Thursday, January 28, 2010

Straight From The Shoe's Mouth: Interview with Ghostlygamer



Origin of Kong username?

-Well there isn’t much to my username. For the first part of it, Ghostly, I guess I’m kind of sneaky and quick, so I thought that word fit well. The Gamer part, sounds good, with the double G’s, (GG). Also b/c I’m a hardcore gamer.

Favorite game on Kongregate?

-Currently Anti-Idle: The Game but for real games I’m really into Super Stacker and Perfect Balance games. (Puzzles)

Favorite Chatroom?

-The Van

Favorite mod/admin?

-Used to be solprovider, but he was de-modded on 12/18/09. Now I’d have to say ether JetLag, oink, or chitown

Favorite band? And song?

-Pants on the Ground!

Favorite Sport?

-I play soccer, swim, sail, tennis, and golf. (competitively) and all the others for fun. I’m currently in the middle of swim season. With the 2 practices a day and 2 times a week I weight lift, I’ve had little time for Kong lately.

If you could see any 2 mods fight who would it be and why?

-I think it would be great if knio and oink would fight. They have always been the best of friends and the chat would be really confusing as to who is saying what.

What qualities make a good user?

-Friendly, active in the community, and uses proper grammar/spelling

What qualities do you think make a person a good mod?

-Someone how is the life of chat. (in a good way of coarse). Someone who knows a lot about everything that’s going on in the outside world, and can talk about those things in a mature manner.

What’s the best thing about Kongregate?

-Games and community.

Tell me how many hats you have in your home?

-I’d say about 400 or so. My dad brings about 5 home a week from his job at espn. He says, “their free! I can’t just let them go to waste.” Now our game room out back it over flowing with hats.

Which color of umbrella do you like?

-Basic red’n’white stripped. It doesn’t really rain much where I’m at.

What do you often eat for your breakfast?

-Cereal, Golden Grams, Cin Toast Crunch, Life, Honey Bunches of Oats, Frosted Mini Wheats, etc.

-Waffles w/ sasuage.

How do you rate me on a scale of five where five is the highest?

-You, OBS, I'd say a 5/5 from the conversations we have had so far. (not so many)

What kind of pet do you like?

-I’ve always wanted a baby tiger, but they don’t like snow. =(

Tell us about one of your worst habits or qualities

-Chewing on my retainer…

What would be your first question to the people of Antarctica?

-Why are you even here? O_O

Which is your favorite language other than your native language?

-Currently taking French as a language in school.

How many times or how often do you take your dog out for a walk?

-Don’t have a dog

What was your most embarrassing moment?

-Kissing some girl that I though liked me. Oh well.

What was the funniest incident in your college/school life?

-Getting tackled by the gym teacher. Wasn’t funny at the time, but looking back on it, It cracks me up.

Out of your college/school experience which one do you think or rate as the funniest one?

-Ether the one above or when my friend threw a book at a teacher's head, and the teacher got knocked out. Haven’t heard from that friend in a few years though.

If you were a god what would you do to the world?

-Remember Charlie and the Chocolate factory……

Which super power would you like to have and why?

-Always thought it would be cool to fly.

If I took a look inside your refrigerator what would I find?

-V8, yogurt, eggs, and hot sauce.

If you are given a chance to travel to the past where would you go and specifically and why?

-I’d like to visit Beijing China. (During the 2008 Olympics)

If you are alone in a desert what will be your first thought?

-All those time’s I complained about the water being too cold, I wish I’d have it now.

Why am I asking you these questions?

-Interview for KCG

How do you tackle stress and define stress?

-Think about girls

What is your favorite book to date?

-Harry Potter.

Who is your favorite author and why?

-Jeff Smith. He’s funny.

Which is your favorite food item and why?

-Subways 5 dollar footlong, Meatball Grinder on Italian Herbs and Cheese. Makes my month water just thinking about it.

Do you speak with your pet?

-No pet.

During your childhood what was your favorite comic character?


Do you like Jerry or Tom?

-The mouse, I think that ones Jerry, I forget.

What video games do you play?

-Online flash games at

-Have a Wii, but never play it.

What would you do if you learned that your boat was out of oil?

-Swim to shore. It’d be a little warm up for the practice I’d have when I got back to shore.

