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

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Dodge Pong

by Leo - Compo Entry

Dodge Pong is a simple arcade game, like Asteroids or Pong.

How to play:
Hit the ball to score points.
Get hit by the ball and that's game over.


Controls:
Moving: Arrow keys
Swing racket: D key
New game: N key
Pause: ESC


Scoring:
The bar at the top of the game shows your score in this order (from when a new game started until you get hit)
Score points - The points you earned
Accuracy - number of times you hit a ball / number of times you tried to hit a ball
Streak - Number of times you hit a ball without missing
Time - How long have you been playing for

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#24Fun4.00
#152Theme4.00
#198Overall3.60
#277Innovation3.54
#412Graphics3.32
#516Audio2.79

Comments

Maurogik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:10am

That's a pretty unique concept you got here. And it works well. Nice work !

Sheepolution says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:20pm

Fun game! I would've liked a highscore. Now I don't know what my best try was. Also the controls D and N are a bit of a weird choice, but whatever.

Sos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:33pm

I like the part where you chase the ball before realising you should estimate where it will bounce!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Bit hard, but really smooth and fun! :D

Pietdagamer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:46pm

Nice concept, works well! It was hard to play, but also a lot of fun.

razieliyo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:46pm

So addictive and funny! it makes you to want to play more and more. Physics are sooo cool, really, and ball particles too.

RedPanda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:24pm

Pretty damn cool! :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30pm

I think it is hard but I really enjoyed it!

davesoft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Well executed and addictive little game! I love the movement of the ball with edge-hits of the bat.
1 request, could you add a hold-and-charge move that does a big hit or a wider swing? would add some variety to it :D

adamwoolridge says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:24pm

Nice work dude! Fun little game! :)

NotRyuugen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:14pm

As an avid player who loves the Dodge Pong genre, I'd have to say your game does not meet my standards. In fact, your game does not even follow the convenient guidelines that many successful Dodge Pong predecessors have set. I am extremely disappointed, and your 2D Waifu would cry if she knew you made this.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01am

Really cool idea. It was quite fun.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:46am

Nice concept, I like the idea of bouncing balls to get points. Good job

frenzyasii says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:50am

very fun game! :)

Lo-X says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:57am

Really good arcade game. The addictive ones. Movement are a bit tricky at start but you finally get used to it.
I really like the weirds effects the ball can have. Sometimes it just spin around me and I don't know what direction to face.
The precision meter is a nice feature, it remind you how much you suck at touching the ball :)
That's a really fun and addictive game, simple and fun.

Robber says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:27pm

superfun, superb in its simplicity...like the effect speeds bends you sometimes see when hitting the ball, this would be a nice feature to have maybe.

Aden Manson says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:02pm

very classical and well made !

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:33pm

Liked it.

Kabukky says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:37pm

Wow, this is fun :)
Physics make this addictive and once I mastered (or at lest got used to) the controls, it lived up to it's potential.
I still suck at the game, though.

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:25pm

My high score is 16890. Very fun, reminded me a little of the bonus levels from shatter. If got nothing critical other than maybe adding some intense music to make it that more frantic. Nicely done.

ilokimo says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Simple and could be even more fun with some tweaking, go for it!

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 10:06pm

Very cool idea, good job. Simple yet fun

Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:56pm

Nice mechanics! Feels really solid, although I have no idea what causes the ball to curve. ^^

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