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a game about bouncing

a game about bouncing - Shawn McGrath

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Shawn McGrath
Game Creator
You are a ball that moves by grabbing bumpers,
while dashing to avoid missiles.

How to Play
Right Joystick - Aim and hold direction to grab
Left Joystick - Flick to dash
Controller is highly recommended

Left button - Aim and hold direction to grab
Right button - Hold and drag mouse quickly to dash

To move, you latch onto bumpers that pull you.
To avoid missiles launched by bumpers, you can dash.

Dashing makes the ball move faster.
When you level up, missiles get confused and attack each other.

Installation Instructions
Simply unzip and run "Bouncing.exe".

Technologies Used
C++, OpenGL, Custom Framework, FMod, Menus created before Jam

Fun Facts
Shawn single handedly created the amazing IPhone game Chain3. Is there anything this man can't do?

Shawn faced a dilemna in deciding to attend TOJam #3. He couldn't endure staying up all weekend again (which is what produced XIQ). However, he did not feel he could create a good game without doing that. Thanks to grief from the organizers, and a momentary lapse of reason, Shawn relented. The good news he didn't make the same mistake twice - he slept 3 hours!

The crowd went wild for the bouncing at TOJam Arcade.

Shawn single handedly created the YouTube videos and screenshots for half the TOJam game pages. Is there anything this man can't do?

Jim's Corner
WOW! This game is only possible due to years of game making experience, a razor honed custom framework, and design sensibilities shaped by a history of shmups. Shawn makes games full time for a living and it shows. The core gameplay was ready Saturday morning, and Shawn spent the rest of TOJam "on that last 10%". This game has style and depth to burn, not to mention a unique game mechanic. Once you get the hang of bouncing, you never want to stop. A great game with the mouse, an even better game with a controller.

v1.2  Minor improvements. Tweaked gameplay (less attackers). Resolved aliasing issue - wasn't showing graphics on some machines.

v1.0  Download Original TOJam Version


Note: High Rez trailer available at ][ Game Studio

If you had the Adobe Flash Player, there'd be a cool video here.

The Peanut Gallery

June 25, 2008 9:31:36 PM

The DOWNLOAD GAME link is broken. It points to XIQ.zip not bouncing.zip...

Btw. a game about bouncing is f*****g awesome!

June 25, 2008 10:10:00 PM

Thanks very much for the tip, truly a unforgivable mistake. At least the new comment section is working :)
July 22, 2008 6:28:50 AM

Wow, very slick and elegant. Reminds me a bit of "Spheres of Chaos" when you get an attract pickup.

July 22, 2008 9:12:09 AM

So where is the cheese in this entry?

July 22, 2008 10:28:50 PM

I sense a disturbing lack of cheese.

July 26, 2008 2:27:04 PM

There's no cheese.

Please stop asking where it is.

It isn't there.

July 28, 2008 8:42:59 PM

When you say there is "no cheese", what exactly do you mean?

April 28, 2009 2:57:39 AM

Help us force Shawn to attend TOJam #4.