Color Crush (was known as Xonakoid) is an upcoming brick buster (also known as a Breakout clone) to be used in the Kids Make Games project where we teach students game design and game development.
This is Andrew Hiltz's grade 3 class in Meadowfields Community School testing their own game designs:
Videos of Andrew Hiltz's grade 3 class in Meadowfields Community School testing their game:
Kids Make Games - Color Crush (Brilliant Labs + Xona Games)
This is just some of the stages Andrew Hiltz's grade 3 class in Meadowfields Community School designed. There are 34 additional stage designs not shown here:
- ColorCrush.zip (Color Crush)
- xnafx40_redist.msi (Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh)
- Download ColorCrush.zip.
- Download xnafx40_redist.msi.
- Install xnafx40_redist.msi by double clicking it.
- Extract ColorCrush.zip to a "ColorCrush" folder, using Windows or WinRAR.
- Enter "ColorCrush" folder.
- Read the "info.txt" for control instructions.
- Double click "ColorCrush.exe" to run the game.
XBOX 360 controller:
- back = quit game
- left thumbstick = move left
- right thumbstick = move right
- left trigger = speed up
- right trigger = speed up
- left shoulder = slow down
- right shoulder = slow down
- escape (ESC) = quit game
- left arrow/s/j/numpad4 = move left
- right arrow/d/k/numpad6 = move right
- up arrow = change level up one
- down arrow = change level down one
- f = fast ball hack
- g or m = toggle monochrome (remove color to "see" actual gameplay of level)
- 0 = all bricks
- 1 = Arkanoid stage 1
- 2 = Arkanoid stage 1 with impossible barrier
- 3 = Arkanoid stage 1 with possible barrier
- 4 = Arkanoid stage 1 with level too close to paddle
- 5 = Arkanoid stage 1 with level too close to paddle
- c = clear level
This is a Microsoft Visual Studio Solution, of Color Crush. To learn how to code this game yourself, follow our 2D Game Development Tutorial.
Credit / Thanks:
Thanks to everyone involved for making this a possibility:
- Thanks to Andrew Hiltz of Meadowfields Community School for taking on this project with his grade 3 class.
- Thanks to Meadowfields Community School for taking on this project.
- Thanks to Brilliant Labs for co-creating the Kids Make Games project with Xona Games.
Read Kids Make Games for progress updates and other similar projects!