A Tennis game with Flash - tick. ✅ A Tennis game with Slomo - tick. ✅ A Tennis game with Rafa Nadal - cross. ❌ Three distinct player styles - tick tick tick ✅✅✅
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Aug 26, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I'm interested in getting some feedback.
This is a 'proof-of-concept' project. I wanted to make a tennis game with a different type of control system...
Tennis games have always had a fairly standard set of gamepad controls which give you quite limited control over your shots.
Tennis the Menace has a mouse and keyboard control system that allows for precise control over aim, power and spin.
Player movement is mostly automatic so you can concentrate more on hitting the ball.
My aim in Tennis the Menace is to effectively capture that unique intensity that is the game of tennis where every millisecond and every inch gained counts. Being a slightly obsessed tennis player in real life I would like to think that Tennis the Menace succeeds in that regard.
What do you think?”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“12 months development time. I have a lot of features I'd like to add which will take some time to implement.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

  • Multi-player support
  • More player styles
  • More player models
  • More abilities
  • Player cosmetics system
  • Court backgrounds / Environments
  • Tournaments

Tennis the Menace should become a complete tennis game without being too much like other tennis games.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Single player game
  • Play 1 set, best of 3 sets or best of 5 sets vs a computer controlled opponent
  • Choose between 3 characters each with their own distinct player style
  • Easy, normal and hard difficulty for computer controlled opponent
  • Each character has a unique set of abilities that aid the player style
  • Abilities can be leveled up in various ways - build for power, speed, a bit of both or something else entirely.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Double the price for the finished product.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All feedback welcome on the steam discussion forum in the 'Community Hub' for this game.”
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About This Game

A Tennis game with Flash - tick. ✅
A Tennis game with Slomo - tick. ✅
A Tennis game with Rafa Nadal - cross. ❌
Three distinct player styles - tick tick tick ✅✅✅

So you've just chased down a drop-shot with your greatest effort and you're happy just to get the ball back into play. You find yourself off to the side of the court watching as your opponent is left with an easy shot into an open court. What to do?

Option 1 - Throw your racket at the ball. This might work 1 in a million times if you're lucky and it's against the rules: Bad option.

Option 2 - Call the ball out. Good luck convincing your opponent their shot went out when it was not even within a meter of the nearest line: Bad option.

Option 3 - Un-literally, instantaneously teleport into a position where you can hit the ball: Best option. Flash is the ability you need. It's annoying for your opponent as well. And why would you not want to annoy your opponent?

There's no getting around it - your opponent is hitting the ball too hard. Why do they have to hit the ball sooo damn hard? Wouldn't it be nice if you could just slow down the course of time itself? Then you would have plenty of time to hit the ball. Then your opponent could hit the ball as hard as they like for all you care... Then this is the ability for you: Slomo. Who needs quick reactions when you can just sit back, relax and hit the perfect shot. Life's too short? With Slomo it's about right.

Three Distinct Player Styles
  • Baseline Blaster
  • Attack the Net
  • Pusher/Counter Puncher

Tennis the Menace
Tennis the Menace has a mouse and keyboard control system that is unique for a tennis game...

Use the mouse to aim a 'skill-shot' at an invisible vertical plane above the tennis net. You can also directly target the court to place your shots. Left-click to generate spin, hold left-click to generate power. The more top-spin you apply to the ball, the harder you can hit it. In Tennis the Menace you do not click to hit the ball, you click to control power and spin and use the mouse to direct your shot.

Use the 'QWER' and 'ASDF' keys to activate your abilities. Build your abilities for power, speed, a bit of both or something else entirely.

Positioning is usually automatic: you automatically assume the optimal position to return the ball. This allows you to concentrate more on hitting the ball.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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