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Platforms Android, Kindle
Status Available; no longer updated
Built With Construct, HTML5, PhoneGap, Photoshop
The Game
About Confine

Keep the ball confined within the game's walls to score points in this Breakout and pinball-inspired timing game. The game features a tacky, campy 80's theme that might have been inspired by my admiration of Stranger Things.

To keep this from becoming a Ketchapp clone and make gameplay a little more interesting, power-ups regularly spawn, changing up gameplay with score multipliers, extra lives, speed boosts, and multi-balls. Watch out for obstacles that might pop up, as they have a tendency to knock the ball directly back to your gate.

Confine is 100% free: there is no cost to purchase, no in-app purchases, no ads, no data collection.

How to Play

Tap the screen to close the gate near the bottom of the screen and keep the ball confined within the walls. You can influence the angle of departure by the timing of your gate close. The game is over when the ball escapes the walls, provided there are no active power-ups.

After each gate closure, a timeout is enforced, so rapid-fire closings aren't possible. The gate only stays closed for a very short period, so time the closing carefully. Power-ups frequently appear at the top of the screen to change up the gameplay. These power-ups are stacked, rather than replaced, so more than one power-up can be in effect at a time.


  • Extra Life: grants you an extra life. When the ball escapes, another is spawned, and the game continues.
  • Score multiplier: doubles the current score multiple.
  • Speed boost: makes the ball move faster.
  • Speed penalty: makes the ball move slower.
  • Multi-ball: spawns an extra ball that inherits any multipliers or power-ups in effect.


Confine was built with Construct 2, HTML5, Adobe PhoneGap, and Adobe Photoshop. Confine was built using a now deprecated library and will be removed from app stores at the end of 2021.

And this battle shall be the delicious mustard on that bread! The mustard of your doom!
Home screen
Instruction screen
Extra Life power-up
Score multiplier power-up
Multi-ball power-up
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
Effective May 18th, 2017
Scope and application

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application "Confine" ("Application") for mobile devices that was created by Nought Eight Labs. The Application is a Breakout and pinball-styled game featuring stackable power-ups and an 80's theme.

User-provided Information

No user-provided information is required to run the Application, and no information is sent to Nought Eight Labs. Your usage of the Application and all information remains on your mobile device only, and is used to maintain your high scores within the game. Data is never transmitted nor shared with Nought Eight Labs or any third parties.


This Application does not collect information about the location of your mobile device.

Third-party Access to Information

No data is shared with third parties.

Automatic Data Collection & Advertising

No data is collected automatically by the Application.

Disclosure of Information

Our policy is to only disclose data:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

The application will retain User Provided data for only as long as you use the Application, and only directly on your mobile device. Nought Eight does not have access to this data. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.


We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at help@08labs.com. We will delete such information from our files.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via Application message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

If Nought Eight Labs is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via Application message and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.


By using the Application, you are consenting to the use and processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us.

Contact Me

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact me via email at help@08labs.com.

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