Broomsticks by Paul Rajlich


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  • Name: LilyPotter74
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  • From: Tennessee/USA
  • Date: Thu Nov 1 08:39:06 CST 2001
  • Comments: So cool! I've saved it to favorites - can't wait to tell my son (big Harry Potter fan) when he gets in from school so he can play this!

    Thanks! I hope he likes it! :-)

  • Name: David Hampel
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  • From: Red Oak TX
  • Date: Thu Nov 1 11:36:26 CST 2001

    Thanks David!

    Actually, right now I am working on Broomsticks 3D. At least when I have time I do! :-)

  • Name: Trunks Cole
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  • From: Earth
  • Date: Thu Nov 1 14:19:27 CST 2001
  • Comments: I would like to say this game rocks!!! I was reading the first book of harry potter, and in the book the team that gets the snitch or little gold ball as in your game, they get finishing points. And I was woundering will your game ever have this feature? If not could we send extra money to have it added on there vershion? Ether way this game ROCKS!!!

    Yep, that is in the full version. You can choose how many points the team that catches the gold ball gets.

  • Name: Dustin Gabriel
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  • From: Canada
  • Date: Fri Nov 2 22:30:22 CST 2001
  • Comments: Yeah, i'm sticking to programming. I'm hooked :) Anywayz, do you think you could post the upgrade to broomsticks on the site so i can dl iit? or is that possible without giving out freebeez of the game? I hope you could...

    Good to hear that Dustin!

    Ok, I'll send that to you. Remind me if I forget! :-)

  • Name: Dave Lister
  • Homepage: JMC Transport Vehicle Star Bug
  • From: The Jupiter Mining Corperation
  • Date: Fri Nov 2 23:59:49 CST 2001
  • Comments: WASSSSSSSSSSSSUP!?! Love the broomstick game. But who is Harry Potter? Sincerly, X

    Thanks! :-)

  • Name: ria
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  • From: india bombay
  • Date: Sat Nov 3 08:29:33 CST 2001
  • Comments: hey i really like harry potter i have read al the books waiting for the movie all my friends love harry potter too and we all read the books for the 2, 3 ,4 time we all realy love them well anyway i also like playing onloine quidditch anyway keep up the excellent work

    Thanks Ria!

  • Name: Jackie
  • Homepage:
  • From: California
  • Date: Sat Nov 3 15:52:45 CST 2001
  • Comments: I love Harry Potter so I love this page. Keep it up

    Thanks Jackie!

  • Name: Joel and Daniel Ribbens
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  • From: Alaska
  • Date: Sat Nov 3 20:44:50 CST 2001
  • Comments: Awesome game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks guys!

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  • Date: Sat Nov 3 21:38:48 CST 2001
  • Comments: this is got to be the best game ever! The game has got to be the only game that I know of that actualy works when you download it and I thank you for that. P.S. Have you ever thought about macking a DBZ game? P.P.S. The full version is good to

    Thanks! What is a DBZ game?

  • Name: Matthew Davis
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  • From: Australia
  • Date: Sun Nov 4 22:32:53 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey, thanks for loading my characters to the advanced demo! I'm still saving, even though I should've had enough cash by now, but I need my chocolate =) How much do you think the price is in AUS Dollars? Are you gonna make another game? Hope you do, cause it'll be great, considering that you are really good at this kind of stuff!!!

    I'm glad to. Thanks for makihng them!

    LOL! Your comment about chocolate made me laugh. :-)

    Right now $10 US is about $19 Australian.

  • Name: Jeremy
  • Homepage: console wars
  • From: oregon
  • Date: Tue Nov 6 02:41:44 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey I played the demo and it was really fun! Although I am 18, I am an avid reader of Harry Potter and Am taking my brothers to see the movie on the 16 of Nov. when it comes out here in the states. Anyway, I can't wait to see the look on my brothers faces when they see the game, they will be in heaven, keep up the good work. P.S. I think I know what I am getting my brothers for Christmas! Visit my site! Http://

    Thanks! I hope they like it!

