You Can Now Play Pong With a Mondrian Painting
You may have stumbled across a .gif floating around of an imagined game called Pongdrian, which repurposes Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s signature primary colors and geometric shapes as a vehicle for the OG video game, Pong. Well, it turns out that that uncredited graphic was a response to a prompt on b3ta, an online art community. The .gif circulated so much that designer and programmer Kristiana Hansen actually went through and turned a Mondrian-esque painting into a playable video game, with classic red vs. blue team colors and a yellow Pong ‘ball.’
According to Hansen, a future version should have improved collision detection and response, and there are even talks of mobile and tablet-friendly versions. You can play the Mondripong 1.2 here.