What will your first thought be when you learn that you won a lottery?

-…$4,000 later, I finally win something.. YEAH BABY!!!

What will you do if you have million dollars cash with you?

-Put it in a bank…

Why do you think Charles Chaplin is famous?

-eww no

Which ancient place would you like to go?

-Ancient Rome

How would you react if you are transformed into a fish?

-Bet all the other fish in races across the fish tank.

Describe your personal life in one Kongregate phrase:

-Level up!

OBS here with another interview...Straight from the Shoe's Mouth

I Remain

Courtesy of our great friend Tasselfoot!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mass Effect 2 Quest

Recently a new quest has been added to Kongregate, it's the Mass Efect 2 Quest and it's sponsored by the game with the same name. To win the Assemble Your Team medal you must win six different badge. And at KCG we thought you'd like a bit of help for each badge required to win.

Upperclassman Badge (Elona Shooter)
This is a medium badge and it requires to reach level 10 of Elona Shooter (meaning your character to be at level 10, not the game's 10th level). To reach that level, this is what we recommend you to do: Step 1: play the game in the Casual Mode difficulty, which is the easiest. Step 2: at the beginning you can either be Rogue, Hunter, Sheriff or Militia, well, choose Hunter which is the best. Step 3: at the end of every day go to the Inn and use 3 AP to have dinner which will give you more experience if you complete the next level. Now, that's enough to start beating levels and you'll earn the badge soon.

AMU Learner's Permit Badge (Cube Colossus)
This badge is easy and it requires to do a combo of 15,000 points and then you must complete the level. This badge is quite easy to win so all it requires is to know how to play and play it.

Short Circuit Badge (Electric Box)
This badge is also an easy one. It requires you to complete the first four levels of Electric Box. If you need help in any of them click this which will help you in all levels.

Mortal Strikes Badge (Rage 3)
This one's also classified as an easy badge and the only thing it requires to earn it is kill thirty enemies. This badge is very easy and it really doesn't require much help. If you need help, just read which are the controls...

Training Day Badge (Tactical Assassin 2)
This badge in Tactical Assasin 2 is an easy badge too. It requires you to complete the first mission. If you have any problem, click this which will help you with the first mission of the game.

Party of Five Badge (The Last Stand 2)
This badge is medium and it requires you to find other four survivors of the zombie attack. After every day go look for urvivors in your current town or city and while playing make sure they don't go close to the other survivors. Don't forget to give the other survivors good weapons!

This guide to this quest has ended, but remember to achieve this medal before the 1st of February!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kongregate Haiti Disaster Relief

Please assist Kongregate in their efforts:

"On Tuesday a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti knocking out electricity, collapsing buildings and taking an estimated 50,000 lives. Funds are needed to help provide food, water and medical supplies to the over three million people affected by this tragedy and we want to help. We will match any donation given through our Mercy Corps page so please consider giving anything you can to help with the disaster relief.


DEVELOPERS: if you would like to donate your ad revenue balance please leave yourself a shout saying “Please donate my ad revenue to the Kongregate Mercy Corps Haiti relief fund” Make sure it’s that exact phrase, though not with the quotation marks. This will take all of the ad revenue in your account and donate it here *UPDATE"

Alice Is Dead - Episode 2 Walkthrough

Tasselfoot's guide on Alice Is Dead - Episode 2.

Battalion: Vengeance Hard Mode Walkthrough

Hey guys. As you may or may not know, the new Battalion game (Battalion: Vengeance, the last in the series) come out a few days ago. Here are guides for all levels on hard mode and the bonus map. Some may be broken up because of length.

These have to followed exactly else the computer AI won't react the same D: Then you have to do it yourself, which defeats the purpose right? And, I HIGHLY recommend watching in HD :)

And and by the way, you lost the game.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Interview with 2DArray

You may have heard of 2DArray or his semi-recently released game The Company of Myself. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to interview him.

2DArray interview commencing in t-minus 3... 2... 1...

AbusedZebra: Every username has some type of story behind it. How did you come up with your username?
2DArray: 2DArray comes from coding terms. An array is a list of values, and a 2D array is a list of arrays. Half of my job is programming (the second half being game design), so it works.

