Now available: Pitch Black: Audio Pong!

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From the developers of Pitch Black: A Dusklight Story, we present Audio Pong!

Take on eccentric opponents in nine different arenas and battle your way to the top of the Pitch Black: Audio Pong championships. Use your ears to win the title and rip through our exotic stages and arenas. Audio Pong uses binaural audio to accurately spatialise and recreate your favorite classic arcade game. Pitch Black: Audio Pong has been built to be entirely accessible for visually impaired gamers. This audio game features fully voice acted characters, created soundscapes, fully interactive game areas, incredibly diverse sound design, an innovative audio only menu system and a featured playlist of our own classic arcade soundtracks.

Brought to you by Purple Jam Ltd, Audio Pong is the first in a series of Audio Games that focus on innovative audio mechanics. Through using binaural audio, Purple Jam Ltd intend to create a diverse list of Audio Game milestones, ranging from arcade games inspired by the classics to completely original audio innovations. Purple Jam Ltd aims to deliver new and exciting audio only games to expand on recent binaural application within the gaming industry, so keep up to date with our latest releases to see what cool and exciting games were developing next!

Trailer - https://youtu.be/B7N_0mPDJ5s

Available on all platforms!

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pitch-black-audio-pong/id1502114873

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PurpleJamLtd.PitchBla…

Windows (64bit): https://www.purplejamaudio.com/product-page/pitch-black-audio-pong-wind…

Mac OS X: https://www.purplejamaudio.com/product-page/pitch-black-audio-pong-mac-…

We hope you enjoy.. AUDIO PONG!!

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Submitted by ming on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

just download the game.
but, I am a little bit messing up.
how to hit the ball?

I think the tutorial should be let us try it.
not just listen it.

Submitted by ming on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

it is a great work.
and I am looking for more new game titles release soon!

Submitted by Harry on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hi ming, thanks so much for the giving the game a go. Centering the ball is a great place to start, just to get in the swing of returning the ball. Once you've got that practiced you can focus on trying to win.

Submitted by ming on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

hey! thanks for the tips

I suggest that next update it can have some "oosh oosh " sound when swing the device...

Submitted by Maranatà on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hi, thank you very much for this game, I just bought it! Please, would it be possible to have a textual manual of the game so can I translate it into Italian using the Google translator? A text instruction manual would be good for anyone who doesn't know English well.

Submitted by ming on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

hope someone will do a podcast and tell us how to play!
still can not hit the ball correctly

Submitted by ming on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

hey!
I finally win one person!
and hopefully!
the swing sound will be update in the next version.
and hopefully it can have a training or pratice mode.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I agree to the swooshing sound idea.

Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hi. I clicked on the link and found a product not found. Also how much is it? As for the person asking for a code to the game, Really? Way to say thanks for a developing game, gimme a freebie.

Submitted by Harry on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hi Siobhan! The game is £1.99, apologies for that link going down, I've edited the post now!

You can find it here: https://www.purplejamaudio.com/product-page/pitch-black-audio-pong-mac-…

To Mihir, whilst I appreciate not everyone can afford the game, piracy has a hugely negative effect on studios, particularly small indie studios like ours, and given £1.99 is a very reasonable price it seems inappropriate to ask for a code, particularly on this forum.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I don't see how this makes sense. Every time a new game is released the two main words are podcast and promo code. There is a reason for the game to be paid and also, maybe you should try the game before requesting a podcast?

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Is this game on MacBook Air 13 I’m trying to dmdownload this game on my MacBook 13 update

Submitted by David Standen on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Yes, there is a mac version available. The link was posted in a previous comment. I started playing this game last night. I'm not very good yet, but I'll get there with practise. Well done.

Submitted by Maranatà on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Good morning. I apologize, but I still haven't figured out how to move the ball. Do I have to rotate the phone or are my fingers enough? If I hear the ball in the right headset, should I touch the screen on the right side? Does the ball go in a random direction or can it be controlled? Thank you. I'm playing on iphone x.

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Thursday, March 12, 2020

I’m having trouble downloading the game I click on the link and add to cart but uthere’s nothing to purchase is there a easier way to do this

Submitted by Harry on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hi Maranata, yes, a good place to start is to try centering the ball, you control the paddle by touching the left and right side of your screen. By swiping right from your home screen you'll be taken to the tutorial which'll hopefully help you out.

