KBreakout Cheats

KBreakout is a game provided by the KDE Games suite.

I love playing it and after going about 15 levels into it, I got interested in a few mechanisms and decided to fool around with its code. Turns out, something sinister is hidden within it 😉

To enable the cheat mode in KBreakout, simply run it as the following (on *nix):

export KDE_DEBUG=1; kbreakout

Game should start as normal but now you can use L and S keys to add lives or shift levels incrementally. Use it wisely; I do so to explore levels (Turns out, hacking/adding levels is easy too!)

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Harsh, also known to some as 'Qwerty' or 'QwertyManiac' online, is a Customer Operations Engineer at Cloudera, Inc.. Harsh is a fan of trance and electronic music, distributed systems and GUI programming, and loves to troubleshoot and hack on code in his free time. Formerly a KDE committer, he now is a committer on the Apache Hadoop and Apache Oozie projects and is a great fan of all Open Source Software.

6 thoughts on “KBreakout Cheats”

  1. Its in the source code. If that environment variable is set, it enables the cheat functionalities (for quick testing/debugging a level, etc.).

    P.s. I hope the author doesn’t kill me for this.

  2. i got headache when i completed just 5 levels.
    so i googled cheats.
    Well done Harsh J
    i would have hugged you when you were nearby at the time of cheat works..


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