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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Arcanmster:

I don’t think completion is hard enough for an impossible. Contrary to many puzzle games, there are many possible solutions to each level, including solutions with totally different strategies. However, I do agree with the fact that the game is walkthrough-able → definitely don’t put an impossible badge, maybe more easier badges for “discovering” the game. That is, if it gets badged…

Well, Manufactoria is an interesting case. If one considers the difficulty of the game without getting any outside help, it’s easily an impossible — I must have spent 30+ hours on that, not even counting the times I was still thinking about algorithms while driving/in meetings/trying to get to sleep. But the fact that it would be ridiculously easy to just use someone else’s solutions is definitely a problem. I suspect this is why no such game has ever gotten an impossible (the only pure puzzle game to get an impossible is Hexiom, and that has the random mode to prevent obvious walkthroughs).

Anyway, while I love Manufactoria, the last time I chatted with raw about it (which was a while ago, obviously) he felt it was too much of a niche appeal game, so I’m not sure I’d hold my breath about it getting badges.

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

Originally posted by LeonHendstron:

If you don’t know if the badge is hard or impossible, then it’s hard.

I couldn’t disagree more with this. I would much rather that Greg err on the side of overestimating the difficulty of something — if an impossible badge turns out to be a bit on the easy side, what’s the harm? At most, it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise to people who get it. On the other hand, if a hard badge turns out to be way harder than it should be (I’m looking at you, Raze 2), it’s very much a source of frustration and annoyance.

(Also, now that I’ve finally reached Level 5, I can definitely agree that this should be an impossible.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by scoli:

I played a game here anywhere between 4 and 6 years ago, for the life of me i cant remember its name and only remember fragments of the game itself. (it was a flash game)

The story (i think) people were turning into cyborgs/robots, you wake up in a hospital (i think) and your a red headed female. the game itself was turn based, 5 ‘stages’ (again i think) one of which if i recall correctly was a pvp stage probably stage 4. i know the ending to said game but id rather not give that away but could pm people if it would help.

Sorry for the wall of text and if this is in the wrong section, Thank you in advance and sorry i didnt give much to go on. the game was quite heavy in story i think but i cant remember much :[

That sounds very much like Zening. Unfortunately, the company that made the game wasn’t able to keep the servers running, so you can’t play the game any more. The website still exists, if you want to see if that’s the one you’re thinking of.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by hmaxim:

So I remember playing this game. It was a lot like Infectionator, but it was set in World War 2. You had minions/zombies of some sort (pixel) and the levels were set as WWII battle/event places.

Relic of War?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by ihatethisfing:

disagree with the medium suggestion for Collapse It. took me 30 minutes to beat all 34 levels with gold trophies in all….easy badge in my opinion. a medium/hard should probably be score based. im at 140k score without replaying levels to improve score.

30 minutes is way too long for an easy, and pretty much the right length for a medium.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Try the Battalion series — it’s very similar to Advance Wars: Battalion: Nemesis, Battalion: Ghosts, and Battalion: Vengeance. There also used to be a multiplayer version but it was removed because they didn’t maintain the servers any more, but those three should still work.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Evil_S:

There’ve been a game I played on Kong in 2012 or 2013. I think it had a mobile version as well. Game was kind of a very lo-fi tactical RPG, where you had to move your chars down the grid (only in one direction) and fight monsters in your way. There were different characters you can unlock as well as different monsters with unique abilities. You can upgrade your chars between the levels. The point of a game was to reach the exit. That’s as much as I remember. Any help?

Maybe Vertical Drop Heroes?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by JayArS2:

but why this game’s 2nd hard badge does (talesworth arena: death watch)

It requires beating the game with different classes, so the game is different each time. This is actually one badge that I still regret making anyway, though.

