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Originally posted by greg:

I sent the developer an email about Cube Escape: Harvey’s Box. That’ll probably go up on Monday if the API is added.

Lionheart badges went up today, so I can cross those off the list.

After reviewing feedback and talking with the GemCraft developer a bit more, this is the current plan; I’m hoping to get those live next week too:

Easy: Earn 30 achievements

Medium: Reach wizard level 30

Hard: Conquer 4 vision fields

Hard: Complete the final story level

Keep the feedback coming on GemCraft badges — I’ve already changed them around a few times.

Name suggestions: I got a vision.
Visionary conqueror.
Optic outpost.
The Archmages jewel.
Decorated jeweller.

 
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Originally posted by Bluji:
Originally posted by wouterboy:

Weren’t the badges on the rest of the A Matter of Caos series supposed to be awarded retroactively?

There was an issue with that and the developer has fixed it so that the rest of the episodes will be retroactively awarding.

That’s good. But still, this game took me less than 10 minutes on 2nd playthrough. While it took me half an hour first time. Bit slow maybe, but with no skill involved and you can just quickly click through, it doesn’t matter to me. If it was gemcraft on the other hand…

 
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Name suggestions for GC badges: shard splitting.
Enchanting jeweller.
Multifaceted explorer. (You know, like a gem)
Diamonds kills forever.
Shine on, you crazy diamond.

 
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Originally posted by Hukutka:
Can these be badged?

Playsaurus/clicker-heroes
BerzerkStudio/sands-of-the-coliseum
gameinabottle/gemcraft-chasing-shadows
HyperHippoGames/adventure-capitalist
funnaut/arcuz-full-version
sims5000/ducklife2-world-champion
Tanoku/mike-shadow-i-paid-for-it
unmediocre/murloc-rpg-2-episode-1
Djugan/hands-of-war-2-expanded-edition
danielsun/culmination
TogeProductions/infectonator-christmas-edition
Wolfcom/gunblood
Vitaly/endless-war-3
Vitaly/endless-war-4
thekevingu/gun-mayhem
unmediocre/murloc-rpg-stranglethorn-fever
goooDay/pursuit-of-hat
BenSpyda/lrd-rebirth
sims5000/ducklife
SugarFreeGames/caravaneer-2
Mousebreaker/sports-heads-football-championship
MonkeyWantBanana/shopping-cart-hero-3
MoonberryStudios/picma
LabuGames/pirateers-2
GregoryCarlson/the-programmer-rpg
Nitrome/final-ninja
Springloaded/tiny-dice-dungeon
Alex_SpilGames/alxemy
Conceptis/mix-sudoku-light-vol-1
Vitaly/endless-war-6
gameinabottle/reeelz
TheGameHomepage/box-clever
Rowkilla/game-corp
pitergames/trollface-quest
KingDotCom/gluey
zedarus/starlight

Some of the games are already on the list and many of them already discussed. Learn to read before you suggest.
 
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Originally posted by BlackSnapper:

Hey, is there any way I can get you to take badges off of a game? I just played Bible Fight, which has four, and found it to be the single worst badged game I have ever played. Like, even worse than Kingdom of the Wind, which was my previous most hated badged game, but I’m pretty certain NOBODY would like Bible Fight. I understand that it is about 6 years old and has thus aged absolutely terribly, but still. I scored the easy badge and I never want to touch this game again with a fifteen foot pole.

what’s the rating at least? Those badges will probably persist but you won’t have to touch it.
 
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Originally posted by greg:

Hey guys, quick update — I spent most of this week working on Lionheart Tactics and GemCraft.

The Lionheart Tactics badges will probably be an easy for completing the tutorial missions (not sure exactly where, but somewhere early) and a medium badge for getting a hero around level 20.

GemCraft… oh god… I have no idea. I’ve spent a few days on it so I’m guessing I’m about 1% through. If you have suggestions for GemCraft, please weigh in! I’m going to set up a meeting with the developer next week to talk about it.

Also, I’m gone tomorrow for Heather’s wedding rehearsal. Whoa!

Best wishes and take your time. It is a really big game.

 
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Originally posted by Mafefe_Classic:

what about papa louie 2d platformer 3?

i mean, you badge all of his “do the same 3 things a thousand times” simulators, so why not his not terrible games???

Read the OP. It doesn’t have good enough rating.

 
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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.