week project with Anab, Matt and Phil
brief to design a new sport resulted in King Pong. We wanted to
create an entertaining team sport and with one week given the rules
should not be to complicated. We found inspiration in the old-school
computer game Pong and made a version in the real world with real
humans dressed up as pixels. Having pong as inspiration means that
most people are already familiar the rules.
- 2 teams of 4 players tied together by ankles wearing white square
hats makes the "paddles"
- 1 constantly forward moving "ball"
- a rectangle shape marked on the ground defining the space for
The ball must stay inside the marked space
Each team must prevent the "ball" from leaving the marked
space on their side by moving together, picking up the "ball"
and sending it towards the other teams side. If they don’t
manage to do that it means a point for the other team.
It is about coordinating how to move as a team.
Pong is a spectators sport! The rules is easy but physically it
is quite hard to play and can have sideeffects such as injuries.