Cunning Force Games
Based in Los Angeles, California
October 17, 2016
PC / Mac / Linux
Magical Brickout is a PC/Mac/Linux and future mobile game offering a new twist on the beloved classic Breakout formula. Instead of moving a small paddle back and forth across the screen you are able to rotate the bricks in a circular fashion as you frantically try to keep the ball in the play area. This fast-paced and addictive gameplay is only half of the fun. Combined with a fantasy theme and beautifully hand painted graphics, casual and hardcore gamers will be entertained for hours.
Magical Brickout was born out of a desire to make a fun, addictive, puzzle/casual game. Using our combined technical and artistic skills Kevin was able to create a working demo of the game with Unity 5's 2D tools. Mark was able to create all of the art assets in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and the in-game backgrounds painted in Corel Painter. The game is being created on a budget of close to $0 using software and equipment we already own.
The inspiration behind Magical Brickout comes from two other classic puzzle/casual games – Peggle and Breakout. After spending many countless hours in both of those games, I (Mark) never really felt like I had enough control over the ball. No matter how well I "aimed" it always seemed to head in unintended directions. This led to frustration and disappointment at times.
With Magical Brickout our goal was to create an experience where the player is always in control. By manipulating the ball through the play area every "hit" and "miss" is directly on your shoulders (no blaming the computer this time). Combined with realtime, fast-paced gameplay this generates a euphoric feeling of success when you win and a strong emotional crush when you lose. It's easy to pick up, challenging to master, and according to our playtesters, very addictive.
- Liberate fairies in over 48 thrilling levels spread across 8 magical themes
- Acquire magical powers and avoid treacherous hazards
- Overcome unique challenges and boss levels
- Gamepad support for popular controllers
- And much, much, more…
Trailer: Magical Brickout, a Thrilling Breakout Adventure! YouTube
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Magical Brickout Demo
Playable demo for Magical Brickout: magicalbrickout.com.
About Cunning Force Games
Cunning Force Games was established in early 2013 by Kevin Chow and Mark Del Rio, two fellow gamers who combined their technical and artistic talents with the goal of creating new and exciting video games for multiple platforms. Our motto best summarizes what we hope to achieve: "We make games that are easy to pick up, challenging to master, and always fun to play!"
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Magical Brickout Credits
Mark Del Rio
Game Designer, 2D Artist, Background Artist
Black Shell Media