Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Lightpong

by thomz12 - Compo Entry

Created in ~12 hours for Ludum Dare #31!

It's like pong! but with more bullets.
Get upgrades, shoot the ball in you opponents goal, and win!

Controlls are explained in game (press "Help")

Android Port is VERY basic
Computer AI is VERY basic (too less time)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#54Graphics4.15
#140Fun3.63
#210Theme3.91
#227Overall3.55
#272Mood3.27
#313Innovation3.48
#480Audio2.85
#485Humor2.58

Comments

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:17pm

Nicely made, and the light aspect was pretty interesting.

hexagore says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:19pm

I absolutely love the graphics on this one. Really great use of colour and gradients. Sublime!

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:22pm

This is very nicely awesomely made for something like 12 hours! Great job!

Audio is darn annoying though once you have so much bullets.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:25pm

I thought it was a really clever use of the theme as pong might the most famous one screened game of all. And I think you certainty changed it enough to make it your own. I like the fact you have the strategy element of should I hit the ball or get the power up.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:31pm

This is noisy and annoying but I like it :)

Cyros says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Was fun! However I thought it was hard to see the ball and to initially understand everything, after understanding it all it was super fun!

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:57pm

I love the graphics! Very nice own take on pong.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:28pm

Nice game and great idea :D

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Very nice visuals! Looks polished and solid!
Fun game, even though I couldn't beat the AI :D

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:32pm

Beautiful game based on an interesting idea that's chaotic fun. With two people who know what they're doing matches can get really, really intense. Love it!

rantt says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:34pm

Cool idea, the use of light/shadows was really neat. I liked it, good job :)

Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:34am

Well executed, great job!

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:05am

well made game. think it could use a pacing boost, since playing against the AI i felt like i was in a shooting stalemate at times.

SeriousDeath says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:40am

Fun little pong shooter, I like the colour changes... I thought maybe it was tied to the ball position or velocity, but I'm not sure... I did like how the power ups accumulated across the bottom of the screen.. Good work...!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:26am

Hi there. Looks and sounds great. Crazy game against AI though... Like the shadow effects. Good job!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:20pm

Love the idea and the strategy -- really had to work hard to score a goal! Lighting & coloring made a great mood.

Sublustris says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:43pm

Love this. Crazy and psychodelic, as i like.

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 2:22pm

I like your take on pong, it's simple and original!
But the first time I played I had trouble to figure out what was going on : weird how a simple idea can seem complicated when the visual feedback is a bit messy!
I like the visual style you chose, but I think it needs some more work to make it more readable.
Otherwise, nice job!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 8:04pm

nice idea

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