The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2007 in Amsterdam

De Pong
De Pong Game recycles PONG, projecting it on the architecture of the city

Location: CO&P HQ at Westergasfabriek
#of players: 1
Duration: 10 minutes

De Pong Game is a recycling of the famous game PONG [Atari 1975-1977]. This new version has been built with Flash [Action Script] by Arjan Westerdiep and Recyclism. This project explores the concept of Augmented Reality by using and interacting with urban architectures [buildings] as background for the game.

The game is projected on a building and the limits of that building become the limits of the game area. The ball projected on the building bounces along the limits of the walls. The software is also using the windows as an obstacles for the game. So the ball is limited to frame of the building. As you touch the ball with the slider, its speed increases and because the ball bounces on all the obstacles of the architecture it becomes more and more difficult to play.

Designers: Benjamin Gaulon