MiniLD #58

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

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A Ball's Life

by morazor - Mini LD 58 Entry

A game about balls, life, death and vengeance.
The game is a shooter with a PONG-ish theme. Instead of moving a paddle, you will play as the ball on a quest to change its destiny and the future of all the balls.

Intro and UI developed using HTML/CSS/Javascript and jQuery.
Game developed using Phaser.

I hope you'll enjoy it :D


I've uploaded a new version with the following changes. The aim is to make the game a bit more tactical:

- Now there's an energy level for shooting, it's not very restricting but you just can't shoot all the time
- The shots stay alive longer, meaning that they will bounce on more paddles if aimed good
- The enemies will come in waves. On the bottom left of the screen there's a danger-o-meter that will tell you when they are coming

Downloads and Links


skind says ...
Mar 24, 2015 @ 6:36pm

Awesome intro, the story is great XD... damn paddles!!!

Bandersnatch says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 1:20am

Haha, the story is great, and I really love the bouncing bullet mechanic, I very quickly started lining up my shots to hit both sides.

The only feedback I have is that if you could transition straight from the intro to the game, that would be awesome. And if you could have some type of way to encourage bouncing shots, that would be really cool too (i.e. combo points for bouncing shots, limited ammo per "round").

Really though, it's an awesome game, the story is hilarious!

coubas says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 12:08pm

Love the story! That poor ball ^^
After the intro I expected to see some king of platformer with rainbows and stuff but your choice is pretty cool, and hard!
Nice work man!

morazor says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 2:17pm

Thanks for your feedback! I've just uploaded a new version with some added mechanics to make the game more interesting :D

ndebruyn says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:47pm

O wow, cool game and story line.

hazahaza says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:08pm

wow the story is superb cool!

Jamcount says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:09pm

This is really fun, very nice work!

morazor says ...
Mar 27, 2015 @ 1:31pm

Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you liked it :D

sebasRez says ...
Mar 27, 2015 @ 10:14pm

woooo you made a story line for the ball, with your ball story and my paddle story we have a full game of thrones style show but with pong! I like how the shots bounce off, maybe we need the story of the oppressed bullet

freaknarf says ...
Mar 28, 2015 @ 9:01am

Hahaha awesome intro/story :)

morazor says ...
Mar 28, 2015 @ 11:55am

@sebasRez: let's call the HBO D:

Thanks for playing everyone!

phirus says ...
Mar 29, 2015 @ 8:59am

Wow, cool story and a lot of fun to play.

florg says ...
Mar 29, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Cool story and nice gameplay :)
Revenge of the Squareling!

loxo says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:13am

Amazing intro! I like it very much, despite of the sad story. Sometimes life feels like that, bouncing back and forth without real meaning. The game itself is nice too. Sadly the feelings you have created with the intro are getting diminished by the instruction screen before the game starts. It would be nice, if you could incorporate the instructions with maybe a simple ingame tutorial, maybe as part of the story. Maybe the ball could discover his special powers. And if you would continue the story in game, that would be great. It could become something like "thomas was alone".

morazor says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Thanks for the comments and thanks for the inspiration loxo :)
There are many things I would like to change in this game, but I wanted to see what I was able to do in a typical jam timespan (2-3 days). Maybe I'll develop it further in the future :)

Apr 6, 2015 @ 6:41pm

Super interesting. Love the intro! I included it in part 1 of my MiniLD #58 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

morazor says ...
Apr 8, 2015 @ 8:28am

I love it, thanks :D

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:05pm

This game ended up being one of my favorites from this MiniLD! I included it in the article of my favorites and have added a trophy to your profile!

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