App Creation #32 – Game Inspiration – Peggle


Dropping a ball from the top of the screen and admiring the epic journey as it bounces from one peg to another isn’t usually an addicting formula, yet Peggle achieves just that.

It may be a fairly basic premise, however the execution is superb.

Ball Bouncing Brilliance

I have been spending countless hours listening to the sound of ‘plink’ as one peg bounces off into another. This hypnotic state is further encouraged with the colourful display, challenging levels and the ball bouncing fascination. Progression unlocks additional characters, who all offer unique abilities when a pink peg is struck. These include multi-ball, explosions and the power of intelligence that owls are renowned for.


The task on each level is to eliminate all of the orange pegs by aiming and shooting your little ball. Using the edges of the screen, obstacles and other pegs you can cunningly locate a path that will reach your targets until it finally and disappointingly disappears off the bottom of the screen into oblivion.

Bucket Bonus

If you have been caressing your four leaf clover lately, there is a slim chance that the ball will fall into the moving bucket that glides from left to right continuously.


Plop it in the bucket and another chance to rid the screen of those tormenting orange pegs is your reward.

iTunes Store Links: Peggle | Peggle HD

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow James Woodcock to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

  • Yes, Bouncing balls is also known as jumping paintballs. It is a classic bubble shooting game. I have been playing daily in my laptop.

  • great Game. I have play this game.