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Volly-Bounce
Volly-Bounce

Developers

Jiggmin

Publishers

Kongregate, Newgrounds

Rating

T

Genres

Multiplayer

Release Date

2007-11-21 (K)

2007-11-23 (N)

Volly-Bounce is an Adobe Flash online multiplayer video game developed by Jacob Grahn that was released on 2007-11-21.

Grahn's 4th online game, Volly-Bounce introduced numerous improvements and features that would carry over to all subsequent multiplayer games, including moderators and a dedicated account system.

Gameplay

Volly-Bounce Gameplay

Two users in a match. Although the balls are multi-colored, they don't affect scores.

Volly-Bounce is an online game where players can create their own account to chat, send private messages, or challenge one another to a match of Volly-Bounce. 

Once accepted, players are sent to a court that they each control half of. Both have one circular paddle at the bottom of the screen that they can move horizontally in their area, with the goal being to outscore the other by hitting more balls over to their side and have them fall off the court. The top and sides of the screen act as barriers, thus causing balls to bounce off them.

Shut Down

Although the game's server had already been down for several months at that point, Jiggmin officially announced on 2015-09-09 that he would be dropping support for Volly-Bounce along with most other multiplayer games besides Platform Racing 2. He stated: "Managing [the games] servers is another time drain. They'll need to be streamlined or removed. I plan to keep PR2 running at least until PR4 is out, though."[1] The announcement also coincided with the launch of his new forum Freegoose.

There have been no fan projects to attempt and revive the game or set up private servers, leaving it unplayable.

Trivia

  • Volly-Bounce and Platform Racing 2 accounts were initially linked so that signing up for one game created an account on the other, though this feature was quietly dropped sometime between 2011 and 2012.
  • Along with being the first of Jiggmin's games to save account data and have moderators, it was also the first to feature private messages.
  • The player list shows each user's PING to the server, the only one of Jiggmin's games to do so.
  • Despite its name, "Flag as Abusive" doesn't do anything.
  • Players are given the following titles when they're a certain rank:
    • Puppy (1-5)
    • Beginner (6-10)
    • Moderate (11-25)
    • Shark (26-50)
    • Master (51+)
  • The experience system isn't displayed publicly, giving players no indication of how close they are to ranking up.
  • Additional servers were planned to be added in case the game became popular as evident by the server list having a drop-down menu.
  • The game was originally available on Newgrounds, though an unknown bug caused only a black screen to display a few years after its release, leading to it being removed by the site. Its broken file can still be accessed, however.
    • This makes it the only game of Jiggmin's to get blammed on the site.[2]

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20161227155805/http://freegoo.se/platform-racing-4-and-the-future/
  2. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411711

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