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Topic: Kongregate / Upcoming Badges!

Originally posted by PlatypusMan:

Not sure if I asked or not but I think that SAS: Zombie Assault 4 is ripe for badges. That said, it may not have API, but its got the ratings for badges.

You can’t have badges without API. They won’t work.

 
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Originally posted by lla_26:

I can say that beating Level 40 in Give Up 2 is about as hard as the Impossible badge in Hippolyta (at least for me). For bonus E, much harder than that. If this game warrants 4 badges, here’s my idea:

“Only The Beginning” (hard) – Level 10 beaten
“Still Going Strong” (hard) – Bonus A, B, C, or D beaten
“Give Up, Tassbot” (impossible) – Level 40 beaten
“The Cheeseboard Was A Lie” (impossible) – Bonus E beaten

Yes, I know the first badge is already a hard badge, but when I played it for the first time on ArmorGames, I already gave up at Level 9. If too easy for a hard badge, then medium would be much better.

Could you at least compare it to an impossible in the same genre such as meatboy or moneyseize? Hippolyta is a running game and require completely different skills than give up 2. Also level 10 should be easy or medium at most. Also if the game gets a sudden rating increase this badge setup you are suggesting would stop it from being botd or in quests which would be a shame and odd for a game with 4 badges.

 
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Originally posted by lla_26:
Originally posted by TurkeyPie:

Tasselfoot just released Give Up 2. The prequel got badged, so you might want to take a look at this one.

IMO, this warrants TWO badges, both impossible badges – one for completing the game, and one for completing Bonus E. Ideas:

Never Give Up (impossible) – Beat Level 40.
“The Cheeseboard Was A Lie” (impossible) – Beat Bonus E.


Nah the impossible badge(if the game is hard enough) would be for 100 % completion.
 
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Originally posted by TurkeyPie:

Lost my progress from Cube Escape. Does the game ‘reset’ itself after you finish it?

Yep. It resets for me too. Shouldn’t matter if the hard badge is working and the game is relatively short anyway?

 
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Originally posted by Arcanmster:

Is the dev working on the bugfixes? Firefox still doesn’t work at all, and with Chrome I always have a crash (the “aw, snap!”) during the game, before the 4th or 5th choice. I haven’t been able to finish it even once!

Seems the game stopped again for me without achieving any ending.

Originally posted by Arcanmster:

Is the dev working on the bugfixes? Firefox still doesn’t work at all, and with Chrome I always have a crash (the “aw, snap!”) during the game, before the 4th or 5th choice. I haven’t been able to finish it even once!


I can play it on firefox but it stops every time at some choice. I haven’t reached any endings yet.
This shouldn’t be badged before the bugs are fixed. They announced they are working on it.

 
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Originally posted by TurkeyPie:

Just finished Cube Escape: Seasons. Didn’t realise it was a horror game until the moon part, which scared the living hell out of me.

I’m leaning toward medium, but the last part is pretty tricky, so if there’s enough demand for making it a hard badge, I’ll consider it.

Tough call, but I would say hard. It’s a bit too hard for a medium, in my opinion.


Escape³” (personal favourite)
It’s me…” or “It’s me, again
Woman on the moon

Lunatic escape.
A small step for a woman.

 
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Originally posted by Avalokitesvara:

Mu complex requires at least 1 hard badge.
I thought an impossible too, for that mp3 password, but since you can google it, it kinda kills the point.

Remember that the first game only had 1 hard from the beginning but got an easy to be in a quest. Same day quest come out. Let’s not make that mistake again.
I remember playing earlier cube escape games and started with the wrong game? I think the puzzles are a bit reliant on having played the first games… That doesn’t mean we should badge them but if I am right it’s a hint.

 
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Originally posted by BlakeDevanY:

everybody edits please! it got a max rating (five stars) and yet it does not have a badge

API please.

 
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Originally posted by Pipipipipi314:
Originally posted by Irgso:
Originally posted by Thok:
Originally posted by Irgso:Suggestions:
number of Plumbers killed (suitable for an easy badge)
levels completed (suitable for medium or even hard (lvl 36 / 48))
Stars collected (suitable for medium (108) or hard (144))

Having actually earned all 144 stars, beating 48 levels is definitely a hard. Beating 36 levels is at least a challenging medium. Numbers of levels completed is too highly correlated to number of plumbers killed/stars collected to treat them too differently; there are many levels where you will lose before the timer on the third star runs out. It feels like a two badge game (a hard for lost levels completion or 144 stars, and a medium for an earlier checkpoint.)

Also, since somebody will mention the achievements: 15/15 achievements is a touch grindy (mainly because you need to kill 100 plumbers, and there are only 48 levels.) Individual achievements as easy/medium badge are possible.

API has been added by DEV. Game is rising towards 3.7 rating.
So here are my suggestions:

Easy: Complete level 8
Medium: Complete 36 levels
Hard: Collect 144 stars

I guess one or two badges would be enough for this game.

