Breakout-v - vertical screen breakout

Simple breakout game for Arduboy. Vertical screen version.

Move racket to keep the ball in the field and hit the ball to all 50 bricks.

You have 5 balls. The game will end when you lost all balls.

Since the game screen is 90 degrees rotated clockwise, hold your arduboy so as RIGHT button gets UP position.

  • Start : A button
  • Move : UP and DOWN


  1. Download Zip or Git Clone from:
  2. Open Breakout-v.ino with Arduino IDE
  3. Upload to your Arduboy


  • B button starts the game with no sound.
  • Holding LEFT when start the game activates “demo mode”.
    The racket follows the position of the ball automatically.
    To exit demo mode, press A or B.
  • Holding RIGHT when start the game makes the game speed 2x faster.


##Version 1.0
I got my Arduboy at Maker Faire Tokyo 2016.
This is my first game for Arduboy.
Have fun !



This will be super awesome when we ship the Microcard!


I am not surprised if you rig that thing out from the sample program.
I did the same, but mine was the portrait mode so there is less blocks
Kind of the same around here with added display of lives and points and LEVELS!
I will give you a upvote if I can (too bad there is none!) :frowning:
And I am back to debug mine! (just playing it and see if anything NOT normal occur)

Just a thought, by using the screen vertical could you make a version of Tetris. Just a thought. Great game too I like the loading screen similar to the Gameboy family of Entertainment systems. Great way of using the Arduboy too tilting it on its side made a whole different gaming experience. Overall very innovative way of using it.

Posted By The Revolutionary Dog