My entry for Ludum Dare 41: Combine 2 Incompatible Genres

It's Breakout/Arkanoid game mixed with a cardgame. Instead of a paddle, you have a deck of cards you can use to control the ball in a semi-turn based manner.

Your goal is to clear all mooks from the level. Beware of the red one though, he’s gonna eat your balls!

CONTROLS

  •  left | right - select card 
  • up - play card 
  • down - pause menu

Birkanoid on Ludum Dare

Please note: for some reason, the game might run slower in the browser than intended. If you experience choppy sound or FPS bellow 60, please consider downloading the executable or the cartridge for the best experience. I'm looking into the issue.

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This is a fun "card-and-ball" game with unique mechanics. Add in the neat retro visuals and it can offer a good time!

This game would fit well into the Game Development World Championship, which is open for all indie developers.

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Found a funny exploit :).. just quickly press up all the time. I always win :P

Haha what a crazy game. A little hard in the beginning but really fun.

We enjoyed it very much.

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!
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The core concept is absolutely wonderful - a turn- and card-based "Breakout" is an innovative approach and surprisingly much fun! Thanks to the deadly red blocks you added a tactical touch to the whole game, which turned out to be quite challenging. A wonderful little game, which I happily recommended in one of our compilation articles about the Ludum Dare 41. <3 Of course it's also featured in the related gameplay video. :) Thank you very much for your entry and I keep my fingers crossed that you'll get a high ranking with that one!

Best wishes,
Sebastian

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Such a cool concept and game. Very polished I love it!

for those who enjoy watching than playing. this video is for you. its a short video about gameplay and some of the hectic

Extremely fun, great combination - love the graphics - would have like a little background music and timer just to add a little pressure:

HOME RUN. I loved it.

Amazing combo! The gameplay is incredible and the graphics are also really nice! Congratulations!

Unbelievable combination! Awesome!

Awesome game, love it! <3

High quality stuff! Great job!

Admin

This is a really cool idea and well executed. Great work. I put it up on the fresh games section on the homepage

Awesome, Thank you!