Homebrew RELEASE [RELEASE] ARKANOID NX

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Hey! Today I was challenged to create a game in less than an hour with my template and here is the result: ARKANOID NX

It is a modified version of this quick tutorial but this time with SDL2 and for Nintendo Switch.

Screenshots:

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This is more a PoC as it has just one level but hey, it works. It is totally open-source if anyone wants to improve it.

How to play:

  • Left / Right to move the paddle
  • Touch the screen to move the paddle to that X point
  • Plus to exit

What does this have:

  • Splash screen, title screen and game screen
  • Music and SFX
  • Images rendered with SDL2
  • Settings and game data saved in a JSON in switch/manurocker95/ArkanoidNX/data.sav
  • Multilanguage support (just Spanish and English for now)
  • Open source code

Downloads:

- Source Code: https://github.com/Manurocker95/ArkanoidNX
- Binaries/Releases: https://github.com/Manurocker95/ArkanoidNX/releases


Credits:

Original Tutorial:


SDL2 references:

  • joel16
  • bernardo giordano
  • Cheeze
Help and simple tutorial:
  • Cid2mizard
  • WerWolv
General:
  • Credits for everyone involved in SDL2 port, LibNX and Homebrew Development
  • Thanks, SciresM for your awesome work in Atmosphere CFW.
  • Smealum, because you deserve it, dude.
 
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Visual Studio develop nintendo switch game?
Have you applied the permission for nintendo switch development? Individual account?
How do I get it?:sad: I want to make own switch game。
 

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Visual Studio develop nintendo switch game?
Have you applied the permission for nintendo switch development? Individual account?
How do I get it?:sad: I want to make own switch game。

This is a homebrew compiled with devkitpro, not the official SDK. If you want to get the SDK you need to contact them and have luck they give you the plugins and stuff.

If you want to create NX homebrews you have here my tutorial: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutoria...-nintendo-switch-homebrew-development.525977/
 
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