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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Nov 03, 2007 16:16

Yes, sir. DirectX 9 running on my PC. Tested it with the Windows built-in diagnostic tool.
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Postby Ryan » Nov 03, 2007 17:33

Runs great and looks awesome... my wife laughed at me for dieing so much while getting the hang of it. I'll have to play again to see how I do. ; )
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Postby Voltage » Nov 06, 2007 2:37

Very polished. :) I really enjoyed this game, enough eye candy and non-buggy physics to keep my attention.

Great job.
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Postby notthecheatr » Nov 06, 2007 3:22

Just tried it out for the first time, it is SUPERB!!!
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Postby Wildcat » Nov 06, 2007 8:14

@duke4e
Nice work. It runs ok on my buggy dinosuar p4 1.8g , geforce2,
640 MB. around 50 fps.

@maddogg6

But - definitely - the current music made me turn off my speakers after 15 mins of playing cuz - it was kinda getting on my nerves.... so... thats the weakness for this game - in my most humbled opinion.


I tend to agree. Thats why I changed it. Just rename your favorite ogg
as "song01.ogg" and put it in the \data\audio folder replacing the original.
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Postby aleofjax » Nov 06, 2007 8:30

I tried this out a couple of days ago and had so much fun playing, I didn't give myself time to reply before I had to go to work! Very fun, great work!
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Postby maddogg6 » Nov 06, 2007 15:30

Wildcat wrote:@maddogg6

But - definitely - the current music made me turn off my speakers after 15 mins of playing cuz - it was kinda getting on my nerves.... so... thats the weakness for this game - in my most humbled opinion.


I tend to agree. Thats why I changed it. Just rename your favorite ogg
as "song01.ogg" and put it in the \data\audio folder replacing the original.


Ahh, yes... but now I hate my favorite song now too... lolz
Im sure the final release will play different song-files... so, I have little doubt that this is a non-issue anyway.

I ended up replacing it with a silenced .oog file.
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Postby duke4e » Nov 10, 2007 16:56

Just wanted to say thanks for all your replies. Now I need your ideas to help me a little.

How to make the game more progressive through each level? Cause right now, all levels feel same. I was thinking about varying the speed of map elements on every level. Also adding smaller and bigger map elements, and maybe adding various special powers to RMB depending on map.

Tell me what you think, and be sure to write your ideas!
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Postby Merick » Nov 10, 2007 18:20

On higher levels, how about having the game pieces multiply by doing an amoeba-like split? Have it happen at set intervals, and the longer the player stays on the level the shorter the interval gets
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Postby maddogg6 » Nov 10, 2007 19:37

you could...

For the target pieces, when they move below the players paddle - take points away, forcing the player to use the paddle to 'nudge' the target pieces back up to the top of the screen.

edit: you caold make it so you need to protect something below the paddle from being hit by the moving target pieces, sort a like combining missle command with break out... /edit

edit: at higher leves, instead of the pieces 'sticking' when they collide, make them deflect instead... /edit

Change the background image and pieces as to sorta 'obscure' the playing area...
Maybe make something like falling stars, to trick the player into trying to catch it (but they are not bonus')... or something like that.

Limit how many bonus' offered....
Make one a 'nuke' that equates to an immediate end game...

I dunno,,, just spout'n off...
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Postby SSC » Nov 23, 2007 19:49

I just tried this out, very nice work . . I really like it.

Something does seem to be missing but I'm not sure what. As far as making it progressive, you could start adding multiple balls, or slowing the paddles, or giving the later levels more negative powerups. You could also have the ball speed up the longer you stay alive. There is a lot you could do really, anyway I look forward to seeing the final version.
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Postby duke4e » Oct 25, 2010 14:38

After a few years in hiatus, the game is finally released for iPad/iPhone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxMNHWlZ ... r_embedded

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