Tilt SCREAM Pong

January 2nd, 2007 | Filed under: Games, Programming | 23 Comments »


I just finished building a game of pong for those of you with Sudden Motion Sensors on your Mac. Using the Sudden Motion Sensor, you can now play Pong. Tilt the laptop to control the paddle and scream to increase the size of the paddle. Enjoy! But play it at your own risk.

download Tilt_SCREAM_Pong_0_07.app.zip

video after the jump |

This release is open souce, created in Processing, and is licensed under a Creative Commons . Please modify freely, give credit, and notify me.

download source3.zip
download source2.zip
download source1.zip

Things to do:
make fullscreen v0.04
make two player
make two player over network
make two player via Wii controlers
better ball physics
better icon
high score list online
high score list with name input
dampen paddle movement v0.04
data folder set to /data/. . . v0.05
adjuste default paddle sensitivity v0.05
set ball speeds according to score and number of balls v0.05

You are more than welcome to take on any of these tasks. Please let me know if you do.

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23 Comments on “Tilt SCREAM Pong”

  1. 1
    Dofl said at 6:21 am on January 4th, 2007:

    Very cool!

    Would you mind to share how to handle sensor with harward?

  2. 2 Macanie said at 7:15 am on January 5th, 2007:

    Tilt SCREAM Pong…

    p W nowsze laptopy Apple wbudowano czujnik ruchu, sÅ‚użący zabezpieczeniu dysku twardego – Sudden Motion Sensor. Sprytni programiÅ›ci wykombinowali, że można używać go do sterowania grami – chyba pierwszÄ… byÅ‚ dosyć nudny a href http: …

  3. 3 blogØblog – Fabian Nöthes Weblog said at 5:45 am on January 7th, 2007:

    Tilt SCREAM Pong…

    Wenn euer Tischnachbar mal wieder wild mit seinem Laptop herumfuchtelt und anfängt wie wild zu schreien, dann wurdet euch nicht. Beim Future Feeder habe ich das Spiel: “Tilt SCREAM Pong” entdeckt. Mit Hilfe des “Sudden Motion Sen…

  4. 4 Lansi People said at 1:24 am on March 4th, 2008:

    Few more things to do before trying

    1. Backup your data
    2. but some spare hard disks

    If you are addicted to it,

    1, Backup your data constantly
    2, but more more more hard disks

  5. 5 Lansi People said at 1:25 am on March 4th, 2008:

    spelling correctiong

    Buy**** instead of but

  6. 6 | Tilt Scream Pong makes you look insane said at 9:38 am on March 20th, 2008:

    […] a game that makes you look as crazy as the poor woman in the video above? Look no further than Tilt Scream Pong, a game that utilizes both the Sudden Motion Sensor and the built in microphone in your Powerbook, […]

  7. 7 appletorial.com | Tilt Scream Pong makes you look insane said at 11:09 pm on March 27th, 2008:

    […] a game that makes you look as crazy as the poor woman in the video above? Look no further than Tilt Scream Pong, a game that utilizes both the Sudden Motion Sensor and the built in microphone in your Powerbook, […]

  8. 8 gaetan said at 5:26 am on April 1st, 2008:

    I like the concept. In fact, i came to the idea myself when i was decraesing the numbers of particels in fluidmac.
    But i don’t like the game in this way
    First: I don’t like to scream at my macbook
    second: the game s to difficult.

    advise: Maybe make some sort off Breakout (first apple game) and don(t make the ball going faster, and don’t say we have to scream at our mac.

  9. 9 Tilt Scream Pong for Macbooks - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! said at 10:39 pm on April 12th, 2008:

    […] of the paddle. It may look crazy, but I’m sure it’s really fun to play. Drop by the developer’s site if you’d like to try it out, the game is […]

  10. 10 bathroombuzz said at 7:37 am on April 15th, 2008:

    cool game, be careful, you can get addicted to it

  11. 11 igreenspot said at 7:38 am on April 15th, 2008:

    loooooveee pong’s game

  12. 12 teepee said at 9:23 am on July 10th, 2008:

    Very nice! I spotted one bug / feature: I have the dock visible all the time and the paddle was hidden under it.

  13. 13 Daniel said at 7:22 am on August 12th, 2008:

    this program cannot running in my macbook, what should i do, it only appear blank screen…

    im using C2D 2.4GHz macbook
    but i liquidMac run smoothly in this machine…
    please help me..


  14. 14 Flash Drive said at 3:45 am on August 15th, 2008:

    this should be my only GTA-related post on here.

  15. 15 patrick said at 7:47 am on August 31st, 2008:

    I am asking my self, what the fuck are you screaming… is that kind of cool? stupid u!

  16. 16 Your Macbook’s Accelerometer and You said at 10:45 pm on November 17th, 2008:

    […] If you are into some mindless fun, you can check out LiquidMac which will allow you to control the flow of liquid on your screen through motion. Want to turn you mac into a lightsaber? If so, check out the MacSaber application. Some other games are Tunnel and Pong. […]

  17. 17 How To Play Mac Games Without Using Keyboard Or Mouse | MakeUseOf.com said at 11:02 am on March 30th, 2009:

    […] 3. Tilt-Scream Pong […]

  18. 18 intaglio said at 7:41 pm on September 5th, 2009:

    i think the SMS on my computer is shifted the direction

  19. 19 Shad Sterling said at 5:19 am on October 25th, 2009:

    I can’t play it on my MacBook (4,1; OS X 10.5.8), because the window is bigger than the screen and I can’t see the paddle

  20. 20 Harry said at 4:20 pm on March 25th, 2010:

    I love the idea, and I was in fits at the video. But it doesn’t work properly on my MB Pro. It’s one of the unibody models, so I know it has the SMS. Plus I’ve played other SMS based games on it. But I’ve always had to do backwards and forwards instead of side to side, :s.

    Whenever I try and play this it’s waaay too quick at first, even when I keep the MB dead still.
    Any ideas anyone? Would be greatly appreciated.

    [email protected]

  21. 21 Che-Wei Wang said at 8:41 pm on March 25th, 2010:

    the latest version of tilt SCREEM pong fixed the speed issue. try downloading it again. version 0.07

  22. 22 Hardware: MacBooks possuem acelerômetro | iPod School said at 9:25 am on January 27th, 2011:

    […] também jogos como Pong e […]

  23. 23 Tip: Fun with sudden motion sensor apps. | MacTip.net said at 4:01 pm on February 3rd, 2011:

    […] Download from developer: […]

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