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Block Fortress - 1.2

Open Source Breakout Clone

Marco Baxemyr

A Breakout game I made during a python summer course.


  • 10 levels [NEW!]
  • Progress is saved automatically upon quitting
  • Highscores
  • Indestructible blocks
  • Map Editor (Courtesy of Robert Kaufmann - known as Vectovox) [NEW!]
  • Powerups:
    • Extra Balls
    • Time Distortion Field - slows down balls that are near paddle
    • Double Damage
    • [NEW!]


Increased resolution to 1280x720 from 960x720 to better fit Android devices.

Yes, it works on Android now! (thanks to Pygame Subset For Android)

Download link for Android (experimental)

There's now a Map Editor. Feel encouraged to contribute maps! =) (email them to me at baxemyr [at] gmail [dot] com)

Numerous other changes.


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Block Fortress 1.2 — 3 Dec, 2012

Block Fortress 1.0 — 3 Nov, 2012

Block Fortress 1.1 — 6 Nov, 2012

Block Fortress 1.3 — 18 Jan, 2013 account Comments

  • Mich Nannings 2012-11-03 15:24

    Looks nice. The paddle and the ball are very responsive. Maybe the ball is going to fast for some people.
    Did you do the gfx yourself?

    phelerox 2012-11-03 23:48

    Thanks! :) I'm reluctant to lowering the speed - I think it often feels slow. But if I ever get around to implementing powerups, I'll consider it! I did not make the graphics, I found freely-licensed material. See the credits.txt for attribution.

  • josmiley 2012-11-04 09:45

    great job !

  • Space Max 2012-11-09 23:41

    Nice game.
    Beautiful graphics. Adds some sounds and please the keyboard feature


    phelerox 2012-11-10 15:07

    Thanks for the feedback! Please elaborate on what you mean with keyboard feature? I have two guesses. First is steering the paddle with arrow keys, the second is having the ability to type in playername ingame instead of playername.txt. I suppose my first guess is the most likely! :)

    poofaic 2012-11-20 19:58

    Or both?

    phelerox 2012-11-29 21:37

    Both are certainly good ideas!

  • drknexus 2012-11-11 22:47

    Only played a few levels, but game play felt very smooth and responsive. Would be nice to have some more backgrounds for different levels and more varied power ups.

  • FireTech 2012-11-25 17:34

    Great game. I love it when great games are posted here and then people can download them and play with one or two clicks. I love it and play it a lot. only problem ever found is sometimes it takes a few minutes to get up and come back down.

  • feeling 2012-12-13 12:44

    Is it real python!!? ah... i have a lot of things to study ..
    Thank you ! because i can play this game

    and english is hard.

  • Nick 2013-01-26 05:37

    holy crap. you display the true potential of the pygame framework. You have completed a fun, and professional-looking game all within pygame. And the graphics are great.