    Nice site BTW! Make sure you check out my homepage. I work with really high end graphics (million dollar VR systems), which is basically a preview of what consoles will be like in the not so distant future. :-)

  • Name: Devin
  • Homepage: HogwartsZ
  • From: Canada
  • Date: Wed Nov 7 17:21:28 CST 2001
  • Comments: I still like this game. No what sucks? I cant buy it. :'(. I have a new domain name for my site! What is your favorite Harry Potter book? Mine is the 4th. Well i g2g for supper, c ya!

    Thanks! Sorry to hear that you can't get it. :-(

    My favorite is still the first book.

  • Name: Meredith
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  • From: NY
  • Date: Wed Nov 7 20:33:35 CST 2001

    Thanks! Actually, the 3D demo is on the Full Version CD.

  • Name: Anonymous
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  • From: Shackamacka
  • Date: Thu Nov 8 10:33:00 CST 2001
  • Comments: I leeve the geeeme but i, heeeet that i do not have the fuuuull version, naace to talk to you, butt i stiiil neeeed to aaaask yuuuu a questiiioooon, seu, when did juu invent it and weer kan yuu baay it belgiuuuuuuum? thank yuuu

    Thanks! I made the game about a year ago. You can buy it online or by mail from Belgium.

  • Name: Harry Potter's #1Fan
  • Homepage: HogwartsZ
  • From: Canada
  • Date: Thu Nov 8 11:39:52 CST 2001
  • Comments: This is the best site. I had a sleepover at my cousins, and we played this game forever. You should make more games, because this one really rox! I play it everytime I come on here! Are you working on the Quidditch3D site? It is: I hope you do, because you will make a good game out of it!

    Thanks! I'm working on Broomsticks 3D. I don't know about the website you mentioned. It doesn't seem to exist.

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  • Date: Thu Nov 8 19:48:10 CST 2001
  • Comments: You know what? I like your game, but it needs something! That something is more of a sample. All you really need is to allow the screen to be bigger so you can put a lot of balls(I mean a lot)in the game wiht out my computer being messed up!

    Maybe I will allow that in the advanced demo sometime. However, you can get that and more with the Full Version! :-)

  • Name: Marty
  • Homepage: I'm still workin on it
  • From: Hogwarts of course!
  • Date: Fri Nov 9 14:16:38 CST 2001
  • Comments: I'm back! I haven't written since July!! Geezum. Anyway I still love your game. Oh and to answer David Lister or whoever's question, Harry Potter is what this whole game is based on! They are the best series of books ever! Written by JK Rowling! Ignoring those books is like ignoring the fact that you have feet! Go to a librabry or something, but man get with it and read the books? Who hee in this guest book agrees???

    Marty, I'm glad you still love the game. Thanks!

    I think that guy must have been joking... I hope! :-)

  • Name: Aaron
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  • From: Arkansas
  • Date: Sat Nov 10 13:47:22 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hello, again! I've got a couple ideas. (1) Make a Broomsticks Hall of Fame. That way we'll all know who has been playing! (2) Every once in a while, sneak a referee (is that spelled right?)into the Advanced Demo. If you bump into him, he'll get mad and take away 10 points.(Good idea, huh?) (3) Make a little trophy image that we can paste onto our websites to show that we are fans of the game! (end of ideas) By the way, has anyone else noticed? The Harry Potter movie is coming out THIS FRIDAY! (Gives out long, loud, and very annoying scream.) Sorry, I just wanted to know if you noticed. 8^D

    Aaron, those are good suggestions! Thanks!

  • Name: Ted Kendrick
  • Homepage: Abc news
  • From: Birmingham, AL
  • Date: Tue Nov 13 17:02:49 CST 2001
  • Comments: Paul Rajich, Your website is GREAT! I am a fan of the Harry Potter books and I think this game is cool. But could you make some more Broomsticks characters of your own? Ted Kendrick

    Thanks Ted!

    Yes, I was planning to make some more soon!

