I'm a big fan of breakout-style games. You know, ones where you hit a little ball with a paddle and it breaks the blocks? I like those.
They are good. One of the first games I ever remember buying was Super Break Out on the Game Boy. Enter developer Connor Aitken, a fairly new game design graduate, who had an oddly clever idea and made a prototype for us all to enjoy: KBRD.(opens in new tab) The basic idea is that you've got a little pixel ball, but instead of a paddle you make a paddle using any combination of two keys on your keyboard.
So you might stretch between Q and P for a big wide paddle bounce, or broadly redirect using something like P and Z, or W and C for a perfect angle towards a block.
New blocks pop up over time, as do little yellow bonus balls. A prototype of a fun Idea I had. It's like Breakout but you use the keys on your Keyboard to create the paddle! #gamedev #madewithunity #indiedev #unity2d #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/FhyS3J3anEAugust 6, 2022 While KBRD is still a prototype, it's available to play for free.Read more on pcgamer.com