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Neverending bricks

by michail - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Classic arkanoid game, but with the touch of infinity. Survive this brick madness using up to 8 extra balls - things can quickly get out of control. You don't lose when you are out of balls, but you lose if any of bricks touches the bottom.
Controls: mouse
Developed using HTML5 Canvas + Javascript.
All graphics and sounds created by myself.

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ElScootro says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:53pm

Fun game! I personally prefer keyboard controls for this sort of thing, I'm always getting out of control with the mouse. I hope you'll continue developing this one, it definitely has potential!

AlvaroH says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:14pm

Good arkanoid style game!

Xgor says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:16pm

Pretty fun spin on breakout... but it got kinda stale fast.... I wanna see more powerups than just extra boll. Arkanoid had tons of em.

martijn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:18pm

rank: potato.

michail says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:23pm

Yeah, you are right on powerups - if I would have more time, they would definitely be here! But, on the other hand - without them it is more minimalistic :)

JohnBroadley says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:24pm

Great concept, I'm not very good at this, but a great game nontheless!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:34pm

That was fun!

deeJayUA says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:02pm

Great idea!!

Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:56pm

Neat twist on a classic

Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:43pm

lol, I like the idea a lot; and I really love how foreboding the music is at the beginning! I just wish extra balls came a little more often. I kept losing them when I got a 7-10 split (so to speak) and could only save one of them. oh yeah, and I got a noob rating lol! =D

argo15 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:14pm

neat little breakout game

bvanschooten says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:22pm

I like your approach to breakout. The game looks polished. The moments you get extra balls are rather random, as the extra balls make the game much easier.

Eternal_Rest says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:34am

I had to check this out as I made a brick breaking game myself. Good job. I like the idea of the bricks scrolling down like that.

Per says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:01pm

Fun game with nice music :)

sanojian says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:40pm

A fine version of Arkanoid and fun too. Not sure what it has to do with the theme, tho.

Jesse111 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:45pm

Nice work! Takes a classic concept and gives it new rules. Also, very nice music!

tacograveyard says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:55pm

Interesting how making something infinite tends to simplify it. Good insight.

Zccc says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:24pm

Please expand this, it's only fun for a little while!

DaveDobson says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:25pm

Fun and very clean - the graphics are simple but appealing, and the gameplay works well. Not a lot to do other than bounce balls around, but a solid entry and fun to play (even on my trackpad, which increased the degree of difficulty significantly). I liked the background music a lot.

loxo says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:05am

Good idea. Infinite games are always fun and great time wasters :) The paddle is a bit hard to control on my trackpad, so I would like to see keyboard support too.

michail says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:35am

Thanks for comments! Especially for the tip about keyboard support - next time I will try to support more input methods :)

zatyka says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:51am

Not the most original idea, but executed very very well. Very polished and most of all, fun. I played it for quite a while.

May 3, 2013 @ 10:47pm

Simply fun.

Covenant says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 9:39am

Simple and fun... Good job!

GaTechGrad says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 11:47pm

Really innovative approach to freshen-up the old Breakout/Arkanoid formula.

MinionStudios says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 2:51pm

Nice take on a classic! The bouncing is not affected by speed of the colliding object, so it is harder to control but more predictable.

simvig says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 7:31pm

Very interesting twist on the gameplay, but I found that you can't really control the ball well enough to do anything about the descending blocks.

Xanjos says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 12:29am

Pretty fun twist of Breakout/Arkanoid. The background music was really good.

messiano says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 12:37am

Not a fun of Arkanoid, but the extra twist made this very fun. Nice music too.

StMatn says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 9:38pm

Cool game. The ongoing level is a cool mechanic for an arcade game. Great job!

davidwparker says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 9:24pm

Cool breakout style. I wish there were powerups.

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