AZ: Do you ever go on any Kongregate chat rooms, maybe to talk to some of your fans? If so, which chat room is your favorite?
2D: I used to be on Kong a pretty good bit, but I haven't been there much lately. I've actually got my own room (Chatmasters), but it's become a bit of a neglected child to my position as its drunken, abusive father. I usually end up in Cafe Kong or Mostly Harmless. I use Kong as a way to find quick testers for stuff I'm working on, so expect to see me throwing up links to work-in-progress games if you catch me in chat. You can also check my site,, for working versions of my projects.

AZ: The Company of Myself was an excellent game. Are you currently working on any games at the moment? If so, when can we expect to see them?
2D: Yeah, I'm actually making a semi-sequel to Company already. It focuses on a character from Company, but not Jack, the original protagonist. For now you'll have to guess which of the other two it is. Not sure when it'll be done–If I had to guess, I'd say a few months. There's a quick demo of the game's engine on my site, so if you want to see it now, go check it. Bonus points: If you give me any feedback and leave a name, you'll get to be in the credits.

AZ: Making games is obviously a busy job. Do you do anything else, or is making games a full-time job for you?
2D: I'm actually a college student, and making games is only a hobby of mine, so I do it in my spare time. I got really lucky, though, and my hobby happens to pay me from time to time. It's how I'm paying for college at the moment, but I don't plan on making a career out of it. I'd rather keep it casual and relaxed. Too much structure would make the games feel rigid. Oh, and if you're curious, I'm in college to study photography.

AZ: There are lots of cool people on Kongregate. Who is the most interesting person that you have met on Kong?
2D: There are a whole lot of people who I've talked to, but I dunno who's the most interesting. There was a time that I met a depressed teacher who was unsure of what he was doing with his life. Way more interesting of a conversation than I ever expected to have on a casual gaming site. AlisonClaire (as it stands, one of the staff members) wins points for knowing me for a ridiculously long time and generally putting up with my stupid shit. Far as I remember, we first talked before I was a mod and before she was staff, and that was...way back. She'd also probably brain me if I didn't mention her in a question about people I've met on Kong.

AZ: Do you play other games often when you’re not busy? What are some of your favorite games on Kongregate?
2D: I actually don't play a whole lot of games these days, which might seem weird, but whatever. Favorite games...uhhhh, lemme think. I don't know if all of these are on Kongregate, but some Flash games that stand out to me include Madness Interactive (for being so far ahead of its time), Motherload (for mastering the art of being addicting as shit), N (for being so damn smooth, so damn slick, and so...DAMN...HUGE), and Dino Run (for incredibly well done control and a perfect balance of being easy to pick up and hard to master). My favorite console game ever is Resident Evil 4. I never played the first three, but Resi 4 has some of the most amazingly clever and risky game design psychology I've ever seen, and it just works so well. Really smart people behind that game, for sure.

AZ: Let’s talk about something other than games. What is the coolest place you have ever been to and why?
2D: Japan. Everyone's absurdly polite there. It's another world. For example: Someone who's getting desperate robs a convenience store, but gets caught. As the police take him away, the cashier suggests that he come back when he decides to be a better customer, please.

AZ: What is (or was) your favorite subject in school?
2D: Photo (thus, the whole getting-a-degree thing). I was always pretty good in math class, but I never really enjoyed it.

AZ: If you had the chance to do any one thing that you wanted, what would you do?
2D: Tough call. I'll get back to you.

AZ: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not on the internet?
2D: I really just like being around people. Anything is more fun with a few extra people around.

AZ: Who is the person that you would like to meet the most? (Alive or dead).
2D: There are a few. In no particular order: Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Doug Tennapel, Steve Jobs, Danny DeVito, Maynard James Keenan, and the guy who designed my printer, so I can punch him in the face and drown his children.

AZ: Finally, the most important question of all. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
2D: The egg. There was an animal that resembled a chicken very strongly, but wasn't quite a chicken. It gave birth to a mutated baby that would be the first full chicken. That egg is the first egg that you could truly call a "chicken egg." So it's Almost-Chicken, then Chicken Egg, then Chicken.

