'A Tiny Game of Pong' Brings Classic Game to the Apple Watch

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App developer Matt Wiechec yesterday launched the new game A Tiny Game of Pong [Direct Link], which lets users engage in the classic 1970's video game of Pong using the Apple Watch's Digital Crown to control their paddle. The free app version comes with an endless arcade mode that pits you against the high scores of your friends, Game Center integration, and allows for standalone play when the Apple Watch is not paired with an iPhone.

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For an in-app purchase of $0.99, users can add a second mode called classic playoff, which lets players go head-to-head against an AI in a match that lasts until someone gets three points. That upgrade also allows for a color customization of the game playing field, with themes matching the hues of Apple's own line of Apple Watch sport bands.

FEATURES

  • Responsive Analog Controls – turn the Digital Crown to move your paddle.
  • Two Unique Game Modes – endless Arcade and Classic playoff mode.
  • Compete with friends for high scores with Game Center integration on Apple Watch.
  • Personalize your game to your Apple Watch band style with ten theme colors.
  • Plays standalone without iPhone.
  • FREE for a limited time!

It should be noted that A Tiny Game of Pong is not the first Pong-like game to be released on Apple's wearable device, but the simple and polished app feels like one of the first notable experiences to show up on the barren Apple Watch game marketplace in a while. Games like pong for Apple Watch [Direct Link] and Pong Watch [Direct Link] launched on the App Store last year.


Those interested can download A Tiny Game of Pong on the App Store for free today. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

allenvanhellen Avatar
62 months ago

The screen isn't wide enough you wouldn't be able to react in time.

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
allenvanhellen Avatar
62 months ago
Why is the game rotated 90°? The original Pong game -- and the Digital Crown -- are orientated vertically. Other than that, it looks like a very cool Watch app.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xanderstone12 Avatar
62 months ago
Played it for 5 seconds. Only took 5 seconds to not be fun at all.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teslo Avatar
62 months ago
what they need on there is some siri-activated sierra gaming. what's it like 320p?

"siri, look at wizard. look at wizard, siri. does he look all pissed? siri!"
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
heeloliver Avatar
62 months ago
Finally, a good time waster on my watch!

Runs well and one of the first (if the first) app I actually enjoy on my watch that's not default.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iZac Avatar
62 months ago
Killer App right here.



EDIT: A thought, although I'm sure Pong clones have some leeway, actually calling it "A tiny game of Pong" is sure to bring legal action from Atari.

Perhaps he's just banking on the publicity to bring in some money before he is forced to change the name.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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