Play Pong With a Mondrian Painting
In response to a brief set by online creative community b3ta to ‘turn famous works of art into video games’, a member submitted a short gif illustrating an imagined sport called ‘pongdrian’. Following on from this, designer and programmer Kristiana Hansen decided to actualize the idea, turning the moving image into a playable computer game.
‘mondripong 1.2′ — playable here — brings together Piet Mondrian’s primary colour palette and geometric lines with one of the oldest virtual arcade games. Hansen has coloured the paddles in blue and red for opposing teams, and the ping pong ball yellow. In the future, the designer intends to improve collision detection, making the game controllable on a phone or tablet.
And... Thats it!