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The dream of a Pong machine

By laguna on July 19, 2020 6:28 pm

Once upon a time a Pong machine lived in videogame valley. She was well behaved and loved by everyone, and every day she sang her two beeping notes when the ball hit the paddles.

But one unexpected day she met an old wonderer called Kazio who had travelled the world following the railway line, way beyond the horizon and back. He told her about other notes, and other harmonies, and showed different rhythms from different machines he learnt in his journeys.

She was amazed and amused and intrigued by the grooves she could build just rearranging the same notes she had inside but she had never previously thought of singing.

And when she arrived home and was having dinner with her parents, they were puzzled by the things she described.

"We're old now. We haven't seen colours, not sang any more notes than the two that paddles do" his Dad said.

"We've never heard a groove, nor watched 3D, nor seen a rainbow" her Mum said. "We tought you well, to be proud and respectful and honest, though we can't lead you beyond videogame valley"

"So you better go to bed and dream of all the new things we've never seen" her parents told her.

"Go dream a polyphonic multicolour dream so tomorrow you can show us the way". 

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July 20, 2020 4:46 am

Chiptastic. Love it when the drums come in; they have your signature groove.

July 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

Chiptastic. Love it when the drums come in; they have your signature groove.

Thanks a lot, Mission Crossing. It's a nice thing to hear that one groove's recognizable smile

I'm pretty happy about this one, after all those rushed weeks

July 22, 2020 3:56 am

Awesome story to go with this, love when the beat comes in, just waiting for it to drop after the beep intro, this is dope!

July 22, 2020 4:06 pm

Cool story and nice development of the pong bloops smile  The drums are super tight and sounds sweet.  That arp stutter even sweeter!

July 26, 2020 7:10 am


July 26, 2020 3:24 pm

I love this retro chiptune sound. The main melody is so good

July 26, 2020 11:57 pm

now we play pong!

this is so fun - loved the story!

August 4, 2020 3:51 am

August 30, 2020 3:49 pm

Yo! This is so awesome!!

What did you use to create the main synth sound? It's so delicious!!

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