CHARGE is a fast-paced arcade game for Linux and Windows.
CHARGE is based on "Pong", the original arcade game, with an added dimension (and other goodies).
The concept is not new, but CHARGE aims to provide greater playability by giving visual keys to the ball's position, e.g. through the use of per-pixel lighting.
This project is freeware (free for non-commercial use).
To install CHARGE execute "install.sh" and follow the instructions, note that you must run it as root to install in a system-wide location. After installing type "charge" to play, or "charge -h" for a list of options. To play without installing, make sure that the game files are in your current working directory and run "charge".
CHARGE will create a directory ".charge" in your home folder, where your config, highscrores, screenshots and the log will be written to.
While playing press F5 to save a screenshot to your user folder, ESC to pause/exit the game or F2 to terminate the game immediately. You control your bat with the mouse (or the arrow keys for an extra challenge). Right-click to adjust the camera, middle-click to reset it.
If your system is not capable of a 640x480 pixel resolution, and/or 24-bit colordepth, you must supply the arguments "-g 640x480x16".
CHARGE features four types of special items. When the ball catches one, the last player to hit the ball will recieve a power-up.
The powerups are:
· Expansion (arrows), increases the size of your bat, up to 120 percent.
· Score (euro), increases your highscore rating
· Extra life (1up), gives you an extra chance when losing a round
· Health (cross), recharges your shield
· Pentium III 650Mhz or better
· 64 MB RAM
· 15 MB hard drive space
· OpenGL 1.2 compatible graphics processor,
· 8 MB of video RAM
· 640x480 resolution at 16-bit colordepth
· Recommended: Graphics card capable of pixel-shaders and a 1024x768 resolution at 24-bit colordepth
What's New in This Release:
· Made camera adjustable
· Added depth highlight on walls
· Fixed an issue where walls were too bright on fixed-function pipelines