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switenky
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Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

In 1958, an American physicist William Higinbotham from BHL (Brookhaven National Laboratory) created a game on a Donner Model 30 analog computer, which came to known as Tennis For Two. It was a second game ever to use an oscilloscope display as a graphical display. This game simulated a basic game of tennis (or ping pong in different view) on an analog oscilloscope display.



This recreated Tennis for Two is a scratch project
now at - http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/24341734/

Hope you will enjoy this recreation.

(requires 2 players to play this game)
PRESS TO RESTART THE GAME
P1 CONTROL - A/D TO ROTATE ANALOG / W TO FIRE
P2 CONTROL - LEFT/RIGHT TO ROTATE ANALOG / UP TO FIRE

The red line on your virtual knob (analog controller) define your direction you want to make the ball go when it is on your side. Fire to launch the ball in defined direction. You can only fire one time per turn. This game uses same rules as a basic ping-pong rules. Two bounce on my opponent area of table and I win and my opponent lose. This game was very early game and there was not a point system or whatsoever. You had a paper to write on and tally every time you and opponent's wins.

Features -
- Virtual controllers on-screen
- Phosphor persistence effect for the ball (ghosting)
- TV warm-up on start
- An ability to reset the game
- Near accurate trajectory physic


What do you think of this project? Impressive, no?

Last edited by switenky (July 3, 2014 23:41:34)

switenky
Scratcher
25 posts

Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

Updates v1.2
- The ball is now able to collide and bounce off the net.
- Tweaked the physic engine a bit
- Two hits in neither player's side before going over net will automatically stop ball from bouncing any further.
- Fixed glitch after ball hits the ground one time, next time ball will fall through the table.
- Fixed bug when resetting game, the ball drops to the ground before service.
- Longer oscilloscope monitor warm-up and extended phosphor persistence effect.


Last edited by switenky (July 3, 2014 23:51:32)

switenky
Scratcher
25 posts

Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

If you like Tennis for Two, there are more projects similar to this one -


Yes – Finally, it's here.

An oldie, but goodie, Asteroids created by Atari, Inc. is back on Scratch!

There may be countless glitches, bugs, etc. but it play quite fine and includes
latest 2.0 feature, cloud-enabled high score so you can get the best
highscore than other players around the world.

Let's go and play Asteroids!








If you absolutely like Asteroids


Then you should play another good classic that I've recreated.

Let's go and play PONG!

Last edited by switenky (July 3, 2014 23:52:04)

switenky
Scratcher
25 posts

Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

Updates v1.3
- Improved curved glass reflecting effect.
- Impressive “light” effect has been added to the ball.
- Enhanced vector graphic virtual controllers.
- Tweaked physic system slightly: NOTE - After first reset, the ball become noticeable lighter as if there was almost no gravity, I will need to fix this soon as possible.

Last edited by switenky (July 4, 2014 02:30:01)

switenky
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Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

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ideiot
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Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

where is the game
switenky
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Tennis for Two - Second video game ever made by mankind!

There is the link to the game @ first post.

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