Thursday, March 6, 2014

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

My last blog post was about telepathy, and what do you know: today newRage Entertainment released a title for the OUYA called "Pong Breaker". (the comparison between telepathic thought and New Age stuff is supposed to be evident here).

Pong Breaker looks like it was slightly inspired by my game, Pfhonge. Putting blocks behind the paddles. Wonderful.

Yes, I am flattered that they would seemingly be inspired by my concept, considering that I don't remember seeing a pong game with blocks behind the paddle before Pfhonge. Funny.

So... they are asking $4.99 for their game as of this writing in order to play local multiplayer. At least I have the lower price.

So, according to Mormonism it's the devil that likes us to compare each other and make ourselves feel superior to each other. So what can I say about their game?

Their game has nicer graphics and nicer music. I found the actual gameplay to be a bit less rewarding than a good game of Pfhonge though. Some of the ball mechanics don't meet my criteria. It should be noticeable how different the ball behaves in my game and this new game, and well, I do personally like my own game better about how I handle ball bounces.

So yeah, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.... and today was a good day for Pfhonge on the O-Rank, ranking in at 307/688.

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