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More than bricks

by Mesene - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi there
I think it's my fifth entry and im very proud of it.

Technically isn't the best one I have done, but I'm happy of being capable to do something basic with HTML5 and crafty.js, it has been a little painful at the beginning but I thought it was a nice moment to test them, because the game was kinda simple and I didn't had much time to spend this week.

This game is a collection of three basic games and well renowned:
- Pong
- Breakout
- Space invaders

Programming them was not the challenge for me but it was change the behaviours and do nice transitions. I almost cry when the Invader showed up on my screen C:

It was also my first time with SunVox and I was capable to do a basic song wich gave a nice feeling to the game, it's a shame because now, after 12 hours listening the same I can't stand It.

Recording my voice was also weird, I thought I got a deeper voice to do something like Bastión's narrator and the micro has very low quality so there is a lot of noice. But somehow I think it keeps the nice aura and sensations for the game I thought.

I'm pretty sure there are few glitches on the game, maybe if it has a good reception ill fix them and add more games and transitions.

If you have read till here, please leave a comment, I'll be eager of read them.

Hope you have a nice time playing the game, see you soon!

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Zekyon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:48am

I can only say this was a very epic game :)!

deige101 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:00pm

amazing idea. i really loved it!

ThirteenWB says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:01pm

Fun game, shame there aren't more levels :)

CharlesBoury says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:02pm

Yeah it's good. Transitions are well made.

minism says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:04pm

Great idea, I liked it a lot! There's a couple simple balance fixes you could make: the breakout ball should move faster, and the firing rate of the player against the space invader should probably be limited, he was too easy to kill :)

bentog says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:10pm

Nice experience and story :) It must hae taken a while to make these transitions

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:21pm

Interesting little thing you've made. It's nice to acknowledge that Pong was not the most compelling game in the long run, we tend to idolize it. Granted, I woudl take Breakout/Arkanoid of the 3.

I enjoyed the style as well. The relationship to minimalism does seem tenuous at best.

Hegemege says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:26pm

Really nice idea, and good job at making it so minimalistic. :D

Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:31pm

I found it interesting. Would be cool to see how far you could push the concept.

Mesene says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:05pm

@All thanks for your acknowledgments!!
for English speakers, how did it felt at listening an Spanish narrator? helps on the mood?
Thanks for playing!

gre says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 12:38pm

Nice :)

ddionisio says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:06pm

Wow, this is a beautiful video game history interactive documentary! You pulled it off really well! The gameplay and narrative didn't feel tact-on, they complement each other!

I think you manage to combine the two media together really well! Something that has puzzled a lot of game-devs and film-makers for a long time!

rwos says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:17pm

Great work! I did something quite similar for the 24th LD (theme "evolution"), but your game is quite a bit more polished. I liked the narrative a lot, and the general style of the whole thing. It feels a bit like an interactive documentary about video games. Short, but I really enjoyed it!

May 1, 2013 @ 6:26pm

Nice melange of the classics. Good work.

Here's a hint for "RED" in PRISMA: match the two orbs with the same BRIGHT color. Timing is important.

messiano says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:43am

Very compelling, I wish it was a bit longer! Congrats.

donan says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 12:54pm

Concept is awesome. Too bad it was too short :/

Mesene says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:08pm

Thanks for your reviews! I'm glad you had a nice time playing "More than Bricks" I'm working on more levels, expect a postcompo version!

agmcleod says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 1:09pm

Love the idea, and very well executed. Needs an end screen though :)

May 2, 2013 @ 3:54pm

Great idea and awesome work! Would be cool to see this continue. You didn't need the voiceovers. Also you should try applying a noise removal filter to your recordings to get rid of the hiss.

Dissing says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 5:01pm

Awesome concept. But I think the voice acting were more of a distraction for most non-spanish people.

AlbertoSM says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:16pm

Nice game! The narrator gives a very personal feeling to it. :)

voidstar69 says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:49pm

Nice quick overview of the early days of gaming, when minimalism ruled.

fastboxster says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:25pm

Wow, you pulled that together fast. The time lapse made it very interesting to see it come along. You should make it into a full-on game, sort of the history of gaming all the way up to current game tech. Great job!

infernet89 says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 12:57am

Woha, it's true! We have a freakily similar concept, but your is way more elegant than mine! 5star for originality, even i just seen the same thing :P

GranaDa says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:03pm

Cool transitions. Nice way to tell a story. Good job!

aquilicoco says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 2:42pm

I love the story.
Good work.

jimday says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 4:32pm


foyosoft says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 8:31pm

A bit short. I liked the story.

Cambrian_Man says ...
May 19, 2013 @ 3:28pm

Very clever. I dig it.

hgouveia says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 1:30pm

Really creative game ! but soo short!

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