PONG Coffee Table
When everything seems to flow into the digital world aimed for individual playing, this project appears as a rebellious retro futuristic version of the Atari PONG game, which brings the backwards process, from digital to physical, to the table.
Originally developed as a tribute to one of the most iconic games ever, the plan of Table Pong Project was to bring back the same experiences you used to get when playing the digital version. Loaded with retro sounds, bouncing lights and maintaining the same mechanics to stay true to the original gameplay.
Also, reuniting family, friends and stimulating social interaction opportunities, as the old Atari console did.
Thanks to electronics, electric motors and magnetic fields, we managed to create a playable coffee-pong table that comes not only with the game but also a classic digital clock displayed on its top, usb ports mounted on the rack and the possibility of streaming music via Bluetooth. Atari PONG licensed us so we are bringing it back, in an original, stylish and super fun way!
Who didn’t played at least once with magnets moving around some metallic element above a table moving a magnet beneath and feel something almost magical with it?This magic physical force was the spark behind this project and the main component making possible the 2D movement illussion of the game.