Let's just wait a moment and let that sink in. Regardless of how old you are, that has to make you feel a bit dated. The gaming industry is actually reaching its "old age" status.
But as with any 40-year-old, Pong wants to get a little more excitement before it has to face a midlife crisis and then resign itself to a retirement community. The game is looking for a comeback, a re-envisioning of sorts.
So Atari, the company that has always owned the rights to the classic game that is often considered the birth of modern gaming, has unveiled a contest in which app developers can compete for a $100,000 grand prize.
Specifically, developers can submit their own Pong remake for the iPhone and iPad, and a select number of entries will go to an esteemed panel for judging. Among the panel members is Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari (though he no longer works there) who is considered by many to be the father of video games.
In the fine print, it states that the grand prize money will be contingent upon the game being a success in the App Store. Pong is pretty universal and Atari will no doubt create a whirlwind marketing campaing around the winning entry. After all, it wants to play its cards right so that it earns a lot more than $100,000.
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Read more ... Source: The Edge Singapore
Full article at: The Edge Singapore
Aug 12 2014, 9:21am CDT
Mark Raby Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
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