A few buddies of mine and I played this today during one of our classes.
We have not wheezed that hard in a while, what a phenomenal game.
All the game's really missing are some keybind options, but otherwise, it was such a cool take on Pong.
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.
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.
PADDLE FORCE is brought to you by the following fine folks. We'd love to hear from you.
- @flukeout did some code and pixels.
- @secretrobotron did even more code.
- Devon handled the sound design and music.
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.
- 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.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, HTML5|
|Release date||Jun 11, 2018|
|Made with||Adobe Illustrator|
|Tags||Arcade, couch, gamepad, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, Physics, pong|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
|Player count||1 - 2|
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A few buddies of mine and I played this today during one of our classes.
WHAT THE HELL I WANT TO MAKE MY CONTROLS ARROWS AND CV B/C ITS EASIER TO PLAY PLEASE ADD SOME CONTROL CHANGING ABILITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not playable on my machine :(
I have a pretty decent laptop (I play some AAA games) but the games pauses sometimes like it's intended, but it's not playable. I have a recording of this issue.
BUG: The speed that the game runs at is dependent on the monitor refresh rate. Playing against the CPU with 144hz is practically impossible because of how fast everything moves and how the spins are not very controllable (can only spin 180° instead of 90°) but it immediately became better when changing my Windows display setting to 60hz or when I switched to a different computer that has a 60hz monitor. This bug is for the HTML5 version of the game.
Other than that, awesome game!
player spins way slower that the speed of ball, which is very, very anti intuitive (In real life sport such as tennis or padel, you swing your racket almost as fast as how fast the ball can fly). this will makes player unable to predict the proper swinging time to hit the ball. I believe that is the major reason why so many comments says this game is too hard.
Way too hard. It definitely needs easier difficulties, or at least a tutorial or something.
Please find a way to stop the ai from immediately following up and killing you instantly after hitting your side once.
lol the game is great but the ai is too hard to beat
I love this game. I have played it several times with my freinds when i have time over.
I can not play with a Bluetooth Xbox remote
HATE THIS GAME
It would be really good if you could create a free version of this for the download, as that would be awesome and I would be able to play it to its fullest.
Love this idea - makes me think of tile grabbing in Battle Network :)
great game <3
Awesome game guys! I am playing it everyday, and it's great. Are you considering an online multiplayer version of it? I'd love to help with development if you are.
Hey! Glad you're enjoying it! We have actually thought of some multiplayer additions, but haven't gotten around to making it happen. Would be a dream, actually. Trick is making sure that lag time is extremely low so that people still feel like they're playing together.
why is this so hard. great game but hard. I have been playing for over an hour and haven't won once. sadness
Hope you figured out some tricks! Make sure you use your own goal to fake out the CPU.
THERES NOTHIN TO GET THE GAME WHEN I TRY TO DOWNLOAD ITS SAYS NOTHIN IS TO DOWNLOAD YET IN SO SAD
Unfortunately my xbox gamepad (bluetooth) doesn't work neither in browser nor in the standalone build (windows). Nothing happens when I click buttons on it.
Hey, I believe this is fixed now. Would you mind trying again?
Did you use Unity for this game?
cooh game!! I can't win the cpu Probably I have to be GPU
why is the CPU so hard? i can survive only 2 sec lol
I have an Xbox 360 controller plugged in, and it changes the icon between keyboard and gamepad when I plug/unplug, but the gamepad inputs don't work. I'm using chromeOS, and other games gave worked with the controller before.
Hey, thanks for the comment—it seems something has changed recently with how the browser interprets Gamepads as this is the second comment about this in a row. We'll check into it!
Controller not working
I like it! I showed it to my friend and now we're both into it. I was wondering if you plan on supporting multiplayer in the future. It'd be great!
Also, I'm playing on Firefox and it works flawlessly.
Hey fufexan, glad to hear it! Do you mean like online multiplayer? You can already play against each other but only at the same computer. Glad to hear Firefox works well!
The game is great and all but the CPU are just way too hard
Hey, thanks! Glad you like it :). Yeah, the CPU is pretty hard, but you can definitely best it. Try exploiting how greedy it is...
Hey! I have started to notice that from time to time. Are you playing from the browser? Have you tried reloading the page?
Wouldn't want a silly browser stall to keep you from playing!
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...
Thanks for the feedback! Glad you like the game :).
The CPU *is* really difficult, but it's also very greedy. Have you tried hitting the ball backwards off your own goal to confuse it?
Best Pong Like game I've played so far!!!
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 email@example.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?
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 :)
brought some power a gamepads and my mac to work, had an absolute blast!
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?
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
For some reason I can't download it using the itch.io client. How do I fix this?
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.