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by leparlon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Remember when you played marbles as a child?
No excesses, except for the potato easter egg.

Mouse to look
WASD to move
Space to shoot
ENTER to return the ball to you.

Extra game (Was going to be my entry): http://pcnogueira.com.br/jogos/bolagude/katato/
(very unfinished)

Have fun.

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DaveDobson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:29am

Very pretty to look at, and the potato mode was quite funny. There's not too much to the game, unless I am missing something - I knocked a bunch of marbles/potatos out of the ring and kept getting more. But it was fun, well-animated, and really pretty to look at.

Test User says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:21am

Agreed with the above comment

baldwinthree says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:26am

Fun physics-based gameplay and *looking at other comments* potato mode?! damn, I've got to go back and look at that...

Haven't found the potatoes, but I did get to 12 or so marbles before quitting. Anyway, like I said, fun physics to play with that reminded me of pool. Shame there's no negative result to using too many marbles, and the skybox was a bit wonky.

Deadlyapps says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:27am

fits the theme pretty well. Colors are good but not very innovative

gabehollombe says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:41am

Hey, marbles! I was really not expecting to play a marbles game, so thanks for that. Multi player would be fun.

Nonameghost says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:27am

Nice! It was very relaxing. Although the mouse kept leaving the screen, making it hard to play if I wasn't extra careful. But really relaxing indeed. I liked the potato mode haha.

CptBubbles says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:54pm

Surprisingly fun, but extendable.Some win/lose conditions would have been nice.

Merkoth says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:14pm

Simple, well executed idea. Great work!

Michael Hall says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:04pm

I enjoyed potato mode.

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:04pm

It's a good physics showcase, but not much of a game in its current state.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:07pm

great game it was preaty fun

zairon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:07pm

This is a nicely executed, and I had fun playing marbles. It doesn't have a lot of game components though, like a win condition.

ovenchips says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:08pm

I guess it's more of a physics demo than a game but it looks pretty. I think you need to shuffle your cube map faces so that the cube edges match up. It really wouldn't take much work at all to turn it into a two-player game. You shouldn't start looking into code up network multiplayer support - that'd be cool. Well done anyway. :)

Norritt42 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:08pm

Well animated. Makes memory's come back. :) I kind of would have liked some goal or counter.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:37pm

lol, potato mode was pretty funny

neight says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:43am

Cool concept. Always love physics games.

minibutmany says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:33am

This was very fun. The marbles on the floor seemed a bit heavy, but I had a lot of fun playing it. Good job!

santovirus says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:23am


Tiago says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:59am

Fun game, but the star of the show is Potatoo mooode! Could have added some lose/win conditions

FaBrito says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:29pm

Always good to remember childhood... ;)
Nice easter egg! hehe
I believe the physics wasn't quite right, cuz once the marbles start moving, it's almost like it never stops, so I just have to wait a while for the marble to slowly come out of the circle...
Great concept though. With some music and sound effects, with the 3D sounds that Unity brings with it by default could have been even better.
Guess there could be a maximum number of attempts to really make it a game, also.
You really gave a new meaning to "skybox", huh? hehe

leparlon says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:03pm

People seem to love my Skybox (I didn't know how to do those in Unity, kinda did it myself, using a picture from the sky here).
Today I finished extending the game using your feedbacks, but since it is way after the deadline, I don't want to publish it here so people may judge fairly.
That said, if you want to play a more complete version, you can go here:
Only do not judge based on this kongregate version (please), I want to know how my 48h version will rate.

Thanks a LOT for playing and commenting.

I am thinking multiplayer now.

PS: A little secret on this kongregate version, pressing P will unlock the potatoes in any level.

mrexcessive says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 3:40pm

Competent ball shooting... Felt like it was lacking something in extra levels other than just adding balls... not sure what mind. Power meter effective, didn't even notice at start

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