Some of us participated this weekend on the project e-Pong during the Nuit Blanche in Brussels.
E-pong is an interactive gaming art-installation that enables you to experience a 360º projection of a pong game inside a ball-shaped tent. Four players can play at a time, each of them being in control of a light bar that is used to bounce balls back to the top of the tent.
Each time a new game starts, a big amount of balls appear on the top of the tent. They get shot across the whole roof and then start falling towards the ground. The aim of the game is to keep as many balls up in the air as possible. The game is lost when all balls have disappeared so players have to help each other to keep the game going. The concept is based on Pong, one of the earliest arcade video games, that was originally developed by Allan Alcom from Atari Inc. in 1972 and is still popular today. Video games have become a new space for experimental and interactive art. This project brings you back to the roots of video gaming with an interactive and unique gaming experience.