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Posts tagged “breakout”

In roguelike chess adventure Chogue you hunt the king

I move the pawn on the far right side forward two spaces. That's my go-to starting move. It frees up my castle guy. I know many things about the Chess, including the names of all the pieces. Like Castle and Horsey and Pointyhat. I know things. That's why I know that something has gone wrong when the Kingperson piece on my opponents side of the…

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Suffer A Breakdown By Playing 17 Breakouts At Once

Of the games concerning the repeated hitting of blocks until they disappear, Breakout is surely the best. Sorry, Notch. If only there was some way to expand upon Breakout. If only someone had ever tried that. If only the Atari corporation had tried to monetise Breakout on an ongoing basis, instead of just releasing it then leaving it as a pure, untouched snowflake of gaming…

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Super-Duper Breakout: Caromble

Certainly the phrase "a modern Breakout" is one that appears far too often in the world of indie games. Generally it means the bat-n-ball game has ridiculous amounts of volumetric lighting, and none of the art of panache of an Arkanoid. But Caromble looks like it's taking the "modern" part much more seriously. While seemingly true to the core concept of a sliding barrier-bat and…

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Bash Some Blocks For Free: Bashi Blocks

If there's an episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" focussing on games, you can expect to see a crying Peggle (in this scenario portrayed by actor James Ellis, if you can't get your head around the concept of a game weeping on camera) wailing over black and white screenshots of Breakout, talking about how it never knew where it came from. There there,…

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Squarepusher: Pixel Breakout

Reader Michael Cook sends word of Pixel Breakout, a teeny-tiny flash game which is both exactly what you'd expect and pleasantly surprising. For the 60 or so seconds it takes you to complete it, you're pretty well rewarded. And yet now I am angry, because playing it's reminded me of an old, freeware, overwhelmingly psychedelic Asteroids clone where everything you shot or touched exploded in…

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