I'm finally at level 2 on Kongregate!! (And it only took half of the semester..) A new thing I learned before playing the games today was that people on Kongregate can purchase "Kreds," which give power ups for 9 different levels. (The site claims that these 9 are the best games on the site.) The site explains: "While games on Kongregate will always be free for anyone to enjoy, kreds will enable players to purchase bonuses that would not otherwise be available. It's just another way we enable people to have fun while game developers earn their livings."
Besides being able to buy power ups with these kreds, you can also buy "Kongai Cards." These cards are then played on a game called "Kongai," a game in which there are weekly challenges to build up your card collection by battling an opponent. (Kind of like Pokemon.) I decided to bypass this game for my wallet's sake.
Back on my quest to fulfill my beginners badge, I played "Flying Purple Power Eater." This game was essentially just running my mouse over shapes, trying to pick up the yellow and purple shapes and avoiding the red shapes. I dominated and am now 2/10th of the way done with my badge.