Comments: You might get into serious trouble for using the quidditch game for commercial purposes without having an official license from warner bros. ...
There are so many free games on the net that are better than your online demo... And the demo doesnt convince at all... the steering is bad and there is no sound...
I have avoided referring to any names or events from the Harry Potter books.
I don't expect everybody to like the game. However, overall, the response
has been great! The reason that there is no sound is that I have kept the
online version very small so that it downloads quickly for everyone. The
online version is only about 40K!
Comments: I Love you and your game and I want Broomsticks for my computer. I was wondering, does your mini cd work on slot drives because we have a slot drive. Thanks for making this totally cool and RAD game.
Sorry Stephen, but the mini CD does not work with slot drives. Since slot drives
are becoming more common, I am considering having a full-size CD version in the
future. Check back soon.
Does your computer have a floppy drive? If so, you can get the floppy version.
This game of Quidditch is played on a field 7 boxes long, 3 wide, and 3 high. The Goal-Posts are at either end of the stadium, at ground level, middle square (you can only shoot if youíre in this square). The best way to represent this is by making three flat fields, and laying them side by side to show the three levels.
BEFORE EACH PLAYER PLAYS
Each Bludger moves one square closer to the nearest Seeker.
The Quaffle stays still.
Then, see whose side the Quaffle is in. This person plays first (if the Quaffle is in the middle, flip a coin.)
Then the other player plays.
Repeat the process until the Snitch is caught.
ON YOUR TURN
1. Move your pieces.
2. Play cards.
3. Replenish your hand to 7 cards.
MOVING YOUR PIECES
Each Chaser and Beater may move one space in any direction. Chasers may move two, and they may change direction in mid-move. The Keeper must stay in the Goal-Box.
If the Quaffle is NOT in anyoneís possession, and is in the same space as one of your Chasers, it is taken by your Chaser and is now in your possession. Other players canít touch the Quaffle.
If the Bludger is in the same space as a Beater, it is hit two spaces in any direction. If any other player is in the same space as a Bludger, they must drop the Quaffle if they have it and get knocked one space in the same direction the Bludger hit them (of course they canít leave the field).
PLAYING A CARD
Cards are really important. Without cards you canít pass, steal, or shoot! Here are the cards:
DIVE A movement boost card. Any Chaser or Beater may move straight down one extra space (Seekers two!).
SPRINT A movement boost card. Any Chaser or Beater may move one extra space in any horizontal direction (no diagonals, sorry!)(Seekers two!)
ROCKET A movement boost card. Any Chaser or Beater may move straight up one space (Seekers two!)
PASS A passing card. You may transfer the Quaffle to any other Chaser one space in any horizontal direction and two spaces in any downward direction (diagonals are OK!)(no upward passes, sorry!)
GREAT PASS A passing card. You may transfer the Quaffle to any other Chaser one space in any upwards direction, two spaces in any horizontal direction and three spaces in any downward direction (diagonals are OK!)
STEAL You may take possession of the Quaffle if one of your Chasers is in the same box as an opposing Chaser carrying the Quaffle, or you may take possession of the Quaffle if one of your Chasers is in the same box as a Chaser who is receiving a pass, or you may take possession of the Quaffle if one of your Chasers is in any box through which the Quaffle is being passed. This card may be played at any time!
SHOOT This card may be played at any time when one of your Chasers, carrying the Quaffle, is in the Goal-Box. Simply pick a number between one and three. Your opponent does the same. If you picked different numbers,
you score ten Points and the Quaffle reappears in the center of the pitch (level 2, width 3, length 5)! If you picked the same number, the Keeper blocks the Quaffle and it becomes the possession of the first enemy Chaser to fly into that half of the field.
SNITCH When you get this card, the Snitch appears. Donít tell your opponent you have this card! The card will give a set of coordinates in this order: height, length, width. The first Seeker to enter this square earns 150 points for his team, and the game ends. There is only ONE Snitch card!
IF your opponent ever stumbles into a square which borders the Snitch square, you MUST show him/her your Snitch card. If they stumble into the Snitch square itself, of course they catch the Snitch! To make the Snitch random, make ten Snitch cards before each game and hide one in the deck.
Whoever has the highest score when the Snitch is caught wins!
Wow, that's a long post! :-)
The game sounds interesting but the rules are a bit complicated. :-) Where
did you learn about it?
it is $10 US which is about $18 Australian.
Thanks! I'm glad you like the game. Good luck with your programming!
Comments: Hey Paul, you may or may not remember me, but i hope you do. Anyway, thanks for all your help! I joined a qbasic game company called Insano. We are in the middle of creating a cool rpg, but we don't know how to get our company noticed. We are wondering if you could give us some publicity pointers. Anyway, thanks again.
P.S. I submitted my order of a $15 CAN money order three weeks ago. Did you get it yet? I hope so, because if you didn't I'm a bit worried.
Sure I remember you Dustin!
Excellent! Stick with it (programming), you will find it very rewarding. As for
publicity, if your game is good it will generate it by itself. Of course, it helps
to put it out where people can see it. If it is a Harry Potter game, get people
to mention it on their Harry Potter sites.
