Pong for the modern era
Today, Atari and developer Graphite Lab are bouncing with joy to announce a February 20, 2024, release date for qomp2, the artful sequel to the seminal classic Pong, the game that started it all. Coming to Switch, qomp2 is the bold answer to the question, “what would happen if the pong ball escaped the paddles?”
Coinciding with the release date announcement, Atari released a YT Shorts-style teaser video depicting the pong ball being interviewed about their journey from the golden age to the present and what they learned along the way. The teaser also gives several glimpses into qomp2’s gameplay and various challenges and puzzles sure to get your brain bouncing!
qomp2 captures the simplicity of Pong by giving players only two buttons to navigate a series of labyrinthine levels packed with “harder than they look” challenges. Stepping into the spherical body of the renegade runaway, players will ping-pong their way through the dangerous, minimalistic world of qomp2. With a variety of enemies and bosses helping to mark the journey, the escapee will adventure through 30 challenging levels across four distinct worlds.
Staying true to its indie roots, qomp2 adds new types of puzzles and enemies and an innovative new game mechanic — a second button! In addition to the original button that shifts your direction 45 degrees, this additional button propels you forward with a dash. Armed with only these two simple moves, players will put their problem-solving skills to the test as they navigate environmental puzzles while avoiding traps in order to make it to the next level.