Playing a Janky Version of Breakout on a CRT TV Sitting Behind a Mirror in the Bathroom of a Gourmet Restaurant at 2:19 PM

tininsteelian's picture

Made for 1HGJ #217: Mirror

You're playing a janky version of breakout on a CRT TV sitting behind a mirror in the bathroom of a gourmet restaurant at 2:19 PM.


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wibi's picture

Is it actually possible to

Is it actually possible to clear all of the bricks? It seems like the ball permanently slows down each time it rebounds from the paddle.

tininsteelian's picture

It is possible, but often

It is possible, but often the ball doesn't launch at the necessary angle, and even when it does, it's hard to hit with the paddle. In retrospect, the game is probably a bit too janky, but I just didn't have time to reduce its jankiness given the one hour time frame I had to make it.

spiral's picture

the hyper-specificity of

the hyper-specificity of this moment is all the more fascinating by how fictional it is- not just that it is (necessary through the form) presented to us as a work of fiction, but that the moment itself is so illogical, and yet we are here. the title, while necessary, essentially gives away the entire joke, but the experience of it is so short and punchy that it is worth spending the time on (which would probably be a shorter commitment than reading this paragraph).

Blueberry Soft's picture

I played it with my keyboard

I played it with my keyboard upside down :3