Bubbles Breakout

Nominee of the Talent Award 2024


Bubbles Breakout is an Arcade Action Platformer indie game that is about maintaining momentum and speed! Losing momentum by crashing into obstacles too hard or falling off a platform can result in the hamster ball shattering, and the player having to restart the level.

The goal of the game is to collect enough carrots and reach the goal in one piece, however, the game emphasizes mastering the levels by introducing a medal system based on how quickly you manage to beat the level. The player is encouraged to compete against themselves, by racing against a ghost of a previous best run.

The core four design principles behind the game are Momentum, Exploration, Experimentation, Precision. Bubbles was inspired by action platformers that experimented a lot with momentum, reaching high speeds and maintaining them being core to what makes those games fun.

At its core, Bubbles Breakout is an arcade game, with relatively short, hyper-replayable levels. It’s a game that’s easy to pick up and get stuck in.

Educational Institution

Universität Klagenfurt



Game Studies and Engineering


Studio Name

HamsterLab Games


Product Page




Arcade Action Platformer





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