MiniLD #58

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

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Core Influence

by BoyWithStick - Mini LD 58 Entry

Player paddle points in the direction of the mouse pointer. Reflect those that do not match your core color, but those that match allow to hit your core.Collect white hexagons to add ability points. Use ability points to add a temporary rear paddle by pressing space bar or use to clear all incoming forces by pressing "B" key. No ability points? You can sacrifice life points to use an ability.

Thank you for playing!

This is my first, fully "complete" game. Done in just under 48 hours, over the last week (used my iphone to time myself, so I know how I will fair in Ludum Dare 32). Can't wait to do this again. It was a total blast!

SFX: Bfxr
Audio Editing: Audacity
Image Editing: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Game Engine: Unity 5
Voice Overs: Kevin Douglass (myself, with a bit of editing...hahaha)

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lamogui says ...
Mar 29, 2015 @ 12:37pm

I like title screen design and music: they are consistent

florg says ...
Mar 29, 2015 @ 2:44pm

Nice design in line with the game concept.
Survived 115. Absolutely liked core game play.
The controls did not work that well for me - imho controlling the paddle by moving the mouse left or right would be more intuitive.

jay griffin says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 5:35am

Kicked my ass, but a very fun game. I really enjoyed the central mechanic, it made for some fun and hectic reaction-based play when the colours started coming in thick and fast. Nice one!

ndebruyn says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 6:53am

Love this little game. Well designed and very good sound.
This one is a keeper.

BoyWithStick says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 10:44pm

Thanks for the comments! Really appreciate you all giving the game a play through and giving me some feedback. I am still working on the game and adding in new content. The artwork I feel needs some more polishing, too. Thanks again!

BoyWithStick says ...
Mar 30, 2015 @ 10:45pm

@florg - I'll give it a try and see how it feels with the controls that way.

puppetmaster says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Very cool music and a polish gameplay! I feels that the ball came sometime at the same time. :-)

BoyWithStick says ...
Apr 1, 2015 @ 4:48am

Thanks! I need to fix the release timing for the balls. Does not feel right, yet. On the to-do list.

loxo says ...
Apr 1, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Great game! It's much fun to play and is very addictive. The look and feel seems very polished. Only the game screen is a bit large, I couldn't fit it on my screen.

Apr 9, 2015 @ 9:03pm

Really addictive! Neat game, very colorful and well made. I included it in 6 of my Mini LD #58 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

BoyWithStick says ...
Apr 12, 2015 @ 1:05pm

Thanks loxo!

Thanks Jupiter!! I'll definitely check it out! :)

I'm still working on the game and plan to release it on Android, first (iPhone/iPad later). Already have it working on my Samsung Galaxy S5. Still tinkering with the game play, but the core play is still the same.

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