  • Name: Ann
  • Homepage: no homepage
  • From: Hogwarts!!!
  • Date: Wed Nov 14 10:29:51 CST 2001
  • Comments: Neat site. Me and my friend play here all the time. (I'm not very good at it, she's always winning!) But I still like it, its great!

    Thanks Ann! Keep playing and I'm sure you will win soon! :-)

  • Name: alex
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  • From: England bucks
  • Date: Wed Nov 14 12:37:26 CST 2001

    Thanks Alex!

  • Name: Unknown to all but me...
  • Homepage: Hogwarts School
  • From: Florida
  • Date: Wed Nov 14 19:03:41 CST 2001
  • Comments: Great Game! I would buy it, but my Gringotts acount has been robbed. I still thinks highly of it, and wish I knew how to program Java:)

    Thanks! :-)

  • Name: alisdair
  • Homepage: dont have one
  • From: scotland
  • Date: Thu Nov 15 11:48:01 CST 2001
  • Comments: I live in scotland can i send 10 instead of $10. I love the game but dont know how to get it

    To order it from me directly you need to send $10 US. However, you can order it from for 7.

  • Name: Alex Cardinell
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  • From: Maryland
  • Date: Thu Nov 15 18:37:13 CST 2001
  • Comments: Broomsticks rocks! I was able to beat the hardest level 1/7 times. It's really tough!

    That's the idea! Keep playing! :-)

  • Name: Xavier Jones
  • Homepage: The Wizarding Network
  • From: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Date: Fri Nov 16 16:02:15 CST 2001
  • Comments: This is Xavier again. Thanks for signing my guestbook. But can you please create a links section on your website so a lot of Harry Potter fan pages can get known. Pleaz!!! Don't forget to add my site to that section. ~thexmasta

    Sorry Xavier, I'm trying to keep the Broomsticks website as simple as possible and so I don't want a links page. However, feel free to tell people about your website in this guestbook.

  • Name: Sara
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  • From: I can't seem to remember... :)
  • Date: Mon Nov 19 15:48:32 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hi Paul! Its me agian, though I doubt you remember me. In order to help pacify my horrible case of HPS- Harry Potter Syndrome- I have become addicted to this game. :) I just LOVE the new advanced Demo, and I plan on dropping a few hints to my mom about *cough* Christmas presents *cough* :)

    Nice to hear from you again!

    I'm glad you still like the game! Good luck with your hints. LOL! :-)

  • Name: Firestarter
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  • From: Oklahoma
  • Date: Mon Nov 19 17:52:35 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey, I was wondering if this game was really based on the Harry Potter books when you first started it, or was it just a 'Race around and put a red ball in a bubble-blower at the end of a field' kind of "Spark" you may have gotten when you were going for a quiet walk? Did you introduce the gold ball, and black balls after you read the Harry Potter books? Otherwise, the game is very unique in its own way, i like the 2D thing. If you could possibly send me some links to some other quidditch games at I would greatly apreciate it. (( P.S. : Please don't send me the games, because I have played them out. ))

    Good question! I made the game about a year ago because a friend told me I should! :-) However, the gameplay (the way players fly) is based on a game that I made a long time ago, before Harry Potter.

    Actually, I'm not sure what other games are out there. I searched a while back and found a couple but they didn't work too well.

  • Name: Matthew Davis
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  • From: Australia
  • Date: Mon Nov 19 19:57:44 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hi. Ok, so Broomsticks is around $20 AUS. Cool, I can save up a bit more =) What's that Broomsticks 3D Game like so far? Does it have any menus or options (or even cheats)? Must be a great game. What's it like working at NCSA? Actually, where is NCSA?! I'm so full of questions today now that I got some really good chocolate =) Was making the Cave games hard? I better stop asking questions. See ya!


    So far, you fly around and try to catch gold balls in a deserted castle. It's fun but pretty simple. I'm hoping to add more to it soon.

    Working at NCSA is amazing. It's in the middle of Illinois, an hour drive south of Chicago. Making CAVE games is pretty hard because the interface is completely different (and better!) than your regular mouse/keyboard setup. You can read about it on my website.

