I approach the flame in the center of the temple and ... ouch! Bash! Whump! I immediately lose control.
The black blocks have come alive and I'm being gamed by the Gods. The Gods must be laughing. I am a pawn
in their fickle game. I get chucked out of the room entirely and end up in the sea below.
Like a sucker I'm back for more. I want to know how much I can control. I approach the flame. Once more I'm
bandied about like a toy, except I can avoid the black blocks this time and aim for a corner. I get clipped
on my way out and find myself cemented into the architecture unable to move, staring at the top of my head
as my avatar squirms about. I've been ponged. Good game..."
Luke Duncalfe, University of Auckland
, Olym Pong
performance at Window
, Auckland NZ, June 2008
Photo by Man Michinaga / Patrick Lichty