Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by wdebowicz - Jam Entry

Button 1: Z or <
Button 2: X or >

Football fans:

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schizoid2k says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Not a bad spin on pinball. The controls seems a little sluggish, but was playable. Nice job.

Switchiers says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:55pm

I have a black screen for the Web version (on chromium/firefox on linux)

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Controls are kinda backwards on a QWERTZ keyboard, but great job nonetheless.

juxipolo says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:54pm

hard to score, but fun to try!

Blobo says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Really nice take on the theme! it's quite a fun rendition of pinball!

ruerob says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Super fun game! Great! I really like it!

pkenney says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:36pm

Great idea and fantastic use of the crowd sounds to create excitement!

I definitely enjoyed it but wow it was pretty hard. I kept wishing that the ball wasn't stopped by my team's feet on the way up, but maybe that's my being a wimp.

I lost every game but enjoyed myself.

Maybe a few tweens and timeslows on the ball getting kicked would add to the feel in a nice way.

StMatn says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Very nice take on football/pinball :)
Its quite hard, but if it was easy, it would be called football :P Once you get into the controls, its really fun.
The sounds were really great!
It seems to be quite resource intensive, since it was stuttering real hard, when my laptop was on bettery mode.
Great work!
I scored 5630 points :)

Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Easy to play, fun and addicting. Would have preferred the opponent goalkeeper to be a little bit smarter, and some more variety (not that I have a clue how you'd do that effectively in this context), but other than that I couldn't stop playing. Cool stuff!

Taffaz says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Great game, really enjoyed it, although it was slightly easy.

rogueNoodle says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Unique spin on pinball! I found it very difficult to score but looking at some of the other comments, that was probably just me. A little variation in the table might be fun (maybe some of the players could change positions randomly?) but great entry overall

g12345 says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:31am

This was a different take on the usual pinball game, but it's actually very enjoyable to play with all those nice sound effects and cheers.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:31am

Well implemented take on the theme and good idea. I saw some comparable entries online but funnily enough this is the best take on the idea. Nice!

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:36am

Very finicky, and scoring is a bit buggy, but still so fun to play! With some improvement this would be something great. Also loved the crowd sounds.

AAGH Games says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:12pm

I came in expecting something along the lines of Foosball, so getting a pinball game was a nice treat. It controlled very well, and the graphics were simple and clean. My best win was 9:5 with 10,060 points.

eskivor says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 6:38pm

Cool idea !

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