Actually, I feel like this badge is underrated. When I first started the game, I thought that it was going to be horribly repetitive to get the hard badge, but actually, the classes are pretty different, so the different playthroughs are actually not at all the same. Also, at least for me, Talesworth Arena definitely grows on you: as you get more familiar with the battle system, it becomes a lot less frustrating and more interesting. So even though I thought I was going to hate it in the beginning, I kind of enjoyed getting the badge in the end.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by gorgol:

Hi, everyone!
I´m looking for a great multiplayer game I used to play some time ago.
You could choose a ship to fly with which you could upgrade during the game. (You had to collect blue bubbles for that-or kill enemy ships to get their bubbles.)
And you had to fight enemy ships and destroy their mothership and protect yours. Anyone knows the name of that game???
Thanks!!!

It sounds like you might be talking about Vorp! Unfortunately, that game shut down a few months ago because it didn’t have enough players, although you can still look at their website to see if it’s the game you’re thinking of.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / savedata position of Ninja Slash

Oh, you’re right, it is a Unity game. Then yeah, you can find it in Unity\WebPlayerPrefs\chat_2ekongregate_2ecom\prefgamez-0017-2016-live-web_2eunity3d.upp (or just copy the whole folder).

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by Tulrog:

So could we get something like a “Greg’s guide to badging” for future reference? Something that will give us a framework for suggesting badges.

Greg in fact wrote up just such a thing a little while back.

The short answer is that forcing players into a certain playstyle is something that should be avoided, but encouraging them to explore things they might not have otherwise can be a desirable goal.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / savedata position of Ninja Slash

I believe Ninja Slash is HTML5-based, not Flash based. Unfortunately this means that the location depends on your browser, so it’s hard to say where exactly it is.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Suggestions

Originally posted by randomboy839:
Originally posted by ladypintada:

could we expand chat guidelines? maybe have active moderators? the level of abuse and terrible messages i get from people 90% of the time because i have a feminine username is unreal. i report and mute all of them but it really makes me not want to participate.

If you have a problem with your username, you could send a whisper to an admin or e-mail support@kongregate.com to request a name change. Otherwise, you can always make a new account.

…That’s really terrible advice. People should have the right to have a female-sounding username without being harassed for it.

Anyway, Kongregate is sadly not perfect on that score — reporting and muting is a good idea, but the best advice I can give is to try different rooms. There’s a lot of variation in the different rooms of Kong, and I hope there exists one that will be a good fit for you.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Molodets:

Hello everyone! Please, help me find a game. It was kinda historical one. You were a young artist, who had to make pictures (not sure if even sculptures). You decide which material you will use, what’s the size of picture and other stuff. Sooner or later you get proficient with genres of painting, materials and other. Also, you can find other painters (NPC) in “cafe”, they can teach you some new tricks, and you can, if i’m not mistaken, take part in some competitions.
I beg you, help me^^

This seems to be a popular one lately! I think you’re looking for Avant-Garde.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by cainius:

IM trying to remember the name of a game:

I think it was 18th or 19th century Europe, maybe France. You were a new artist and you create and sell your art. You lvl up and spend points on new painting types or methods. You also talk to other artists like Van Goth and people like that in a coffee shop.

Well, I’ve never played it myself, but a little bit farther up the thread a very similar-sounding game came up and it was Avant-Garde, so give that a try!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Ninjitsu_Pirate:

What was that one flash game where you get through these levels and it uses your webcam and microphone? It was a puzzle game, and I remember having to catch a butterfly on the loose or something in one of the levels. I vaguely remember it being something called Think Outside of the Box or something, but I could be wrong.

There are a lot of games which fit that general description, but the only one I remember which uses your webcam and microphone is Take Something Literally. Although that doesn’t seem to be loading for me at the moment, so I can’t check to see if that has a butterfly.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by JamPkJump:

Mmm.. in the game you start like a ghost that need to scare the people in the in a way faster from the house, you have a scare meter for know how scare are them.. i don’t remember so much, is a short game.

