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Sportpong

Sportpong (Image courtesy Sportpong)
By Andrew Liszewski

I don’t think anyone’s ever lamented the lack of physical activity required for playing a game of Pong, that’s what tennis is for, but someone, somewhere, felt that the classic video game could use a bit more physical interaction, and hence Sportpong was born. Setup appears to be a little complicated since the game requires overhead projectors to be mounted and a decent sized area (the minimal dimensions are 4 meters wide by 7 meters long) but playing Sportpong looks to be as easy as it was with the original Pong.

Virtual paddles appear to be connected to each player’s foot thanks to a simple reflector they attach to their shoe, and the goal, as always, is to bounce the ‘dot’ past your opponents’ goal line. While Sportpong isn’t available for sale, the system can be rented out for special events by contacting the creators in Switzerland, and while it’s not posted on their site, the cost is probably mostly dependent on where they need to bring it.

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  • Jessicat

    1 game? With the need of people wanting to play. Seems like something to have at a place for parties, not something for the home.

  • Jessicat

    1 game? With the need of people wanting to play. Seems like something to have at a place for parties, not something for the home.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6DTH3GWBQDDQOAL52HDXSCDYYE Sportpong Sportpong

    hi jessicat, i'm one of the inventors of sportpong. what you said is exactly the point about this game, its a social game where people play together. fun for the players, fun for the audience. cheers! Jürg