BluePong was an interesting project because we had to use one of the very last technologies of the moment. In a team of two, we chose the Arduino™ to build our own controller! The other main objective was to give a new birth to a well-known game : the original Pong For Two.
We decided to lead the project as far as possible by crafting our own old fashioned video arcade machine and printing the controller with a 3D printer.
The players were specifically not paying attention to the installation wen we first set it up, I then understood that transparency between player’s action and feedback leads to real world’s abstraction. Players could finally focus on their experience. Great memories for some, still honest joy and excitement for all. It was a great moment.