Comments: I think your game is so cool. I play it about every time I get on the computer.I think it's nice that you only make it for fun not competition. The full version sounds really cool because since I like the internet one alot the full version has more opsions.On the internet broomsticks can I change on to the blue team or change the person to a long-haired blond girl? Sorry my letter took so long and again I love your game Broomsticks. Sincerely, Abby
Thanks Abby! I'm glad you like the game. In the demo you can only change
to the other team by playing against another person (two player). You can
change the character by using the ENTER key.
Comments: Your game is awsome!I was wondering if you could email me and tell me how i can make a game.
My email address is email@example.com .
Thanks Spencer! The best way to make a game is to learn how to program. This
can take years but is well worth it. For non-programmers I think there are
some "game builder" software packages out there but I do not know much about
them. They will definitely not be as flexible as programming.
Comments: Wow! That game is SO cool. It is a bit much to pay though...
You should have the Snitch on the demo game too, I think.
The backgrounds are really cool for the actuall game.
Comments: Its me again I meant that some computers are manufactured with slot loads and if you made it on full size it would be open to others andi could get it just a ssugjestion keep it in mind
True, I will consider it. I take it that you do not have a floppy drive?
Do you have an iMac with slot CD-ROM? That's the only computer that I know
of that has a slot CD-ROM and no floppy. Some iMacs have trays and some
have slots, I wonder which is more common?
Comments: Your game is the greatest quidditch game out there we always look for Quiddich stuff but yours is the best we are going to order it soon we are addicted to it keep up the good work
Sinceriley tom and earl
Comments: cool game. I want to make a game and i just want to know how much money you made of your broomsticks game so far. I think you should make a gameboy version of it. you could make alot of money
A gameboy version would be good, except that gameboy is a closed platform.
This means that only certain companies can develop for it. However, sometime
I may port it to an open handheld platform, like the palm-pilot for example.
Comments: This game is ASUME! I can't wait to play the full version! Does it take up any space on a computer?I made my on game about Harry Potter, but it isn't on the computer. Do you know how I could make it on the computer?
it only takes up a couple of megabytes. The best way to put your game on
the computer is to learn to program. It takes a while to learn but is well
Comments: Your game is cool. Why is it called broomsticks and not quidditch? I might order it soon...its not to much to pay really. The demo was cool, so i expect the full version will be better. Have alot of people ordered the game so far? When did you make this game anyway? Was it easy or hard to make? well gotta go! neat game!!
I'm glad you like the game. Since my game is not official I cannot call it
that. I'm sure you'll love the full version!
A good number of people have ordered it. I made the game in September and
have made some improvements since then. I have been programming for a long
time so it wasn't very hard for me to make. It did take some time though,
especially the full version.
Comments: I really like this game! It is soooo cool! My other friends & I played the demo. We love it! Were CONCIDERING into buying the cd. Oh and, is it REALLY the size of a credit card?? Thank you! C U LATA!
Comments: Love the full version. The 3-D game is good. Only 2 problems. One, the control with the mouse is,well,bad. Two, the castle is floating. Other than that, the collision detecters are better than most N64 games, the castle is awesome, and the frame rate is solid.
I'm glad you are having fun with the full version! You spoiled the
surprise, but that is ok. It was bound to get out.
The 3D game is getting better. I have practically doubled the
framerate for certain cards. You can also run it fullscreen.
Let me how you would like it to change. Would you like key
controls in addition to the mouse? How about gameplay ideas?
Let me clarify the last post to everybody else
now that the cat is out of the bag. :-)
The newest version of the CD comes with a special bonus! It is a very
early version of a 3D game. The purpose of this
is for testing and for people to give me feedback. The 3D game is not guaranteed to work on
your system. In fact, right now the 3D game only runs
on Windows and you need a capable graphics card
that has support for OpenGL.
Comments: Paul the game was great.Im a girl who loves Harry Potter, you sound like you are one hot guy.I dont even know you but you sound so sexy. email me so we can talk about your game and about us. P.S. if you email me i will get everyone i know to buy your game.EMAIL ME PLEASE, I WANT YOU BAD BABY!!
Comments: To anyone who doesn't know,
Everyone who signed this guestbook and read "mysterymonkey"'s comments, should have recieved an email that said that the mysterymonkey person was AUCTUALLY an imposter, and that mysterymonkey has no bad feelings toward Paul's work (In fact, they like it!) So, anyone who, like me, thought Mysterymoney was a little- well, rude- it's not their fault, they didn't do it.
