July 3, 2013 7:42 PM   Subscribe

BRICKbricksmashSMASH. It is a game!

Don't spoil the surprise. =)
posted by curious nu (38 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Oh man, I was lousy at Breakout. But... Breakout within breakout? I think you just broke me.
posted by not_on_display at 7:49 PM on July 3, 2013

If you hit a block on the side, nothing happens. That's a pain.
posted by jeather at 7:56 PM on July 3, 2013

That's awesome!
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 8:02 PM on July 3, 2013

That was lovely. I wish it lasted longer.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:06 PM on July 3, 2013

Oh god, the upper blocks going away just made me freeze for a millisecond and go TOO MANY BALLS.
posted by lizarrd at 8:11 PM on July 3, 2013

posted by anotherpanacea at 8:12 PM on July 3, 2013

Breakout is my favorite video game, and I've played countless variations. This is a new favorite. I agree with jacquilynne and just wish it lasted longer. Just lovely, thanks for sharing it.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:16 PM on July 3, 2013

It's kind of hypnotizing as all the balls and bricks are in play.
posted by xingcat at 8:16 PM on July 3, 2013

for people who don't want to squint, I am using chrome and when I zoom in, the game stays the same size. By right-clicking and selecting "Show all", it fills the screen.
posted by rebent at 8:28 PM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

Ooh, Getout: Forever is another breakout game from that site. Why did my mouse have to break today?
posted by Room 641-A at 8:29 PM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

That made me very happy. The game has great sound design, too.
posted by raihan_ at 8:41 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Because Engelbart died.
posted by mkb at 8:41 PM on July 3, 2013

1. Nothing is happening, what is this shit.
2. Oh I get it.
3. Oh look another ball.
4. Oh I broke through.
posted by cashman at 8:44 PM on July 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

2:54 with 4 balls. Fun stuff.
posted by boo_radley at 8:44 PM on July 3, 2013

This is a really cool and creative idea, and the music created by the balls is oddly soothing, even when there are 5+ bouncing around.
posted by KGMoney at 9:05 PM on July 3, 2013

Oh wow. I can't believe I won that.

Rot13: Ubjrire, gur ceboyrz vf, gung V chg nyy zl nggragvba vagb xrrcvat onyyf hc, naq qvqa'g gel naq cynl gur tnzrf vafvqr rnpu oybpx, fb vg jbhaq hc whfg yvxr abezny oernxbhg, ohg vg gbbx n frzv-enaqbz ahzore bs uvgf gb oernx rnpu bar.

Due to this, my favourite version of breakout must remain Alleyway on the original Game Boy.

If you want to have some real fun, send someone the link while on skype with them and watch them as they 'get' it, and as the first big group of blocks break.
posted by Canageek at 9:19 PM on July 3, 2013

My first game, before I really understood exactly what was happening, I got 1:43 and 28 balls in play at the end. I've never managed better than 8 balls since then.

Beginners luck is totally a thing.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:19 PM on July 3, 2013

OK I did it. I can win at Breakout! I can move on with my life now. I feel a great weight lifted off my shoulders. Thank you.
posted by not_on_display at 9:23 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

beautiful...and diabolical.
posted by goethean at 9:34 PM on July 3, 2013

23 balls. You can just sit back and watch.
posted by goethean at 9:38 PM on July 3, 2013

Best: 1:03, 58 balls
posted by A Bad Catholic at 10:34 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Something must have glitched my first game, because I got 520 balls. My best in normal play is 38. Why do so many scores end in 8?
posted by Phssthpok at 10:55 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

That's impossible!
posted by roll truck roll at 1:11 AM on July 4, 2013

i don't think it was a glitch, i think that's just a consequence of how the game works. the more balls you spawn at once, the faster they'll spawn further balls. i tried for a while to replicate your score but the best i got was 134.
posted by a birds at 1:20 AM on July 4, 2013

1:27, 158 balls.
posted by empath at 1:54 AM on July 4, 2013

Is it just me, or is this a pretty decent representation of how the world works?
posted by The Potate at 3:28 AM on July 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Very pretty, visually and musically. I skimmed past this in my feed reader assuming it was along the lines of this, so thanks for posting it here.
posted by lucidium at 6:12 AM on July 4, 2013

posted by Phredward at 9:31 AM on July 4, 2013

The best thing about Breakout is punching a vertical column out and slipping the ball up through it so that it bounces around the top space, knocking out bricks like a machine gun.

Doing that in this game launches balls in the subblocks above their respective bricklines, and it's a recursively good feeling. The fact that breaking a subblock releases multiball (the second best thing in Breakout) is icing on the cake.
posted by cyberscythe at 9:56 AM on July 4, 2013

Like Canageek, at first I thought I just couldn't afford to pay attention to the tiny balls, but then V zvffrq gur onyy, ohg vg jnfa'g tnzr bire naq V ernyvmrq, "Gurer'f fgvyy n onyy vafvqr gur oybpx!" fb V sbphfrq ba cynlvat gur bar oybpx hagvy vg eryrnfrq zl onyy.
posted by RobotHero at 12:23 PM on July 4, 2013

It also gives you a way to focus your attention on one block that you need to punch through to the top.
posted by RobotHero at 12:35 PM on July 4, 2013

Worth it just for the sound.
posted by box at 1:25 PM on July 4, 2013

1:02, 51 balls
posted by box at 2:56 PM on July 4, 2013

Very nice: the chain reaction at the end reminds me of the ending of Sunshine.
posted by raygirvan at 5:22 PM on July 4, 2013

This is particular to my interests!!! Any chance on more levels?
posted by flyinghamster at 10:56 PM on July 4, 2013

I could get to 70 balls twice, but never beat it.
posted by yaymukund at 8:24 AM on July 5, 2013

Such an aggressive name for such a lovely little game!
posted by Edna Million at 8:57 AM on July 5, 2013

I just got 537 balls through the glitch.

Somehow a ball got wedged right in a corner between two bricks, bouncing back and forth between them, filling both bricks with a constant stream of balls.
posted by RobotHero at 2:44 PM on July 9, 2013

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