Brooklyn based studio Eppy Games placed third out of nearly 90 entries in the Atari Pong Indie Developer Challenge with their entry 'Fong', earning a cool $15,000 and an iOS App Store publishing contract from Atari itself.
The competition was a call for developers to reimagine Atari's classic Pong game and help bring it to the App Store. The judges included Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and Tuaw editor Mike Schramm, who described Eppy Games' entry best as "a really crazy circular version of Pong, with some strange rotational controls and some really frantic action elements."
Submission of a trailer video for the game fulfilled the "marketability" aspect of the judging process. This resulted in creation of the entertaining little piece linked below:
The Eppy Games team for the 'Fong' submission was comprised of David Epstein, Kendall Noble, Alex Krasij, Michael Bartnett and Michael Marchisotto. Additional contributions early in the design process were provided by Matthew Moss and Joseph Mauriello. Congrats to Eppy Games, and we look forward to playing the game on our iPads!