Breakout Clone

Here is an idea for a game that I came up with. Basically it's a ball a paddle game except you have to navigate the ball to a goal star. You can move the paddle in 4 directions and also rotate it. I plan to have a 32 levels, enemies, obstacles, and other stuff too. It's just an idea for now though, but I wanted to see what you guys thought.

irock

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Brick Block was originally going to be something like that, but then it became a completely different example game as I lost interest. I don't think rotating paddles work well with a keyboard. I got the idea from a Warioware Smooth Moves minigame where you rotated the Wii remote to rotate the paddle.. but I realized it was sort of impossible to pull off paddle rotating that felt right on a keyboard.

Alexin

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I'm with Irock. Manuel's game has a rotating paddle and it doesn't feel right with a keyboard.
On the other hand, try moving the paddle with the keyboard while rotating it by moving the mouse left and right. I suspect it's more intuitive.
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Darkhog

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Yeah, for rotating also we can use face mouse behavior from Baloons game.

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Manuel

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Uhm, I was thinking right now about using the mouse wheel for rotating (down for clockwise and up for counter-clockwise), but the problem is that Stencyl doesn't support yet on the Controls page. There's any Flixel code to make it use of it?

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Darkhog

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Not as far as I know, but there is generic Flash control code for it. You just need to search Adobe knowledge base for mouse wheel.

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Jon

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Laptop users (which are many) will be locked out if you rely on the mouse wheel.

Greg

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If you can afford a laptop but not a wireless mouse than you must have mixed priorities.

It doesn't really have to do with affordability.  A lot of people use laptops because of their portability and not a replacement for a desktop (i.e. you're not always at a desk when you're using a laptop, making a mouse impractical at times).

Darkhog

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And some laptops have area on side of touchpad which acts as mouse wheel. Even saw laptops with touchpads which allows both horizontal and vertical scrolling.

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Chris

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Nobody would want to use those clunky controls while playing a game, though. I know I'd much rather find a game that didn't require mouse wheel controls.

Darkhog

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But it'd be great to scroll in-game highscores or good for sniper games (scope).

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