Last Updated on August 29, 2023
Atari has announced qomp2, a creative sequel to the seminal classic Pong. The game will be released in 2024 for PC, consoles, and mobile.
qomp2 builds on the foundations of the 2021 indie game qomp, which asked the question, “what would happen if the pong ball escaped the paddles?” The answer is simple: make a daring break for freedom!
In qomp2, players take control of the renegade runaway, a spherical ball that must navigate a series of labyrinthine levels packed with challenges. The game features a simple two-button control scheme, but the levels are designed to be deceptively difficult. Players will need to use their reflexes and problem-solving skills to make it to the end.
qomp2 also introduces a new story mode, which explores the themes of identity and self-acceptance. The game is told wordlessly, but the story is conveyed through the game’s minimalist visuals and clever game design.
In addition to the story mode, qomp2 also features a variety of other modes, including a challenge mode and a multiplayer mode. The game will also support cross-platform play.
qomp2 is developed by Graphite Lab, a St. Louis-based game studio that has also produced notable Atari titles such as Kombinera, Mr. Run and Jump, and the upcoming Rollercoaster Tycoon Adventures Deluxe.
“It’s been over 50 years and the simple, joyful gameplay of Pong still captivates players and game developers,” said Wade Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Atari. “With qomp2, I am glad we’re able to continue the creative and thoughtful storytelling that qomp introduced.”
Key Features of qomp2:
- Simple two-button controls
- 30 tricky levels
- Hidden collectibles
- Enigmatic story of doubt, fear, and self-acceptance
- Increasingly difficult challenges
- Quick respawn
- Four bosses
- Cross-platform play
qomp2 arrives in 2024 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.