As for your order, now I am worried to. I know that I have not received it yet
because I have not received any orders in Canadian money (I have received
orders from Canada, but in US dollars). Don't worry, I've got an idea. I'll
send you an email.
Comments: Good quidditch game, but it isnt as exciting as the real thing. I better go before the dursley's get back.
I'm not supposed to be using the computer. The weasley's are coming to bring me to the burrow soon anyway.
p.s. the dursleys dont know im leaving so if they ask, dont tell them.
Comments: You still didn't sign my guestbook. My guestbook is fixed now. Please sign it. Can you help me with html code. I know it pretty well all i'm stuck on is that meta content and stuff. By the way my birthday is today. February 12,2001.
I was also in the city wide spelling bee. I placed 34 out of 170 something people. That was Saturday.
Comments: THIS SUX!!! I HAVE BEEN WAITINGFOR THIS GAME FOR A WEEK!!! And then, when I got it, I was full of happiness. I opened the envelope, read the letter and placed it in the D drive. It didn't start up so I took it out and examined it. The front looked okay but I turned it over and there was a a BIG OL CRACK DOWN ONE SIDE AND IT ISN"T WORKING! I want a refund or preferably a new game
I'm sorry the CD got damaged during mailing. I'm sending you another one
Comments: The hole Harry Potter webpage in this secoin is the coolest. but i have just a couple questions. How do you make every thing so good like the graphics in the games the puzzle? Do you ever publish anything from the kids? like there stories or pitchures or something like that? In the book Harry Potter and the Sorcierers stone or any of the other books this is sort of a question for the Author how do you make the book so good once i was reading the latest book from right after supper 5:00 an i read until 9:00 to finish it. it was SO GOOD!!! I hope that she will come out with another book soon!!!
I think that you must have come to this page from another site and meant to
ask the questions to that person. Let me know if I am wrong...
Comments: Yo Paul ,this is the greatest,best,fantastic,to good to be troo.
Man this is the nr 1 game in the world.
...just got one thing to ask could you but the golden ball in the demo game because I can't buy
the full version(still love the game much!!!!!!)
Thanks Martijn! :-)
Sure, that would be nice. But that's part of what makes the full version
Comments: Thanx dude!!!! You rock! I do have a floppy drive. About that whole I love you thing, well I am a boy and it would be gay if I loved you. I just think that you and your game is cool. Thanx again for helping. And dude, where do you think of these ideas.
don't worry, I know what you meant. I'm glad you like the game. I started
programming when I was young and made a bunch of games. Once in a while I
like to go back and make a simple, fun game like I used to.
Comments: i love your game .but i was wandering did you have to get copyright to make a game exactly like quiddicth in the harry potter books by jk rowling i`m going to by your game anyway please email me about any news on second versions thaks
I have avoided using any names or events from the Harry Potter series.
I don't have a second version yet.
However, if I do make changes to the game, I will make it such that you
can download a patch to upgrade to the newest version.
Comments: Mr. Rajlich,
Could you please please please put the full version of broomsticks on-line? I't would be really nice of you!
A lot of people have been asking. One of the reasons why I don't is that
the full version is a lot bigger than the demo version. I keep the demo
version extremely small (~50K). This means that it downloads quickly for
everybody and doesn't swamp my web server. Another reason is that I put
a lot of extra work into the full version, which I normally wouldn't do.
As a result, I think it is worth something... :-)
Comments: Sorry to bother you again, but I think you should make more awesome, cool, exciting, thriling.....etc. games. I was wondering could you make more games. If you make different varieties of games then you would be like really famous. You could go down in history. What do you like? You could make games about that. oh yah what do you like? What's your fav color, sport, girl. How old are you. sorry this is a long letter Paul. Is it alright if I call you Paul instead of dude? Please answer my questions!
I'm sure I will make more games in the future. If you want to see something
really cool, check out my homepage. I have made a couple
of games for the million dollar Virtual Reality system that I work with.
I'm 26 years old, but I don't always act my age. :-) My favorite sport is
probably basketball. I also like to lift weights.
Comments: i made up this game called "ground quidich" it's like quidich on the ground
the rules are:
1) the chasers run around trying to knock the qwafull(socker ball) into the goals
2)the beaters knock the blugers(baseballs) so that they knock the qwafull away from the chasers' feet
3)all the players can knock the snich(golf ball) around but it's the seekers' job to find it and throw it into the goal to score 150 points and end the game.
Comments: Hi Paul!!
I think your game is really good. With which program did you make it?? VisualBasic *lol* ?? How could you make that the black balls (I don't know the English word) are flying differently always??
P.S.: I'm 13 years old and in 8th grade.
P.P.S.: Greetings to my friend David Schmid, who wrote here on January 25th, 2001!!!
Thanks! I wrote it using the Java programming language. The black balls
constantly pick a random movement to make.
its got a real virtual Hogwarts ,allot of spell of the books,news,information,rumors,dueling room,
diagon alley and of course the fantastic game broomsticks of Paul Rajlich and allot more!
come and see its worth it.
don't forget to sign the guestbook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ps:Paul thanks for letting me advertise in your guestbook!