Well, I’ve made my first official real game. Don’t get too excited though, it’s just a gussied up Pong clone. The basic version wasn’t much to shake a stick at — but I’ve made some modifications to at least make it a tiny bit more exciting.
- I’ve added the option for a second player. You can press “enter” to toggle it off or on.
- The ball when it would spawn OR bounce off of something was set to go at a random speed. No matter what. I didn’t like how this worked at all, so I’ve changed it. I’ve lowered the maximum velocity completely, and as the match progresses the ball will get faster and faster, until a point is made. Then it resets.
- I’ve added a PAUSE screen with instructions, in case the user needs to review them.
- Modified the buttons for game usage. ‘W’ and ‘S’ for up and down on player 1, and just the up and down arrow keys for up and down on player two.
If I go back to this game, I kinda want to add a powerup or two that would float around lazily, back and forth. Maybe slowing your enemy, increasing your speed and/or enlarging the paddle size.
Anyway, here you go! Enjoy my first ever game.
Edit: A wise reddit user suggested that I add my source for my downloads, because who wants to download a random dude’s exe from the net? Probably a good idea.