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

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Advanced Pong

by Gandalf1209 - Compo Entry

Hello all!

This game is obviously styled after pong. I decided, what better game to make on one screen, than the first successful video game ever? I just made better graphics, and added some power up things. These enable the user to completely destroy the computer he/she is playing against, because the computer can't use power ups. The game's simplicity and multiple goals (beating the computer and getting power ups) makes it very fun, whether you want to play it for a couple minutes, or for an entire hour. Feel free to post high scores!

I used Code New Roman as the font in the game, just so I don't get in trouble with Open Font Library or whatever.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#731Audio2.38
#822Humor2.06
#874Mood2.56
#893Overall2.87
#916Fun2.67
#1040Graphics2.30
#1049Theme3.00
#1143Innovation2.04
#1987Coolness30%

Comments

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:37am

CPU's AI needs higher difficulties, it was too easy (Especially with a high mouse DPI)

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:13am

Thanks, I'll definitely add some higher difficulty post-mortem. I'll have some links to newer things when they get released, so stay tuned!

Spacemyname says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:50am

Will do!

davesoft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:19pm

A nice Pong :)

qleonetti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

I like the idea of the power up in a pong game :)

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:20pm

Thanks dave and qleonetti!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:15am

Simple game, but love the power up ideas. I Included it in part 1 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/v6qOf-i7cO4

Hermitli says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:05pm

well done~ I love it. A classic game with new game play.

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Thanks Hermitli!

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:29am

Never seen an upgradeable pong before, nice twist on pong!

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Thanks Haz :D

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:40pm

Another pong. Why not? Well done ++

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Thanks Geckoo!

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:17pm

Cool game, like the colors!

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:45am

Thanks CodeNMore! The background color was actually viewer suggested, and the other colors were made to go well together.

Slothmachine says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:47pm

Nice pong. Congrats for coding a game :)

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:41am

Thanks sloth!

fil00dl says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:46pm

nice power-ups and especially the slow-mo

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 4:21pm

Thanks fil00dl!

Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:14pm

Good idea, makes the whole pong concept much more interesting. I'd like if the powerups were moving though, maybe just vertically to make the whole game a little more dynamic. Also the visuals could be improved obviously, a more interesting background or slightly better sprites - but then again, the game is fun and that's what counts right? :)

Gandalf1209 says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:31am

Hey, thanks Shellfish. I will still willingly improve this game. I like the idea of moving powerups. I'm not too good with art, but I could try to make better sprites, and probably a better background.

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