Hi Emily, we can send you a direct download link via e-mail and you pay via our PayPal tip jar. That may be easier.

Submitted by charles on Thursday, March 12, 2020

In reply to by ming

This is crazy! Wanting a podcast almost immediately after a release? A lesson can be learned from your first few posts, Ming. Notice the first response from the app developer and your response. Common sense tells you to try centering the ball. Based on your response to the developer after getting this tip indicates that the tip helped. I, for one, do not want a podcast showing how to play this soon, as it would be a huge spoiler and take away from the game's replay value. Part of the challenge of any game is to work at success. If someone else does it for me, a lot of the fun is now gone.

Submitted by charles on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rather than having someone give it to you as a gift, buy it. It's only $1.99 if you are in the United States. Although a gift would be nice, is it really necessary? Support Harry.

Submitted by charles on Thursday, March 12, 2020

In reply to by Emily Chia1

First of all, this might be a good little time killer. Although an interactive learning experience might be better, I realize that it might be difficult to incorporate. I will listen to what is provided in the game a few more times to figure out the sounds. Now, questions: If the ball is on the extreme left side and I tap there, the ball moves toward the middle, but maybe not all the way there. Is it traveling toward me and is my objective to get it in the middle before it reaches me? If so, should I again tap the left edge?, or should I tap where I think the ball is in order to nudge it more toward the middle? Also, how do I find out the current score of the match against this opponent? Is the match the best 2 out of 3, or is there a winning score to attain before the opponent gets that score? A comment on the demo on the YouTube link previously given: I could not really tell what was going on because music is getting in the way of game sounds or any talking. Other game comments: Thank you for not including music that gets in the way of game play. I also like the somewhat ornery taunts from opponents such as, "I don't know what you brought to the table, but it won't help you here!"

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Friday, March 13, 2020

I would love that link I have been waiting all day to download this on my MacBook the website is just very confusing to me this game on my MacBook I’m not able to make a donate though can you just sent me the download link and how do I buy it that site is not working

If anybody can send me the link that will work while I’m wwaiting for Harry to send me it I’m really want to get the game on my MacBook by tonight the website it’s on just says add to cart but nothing after that

Submitted by Harry on Friday, March 13, 2020

Hi Emily! My apologies for the delay. I had some other commitments last night that kept me away from the laptop, you should an e-mail in your inbox now :).

Submitted by Harry on Monday, May 25, 2020

Hi everybody!

Audio Pong V2 has (finally) launched!

It fixes some bugs and makes a few general improvements to game play, as well as adding new features..

ENDLESS MODE: This allows you to play until you lose, then submit your high score to the all new cross-platform leaderboard!

TOURNAMENT MODE: This is where you play ever more difficult opponents, all characters from Pitch Black: A Dusklight Story, until you beat the Emperor (the 5th opponent).

We've also improved the tutorial, making it interactive and changing the trainer voice over.

Hope you enjoy this new update everybody! Would love to read your thoughts.

All the best
Harry

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pitch-bla … 1502114873

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … kAudioPong

Windows (64bit): https://www.purplejamaudio.com/product- … ows-64-bit

Mac OS X: https://www.purplejamaudio.com/product- … mac-os-x-1

Submitted by Brian Giles on Monday, May 25, 2020

Haven't listened to the trailor yet, but this game does sound fun. I may have to check this one out.

A question though: does this game require motion control, or can you move your paddle by swiping or touching different parts of the screen? I normally don't like games that require motion control; I find it a bit too sensative sometimes, never mind that you may not always be in an ideal place for moving your phone around like a Wiimote. Blindfold Pong did that, and it kind of turned me off.

Does this game have a lot of lag if you play with Air Pods. My Pros are all I've got at the moment for headphones.
Here's a suggestion for a future version if it hasn't been thought of already. What about a Break Out or Arkanoid style mode for single player?

As for a podcast, why not? Some people might like a short demo with some tips to play a game, especially if it's a paid game that people aren't sure they will like. As soon as a mainstream game comes out, there are Let's Plays all over YouTube. A podcast wouldn't be any different.