2023 is already shaping up to be a wild year of fun new features for Kongregate, and we’re so excited to be sharing our first set of updates with you!
First and foremost, Kongregate.com has a new game!
STUG is the first of, hopefully, many new games that you will be able to play on our site this year. STUG is a top-down multiplayer tank combat game with unique ricochet and armor physics mechanics. The best part of STUG is that it can be played RIGHT NOW!
Our team is looking for opportunities to bring great games into the spotlight and continue to support independent game developers everywhere. If you are interested in getting your projects added to Kongregate.com, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With great new games comes great new badges
The meta-game experience of Kongregate is just as important to us today as it’s always been, and so we are also thrilled to announce the first new badges in two years! Historically, our games have had no more than four badges, however STUG is bringing with it 39 NEW BADGES to add to your ever-expanding collection.
And it’s not only new games that will be seeing new badges. Crush Crush was also recently updated with 19 NEW BADGES, and we’re already working on more for other titles. Let us know on our Discord which games you’d like to see us add new achievements to!
Going forward, Kongregate.com will only be running games through Ruffle
We've been very happy with our Ruffle integration and are excited to continue to invest in their growth - and supporting open source code development! After testing the landscape of flash emulators and replacements, we concluded that Ruffle was the best fit for us. Therefore, we are focusing our development efforts on how we can better integrate Ruffle into our site.
Our long term goal is to make as many of our classic games easily playable again on Kongregate.com. Unfortunately in the short term, some games are not yet playable in Ruffle, but the team’s momentum adding more and more support has our confidence very high. Ruffle has already made some breakthroughs in supporting content that uses ActionScript3, and we hope to see more updates soon!
We’re optimizing ads and cookies
We’re now working with an additional service to provide advertisements to the site. What this means for our players is that you should experience less errors caused by ads not loading correctly the first time.
We’ve also updated our cookies policy to give you more control over your private information. You can change your cookies policy at any time by clicking the shield widget in the bottom left hand corner of your screen. Some users have reported issues with the placement of this widget interfering with the user interface of certain games. We will continue to optimize its placement in future updates and we appreciate your feedback.
Oh and Happy Valentine’s Day!
We’ll be hosting a livestream on Valentine’s Day to highlight these changes and our excitement about them. We’ll be playing games, talking with Kongployees, and sharing the KongLove❤️ with our community. You will be able to join us from Youtube or Discord, and there will be more information to come.