Breakout v0.6 by Aditya Ravi Shankar

With flying bats, falling spiders, laser turrets and exploding bricks, this is probably a little different from the typical breakout game. It's a great way to take a break for a few minutes. Give it a shot and let me know what you think. :)

This game started out as a simple way to learn Javascript game programming using HTML5 Canvas for animation. I never expected it to become this popular.

Check out some of the other games I have written.

If you are interested in learning how to make a game like this or game programming in general, check out my breakout game programming tutorial series here.

If you like the game, please share it with your friends using the like button below and leave me a comment.

I keep adding new game features when I get the chance. If you have any suggestions, leave me a message using the comments form below.


  1. Use Left and Right arrow keys to control the paddle
  2. Press Space bar to fire lasers (if you have any)
  3. Press Enter key to start the game


  1. Don't allow the ball to fall off the screen
  2. Don't let the bricks reach the ground
  3. Lighter colored bricks are easier to destroy
  4. Control the direction of ball bounce using the paddle
  5. Laser bricks give laser ammo if hit directly
  6. SuperLasers can be very powerful if used correctly
  7. Bomb bricks damage every brick around them when hit
  8. Cash bricks give extra points if hit directly
  9. Time bricks slow down the ball if hit directly
  10. Spiders and Bats get released when hit. Stop them before they reach the ground.

Top Scorers - Leaderboard

Leaderboard information not available


v0.6 - Released 2 Nov 2011

  1. Bats!!! They fly all over..
  2. Time Bricks slow the ball down
  3. Triple lasers destroy more

v0.5 - Released 12 Oct 2011

  1. Spider bricks!! Watch out!
  2. Paddle control smoothened
  3. Fixed bugs with clipping
  4. Improved collision detection

v0.4 - Released 11 Oct 2011

  1. Cash Bricks give lots of points
  2. Super Lasers can go through anything
  3. Bug fixes and added Firefox support
  4. Some CSS and color changes

v0.3 - Released 10 Oct 2011

  1. Faster ball movement
  2. Control ball bounce with paddle
  3. Leaderboard for Top Scorers!

v0.2 - Released 09 Oct 2011

  1. Slower paddle speed
  2. Laser gun and ammo (use spacebar)
  3. Super bomb - with bigger blast radius

v0.1 - Released 08 Oct 2011

  1. Game Released :)

Your browser does not support the HTML5 Canvas feature. This game uses new HTML5 features and will only work on the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome (and maybe Internet Explorer 9).

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