I think that the easy should be complete level 12, not 8.

Sure, but why?

 
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Originally posted by Listerine:

Ignoring the fact that idle games don’t get badges, Clicker Heroes having an upload feature shouldn’t be a reason that it doesn’t get badges; there are several badged games (as I recall, anyways) that have upload features, but uploading a save file disables the API from giving you the badge.

If we look away from the idle rule there is still the API problem? I can’t find any stats it is reporting?

 
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Originally posted by greg:

Quick update: I finished The Awakening RPG, but none of the data submits retroactively. I emailed the developer with this request.

I’m adding Pool Live Pro to the queue, also. I’m thinking a single medium badge for scoring 3k points (6 wins). Please feel free to weigh in!

Name suggestions:
Wins due to cue.
Cool in the pool.
Eightball hunter.

 
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Originally posted by JayArS2:

Popular Games Unbadged with API

Coaster Racer 2 (3.82) 4 million+ plays
Surgeon Simulator 2013 (3.73) 5 million+ plays
Drift Runners 2 (3.63) 4 million+ plays
Soccer Balls (3.86) 4 million+ plays
Heat Rush (3.25) 4 million+ plays
Bush Whacker 2 (3.64) 3 million+ plays
Protector III (4.18) 2 million+ plays
Epic Battle Fantasy (3.97) 2 million+ plays
The Space Game (4.28) 2 million+ plays
Gun Express (3.43) 2 million+ plays
The Unfair Platformer (3.75) 2 million+ plays
Endless War 3 (4.18) 2 million+ plays
Red Ball 2 (3.87) 2 million+ plays
Desktop Tower Defense (4.17) 2 million+ plays

Wait didn’t desktop tower defense even used to have an impossible badge which is on broken badges list? Or is it another?

 
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Originally posted by linkhimura:
Originally posted by calleharnemark:
Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Yeah, I can’t say I’m too much of a fan of that series either mainly because of how laggy most of them get once you get far into the game.

In the event that there is a full completion badge on the game, I wouldn’t imagine it being too far of a stretch to have three (or heck even four) hard badges like Hero’s Arms to pace the game out.

You are forgetting the 4 badge limit. Greg already said he is planning an easy+medium and then x badges. It seems to me like the time of double hard is a rare event and currently not going to come back. Precarious, before Transmission I found Crystal Story the latest double hard in middle of december 2013, making Transmission an unique game for that year. (May have missed something) I also agree that a single hard is the way to go and think maybe the classis way of a boss fight for the not so specific medium if the game reports stat.

Why 4 badge limit? I mean, it’s because the admins don’t want to have a lot of badges for a game, or it’s because some coding of the page?

The admins has decided that yes.

 
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Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Yeah, I can’t say I’m too much of a fan of that series either mainly because of how laggy most of them get once you get far into the game.

In the event that there is a full completion badge on the game, I wouldn’t imagine it being too far of a stretch to have three (or heck even four) hard badges like Hero’s Arms to pace the game out.

You are forgetting the 4 badge limit. Greg already said he is planning an easy+medium and then x badges. It seems to me like the time of double hard is a rare event and currently not going to come back. Precarious, before Transmission I found Crystal Story the latest double hard in middle of december 2013, making Transmission an unique game for that year. (May have missed something) I also agree that a single hard is the way to go and think maybe the classis way of a boss fight for the not so specific medium if the game reports stat.

 
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Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by Amour:

That’s an easy hard badge: 15 minutes with walkthrough gives you 45 points.

Please refer to my comment.

So, what is your Decision on which game to badge next?

 
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Originally posted by RollerCROWster:

give more badges to point and click adventure games

also shitty puzzle games that are rehashed every month (i.e. snail bob)

effortless badges ftw

This thread is to discuss specific games that should get badges. What “point and click adventure games” do you mean?

 
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Originally posted by JayArS2:

EBF 2:

Easy – 10 bosses killed (I Shall Return)
Medium – Complete Normal Mode (15 Kinds of Pattern)
Medium – Earn 10 achievements (Honorable Rumble)
Hard – Complete Insane Mode (Bullet Rain Over Me)

Greg, could you ask the developer to check for a stat complete insane mode with no hits? Would probably be a nice hard badge.

 
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Originally posted by back900:
Originally posted by Cavalaria:

Just wondering… If first part of the game (or fist game) has impossible badge does it automatically mean that sequel is candidate for that too? :)

No they are regarded completely separately.

The badge requirement is on the first page. 3.8 rating and API. The impossible requirement is not really clear to me except that it should be too hard for Greg.

 
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Originally posted by Dacister:
Originally posted by Carnage6529:

Ive played through Epic Boss Fighter 2 and beat level 20. I think that beating level 20 isn’t worthy of an impossible badge. It is something in between hard and impossible. Compare it with the impossible badge in Epic Boss Fighter 1, where you had to beat 10 insane bosses in a row. Beating them one at a time is simple enough once you have farmed for the best items.

