PADDLE FORCE is a fast-paced update of the classic pong game designed for head to head play. Score to expand your terrain until you control the entire board and win, using zany power-ups to help you along the way.

Controls

PADDLE FORCE is best enjoyed with a friend and two gamepads. You can also play with the keyboard.


How to Play

  • You can only move within your side of the board
  • Score on the opposing goal to expand your terrain.
  • When you capture the whole board, you win!
  • Hit Powerups into the opposing goal to activate them.

Say hi!

PADDLE FORCE is brought to you by the following fine folks. We'd love to hear from you.

Found a bug? Have feedback?

Let us know in the comments section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Known Issues
  • When a  gamepad is connected via USB and Bluetooth simultaneously (e.g. a PS4 controller), it will act as two distinct gamepads. If this happens to you, choose one or the other: disconnect from bluetooth or unplug from USB.
  • PADDLE FORCE runs best in Chrome and support for other browsers is highly experimental for now.
  • Sometimes, you're unable to select gamepads for both players on the splash page. However, this does not affect your ability to use them in-game. Choose gamepad for one player and keyboard for the other, and you will be able to use both gamepads when the game starts.


StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Release date Jun 11, 2018
Rating
(22)
Authorflobotron
GenreAction
Made withAdobe Illustrator
TagsArcade, couch, gamepad, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Physics, pong
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

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PADDLE FORCE-1.1.0.dmg 77 MB
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PADDLE FORCE-1.1.0.msi 155 MB
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PADDLE-FORCE_1.1.0_amd64.deb 64 MB
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Development log

Comments

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Really fun game to play with my PS3 Controller. 5 Stars.

But can you make the CPU a little bit more easy? They are basically impossible to beat without a controller...

Best Pong Like game I've played so far!!!

So glad you like it! Thanks for playing.

Hi! Paddle Force is really awesome, and I would like to talk to you about the possibilties of a release on the web-based gaming platform Tiltspot.tv. Are you up for a skype session so I can tell more about Tiltspot, and what we want to do in terms of marketing and publishing? And no worries, we take all the expenses! :) Hit me up at christian.schultz@phonion.com!

can i buy this game?

Hey—the game is free to play online and download but if you want buy us coffees, you can use the "Support this Game" link! Cheers and glad you're enjoying it!

This game is the best local multiplayer of itch.io. In our office (also of video games) we have accumulated more than 5 hours playing while we make builds. Congratulations, please upload more games. Do you have social networks to follow your activity?

Sweet—glad you're enjoying it! Since you've played a bunch with other people we'd love to hear any feedback you have about the gameplay, balance, power-ups, feature requests, etc etc. We're working on some small updates to the game now, so maybe there are some quick changes we can make if you have some ideas. We're both on twitter - https://twitter.com/flukeout and https://twitter.com/secretrobotron - not a ton of updates though as making this game was a hobby project. We'd love to work on a new game again though. Cheers!

This is so much fun! Is there any way to change the colors? Also, what game engine was this created with?

Hey thanks a lot—glad you're enjoying it! Unfortunately no, but that would be a cool setting, are you talking about the board colors? Maybe we can work color selection into a new version. We didn't use a game engine, it's just all custom javascript, html & cc - we did use matter.js for the physics simulation however.

I really enjoyed it. Reminds me of VIDEOBALL. Worked fine on latest Firefox build.

Hey thanks a lot! Good to know about Firefox - we were running into some slight performance and rendering issues with it in the past so just didn't feel great recommending it at this point. Cheers!

The AI is destroying me. Still had fun though :)

The AI is RUTHLESS!

What if the AI became self aware?

Thanks for the awesome game. Loved of the different options of power ups. Bones are super OP, but I guess it would help if I stopped accidentally giving my opponent power ups. Had way more fun with this one than I expected to. Fantastic.

Thanks for the great review :). We're glad you guys had fun.

brought some power a gamepads and my mac to work, had an absolute blast!

Glad to hear it! Thanks for playing :).

Guys, my friends at the office loved this game. Lovely twist on the original pong and furthermore beautifully executed.

Hey, we are happy to hear it! Were you able to play with gamepads?

Yeah it works great with gamepads!!!

Excellent twist on a classic, flobotron. I've become really attracted to small, local multiplayer games like this lately and I think this is the best one I've found on itch.io.

Granted, your foundation here is a golden classic, but you've twisted  and improved the rules and mechanics to the point where it feels like a truly new game. Congrats on the release of a fantastic game! <3

Hey, we appreciate that a lot! Thank you!

For some reason I can't download it using the itch.io client. How do I fix this?

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Hey Pootis, I put the Windows and Mac downloads in a Google Drive folder, let me know if these work for you.

Also, do you mean the installable itch.io client? Are you seeing some kind of error when you try?

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Yes. When I install it, it gets stuck at about 75% in the install phase. Also, if I quit the client and open it back up, it will have the Lauch button but 'no executables were found' and I can't uninstall it for some reason.

EDIT: The zip file works! Thanks a lot for the help!

EDIT 2: Comodo Firewall keeps saying that the game needs to gain an elevated privilege, it's saying that PADDLE FORCE is trying to execute PADDLE FORCE and that it wants to modify a protected registry key. This seems to freeze the game.

EDIT 3: I just have to allow everything! By the way, you did an amazing job at upgrading Pong! Keep it up and thanks for the help!

Thanks Pootis. Glad you enjoy it :). The warnings you saw must have been from the install process because of the wrapper we used to build the game. If you have some screenshots to help us understand it, we'd love to see them.