5 A Polished Brick Breaker Game

Alphabet-have you ever seen a brick breaker game? The player controls a paddle at the bottom of the screen to bounce a ball that breaks blocks at the top of the screen. The player loses when the ball gets past the paddle. This game is simple enough to program, but it can look a bit boring. In this chapter, you’ll learn a few tricks to make the game more colorful and interesting by adding animations and effects.

You’ll use an iterative process: first, you’ll make the basic game; then, you’ll make small improvements to ...

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