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

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Shiny Disco Ball!

by keyle - Compo Entry

Hi there!

First entry here!

This is a Windows build so far.

Keys are as follow:

For the pinballs:
- LEFT / RIGHT mouse buttons
- or Q / E

ESC should quit, or ALT-F4.

ALT-ENTER should go full screen 1080p.

Extraball at 1,000,000 and every 2.5x after that.


- Direct X

- Microsoft C++ runtime (32bits) (you might already have it from steam games): (you want the X86 as it's a 32bit game)

(Sorry about that but that's for any Unreal Engine game)

Any other issues, hit me on twitter (@keyle)

Enjoy! And send me your best scores!

Downloads and Links




Ult says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 8:48pm

Nice little mini pinball game. A few things I'd suggest though
>add A/D and arrow keys support. Maybe make S or down or the middle mouse button or w or spacebar make both flippers move.
>the bumper physics feels a bit weird, but maybe it's just me.
>maybe add some ambience in the background.

Other than that, really great. 4.5 stars.

keyle says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Thanks Ult!

wandersenus says ...
Dec 7, 2014 @ 11:43pm

very best graphics ludum dare entry

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:14am

Love the look! So much polish and not bad on the gameplay!

mahalis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:18am

Looks really nice, but I'd've liked to see something in the gameplay that differed from regular pinball.

keyle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:54am

@mahalis I know what you mean, and time permitted, I would have made some crazy additions...

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:26pm

looks good. I was expecting someone to make a pinball game :D

Gread72 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:37am

Yup ... I was just saying to myself ... a pinball game would be perfect for this jam ...

eusekerci says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:26pm

great pinball physics. But it needs more dynamics, feature, environment design. Really good for this theme. Well done

Mekuri says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:54pm

Nice pinball game! I felt the physics was just right- Good job on that! - If you plan on continuing with this game, some visuals when you hit the various stuff would be nice, it kinda felt wrong that there weren't any. Nice job!

keyle says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:22pm

Thanks @eusekerci @Mekuri Yes I plan on adding level modifiers and some screen shakes and particles! I will stay true to the theme. That's all I had time for in the compo...

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:25pm

Cool pinball game. It need more elements! Well done!

KawiTeam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:56am

Cool game, but I think we need more depth ;) Nice work dude!

peterthehe says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:40pm

Nice graphics :3 file's a bit big by what can you do :')

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:42am

Neat game! The ball definitely fell through the paddle a few times, so there are a few physics bugs it seems.

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:46pm

Pretty neat! Seemed to be a little bit of a delay when telling the paddles to move and the paddles actually moving.

keyle says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:18am

Thanks guys. The physics are using the cpu in another thread, and I'm guessing some people are having some various results with that :)

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:04pm

nice work

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