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GRiD is a Giant PONG Game You Play with Your Feet

GRiD is a Giant PONG Game You Play with Your Feet

If you are sitting at home on your console playing Overwatch, or on a cross-country flight playing Breath of the Wild on your Switch, just know you have Pong to thank for it. If it wasn’t for the success of this simplistic game, nothing else would be able to follow. Moment Factory is here to show us that Pong still has a lot to teach us.

Reported by Endgadget, GRiD has the same rules and format as Pong, but with just a few “differences.” Instead of using paddles, you’re using your whole body. That’s right. Your body’s movements act as the controller, moving the paddle up and down the table as you (and your partner if you have one) do. GRiD uses what’s called a LiDAR sensor, which is the same technology companies use to create self-driving cars. The good news here is that should the software glitch somehow, you won’t end up on the wrong side of the highway.

Unlike the original game, GRiD has enhancements throughout game play, which can make the ball go faster, get bigger, or multiply, giving players another challenge to contend with besides getting winded from all the shuffling up and down. The goal of the game is to bring back the social aspect of video games that hit their peak in the 1980s arcades, where everyone would congregate together to play. Using technology to get people OFF the internet? We say let’s give it a shot.

You can check out more videos from Moment Factory on their Vimeo Channel here.

So what do you think? Would you join in on a quick game of GRiD on your walk home from work? Let me know on Twitter @donnielederer or sound off in the comments below.

Images: Moment Factory

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