NYU Poly students will play ‘ping pong platform’ video game during finals

The Game Innovation Lab at NYU Poly will give students on campus a way to unwind that no other campus has, a video game played with a ping pong table. Not video game ping pong, but a game that’s played on a ping pong table.

It uses the MIT Media Lab‘s Ping Pong Plus platform, and it came out of a game jam organized by the lab that wrapped up entries on May 1.

The winning game from the jam was “Moon Breaker” made by Eddie Melcer, a PhD student. In it, players try to destroy as much of the land on their opponent’s side of the board as they can by hitting it with a ping pong ball.

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