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Offline Luffaren

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« Posted 2013-12-07 06:53:28 »

Hey there, i'm pretty new to the whole game dev thing and would like to show off one of my games.
This little bugger right here is called.. PlatPong!

It's pretty much what you would expect of a basic pong game, though i added a neat little bunch of special effects and sounds.
I also added a little brick breaker segment which respawns after a while, as you can use them to build up some crazy combos! (which usually results in me narrating stuff in a desperate attempt to sound like the unreal tournament announcer  Roll Eyes)

Things can get pretty fast after a while when the pace picks up.
After a smaller while into the game, "stars" will appear which you can hit in order to get extra points and build up a meaner combo.
You can also play against the AI or your most beloved friend on the same computer, as your high-score will automatically save.

Controls: W,S and/or UP,DOWN arrow for movement. ENTER/SPACE in order to continue/select.
I also made the game by using the awesome libGDX library, damn it's good!

Link to the game:

Have fun! And don't be too hard on me.  Wink

Offline Longarmx
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-12-07 15:38:29 »

Nice game. Really good job for someone who is new to game development. Have you had any past experience in programming?

Highscore: 8736 (I have no idea if this is good or not Tongue)

Offline EmanP

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-12-07 16:10:32 »

This is cool.

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Offline Troncoso

JGO Coder

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-12-07 16:13:13 »

This is one of the best pong remakes I've ever seen. If you added some fast paced music, it would be great, and the background could change over time to match the pacing. Check out Super Hexagon to get an idea of what I'm talking about. Seriously, though, good work.
Offline Opiop
« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-12-07 16:46:02 »

Really impressive! Good job on your first game and keep coding! Wink
Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-12-07 19:09:37 »

Check out Super Hexagon to get an idea of what I'm talking about.

Why people buy that game is always going to be a mystery to me. Pointing

@OP: Nice work. I haven't seen any pong remakes with such interesting new mechanics.

Offline saucymeatman
« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-12-08 02:30:23 »

This is a great spin on a classic game, keep up the good work man!
(+1 for "This little bugger right here" haha)
Offline Troncoso

JGO Coder

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-12-09 04:33:30 »

Check out Super Hexagon to get an idea of what I'm talking about.

Why people buy that game is always going to be a mystery to me. Pointing

Play it for more than a couple minutes and find out.
Offline wessles
« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-12-10 03:38:59 »

I tried super hexagon once...
After I returned from the hospital, they said that looking any screen could cause a phychological breakdown, that would eventually give me a heart attack, and kill me. Decent game though.

Also, how do I run PlatPong on linux? .exe doesn't seem to work...

TIL that you can use .exe's this way:
java -jar game.exe

Far out!

Your game has amazing graphics. They make me want to beat that opposite paddle, getting me pumped up for the new high score. The 2p I haven't tried, but I always like when people add that. The sound effects are quite good too! And your art style is minimalist, and I love it.
My only minor complaint, is in the beginning, the ball will just bounce around until it gets into the game. It is a bit boring to just wait for the game to start...

Other than that, this is great! Keep up the good work!

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