Battle Pong #11 – OPEN BETA

I promised it in the last post, today is the day the open beta is officially open !

Get it on Google play.

Get the APK directly (if you can’t access the Google play service)

Please keep in mind that this is still a beta so you may encounter some bugs, some unexpected behavior but I made sure that many of the blocking/crashing bugs are not here anymore. If you have any remarks don’t hesitate to send them to the dev mail : migendev@gmail.com.

V0
First version of the game
V1
Second version after changing the graphics assets
v2
Setting up the polygon and the bonuses
V3
Vertical orientation, timer and new graphic assets

To sum it up

I wanted to develop the game in multiple phases (just like the MCU ;D), the phase 1 was to get to the open beta with a working game. The next phase will be to improve the game after collecting the feedbacks and other ideas that I got. So don’t hesitate to test and comment πŸ˜€

Battle Pong #11 – OPEN BETA

Battle pong #9 – Game design considerations and orientation

This post will not be very technical but we will talk more about the feedbacks I got from the people around me and the conclusions of their tests. There are many things I wouldn’t have guessed myself so it is a very rewarding experience. Let’s go !

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Battle pong #9 – Game design considerations and orientation

Battle pong #8 – APK deployment and game design mistakes…

Today is a big step in the Battlepong development…. It’s time to finally generate an APK and try it on the Galaxy S ! I will not cover the APK generations since it is detailed in the documentation (and it is very easy) but I better talk about what I found out once I installed the game on the device.

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Battle pong #8 – APK deployment and game design mistakes…

Battle pong #6 – Caring about the appearance and the gameplay

Today we will talk about the camera management, the UI development and some bonus at the end !

For now, the UI was used by drawing rectangles on the screen and I didn’t touch about the camera. These two approach are problematics for one reason : all the phones don’t have the same size nor the same resolution which means… My current display properly works for ONE kind of screen size which is an issue when you see all the Android devices on the market… Let’s solve this !

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Battle pong #6 – Caring about the appearance and the gameplay

Why am I making my own game ? (or any personal projects for what it matters…)

Hi all,

I found this Youtube channel called Extra Credits which talks about video games (mainly) and history (sometimes). They talk about different aspects of video games but the reason I am talking about this channel is that many people are asking me “Why are you doing Battle Pong ?” since I clearly don’t plan to become rich thanks to this game. Well Extra Credits recently did a video answering this question very well :

So to take the words from the video, here’s what drives me:

  • Personal amusement
  • Challenge myself
  • Pick up new skills
  • Be able to create something without being constrained

Also I explained some reasons in the first Battle Pong post πŸ˜‰

Anyway I encourage you to try doing your own projects and explore !

Thanks for reading and stay awesome guys !

P.S. If anyone is interested in creating games they even have a playlist focused on game design !

Why am I making my own game ? (or any personal projects for what it matters…)

Time for change !

Hey there,

After 4 years using the same skin (and having very few activitiesΒ on the website)Β it is now time to update the design ! I opted for a cleaner theme with less colors and a layout that could highlight my social media.

This theme also has centered content. Something that was bothering me a little bit with the old theme was that the texts and contents were slightly on the left. Finally, the colors of the website are following the colors of Battlepong πŸ™‚

That’s it for today, expect a stream of updates about the game because right now I’m on fire and it is changing pretty quick !

Time for change !