Oh by the way paul, how do I put your demo on my site? I'd love to.
that's good to hear! I didn't get a copy of that email, please send it to
Comments: This game is really cool. I hope you make a lot of money of it. I'm going to see if my mum will let me buy it. I hope you can make it better and better. Are you going to try?
Cheers from the Shire
Comments: This is a really fun game which I like alot, but I have a few questions & comments. First the broomsticks move a little slow and I wonder,"can you turn up the speed on the game in the full version without affecting the ball speed?" thats it for now and I want to say "great game"
Owen "Jareel" McIntyre
yes, you can turn up the speed but it does make the balls go faster
Comments: Great game!!! MY sister likes it....and one of my friends Lauren ALWAYS wants to play it! (but she doesn't READ anything so she proabably doesn't know about the full version) Also I've heard the C.D. is small so does it still work like a regualar C.D.? I mean does it fit in the disk drive???? Well...that's all and keep going with the games!!!!!!
yes, it works just like a regular CD. If you open your CD-ROM drive,
you will notice that the tray has an inner ring. The mini CD fits
right in there.
Comments: hey paul awesome game i was wondering how long will it take for my order to get here to Maine?
Can you play it after installed without the cd?
i think your price is reasonable you must have put alot of work onto it oh did i mention it was a great game?I expect the full version to be like a magnet to me if the demo is that good.
it will probably take 2 or 3 days. Yes, after you install it you
can play it from your hard-drive without putting the CD in the
CD-ROM drive. I'm sure you will love the full version! :-)
Comments: sorry last time what i ment is after its installed can you open the game and play it without the cd? great game once i get the game i'll be having breakfast on computer with broomstick marshmallows
Comments: Ithink that this game is the best ever but i live in england so how can i get the full version. please email me.
P:S This game rules
I've had a good number of orders from the UK. All you need to do is find a
way to send me $10 US. One way is to use my PayPal button. Another is to
get an international money order at your bank or post office.
Comments: How did you make the Broomsticks game? Please, anyone that can, TELL ME! Visit me at my site and tell me in my guestbook! Anyone that can will reicieve 50 Galleons, a bank account, a chance to win 15 more Galleons, and a place in Hogwarts!
So please contact me as soon as possible!
I wrote the game from scratch using the Java programming language. Programming
can take years to master but it is well worth it!
Comments: I love your game and would like to buy it but I have a question. How much would it cost in Canadian?
According to www.exchangerate.com, $10 US is about $15 Canadian. If you
order through PayPal, this will be taken care of automatically. If you
pay by check or money order, just have it say $10 US and you will be set.
i really like your game and the mini cd looks pretty cool too. i haven't played with anyone else yet because i'm grounded at the moment.
i realy like it but i think you should make it so that we can control their diving ability! well i will probably send the money tommorrow so i hope i will enjoy it!!!
ps. is there a time limit before the snitch comes out, because on your screen shots i saw a little gold bar at the top
:-) Thanks for the suggestion! I'm sure you will love it!
Yes, the snitch comes out after some amount of time. You can choose how much
time that is, even 0 if you want.
Comments: I really love your game and am considering paying $15 (can.) for the full version but I have a suggestion about updates. If someone buys the cd and a new update comes i think that you should post a patch on your page so to get the new updates. This way a person wouldn't have to pay for a new game and can just download the updates from your webpage. This would be a great idea ind if confirmed would gurantee my purchase of the game.
Comments: Hi Paul, it's me, you've probably forgotten who I am though. I have finally learnt to program in Visual Basic 5.0 Professional edition, and have made a few programs and one game. What I really want to know is have any new versions come out since I got one from you?
Nope, I haven't forgotten you Brad.
Excellent! Glad to hear that you have taken up programming, stick with it!
The Broomsticks game is the same since you got your full version. However, I
have added a demo of the Broomsticks 3D game that I am working on.
Comments: I want to start learning to program and I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. Things like, what books to read, sites to visit, programs to purchase and download, ect. I am really serious about this matter and you inspired me to try harder and do something about my future dream. Please reply.
You probably want to start with a simple language like BASIC. You don't
need to buy Visual Basic, there are free BASIC compilers out there. Check
out this site:
Comments: Can you please sign my guestbook? Also I would like for you to be one of the game programmers for my site. I need me some good games. Can you teach me how to make some games too? I already know how to do html (hyper-text markup language). Please don't refuse this offer. I really need somebody to help me. I am 12 years old.
seems your guestbook is down right now. Thanks for linking to my game!