  • Name: Ian Hyrule
  • Homepage: I Dont Have One
  • From: UK
  • Date: Tue Nov 20 08:00:07 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey Paul, your site really rocks. I love it 100%. I really extremely like that new feature every day thing, it is really cool. Since alot of people like this site online here, I would like to ask on behalf of all my 40 friends(who play this game at school) to put the full version online just for a bit of time. Oh well, if u dont, its still fine. G2G, c ya!

    Thanks Ian! Nice try! :-)

    Maybe you and your friends should pool your money together and get a 4 pack! :-)

  • Name: Pallavi
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  • From: Arkansas
  • Date: Tue Nov 20 17:35:52 CST 2001
  • Comments: I love this game! It's the best game ever! I'm a BIG Harry Potter fan, so anything that has to do with Harry Potter is for me. Your game is just like it is in the Harry Potter books. Well, I hope you keep up your good work. I can see that it's really paying off, with all the entries that you have in your guestbook!

    Thanks! Actually, most people are too busy playing the game to sign the guestbook. :-) Thanks for taking the time to sign!

  • Name: Ronald Potter
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  • Date: Thu Nov 22 13:16:40 CST 2001
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  • Name: Harry Potter
  • Homepage: Try this
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  • Date: Thu Nov 22 13:24:17 CST 2001
  • Comments: I think this game is the best!!!!!how much would 10$ be in 's???cos i want to get the full version

    About 7. If you want to buy directly from me you need to send $10 US. However, there is an online UK store that sells my game for 7:

  • Name: Suzanne Zeekant
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  • From: Holland
  • Date: Fri Nov 23 12:27:04 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hello, I'm Suzanne Zeekant, 12 age and I'm came from Holland. I can't speak English very wel, but I try to do it very good! Cool site! Especially that game. Lot of love from Suzanne Zeekant

    Thanks Suzanne!

  • Name: Stephen
  • Homepage: None yet but try this....
  • From: Ireland
  • Date: Fri Nov 23 13:58:13 CST 2001
  • Comments: When you finish broomsticks3D what about the people who have the unfinished version. Will they have to type out the serial number or something and then you'll send the completed game? I hope to get the game soon! (\(^^)/) (Actually I think my mums getting it for christmas!) Shhhhh!


    yes, when it is finished I will make it available to those people.

    LOL! I hope you do get the game. You will love it!

  • Name: Stephen
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  • From: Ireland
  • Date: Sat Nov 24 05:41:55 CST 2001
  • Comments: I think that quidditch 3D game someone was telling you about is in and you can find it there.

    Thanks for the info Stephen!

  • Name: Krumpe
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  • Date: Sat Nov 24 21:40:26 CST 2001
  • Comments: wow! This game is amazing. It is simple, but very addictive.Aslo cool how you can change what the player looks like. I have a suggestion if anyone cares: maybe you could add quidditch TEAMS to the game. like baseball games where they tell you the teams ratings on a bar graph. Just a suggestion E-mail me if you like it.

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it. Simple and good is what I was trying to do.

    Interesting suggestion. Thanks!

  • Name: Simon
  • Homepage:
  • From: Califronia
  • Date: Sat Nov 24 22:30:16 CST 2001
  • Comments: i think broom sticks rule and harry potter does to the way u made broomsticks made me think of a wuiditch a whole other way so thnx for making it and i hjope u put it on the net to down load

    Thanks Simon!

  • Name: Omega
  • Homepage:
  • From: Sunny San Francisco
  • Date: Sat Nov 24 23:08:59 CST 2001
  • Comments: There is a corrupt image on your first page. it is next to the Advanced Broomsticks Demo. i think it is called newyel.jpg. I looked up its properties. ;-) Another funnier thing is that when I was playing teh Advanced Demo with zero red balls, the computer started to chase one of the Bludgers (Black Ball)!!! it is so hilarious. :-) Omega

    Hmmm... that image loads fine for me. I'll probably remove it, since the Advanced demo is no longer a new item on the website.

