midi pong 0.1
midi pong is an implementation of the pong game that works as a MIDI instrument.
Seen it before? As a MIDI instrument? As a VST plugin? When you play pong, you play music. You can try it here as an applet, though that's not half as cute as connecting it to a nice soft-synth sound, adding a few effects (arpeggiator, anyone?) and letting it play some loops for you.
Don't believe me? Try it. If you're too chicken then listen to this sample: pong (1.4mb). It's made up of three voices played by pong - no meddling with the MIDI output, this is pure pong power!
For your incidental compositions you can choose computer, keyboard or mouse control (or gamecontroller if you get the source) for the left and right rackets. You can choose the scale that pong plays notes from when the ball is hit. You can choose the tempo of the performance. The MIDI output device. The MIDI channel. This pong uses Swing and requires Java 1.4 or newer.
Download and run with java -jar pong.jar