Niels P. Wouters

Graphics Programmer


Arkanoid

Personal Project


The mini-game Arkanoid Attack was created as an individual school assignment to increase the knowledge on console development. The game runs fluently on the PS4™ in my own custom framework.

At the beginning of the project I was allowed to choose between the PS3™, PS4™ and PS Vita as a target platform. With no experience in console programming, I decided to develop a game for the PS4™ because it is the most recent console.

As a challenge I decided to create the framework from scratch instead of using sample code as the base. It took me a good week before the first triangle appeared in a satisfactory manner. From that milestone on the motivation, product and scope increased rapidly.

Feature list

  • Model loading
  • MSAA
  • Render to texture
  • Real-time reflections
  • Custom shaders
  • Multiplayer gameplay
  • Haptic feedback
  • Audio from controller

Technical

  • C++
  • GNM
  • GNMX
  • PSSL
  • FMOD®