    LOL! I've never tried that. But what do you do without a red ball?! :-)

  • Name: Krumpe
  • Homepage:
  • From: California
  • Date: Sun Nov 25 15:57:20 CST 2001
  • Comments: hi it's me again. I thought of something else. Maybe you could do an option to allow shooting the red ball, or do you want to keep it simple (if you do i understand). Or, you could allow passing of the red ball in 2v2 mode. that might make it more team-like. Thanks for reading, Bye!

    I'm not sure about shooting the red ball, but passing in 2v2 mode is a good idea!

  • Name: Parker
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  • From: Tennesse
  • Date: Mon Nov 26 11:00:53 CST 2001
  • Comments: I really like your game a lot. I think you should put the gold ball in the demo.

    Thanks Parker! Occassionally, I do enable it in the Advanced Demo! :-)

  • Name: yo go
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  • From: America
  • Date: Mon Nov 26 11:01:55 CST 2001
  • Comments: Sorry I didn't tell you my name before. I'm the guy who told you to put size of the plaing feild and the number of red balls.I think you should put the gold ball in!

    Oh, ok. I think I will enable it in the Advanced Demo sometime soon.

    Of course, in the Full Version you already have this and much more! :-)

  • Name: Matthew Davis
  • Homepage:
  • From: Magical land of Chocolate... no, not Germany =)
  • Date: Tue Nov 27 18:28:28 CST 2001
  • Comments: Wow! I've only got two or three weeks of school left, and I can't wait till next year. I'm gonna put a lot of effort into my next lot of characters. That invisible one looks cool. Is it in the ABPL (Advanced Broomsticks Players List)? Could you tell me where to find the items list (hoop, ball, ect.)? I'd really like to have a go at creating a new hoop or Bludger! Later.

    Yes, the invisible player set is in the Advanced Demo (playersPaul.gif). Here's the items image:

    Items image

    I look forward to seeing it!

  • Name: yo go
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  • Date: Wed Nov 28 10:20:44 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey man! Thanks for answering my comment. I really hope you can do it soon, I mean put on the gold ball. Thank you.

    I just did it. Have fun!

  • Name: Matthew Davis
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  • From: Australia (For those who don't know)
  • Date: Wed Nov 28 20:42:04 CST 2001
  • Comments: Hey Paul. I saved the items file, but I'm confused! Why are there three blank spaces? Are they there for Java-animation? Also, I can't find the great 'Invisibility' Players in the list. I don't mean to sound like I'm angry or complaining or anything like tht, but I only saw one of my player lists in there =( Could there be a bug in the Java Options Programming? My items list is almost finished, I just need to get to another computer that actually e-mails stuff =) See ya. (PS: My e-mail isn't at TPG anymore, it's


    those spaces are not used right now. In the advanced demo, there should be 4 options for "Players image". The "Invisibility" players should be the last in the list (playersPaul.gif).

    I'm interested to see what you have done with the items.

  • Name: Aaron
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  • From: Arkansas
  • Date: Wed Nov 28 21:47:26 CST 2001
  • Comments: NICE INVISIBLE CHARACTORS! I just tried them and for the first time in quite a while I lost to the computer! Yet another challenge for me to overcome! HOORAY! (How come I never thought of that?) Anyway, keep the creativity up. I have creativity too, but sometimes my imagination just dies... P.S. I'm still playing Broomsticks after all this time! It never gets old. P.P.S. I mean KEEP IT UP!!!


    it's good to hear that you are still playing! If you are winning against the computer at the highest skill level, then that means you are very good! Maybe I need to make it even harder?

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Name: Deej
  • Homepage: Town of Evinar; Home of Danielle
  • From: Australia
  • Date: Fri Nov 30 20:41:56 CST 2001
  • Comments: If you thought guys watching the football was bad, you should hear me playing this game... "I got the ball. PFFFT! YES YES! WAHOOO! SCOOORE!" "Haha, you suck." "Go go go, what noooo!" "Ner ner nee ner ner, you can't catch me. Ha, take that!" "OMG I got the golden snitch! I got it. Yes! I rule I rule I rule!" And so does this game. ;)

    Thanks Deej! LOL! Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with the game! :-)