Atari’s Pong-inspired “qomp2” launches today on PC and Consoles

Go Paddle to the Metal in this Creative Sequel to Pong, the Video Game that Started It All


Today, Atari® — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — and developer Graphite Lab are bouncing with joy to announce qomp2, the Pong-inspired adventure-puzzler, launches today on PC and consoles for PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One and Series X.

qomp2 is the bold answer to the question, “what would happen if the pong ball escaped the paddles?” Playfully capturing the simplicity of Pongqomp2 gives 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 a dangerous, minimalistic world. With a variety of enemies and bosses helping to mark the journey, the escapee ping pong ball adventures through 30 challenging levels across four distinct worlds.

“The timeless allure of Pong is an incredible thing, and we’re delighted with Graphite Lab’s ability to build upon such a charmingly simplistic premise,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen. “With qomp2, we’re not just continuing a legacy of Pong; we’re offering a completely new experience that honors the spirit of the original qomp. We’re thrilled for players to experience this creative take on a legendary classic.”

qomp2 builds on the foundations of the 2021 indie game qomp while introducing new game mechanics and a story of identity and self-acceptance. The game stays true to its indie roots while adding 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.

Key Features of qomp2
  • Cerebral Puzzling: The simple, two-button controls belie complex and compelling gameplay. Use your reflexes to think ahead and master 30 tricky levels. Hidden collectibles on the map push you to explore every inch of the creatively rich minimalist environment.
  • Bounce Between Emotions: qomp2 is an enigmatic story of doubt, fear, and self-acceptance, told wordlessly with simple animations, effects, and the game mechanics themselves — a surprising twist based on the classic Pong.
  • Surprises Galore: If the game’s premise doesn’t raise an eyebrow, just wait until you dive into the challenges, which get increasingly difficult as you master new aspects of gameplay. And don’t worry, death is not the end in this arcade-inspired world. Quick respawn makes sure you’re back in the action in seconds.
  • Bountiful Bosses: Four bosses block your escape at the end of each world. Use your newfound skills to master their attacks and defenses in order to move on. Much like a real game of Pong, you must be prepared to defend your position!

qomp2 is now available on PC via Steam and Epic, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 / 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, Atari VCS, and iOS and Android mobile platforms. Learn more at the official website.

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