Sounds like you’re looking for Haunt the House.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by ChickenDelight:

There was this PC game I played in around 2005, and there were 3 factions. Blue, Red and Green, and it was a isometric RTS. You could get dune buggys and stuff, and there were these harvester things that went over some sort of money thing. (I think it was called herb or something). Pretty sure it was called Dune something. Thanks!

Dune II is the original 1992 version of the game, but you were probably playing one of the more recent remakes, most likely Dune 2000.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Badge Suggestions!

Originally posted by MaistlinRajere:
Originally posted by greg:

Type ?debug_level=3 at the end of the URL. When chat loads, you’ll see a bunch of messages being spammed by a user named “info.”

Why does this not work?

Because that’s five years old and things have changed since then?

Specifically, debug output goes to the console now, so you’ll want to look there (Tools >> Web Console in Firefox, Tools >> JavaScript Console in Chome). (Also, debug_level=3 shows the stats when they’re first initialized, but not as they’re updating; if you want to see the stats update in realtime, use debug_level=4.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Thorene:

It’s an old game, that I believe is on kongregate. You controlled more or less 8 characters on a chess like grid and had to kill all 8 enemy units. All 16 units had unique abilities.
One of them was called Mystic Healer and could heal nearby allies, there was also an archer, a rogue, a mage that dealt AoE attacks, and some knight/swordmen. The enemy units had similar roles but were slightly stronger (my opinion) it still got easy fast.
There was only one lvl that was always exactly the same at the start and you could only play with one team.
The art looked really nice too.

Sounds very much like Tactics 100 Live, although that one only has four classes — still, it matches the rest of your description.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / stop badging crappy MMOs

That is still wrong. Please read the link: after the tutorial is explicitly not allowed. The only things that are allowed are at the title screen, or immediately after character creation if that happens at the very beginning.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / stop badging crappy MMOs

Originally posted by Nuob:
Also, it’s difficult to even have an impact on the rating of MMOs because you aren’t allowed to rate them until the developer says so, usually after the tutorial or you’ve gained a couple of levels. In this way, Kongregate has ensured that the rating on MMOs will be significantly inflated, as only people who like the game are likely to continue beyond a certain point. This would still be pretty sketchy even if all developers were allowed to do it, but it’s only for MMOs.

That is completely and thoroughly wrong.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Trying to find older game.

Originally posted by SuteMe:

I’m trying to find a game I use to play about a year go. It had lower grade 8bit like graphics, 3D birdseye view of the terrain, you can raise/lower the terrain to help your kingdom build more buildings. I think you could adjust if your kingdom concentrates on building/growing or fighting, but you can’t control what they do directly. You can set way points to build arms. Summon elementals and cast various elemental spells you get after winning a map. There were a lottt of maps in the campaign.

Any help on finding this game if you remember will be appreciated.

It’s a better idea to post questions like this in the ‘What was that game called?’ thread, right at the top of this forum.

(The game you’re looking for is Reprisal.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gambling 4 Kids

Originally posted by capkloud:

oh my apologies, allow me to rephrase that to “no legislation that actually is effective and is acted upon”.

is that better for you?

No, not really.

Of course gambling sites still exist in the US, but they use a variety of means to get around the problem of payment processing, which is what the law targets. Since Kongregate accepts money from regular banks and credit cards, there’s no way they would stay in business if the US government considered what they did “gambling”.

Anyway, this is rapidly turning into an irrelevant sidepoint, so I’ll leave it at this.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Gambling 4 Kids

Originally posted by capkloud:

in the united states of america, which it just so happens kongregate is technically in due to the DOT COM, and the fact that kongregate IS gamestop, which is a texas based company, it is quite illegal for minors to gamble. there however is no legislation pertaining to online gambling, but dont worry. its coming. to apply legislation to this would require constant monitoring of every americans internet and computer usage. which has been happening as we all know.

Protip: If you’re going to be that condescending, it’s probably a good idea to have the slightest clue what you’re talking about. Otherwise you just look dumb.