Kongregate News

Mar. 19, 2008

New "under judgment" system

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Games on Kongregate with fewer than 75 ratings are now "under judgment" until they pass this necessary threshold, at which point the average score will be visible. Please continue to rate games as normal, especially games that are still under judgment.

Mar. 18, 2008

Boxhead: Zombie Wars wins weekly contest

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Shocking, right? The latest Boxhead was last week's winner for $250, while Shift and Drone Wars were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Last week was really great in general, though. Dropsum, Open Doors, and Contour are all very worthy honorable mentions. Be sure to check them out.

Mar. 13, 2008

Gamma Bros. challenge extended

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Due to technical difficulties, our weekly challenge will launch on Friday rather than Thursday. The current challenge has therefore been extended by 24 hours. We apologize for the delay.

Mar. 12, 2008

drunkin mmastrz winns weklly context wooooo!!! PARTIE TIME!!!@

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Drunken Masters was last week's contest winner for $250. The sweet-it's-finally-on-Kongregate Drakojan Skies Acolytes and Insurgo were the runners-up for $150 each.

Mar. 06, 2008

February contest results

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February's monthly contest winners are official! And here they are:

1st. Protector
2nd. Pillage the Village
3rd. The Visitor
4th. Balloon Invasion
5th. Zunderfury
6th. Grid16
7th. Twothree
8th. Genghis Khan
9th. Treasure Seas Inc.

That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth and $250 each for all the others. Implementation of our API to be eligible for challenges/achievements is a requirement for winners to claim their prize.

Mar. 04, 2008

The Visitor wins weekly contest

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The Visitor was the winner last week on Kongregate for $250. Balloon Invasion and Grid16 were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Feb. 29, 2008


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Holy crap, our card game is finally live on the site, for approximately .25% of those who requested invitations (sorry 99.75% of you!).

We're starting things off very small, so only 50 of the 20,000 requests were granted access. We'll gradually invite more and more people as the testing continues. For now, we granted access to the people who applied with the highest level on Kongregate (roughly, anyone around level 31 or higher).

We're working incredibly hard to get this thing out to everyone else, so bear with us for a bit!

Feb. 29, 2008

Elite Forces Defense wins weekly contest

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Elite Forces Defense was the winner last week for $250. Music in Motion and 25 Boxes were the runners-up for $150 each.

Feb. 19, 2008

Nokia sponsorship!

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We at Kongregate are fully aware of how lame it is to get excited about advertisements, but that won't stop us from proclaiming our love to Nokia for buying out our ad inventory for the next week. This might not stop contributing developers on Kongregate either, who will see a significant boost in shared ad revenue over the course of our promotion of Mosh. Mosh is basically like Kongregate for mobile games, plus ringtones. It's actually pretty neat: Feel free to check it out by clicking on, well, you'll figure it out.

So thanks, Nokia! I guess now we can finally forgive you for the N-Gage.

Feb. 19, 2008

Pillage the Village plunders $250 contest prize

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Pillage the Village was last week's $250 contest winner on Kongregate. Treasure Seas Inc and Roll were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Feb. 15, 2008

Protector wins weekly contest

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Congrats to Protector for winning last week's contest for $250, and for sapping away an ungodly amount of Greg's time! Coil was a runner-up for $150 along with The Walls: Part 3.

Feb. 08, 2008

January contest winners

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Behold, the winners from January's monthly contest!

1st. Fancy Pants World 2
2nd. Filler
3rd. Stormwinds 1.5
4th. Submachine 5: The Root
5th. Defender
6th. Free Rider 2
7th. Paladin: The Game
8th. The Unfair Platformer
9th. Spin the Black Circle

That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for everyone else. As usual, implementing our API for challenges/achievements is a requirement for claiming monthly prizes.

Last week, Submachine 5 was the winner for $250, while Defender and Zunderfury were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Feb. 01, 2008

Free Rider 2 wins weekly contest

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Free Rider 2 was the weekly winner last week for $250, followed by Dupligon and Darkness Episode 2 for $150 each. Be sure to check out the rest of the Darkness series in Lutgames' profile!

Jan. 25, 2008

Fancy contest winners!

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Last week, Fancy Pants World 2 was FINALLY released, and no one was shocked when it claimed a weekly contest win for $250. Stormwinds 1.5 took a $150 runner-up prize along with the Kongregate-sponsored Bounce.

Two weeks ago, the Kongregate-sponsored Filler was the weekly winner for $250. Achilles and Vector were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Jan. 17, 2008

Improved Search! Friend Finder

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Last night we did a site update with a couple of new features. First, search is totally rewritten. Second, you can now find your friends by importing your webmail contacts. What do you think? Let us know in the forums.

Jan. 09, 2008

15 contest winners

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Lots of contest winners to announce. Here are the ones from December:

1st. Monsters' Den
2nd. Mutually Assured Destruction
3rd. Mardek RPG Chapter 2
4th. Mardek RPG Chapter 1
5th. Areas
6th. Raft Wars
7th. Zwingo
8th. Tarnation
9th. Button Hunt 2

That's $1500 for first, $1000 for second, $700 for third, $500 for fourth and $250 for everyone else. Implementation of our statistics API is a requirement for claiming contest winnings in the monthly competition.

Last week, Paladin The Game was the $250 winner, while Super Saimon Deluxe and Starcraft FA 5 were the two runners-up for $150 each.

Two weeks ago, Amoeba was the weekly winner for $250, while Key to Adventure Episode 1 and Idle 2 were the two runners-up for $150 each. Yes, Idle 2 won $150. No offense to Nabb, but it was a bit of a slow week.

Jan. 02, 2008

Holiday headers

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It's a brand new year, which means it's back to our old boring red header! In case you missed the awesome holiday ones, you can see Felix's here and Mario's here (the bottom blue one). Thanks a ton, guys!

Dec. 28, 2007

Tarnation wins weekly contest

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Tarnation was the winner last week for $250, while Timebot v1.1 and Blocky were the two $150 runners-up.

Dec. 22, 2007

Are we the "Best Time Sink Site" of 2007?

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We've been nominated for Best Time Sink Site in the Crunchies awards. Vote early and often! Up to once per day between now and January 10th.

Dec. 18, 2007

Monsters' Den wins weekly contest

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Monsters' Den was last week's $250 contest winner, and it also found its way onto Digg last night. This week's challenge and one of Kongregate's latest sponsored games, Mutually Assured Destruction was also a runner-up last week for $150. The other runner-up was Mardek RPG Chapter 2. The first chapter also scored extremely well, and we can't resist Areas as another honorable mention.