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Topic: General Gaming / Idle Games...Why?

Originally posted by Tulrog:

Short answer: Demand & Supply and Cost & Value.


Long answer: Idle games have constantly an above average rating. This means there is a big crowd out there that actually likes this genre.

Now put yourself in the position of a dev. Would you develop a game where you are almost guaranteed success (or at least acceptance) or take the risk and release a game which might be a failure in terms of ratings and plays. The best answer you can give is “It depends”.

And here is where cost and value comes into play. Idle games in the most basic form require just an addicting idea and some balancing. No graphics, complex physics or atmospheric story line. This results in rather low development costs.

In the end with idle games you have low development cost, low risk and an above average reward. So why would you go and make a different kind of game if your predicted outcome can only get worse (in most of the cases)?


If you still think “the devs” have an obligation to provide you with high quality games for free I suggest you go ahead, spend hundreds of hours and/ or thousands of dollars and make such a game. Then provide it for free and see if your opinion about idle games is still the same. Everything else seems rather ungrateful to me.


I don’t think there is a lack of non-idle games out there. They just cost money now. I’m pretty sure if you browse Steam or some App stores you will find exactly the games you are looking for.

Well said.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

Yayyyy, I finally have K+ again ^o^ Thanks for the extra prizes!

I’ve updated Game in Ten Seconds with bug fixes by the way.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

That was pretty close :P Congratulations to the winners!

So… no honorable mentions? :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

Yeah, my entry for GiTD #50 is now just a black screen. Great. Aisleen is also just a white screen.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Announcement] Scheduled downtime on 1/26 at 6am PST

There is a serious issue. Please see this.
http://www.kongregate.com/forums/7-technical-support/topics/592412-serious-issue-game-updates-rolled-back-after-maintenance-cannot-reupdate

 
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Topic: Technical Support / [Resolved?] Serious issue: Game updates rolled back after maintenance

My game Anti-Idle: The Game has been updated to version 1753 a few days ago, but after the Kongregate maintenance, it rolled back to version 1741 (an update from October 2015).

I tried to update the game to version 1753 again. But after doing so, it redirects me to http://www.kongregate.com/plugs/new?game_id=66881 (the usual page I see), but WITHOUT the blue notice that it was successfully updated, and when I play it is still version 1741.

EDIT: It’s version 1753 now, but probably because I manually reuploaded the version. Take a look into the issue, maybe?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

The intro has always been there, you were probably on a different tab so you didn’t see it :P
I’ll certainly make clear that the bug fixed version is the non-contest version and voters would be voting based on the old bugged version. And it’s not like I can control this voting thread or the front page anyway :\

Just to be sure though I guess I’ll wait for a response from DRK or an admin :P

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

Question, am I allowed to upload a separate instance of the game to fix bugs without being disqualified? There are some awkward bugs in the contest version of my game, and it would be kinda pathetic if I have to wait 10 more days to fix those :P

(Well, looks like I’m not going to win anyway, [S]GARDEN too strong)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

There’s also this in the first post:

Voting is open to everyone, except your alts.

That doesn’t sound like it’s limited to contestants. Also, past events only had 3 or so games but still had lots of voters, so I’m gonna assume this one is going to be the same too.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

The rules mention that you can’t use alts, so I assume that non-participants can vote. It would be quite awkward to prohibit alts and restrict voting to contestants at the same time… (as if someone would make a game on their alt just to vote for their main account)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Voting

Darn. It’s going to be a pain to play them all…

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Welp. It was a Game in Two Days for me, I kinda rushed some features and had to put off one not-very-important feature. I also ran into a massive technical issue 1 hour before the deadline. But here it is.


Title: Game in Ten Seconds
URL: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Tukkun/game-in-ten-seconds
Theme: Ten Seconds


I kinda want to make use of the theme “Ten Seconds” to create something that you will play for much longer than ten seconds, and I also want to make it related to the GiTD contest, because what would be a better way to celebrate the GiTD #50 contest? Honestly I don’t really think that I will win the contest, but I had lots of fun making it (it’s great to see what I can do in two days). Hope you will enjoy playing it as well, and be prepared to play some of the most ridiculous 10 second minigames ever.

Game has Kongregate API integrated. Scores are auto-submitted every 30 seconds. Submit scores manually by entering Achievements screen or closing any menu.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Originally posted by cgstudios:

I´ts done. Sprites, gameplay, levels, audio FX, etc. All original. You can see the teaser on youtube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIn6RGuGI78&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z12tdbv5yu2fsxefo22thzxpftqxzvqof04

Holy, that’s AWESOME. I’ll definitely vote for you. Watching your trailer kinda killed my motivation to keep working on my game lol

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Spent like 4 hours or so… Here’s a screenshot:

Not sure if I can make it on time. Not that I plan to win the contest with this game anyway…

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

Crap, I forgot to do anything in the previous 7 days…

I guess I’ll whip up something made in 10 minutes for this contest.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Entries and Discussion

I’ll pick the Ten Seconds (#35) theme, since no one has taken it so far.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Hype and Discussion

Originally posted by DarkRainyKnight:
Originally posted by adrianks47:

So, everybody who submit a game by the end of the jam is participating?

Correct.

I think this needs more clarification. You have to post a link to that game in the contest’s submission thread, you can’t just submit something on Kongregate and expect it to be part of this contest.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Hype and Discussion

I also feel that it’s quite disappointing. Should have required to incorporate a combination of at least 3 themes or so, but it’s too late for that now.

Ah well…

 
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Topic: Kongregate APIs / Range for score submittning?

It doesn’t matter which data type you submit, as long as it’s a number, it will get through. If you submit 1234.56, for instance, it will become “1234”.

The highest number that can appear on the leaderboards is 137,438,953,471. As long as your numbers don’t exceed this, there should be zero problem (and even if your numbers are larger, the number 137,438,953,471 is still sent to Kongregate).

 
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Topic: Game Programming / GiTD [#50] Hype and Discussion

Darn, it’s on the front page of Kongregate. This one is gonna be tough…

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / +200% EXP / Coin Week! (Jan. 06, 2016 ~ Jan. 12, 2016)

Hey everyone!

To celebrate Tukkun’s successful internship semester (and belated New Year), enjoy a whole week of extra EXP and Coin epicness!

  • Jan. 06, 2016: +200% EXP
  • Jan. 07, 2016: +200% Coin (first time ever!)
  • Jan. 08, 2016: +200% Coin
  • Jan. 09, 2016: +200% EXP
  • Jan. 10, 2016: +200% EXP
  • Jan. 11, 2016: +200% Coin
  • Jan. 12, 2016: +200% Coin

In addition, epic content updates will be available in the near future, so stay tuned!

Enjoy playing Anti-Idle as always!


Note: Conditions apply. Does not apply to Speedrun and Challenge Mode. Some sources of EXP and Coin are unaffected by this event.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / When I open the game all I get is a blank grey screen

Does it happen in Incognito mode as well?

It’s a pretty awkward issue and the general solution seems to be “wait until the bug resolves itself”. Or, try a different browser.

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / Savefile Backup, am I missing something?

There are two common causes.

1. Your “backup” file itself is either corrupted or a level 1 savefile (as in, you backed it up when it is already lost). Is the file size of the backup file higher than the size of the level 1 file that is generated when you select your savefile?
2. You are putting it in the wrong folder (does the “tmp” file appear there when you generate it in the game’s [Lost Savefile?] main menu?)

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / 6th Anniversary!

 
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Topic: Anti-Idle: The Game / News feed keeps getting reset.

Yup, backing up the global file will do.