I suggest easy – kill 5 bosses total, medium – beat normal mode (beat boss 15), hard – beat hard mode (beat boss 18)

The impossibles in Rogue Soul 2, or Run 2 are not that hard, so, I guess an impossible on the completion of insane mode could be done.

Why are you comparing a shoot em up to platform games? Anyway frantic 3 is not that hard either, so I don’t know.

 
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Originally posted by greg:
Originally posted by Dacister:

www.kongregate.com/games/EntForge/epic-boss-fighter-2
Epic Boss Fighter 2 should totally get badges.

Definitely — added!

That one might actually be the highest priority. I spoke with the developer yesterday about adding our API, and it looks like it’s in now.

I know it’s been slow this week, but the Best of 2014 is almost ready to launch, and I’ve made about half progress on a handful of games here.

Yeah. We saw your comment on the game.

 
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Originally posted by Listerine:

I believe that level 10 is better than level 15 for badges. I understand Ray/Blake’s logic for level 15 (those are the devs/staff, by the way, not me nor burrann (who also is not me)), but I tend to disagree. A lot of people have prejudice against MMOs getting badged in general, and they have fair points on that. It’s true that a lot of these games get pulled when the server isn’t making as much money as to be worth it. These people won’t be having fun based off their prejudice, and thus should not be punished by being forced to grind through a game they dislike. If by level 10 you’re sick and tired of the game, or hooked and don’t want to stop playing, it won’t change by level 15. I feel like if you’re going to keep playing from 10-20, it should be because you want to, not because a badge tells you to.

That said.

Psychatog, you seem to be 100% concentrated about Rise of Champions. Do you have any other suggestions for badges or other games, because you’re concerned about badges so much? I mean, it can’t be that you just dislike MMOs and are a rude person in general, I believe that you meant it when you said you didn’t want to take the spotlight away from “legit games and game developers”. So why are all your posts based off of taking that spotlight away?

He will get the same reputation as Bluji. No offense.

 
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Originally posted by Nobololol:

Decision 3 needs badges!

It was on the list before you even posted?

 
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Originally posted by greg:

I haven’t caught up with these new posts yet (I will!), but there’s an easy badge life in Kana Warrior now.

As I mentioned in the game comments, I wanted to promote this game, but I don’t think many people are going to learn Japanese just to earn badges, so I decided to just have an easy badge early on, after completing the first set of characters. If you want to learn Japanese, keep playing! If you just want to earn the badge, I promise it’s super easy.

You removed kana warrior from the list now but not break the limits?
Also: what game will be next to get badges?

 
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Originally posted by Psychatog:
Originally posted by burranndonnnn:
Originally posted by Psychatog:
Originally posted by Bluji:
Originally posted by Psychatog:

Since when does a level 10 care about badges? Are you part of that game’s staff or do you just post to get other people mad at you?

Since when have level 10 people not been allowed to voice their opinions?

Not the point. Why does he care?

For those of you coming at me for wanting badges despite being lvl 10… whats that have anything to do with it? I could care less about the actual badge, the entire purpose for me would be to increase player activity in a certain game, in this case, Rise of Champions. Its a great game and adding badges lures in new players, the more who like it and stay for many months into the future, the better.

Add a badge = loads more players = more community = game longevity and longer support by developers = more fun for the hardcore flash-MMO addicts like myself who want an online game for old computer hardware.

When you play an MMO 10 hours a day for 8 months straight, theres nothing worse than a dwindling community to eventually make you regret all the time you sunk into it, so lets get these badges on the roll for Rise of Champions and make a stronger community!

PS. Im fully aware I have no life – but those of you hunting for badges to reach lvl 65 on kong or whatever the cap is, are equally lifeless.

Do they pay you by the letter or by the word?

That guy is not even part of the staff as far as I’m concerned.

 
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Originally posted by dudemcbob:

I like most of the ideas. I am strongly against badging Rise of Champions, but it seems like others have discussed that already.

I would also suggest shorter badges only (easy/medium) for Decision 3. The game is fun, but takes a long time to complete and the endgame adds nothing new to the gameplay. A hard badge would just be tedious in my opinion.

Let me close with a rant in regards to the recently-badged Strike Force Kitty 2:

Please stop badging games with extreme memory leak problems. I am frankly appalled that it received any at all. Do you actually play the game, or read any of the player comments before making these decisions? 95% of comments are complaining about the lag issue, one of them citing that flash had 1.3 million objects orphaned after playing 3-4 levels of the game. Judging the quality of a game is hard and subjective, but you should at least use the few objective measures available such as bugs and memory leaks.

Yes. The admins play through the games thoroughly before badging. Strikeforce kitty 2 had a little problem but that is not the requirement for badging. A lot of people already told this to Greg before it got badges but it got badges anyway. It didn’t stop me from earning those badges anyway and you can reduce quality.