PONG Indie Developer Challenge Winner now Available on iOS

This last summer Atari started a contest to see what indie developer could bring the best fresh ideas to PONG for its 40th Anniversary.  Well when we last heard from the challenge, Atari was still going through the finalists to figure out who out of the entrants was going to take the crown and today was the day they showed off the winner. PONG World by zGames has gone live on the iOS App Store tod...

Finalists for Atari PONG Indie Developer Challenge Announced

The semi-finalists have come and gone and there is now only the finalists left to contend in the PONG Indie Developer Challenge that Atari has setup for the 40th anniversary of the classic game.  Starting back in February the challenge called on all indie developers to try and revamp PONG in a fun new way.  Now the entrants have been narrowed down to 7 finalists.  These finalists and their games a...

Gameplay Videos for PONG Indie Developer Challenge Semi-Finalists

The semi-finalist deadline has come and gone for the PONG Indie Developer Challenge, which means that all the videos showing off the games are now available online and what I feel is one of the better entries can be seen below.  Overall, the entries range from really good looking to being hard to tell what the evolution really is, but that might just be how the video is cut.  Most of the videos sh...

Semi-finalists of Pong Developer Challenge Announced

Between March 28th and April 15th, 87 developers submitted a game design idea to Atari for their Pong Indie Developer Challenge.  Now Atari has announced the 20 semi-finalists that get to turn their idea into a demo and video for Atari to work through, watch, and judge.  From the remaining 20 semi-finalists, Atari will whittle it down to 10 finalists to actually finish their game for publishing. S...

Atari Holding Pong Indie Developer Challenge

Think you know what Pong has been missing all these years?  Then enter Atari’s Pong Indie Developer Challenge and tell them how you would make it even better.  As Nolan Bushnell explains in the video, this challenge is a way of celebrating Pong’s 40th anniversary with a burst of creativity from the game community.  Entrants have until April 15th to submit a design document and even a l...

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