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Offline MrPlow

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new retro breakout
« on: 2016-Mar-20 »
Decided to release a Breakout in between some other projects I am working on...

Its the 40th Anniverary of the original so I thought it was a good time...

https://goo.gl/kumlUh
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #1 on: 2016-Mar-21 »
Good stuff!  :good:
Cheers,

Ian.

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #2 on: 2016-Mar-21 »
Jeje remind me when I satrt with GLbasic and did Fantasy Bricks...

Simple and nice GFX.

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #3 on: 2016-Mar-21 »
Guys,

Can you try install it - I am getting feedback that some users get 963 error when installing...
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #4 on: 2016-Mar-21 »
It's installed fine on my phone,It plays nicely.

back for another go...

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #5 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
Hi Plow, just tried and it works fine on galaxy note II.
GFX is a little blurred (upscaling?) but all fine on this type of game.
It moves nicely.
I can´t control the ball too well with the pad (ye, choose direction by hitting it with the corner of the bat for example), is that on purpose?

Nice quickie there!

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #6 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
Will look into the bat directions...I did notice the bat on the arcade original was bad too, so its a question of staying more like the original or improving the bat hitting...

Overlay coming soon...
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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #7 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
I saw on the android store that you recommended people having the error to install through PC.
It is what I had done before reading that, maybe I should re install it normally to test?

About the bat, yeah, I´d either tune its ball control or cheat its randomness a bit if there are very few tiles left.
I´d say that because it can get tiring trying to hit that last few bricks.


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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #8 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
Thanks erico -

Also now have the new version with Overlay - looks cool and improved the aliasing issue...

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #9 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
I re-installed the app, this time from the playstore directly on the phone, no problems and everything ran as expected.
I agree it must be a phone or an OS problem on the user side.

The overlay is really cool, it feels like one, with all color bleed going on. Back to pause is also a nice add on.

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #10 on: 2016-Mar-22 »
Working fine here after downloading on phones

Samsung galaxy s4, Android v4.3
Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen, Android v 6.0
Android: Samsung Galaxy S2 -  ZTE Blade (Orange San Francisco) - Ainol Novo 7 Aurora 2
IOS: 2 x Ipod Touch (1G)

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #11 on: 2016-Mar-23 »
Sweet! Thanks guys!

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #12 on: 2016-Mar-30 »
i wish u could test it, still need an android phone, any chance of testing this on a desktop pc?

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #13 on: 2016-Mar-30 »
I like it. Two questions:

How did you do the "more games" opening a list of games in the PlayStore?

I see there is premium, what is the difference? Does anyone get premium?

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Re: new retro breakout
« Reply #14 on: 2016-Mar-31 »
got myself a new phone today only to test this ( lol, i had to buy a new one anyway).

Well its the classical Pong and has no annoying adds.
Its kinda hard to controll the paddle though, but I think this results from the transition of mouse movement to the blocky retro paddle movement,
but I think I could get used to that, I´ll keep this on my phone.

Edit: Okay I spotted an add thats a minus for me, but its no big deal, at least they dont appear while actually playing.
I wondered why the paddle moves blocky, but the ball moves smoothly, maybe make the ball move blocky as well.
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