MiniLD #58

Theme: “PONG” – hosted by bitslap – March 2015

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by jay griffin - Mini LD 58 Entry

Update: the initial version had a bug where local multiplayer wasn't working correctly. This has been fixed in the new download.

A tactical take on bat-and-ball games where two players compete to make best use of limited shots. Players can shoot after the ball hits the other player, rebounds off themselves or hits a wall three times. Includes a fairly rubbish AI opponent for solo players.

There's also basic controller support for both two controllers and a "Split Stick" mode where two players can compete using either side of a single joypad, just in case you felt like losing a few extra friendships :p. Controller support is a bit fiddly in HTML5, but the Windows version should work just fine. The native Wins version plays much smoother, so if you like the web one at all I'd strongly recommended giving that a go.

I'm thinking of adding some extra features and releasing an enhanced verison of this sometime in the near future. I've implemented a 4-player mode on a larger playing field that gets fairly insane, but it's still a bit rough around the edges so wasn't ready for release in this version.

It's not mentioned in-game, but if you don't have a pad connected, you can play using the mouse to aim, left-click to fire and right-click for a weak shot/pass.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it!

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BoyWithStick says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 3:24am

Really enjoyed the gameplay and visuals. Felt like playing a constantly moving game of billiards and air hockey for me, both of which I am very fond of. Not sure what else I can say other than I hope to play this with someone else, because I think it would be pretty exciting to play against another person in the room.

Firefox says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Very fun! I really liked the graphics, with a cool neon vibe. It was a little challenging to move around and get to the ball, so the CPU always beat me!

jpmit says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 2:22pm

Very fun, great game!

Dixbit says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Excellent gameplay, with nice graphics and music! Great job!

loxo says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 5:46pm

The game looks and feels very polished and it's much fun to play it. The graphics and the audio are great. It's really hard in the beginning, so it took me a few attempts to win. I don't know if there is something to improve here. Great work!

Apr 15, 2015 @ 1:17am

Cool version of pong, well made. I included it in 10 of my Mini LD #58 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

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