## Identifying Gravity Wells

Gravity wells appear as swirling clusters of particles and affect the motion of the ball. It is important to be able to recognize gravity wells in order to take advantage of them.

• ## The Game of Pong

This project is an expansion of the classic 1972 game Pong created by Allan Alcorn. Pong is a 2 player game, where each player's goal is to prevent the ball from making it past their paddle, while attempting to score by forcing the ball off their opponent's side of the screen. The ball ricochets when it comes in contact with a paddle, the floor, or the ceiling.

• ## Particle Effects

Particle explosions are generated any time the ball connects with either players' paddle, the floor, or the ceiling. Generated particles will ricochet off of the players' paddles, the floor, and the ceiling, but will not generate new particles themselves. The ball applies a force to nearby particles to push them out of the way of the ball's trajectory.

• ## Gravity Well Distortion

Gravity wells make use of the Inverse Square Law to vary the amount of gravitational force applied to each particle dependent on the particle's distance away from the gravity well. Gravity wells apply a large force to particles in order to make them cluster around the center of the gravity well, revealing its location to the players. Gravity wells apply a smaller force to the ball in order to affect its trajectory, but prevent the ball from becoming trapped by the gravity wells.