Tong game was created during the “PongJam” in about 3 days.
Tong is an alternative text adventure themed around the 1972 game Pong by Ralph H. Baer.
The approach to me was to create something that was not obvious and at the same time new and unexpected. I combined a chatbot with a text adventure and a lot of facts about Pong and its aspects. The game itself is meant to be a bit of a nuisance since it follows some technical aspects of the original Atari console. Because of these aspects the player is forced to type some orders for quite some time, which is supposed to feel repetitive and basically only consists of the controller input in Pong itself.
This resulted in a weird funny chatbot and hidden educational game about original Pong.
The game is based on a chatbot called Admiral by Noah “kirsle” Petherbridge
and Daniel Shiffmans The Coding Train videos (Coding Challenge 79).