December 13th-16th 2013 :: Theme: You Only Get One

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One Player Pong

by napoleon89 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hey everyone, this is my game, One Player Pong.
I found this theme lightly difficult to come up with something interesting based off of it, but I made this simple concept in the end.
If it doesn't open, or just crashes on startup, please comment down below and I should be able to help you!

(In the ZIP open the setup.exe, it should create a start menu shortcut if you want to access it later)

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danbo says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:23pm

Unable to install or run the application. The application requires that assembly Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GamerServices Version be installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) first.

Sorry T_T

Capitals says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:31pm

I think I have seen something similar before, regardless I like it!

dremelofdeath says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 8:30am

I think it's too easy to die

Dec 19, 2013 @ 11:35am

I am actually surprised by how much I liked this. Very clean, well done. :)

sam1373 says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:03pm

Why does something that simple need an installer?

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:51am

Simple and definitely challenging with multiple balls. It would've been nice to see the expected paddle physics.

zkenshin says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 4:04am

Just a heads up, people don't tend to like installing games for Ludum Dares. For an XNA game you can go into your project folder/bin/x86/Debug and take the .exe and content stuff from there and put into a zip so that people can play without installing. Other than that, interesting use of the theme, and pretty fun for a simple game. :)

peacegiverman says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 5:07am

Could you upload a version without the installer?

napoleon89 says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 11:09pm

guys, the reason it has the installer is because it was made in XNA and requires the XNA framework stuff, sorry :( I'm hopefully going to be using something different next time

noethis says ...
Dec 31, 2013 @ 5:45am

Cool idea--wish it would've been a bit faster paced. Didn't want to wait the full 20 sec for a new ball to arrive.

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