Plasma Pong!
June 28, 2007 7:10 AM   Subscribe

"PLASMA PONG is a variation of PONG that utilizes real-time fluid dynamics to drive the game environment. ... In the game you can inject plasma fluid into the environment, create a vacuum from your paddle, and blast shockwaves into the playing area."
posted by jbickers (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I personally think the sandbox mode of this is even more fun than Plasma Pong itself. There's something great about watching fluid-ish stuff swirl around walls, sinkholes, all those nifty things.

Now all we need is an easy way to export sets from the sandbox as screensavers.
posted by c0nsumer at 7:23 AM on June 28, 2007

Fluid screensaver.
posted by D.C. at 7:45 AM on June 28, 2007

The WaPost had an article about the guy who made it...
posted by stratastar at 8:05 AM on June 28, 2007

RIDICULOUSLY FUN. But goddamn this macbook trackpad. I NEED A MOUSE!
posted by shmegegge at 8:37 AM on June 28, 2007

Like the game; love the sandbox. Plasma shader and vorticity lines. Like rubbing your face on a shaggy dog. Add vorticity for that feeling like you've been drinking to boot. Wait, I have.

Where's my dog?
posted by dreamsign at 8:44 AM on June 28, 2007

Wow, I got #4 on the scoreboard.
posted by ChestnutMonkey at 9:18 AM on June 28, 2007

this'd be great on xbla...
posted by mrballistic at 10:47 AM on June 28, 2007

HAWT!! thanks for posting this. normally i'm not into games, this might change my mind!!
posted by kuppajava at 1:05 PM on June 28, 2007

This is fun, but I can't seem to score in game mode. Has anyone worked out how to fool the CPU paddle?

Either way, sandbox is where the real fun is.
posted by Alterscape at 3:54 PM on June 28, 2007

I love the look of it... it's just beautiful. But it's not really a game; you cannot beat the computer, and if you're awake, it cannot score on you either. It's more like... a screensaver that you can lose at if you stop paying attention.
posted by JParker at 10:31 PM on June 28, 2007

Eh, well you can beat it like you can beat any arcade game -- until its level reaches some ridiculous height.

Me, I can regularly reach mid-20's and then I die on 27. I have never displaced that annoying "I cheated" guy on the fake leaderboard.
posted by dreamsign at 2:36 AM on June 29, 2007

Whoah, I take it back. Level 28 -- woo hoo!
posted by dreamsign at 2:42 AM on June 29, 2007

Pongsaver (a screensaver clock for mac)
posted by hoskala at 2:50 AM on June 29, 2007

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