How is this first video game associated with my pick for Site of the Week? The site selected this week is the home of Plasma Pong. You heard me pong has been brought into the 21 century!
The game was created by Steve Taylor. He describes the game by saying,
"PLASMA PONG is a variation of PONG that utilizes real-time fluid dynamics to drive the game environment.For bringing old school video games, modern science, and art together in an amazing game "Plasma Pong" is the first Sci-Art Site of the Week. Thanks Steve, also check out his screen shots gallery, Amazing!
Players have several new abilities that add fun twists to the classic game. In the game you can inject plasma fluid into the environment, create a vacuum from your paddle, and blast shockwaves into the playing area. All these abilities have fluid-based kinetic effects on the ball, making Plasma Pong a fast-paced and exciting game."
Here is a video of the game. The left side is a real player the right side is the computer. The music you hear in the video is from the game itself.
Go to Plasma Pong and download a version for your machine and start playing today.