I'm sorry but I am way too busy to do something like that. I barely have
time to work on my site. :-) However, if you have questions I'll be
happy to answer them. Just send me an email.
I went to qbasic.com and went to the link that said How To Get Qbaisic, Click here. It took me to a microsoft site that told me the file is no longer in circulation. Could you send me qbasic thru email?
p.s. I am 13 years old, in case you were wondering.
I don't have qbasic anymore, it's been a while. :-) However, you don't need the
original Microsoft qbasic, there are other free shareware compilers out there.
Check out the "files" section on that website.
Comments: I love the game but I still have yet to get the full version. I think this is an exiting and fun game. Can't wait for the real one. I have played the online demo so many times it's hard to keep trakk! Maybe 10-13 ok, ok, 15-20 or it could be 20-35......Don't know but it is great.
Comments: Well when you get the chance to can you please sign my guestbook. I bought the visual basics book. It has a lot of information in it about game programming. You are the right person to help make games for my site. Please just try. Thanx.
Comments: Hi! I got the full version of the game, and I LOVE it. But I was just wondering if you have any tips on how to catch the fast gold ball. (The Snitch.) If it's a game secret or something, I understand, but I was just wondering. Thanks!
It is pretty hard to catch. The best strategy is to try to corner it in
one of the upper corners of the screen.
Comments: Hi again! I was just wondering if I could put a link on my site to your site.
And I still like your site!
Does HTML work in your guestbook? 'Cause if it doesn't, then you can see all this code stuff!
Sure, feel free to link to my site.
I want to avoid HTML in the guestbook because references to images and
such will cause this guestbook page to load slower.
Comments: Yo Paul,
I really liked the way you executed this Quidditch game. Most other programmers use
a top-down perspective (like the Mystery Monkey people). Your idea was extremely cool.
Minor quibble: I played a few games against my sister and figured out right away that the
easiest way to win is just to stay on top of your opponent and squish them whenever they try to fly.
You have complete control of the field - I even beat the best computer mode that way.
Maybe instead of starting over on the ground players could just get "bounced"? Probably
this strategy doesn't work with more than two players....
Wouldn't it be really cool to have a 3D Quidditch game (first-person view, leaning ver your broom i guess)
where your mouse pointer directed which way to go? That would combine the best aspects of the top-down
view (turns, dodges) with your perspective (dives, climbs). Now THAT would be cool.
Noodles (no, it's not my real name :-)
True, however, when you add the black balls into the mix it isn't always
easy to stay above the other player constantly. It is especially hard if
the field is smaller or there are more than 2 black balls. You can control
these parameters in the full version.
Actually, I am working on a 3D game. An early version of it comes
with the CD. And yes, it is very cool! :-) You use the mouse just like you
Comments: Could you make the 3d version for mac also and when will it come out? Will you put it on cd or an upgrade for your site? and will you post a message when it does? Lukas,
good question. The engine is portable (OpenGL and SDL). However, I have no
experience compiling on Macs. So, my answer is that once I finish the game
I will find out how to compile it for Mac users. So yes, it will also be
for macs unless I run into unforseen problems.
Right now I'm not sure how long it will take. I will let you know though.
I'm planning on including it on the same CD (with Broomsticks), just like
I am doing now with the early Windows version. I will also provide a way
for people to upgrade if they have an older version.
Comments: Harry Potter is awsome. I read all the books so far and in 3 and a half days. I can't wait until
the next one comes out. I geuss I will read them again and play with my Harry Potter quiditch cards. J.K. Rowling is the best author I've ever
Comments: Your game is totally fabulous! It's just like the real thing!
But I have some suggestions. I read parts of the guestbook
and it seems like everyone has suggestions for the 3D version.
Here are my ideas:
The view is from the player's eyes (like "noodle" suggested) and you use the mouse
to guide. On the side of the screen is a small map so you can see where everyone else
is. You catch, steal, and shoot the Quaffle by clicking the mouse pointer. Of course, you can only
steal if you're close enough. Also, there should by all 7 players on a side.
Otherwise your game is terrific, I love it!
----Asterix le Gaulois (new to america, sorry for misspellings!)
Thanks for the suggestions. I've been working mostly on the 3D engine,
so there isn't that much gameplay yet. Right now it's only single player.
It's more like practice for the real thing. :-)