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Pong creator launches smartphone-augmented card game on Kickstarter

Monday, 15th July 2013 03:10 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, is one of the key creatives behind a new smartphone-augmented party game on Kickstarter. Seriously isn’t precisely a video game – the companion app provides AR features for the physical cards – but since Alcorn is such an important part of the industry’s history, we have to give it a little nod here. Alcorn created Pong as part of a training exercise set by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and it went ont to become the first widely-recognised arcade game, popularising video games in mainstream culture.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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