AZ: That was harmless, now wasn’t it? Thanks a lot for your time, 2D.
2D: Woop woop.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Bannner

As many of you have noticed, we got ourselves a new banner for the new year here at KCG. What do you guys think about it? Like it, Hate it? Share your opinion in the comments section.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 // 2009 Highlights
Happy New Years all- And to celebrate the coming of the new year, let's take a peek back into the highlights in the Kongregate games and community. :D

Kongregate Highlights:
Jan. 29: Kongregate's Kongai game wins 'Best Multiplayer Game' in Casual Gameplay's 'Best of 2008'.
Feb. 02: The "Report" and "Thank a mod" feature is released.
Apr. 24: New chat is released.
Jun. 02: The sound and art collabs are released.
Aug. 05: Scion contest winners are announced.
Sep. 17: Game-focused forum sections are released.
Oct. 12: New game-viewing page is released.
Nov. 05: New badge browser released.
Dec. 28: Stride Gum Contest winners are announced.

Game Highlights:
Jan. 09: Minions
Jan. 21: Take Your Canvas Bags to the Supermarket
Feb. 01: Mastermind: World Conqueror
Feb. 10: Neverending Light
Feb. 16: The Space Game
Feb. 25: Bunny Invasion 2
Mar. 04: Exploit
Mar. 07: Death vs. Monstars
Mar. 10: Portal Defenders
Mar. 10: Music Catch 2
Mar. 11: Bloody Fun Day
Mar. 27: Penguinz
Apr. 01: Smatch
Apr. 02: Civiballs
Apr. 06: Fantasy Kommander
Apr. 08: Hero's Arms
May. 01: Sacred Seasons MMORPG
May. 04: Crush the Castle
May. 05: Zening
May. 05: Spewer
May. 06: Protector III
May. 15: GemCraft chapter 0
May. 16: Learn to Fly
May. 18: Morningstar
May. 19: Cargo Bridge
May. 19: Elements
May. 22: SHIFT 4
May. 22: Battalion: Skirmish
Jun. 07: Ultimate Assassin 2
Jun. 08: Escape #4: The Bathroom
Jun. 14: Pwong 2
Jun. 16: siftheads 5
Jun. 17: Epic War 3
Jun. 18: Use Boxmen
Jun. 25: Stick Arena: Ballistick
Jun. 26: IncrediBots 2
Jun. 30: The Several Journeys of Reemus: Chapter 3
Jul. 03: How to Raise a Dragon
Jul. 06: Fragger
Jul. 13: Hedgehog Launch 2
Jul. 16: Red Remover
Jul. 20: William and Sly
Jul. 21: The Space Game: Missions
Jul. 24: Battalion: Arena
Jul. 30: Splitter 2
Aug. 06: Gravitee 2
Aug. 07: Multitask
Aug. 10: CycloManiacs
Aug. 13: Agony: The Portal
Aug. 13: Pyro II
Aug. 27: Epic Battle Fantasy 2
Sep. 01: Frantic 2
Sep. 02: Canabalt
Sep. 03: My Pet Protector
Sep. 03: Medieval Rampage 2
Sep. 07: Civiballs 2
Sep. 09: Toss the Turtle
Sep. 15: Alice is Dead - Ep 1
Sep. 22: Crush the Castle Player Pack
Sep. 28: The Tickler
Sep. 30: Time Kufc
Oct. 02: Frontier

Oct. 16: Clockwords: Prelude
Oct. 19: Trap Master
Oct. 27: Elona Shooter
Nov. 03: Battalion: Ghosts
Nov. 06: Heroes of Gaia
Nov. 10: Level Editor
Nov. 12: Wake Up the Box
Nov. 19: Dragon Age: Journeys
Nov. 27: The Company of Myself
Dec. 01: Shadowreign RPG
Dec. 07: Perfect Balance 2
Dec. 09: Level Up!
Dec. 13: Infectonator!
Dec. 18: A Knight's Story 2
Dec. 19: Shopping Cart Hero 2
Dec. 20: Endless Migration

Inside the Community:
Based on a poll in the forums.
Member of the Year: Hokage4354
Mod of the Year: Hayato_Sakashi
Staff Member of the Year: Ducklette
Game of the Year: The Company of Myself and A Knight's Story 2
Art of the Year: Invasion