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Though perhaps not the oldest computer game in existance, if you ask people what the first successful computer game is, they'll answer Pong. An early varient of table tenis using the simplest of black and white graphics, thanks to the late great Jim Kitchin (and his long time partner Marcy Brown), there is now a streight forward version available for Windows.
To play, first choose a short game (ie first to eleven points), or a long game (first to 21). Then simply line up the sound of the approaching ball in your sterrio field and try to bounce it back at the computer, tracking it's rebounds off the arena walls along the way. If a player misses the ball, then a point goes to the other side. This continues until the target score is reached. Symple, addictive, and fun, also a great way of remembering Jim and Marcy who's voice you will here in the game.
There are two versions of Pong available, the above link will download the tts version that runs with Jim's other games, while This link will download the older, self voicing version of the game.
Jim Kitchin sadly passed away on August the 2nd, 2015. To learn more about the late great Jim Kitchin and his vast collection of games, you can Visit the Kitchinsinc page on the Audiogames archive site Which also contains one giant installer so that you can get all of Jim's games in one handy package. Goodbye Jim, you will be sorely missed.
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Updates: entry 25 Jan 17 and description 25 Jan 17