The Gods Play Pong
On their website Second Front simply offer the following:
Second Front are busy kicking it into high gear with a full slate of performances and presentations scheduled for the Fall. To prepare for the upcoming season of mayhem the Second Front took some time to relax. We let our inner Gods out and visited Olympus…
As a designer of multiuser experiences I applaud the playful nature of this work. Greek Gods act as a fun narrative metaphor describing interactive potential. Moreover, there is something deceptively clever about the integration of player avatar and game ball.
Granted, videogames like Sonic the Hedgehog have taken a related approach with the player as a ball. But the mechanics here more closely match an existing game and the fiction of Greek Gods / keeping of the human form (by Gods) makes this a bit more interesting.