Tag Archives | Kongregate

…It’s TGI Friday: Kongregate Labs?


If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to develop your own Flash game, then check out Kongregate Labs, where the team from Kongregate will walk you through a nine step ‘Shootorial’ that will teach you how to make your very own game, called Shoot.

With everything from how to move the ship and create scrolling backgrounds to missiles and collision detection, it’s a step by step guide to making your own game that should have you well on your way to creating games that will have others glued to their monitors for hours.

[Kongregate Labs]

…It’s TGI Friday: 99 Bricks?

99 Bricks

I got 99 problems but a brick ain’t one.

99 Bricks is like an anti-Tetris. The goal is to use 99 bricks to create a tower that is as tall as you can make it, but in 99 Bricks, and unlike in Tetris, the blogs have a bit of give to them.

The result is that as the tower gets taller, it starts to sway and wobble under its own weight, and one misplaced brick can bring the whole thing crashing to the ground.

The controls are simple, the graphics are simply perfect, and the concept is easy to understand, but difficult to master, so it’s the perfect weekend time waster.

Be prepared though, because this one’s addicting.

[Kongregate – 99 Bricks]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Kongregate?


Kongregate is trying to create “the leading online hub for players and game developers to meet up, play games, and operate together as a community”. Currently in Beta; Kongregate already hosts 553 games, and has hundreds of gamers playing together at any one time. Though anyone can submit a game, a user rating system ensures that only the best games float to the top of the charts. In addition to regular playability, each game is wrapped in community features such as chat and challenges that allow you to play alongside your friends. Plus, developers receive a share of the microtransaction and advertising revenue, and retain the full rights to their games, so they are encouraged to write up some good stuff. If you’re looking for a place to kill some time, Kongregate is it.