The activity feed (useless) squeezes everything to the side, so useful information like my favorite games is hiding in a corner.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kickstarter For Forums -> Off-topic (Album)!

Originally posted by oOTrentOo:

HAHAHAHA
Fuck you.

Rude!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kickstarter For Forums -> Off-topic (Album)!

Come on people, start funding! Only 14 days left!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kickstarter For Forums -> Off-topic (Album)!

Forums → Off-topic
An album project by SevereFlame

0 BACKERS
$0 PLEDGED OF $10,000 GOAL
14 DAYS TO GO
THIS PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED ON MAY 13, 4:00PM EST

BACK THIS PROJECT ($1 MINIMUM PLEDGE)

Hello, OTers!

You may have listened to my last album, !Off-Topic Forum!:http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2-off-topic/topics/253609 and loved it’s unique charm, sexy singing, and riveting lyrics. That’s good, because many people also did! If you don’t believe me, check out these inspiring quotes!

TheRoflWaffle: “That’s a sexy-ass lookin’ album. I want to fuck the disc with the erection I’m getting right now.”
Noddles: “Amazing songs, my personal favorite is Mhm (ft. Greg McClanahan)”
sabercow: “That was the bet 28 seconds of my life.”

And like many others, you were left wanting more. Now you can help bring that dream into reality! I am working on another album, to be called “Forums → Off-topic”. It’s like the old album, but even better! However, there’s just one problem. The old album was personally funded by me, and I can’t afford to do the same thing with this new album.

That’s why I’m asking for YOUR help!

All you have to do is donate a couple of bucks my way and not only will you receive a great album but you’ll also be helping fund independent music!

Even if you can’t donate, please spread this on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Facetwitblr ( ;) ) or any other way you can!

PLEDGE 1$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

The satisfaction of knowing you helped fund some great music and bring it into the world, plus a thank you from my heart!

PLEDGE 5$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

Stickers sent to your door featuring the off-topic album art! (Non-US shipments not available, must provide own shipping and handling charges)

PLEDGE 15$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS
LIMITED REWARD (10 OF 10 REMAINING)

A special early edition of the album at a discounted price, only available to those who donate first!

PLEDGE 20$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

A digital download of the Forums → Off-topic album, with no DRM attached!

PLEDGE 30$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

Have the album shipped to your door! Own a version on CD and know you helped support the arts! (Non-US shipments not available, must provide own shipping and handling charges)

PLEDGE 40$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

A special ~KICKSTARTER GREEN version of the album shipped right to your very door! (Non-US shipments not available, must provide own shipping and handling charges)

PLEDGE 60$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

Special digital download of the SPECIAL EDITION album! Includes the album, as well as cut songs, concept art and lyrics, and more!

PLEDGE 80$ OR MORE
0 BACKERS

Special edition album, shipped right to your very door! Includes REAL-LIFE 100% RECYCLED PAPER versions of the cut songs, concept art and lyrics!

PLEDGE 120$
0 BACKERS
LIMITED REWARD (20 OUT OF 20 REMAINING)

Super kickstarter pack! Includes ~SPECIAL KICKSTARTER GREEN SPECIAL VERSION of album shipped right to your very door, and includes stickers! Have your name mentioned in the album as a special donator! (Non-US shipments not available, must provide own shipping and handling charges)

PLEDGE 200$
0 BACKERS
LIMITED REWARD (10 OUT OF 10 REMAINING)

SUPER FAN PACK! Get the special kickstarter special version of album shipped to your door, along with stickers, posters, t-shirts, and hats! Have your name mentioned in the album as a special donator! (Non-US shipments not available, must provide own shipping and handling charges)

PLEDGE 500$
0 BACKERS
LIMITED REWARD (5 OUT OF 5 REMAINING)

I will personally write a song! ABOUT YOU! That might even be included in the album!

PLEDGE 1000$
0 BACKERS
LIMITED REWARD (5 OUT OF 5 REMAINING)

ULTIMATE FAN EDITION!! Have dinner with me at a fancy restauraunt, ask me anything you want, have me personally write a song about you, and receive the special kickstarter special edition autographed by me! (Must provide own airfare)

FAQ
What’s the new album going to be like?

It’s going to include the same awesomeness you heard in the last album, plus even more, new, unique awesomeness!

When do you expect the album to be finished?

I expect the album to be finished somewhere in June if I have the proper funding.

Hey, I live outside the US! Can I get some of that sweet album power shipped to me?

Sorry, due to regulations I may not be able to ship the album to you. Please check for updated on the situation.

Thank you, please fund with your posts below!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate's growth and my predictions (UPDATE: 11 million reached!)

I don’t want to hear any predictions from somebody who puts time in the y-axis.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Avatar Storage

Do you keep old avatars on your servers? I ask because the link to somebody’s avatar is http://cdn4.kongregate.com/assets/resize-image/40×40/user_avatars/1234/5678/avatarname.png and I was wondering if you had the link you could access the old avatars.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Map of OT V2

Yes hello give me number 3 in that neutral place cool thank you bye

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OTers

Originally posted by Ayumi_Stocking:
Originally posted by SevereFlame:
Originally posted by Ayumi_Stocking:
Originally posted by cllazyman:

Being pansexual(omnisexual) is bad.

How so?

Because you are in love with a cooking utensil and that is not okay

That isn’t what it means.

Don’t question me.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / OTers

Originally posted by Ayumi_Stocking:
Originally posted by cllazyman:

Being pansexual(omnisexual) is bad.

How so?

Because you are in love with a cooking utensil and that is not okay

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Most Valuable Ass?

Hmm let me post something funny

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Zazzle (Kong merchandise) - Kongregate, you serious?

Aren’t shirts like 20$ though? I have a Kongregate shirt and it only cost me 20$, but I bought it like a year ago. Also it was printed wrong but hey it’s Zazzle.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / my birth day is today

Cool my birthday is bonemarow

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Mac computers aren't environmentally friendly