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Arkanoid (Open Source)
Author: Chris Burrows Submitted: 13th June, 2012 Favourites:0
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Edited By Chris Burrows on 6/13/2012

It's an open source Arkanoid example. 360 degree ball movement with embedded collision detectors.

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http://www.whenthereisnoroominhellthedeadwalktheearth.com/MMF/Arkanoid.mfa (980 kkb )



Posted by UrbanMonk 20th June, 2012

Works well, no noticeable difference from the default movement though.
 
Posted by Chris Burrows 22nd June, 2012

From the default bouncing ball movement with only 32 directions?
 
Posted by UrbanMonk 24th June, 2012

Yes. I couldn't notice a difference.
For a breakout game you could get away with only 4 directions.
Have you ever tried aqua ball? It's an old dos game. Well years later I played it again and I released the ball only had 4 directions, I hadn't noticed when I was younger. Just found it interesting.
 
Posted by Chris Burrows 25th June, 2012

www.whenthereisnoroominhellthedeadwalktheearth.com/MMF/defaultballmovement.mfa

This is the same game with the default bouncing ball movement. If you can't notice the difference you are crazy.

I've never heard of Aqua Ball but I do not doubt it successfully uses 4 directions. It's amazing how much you can achieve with so little. But UrbanMonk, you are missing the point. This is an open source example teaching 360 degree ball movement with embedded collision detectors. Although I respect Arkanoid, I couldn't care less about it.
 
Posted by Pete Devlin 7th August, 2012

Hi Chris,

Can you do me a favour and help me out with some of the code around this? Have you got an email address where I can email you directly?

Thanks, Pete
 
Posted by Chris Burrows 7th August, 2012

Sure, chrishrew@hotmail.com
 

 



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