Streetpong lets pedestrians play Pong against each other

Two German design students created a concept for walkers to play against one another while waiting at a crosswalk.

Streetpong gives walkers something to do while waiting for the light to change. HAWK

Two students at the HAWK University in Germany have created an interesting concept to kill time and entertain pedestrians while waiting at a crosswalk. Instead of simply standing around waiting for the light to change, Sandro Engel and Holger Michel thought to have two walkers play each other in a game of Pong. Players compete on either of the two touch-screen controllers, and the game lasts as long as the light takes to change.

Unfortunately, Streetpong is only a concept, as the demonstration video was made using special effects and a green screen. While you won't be able to test your Pong skills any time soon, if ever, the idea is still a pretty cool one and worth checking out.

STREETPONG from HAWK Hildesheim on Vimeo.

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