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Super TransGalactian Hyper-Billiards 2014

by ElectricSeagull - Compo Entry

Welcome to Super TransGalactian Hyper-Billiards 2014.
Navigate around the screen with the arrow keys.
Press Space to pause.

Choose your colour and shape before you start a level.
Red beats yellow, beats blue, beats red.
When two pieces collide, the winning colour performs its action:
Circles take the other piece's colour, Squares explode the other piece and Triangles make the other piece disappear.

The aim is for your colour to gain the majority of pieces on the screen (if you're a circle, you change teams when you change colour).

EDIT (12/12/14): I've fixed the page scrolling bug on the web game in Chrome and IE (it was already fine in Firefox).

Tools: Java, libGDX, Eclipse, GIMP, Zynewave Podium, Audacity.

Downloads and Links




Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:04pm

Great concept, but it moves a bit too slow for my liking.
If this was a bit more fast paced i would play the crap out of this.

PERECil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:04pm

This game reminds me Osmos a lot. Fun to play.

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:05pm

Nice and simply gameplay. Sometimes I don´t know, when I will win, but it is triffle. Fantastic work!

Rozaxe says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:06pm

Love the music ! Especially when you reach a new level.
Nice graphics ! But a little slow on web.

talecrafter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:09pm

Very interesting game. Good job.
But I don't like the concept of moving a character to interact with something that resembles a puzzle. Would perhaps liked it more if movement was faster, more direct.

Liam :D says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Neat game, however my experience was hindered by the web page moving when I pressed the arrow keys or space. The easiest, most painless solution that I can suggest (however by far not the best solution) is that you set the style of the html or body tag to use overflow:hidden. This disables scrollbars. You need to ensure your page is understandable without scrollbars tho.

The Jahn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:12pm

Should use preventDefault() on the up/down keydown events to keep the page from scrolling during play on the web version. Downloaded the jar instead.

Interesting concept, gets pretty chaotic but it's a pretty colors kind of chaotic so I can dig it.

Cool soundtrack too. :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:20pm

Other than your iframe being a bit too small (the arrow keys nudged the window around as well as moved the player) this was a fun game. Reminded me of a cross between Solar and Osmos, with more explosions.

CustomPhase says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Always happy to see people coming up with unique game mechanics. Great job!

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:17pm

Definitely interesting idea! As others I would prefer faster movement. Also it's bit overwhelming at the beginning because I was unsure (i couldn't remember) what certain colors and shapes do to each other. But good job! (and small bug at the end: probably if the player already won, this result shouldn't change as the side effect of simulation progressing on the background ;)

borgi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:18am

Great idea! Very good music! My only probelm was that I was scrolling when I pushed up/down :( Good job!

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:29am

awesome :)

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:30am

What a shame. . . this Game would of been AWSOME if it wern't for the clunky move ment tho, but great atmosphere.

pontooncity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:32am

Great idea, lots of fun

hd_ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15am

Cool idea, seems like a solid puzzle game. Got some frame dropping though, not sure why.

grid96 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:32pm

Interesting idea with a chilling music.

rjhelms says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:39pm

Really innovative concept. Controls felt a bit sluggish at first, but make a lot of sense once I got the hang of them.

blackmagic says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:57pm

Very interesting ideas, takes a bit of time to grasp everything, but once you get it, you can start playing a bit more strategically :)
Nice audio too !

d3garcia says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:59pm

excellent idea, I dont know if it's my browser but when I use the arrow keys, the web page moved all around. Other than that I really liked the game, awesome job.

AMS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:04am

Ok, I loved this x3 An intresting concept, a well thought rule system, good audio effects, particles and fun to play! Maybe I would work a bit more on the movement and controls of the main "figure", but good game overall ^^

karol says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:05am

An interesting idea. I'd prefer if it was a bit faster though.

Wilson says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:07pm

Nice concept, definitely requires some thought to play well.

redoxkun says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:30pm

An interesting puzzle game. Good idea.

Zi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:42am

Very cool and innovative mechanics! Loved the music and atmosphere. I would have preferred easier controls on the player shape though. But anyway, excellent game! :)

Benjamin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:45pm

The mechanic is very innovative indeed but I'm totally unable to predict what will happen on each collision. I mean If I'm yellow and I push a yellow circle on a blue triangle. Will it change color ? With the triangle make the circle dissapear ?

There's two protagonists on a collision and without any additional informations on how you choose a power instead of another, I can't understand well how to play the game.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:48pm

ok nevermind :) I get it now. The gameplay is very good. could have work for the artifical life theme too.

jonah1nine says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:50am

Wow! Very cool game! Simple enough to understand, but really interesting how everything works. Took me quite a while to discover a good tactic.

Good job on the sounds too. Felt like I was in outer space! Well done!

pht59x says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:27pm

Good idea, sound and music. But speed (or lack of it) is an issue.

Felladrin says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Good game! Nice music and sounds!

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