“Resurrecting Tennis for Two, a video game from 1958. This is arguably the first documented video game.
In the year 1958 – fourteen years before the 1972 debut of Pong — a physicist named William Higinbotham demonstrated a remarkable video game called Tennis for Two. I have attached an article from Creative Computing - 1982 - 10 if you want to read more about what is probably the first video game.
Windell Oskay from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories recreated this game in 2008 for a ATmega168 processor (See Resurrecting Tennis for Two, a video game from 1958).
This project is a redesign of this game. It uses a more modern microprocessor, a custom PCB and a 3D printed case.
Each player has a button to hit the ball and a control to determine what angle the “racket” will hit the ball at. The racket isn’t shown on the screen. Pressing your button while the ball is on your side of the court will send the ball back towards your opponents side at the angle set by your control. Pressing your button while the ball is on the opponents side of the net will cause you to immediately lose the point.”