Pong’s 40th Anniversary is just around the corner and Atari is celebrating the event with a challenge to its fans to update the seminal classic for iOS devices. If your game wins, you’ll have a chance to have your game published by Atari on the App Store and up to $100,000 in prize money.
Following the success of Atari’s recent indie-developed mobile titles, including Asteroids: Gunner™,Atari ‘s Greatest Hits and Breakout: Boost™, the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge opens the door for up-and-coming developers to deliver the next smash hit.
Pong is nearing its 40th anniversary and to celebrate Atari is running a contest for indie devs that gives them the opportunity to create their own iOS version of Pong, win up to $100,000 total in prize money, and have their game published on the App Store under the Atari brand. Nolan Bushnell and a panel of industry folks will be judging submissions and ultimately picking three winners.
There’s literally 100′s of Pong clones out there and it’s about time that the real Pong got the attention it deserves. I’m glad to see that Atari is reaching out to its fans to help with the update and I look forward to seeing what new takes the community comes up with. If you think you have what it takes, you have until March 31st to enter at this webpage.