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Missing Wimbledon? Let this retro mobile game ace your day

Mashable 26 Jun 2020 01:00

Every year when summer rolls around it typically signifies a few things: warmer weather, pub gardens, half term, and Wimbledon. But although the iconic tournament has been postponed until 2021, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun – albeit, in a digital way this year. 

Wimbledon has developed a digital game called ‘Play The Championships’ that pits you against seven rounds of The Championships, with the ultimate goal of landing yourself on the global leaderboard. The game is accessible via your web browser, so you can play on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC. 

Missing Wimbledon? Let this retro mobile game ace your day

Retro 8-bit design

The design is inspired by retro 8-bit games reminiscent of 80's games you'd play on your old Game Boy. You have three chances to ‘volley’ your tennis ball onto the other side of the court, with the goal of hitting all of the bricks and moving onto the next level, or ‘court’. 

Don't be fooled by the old school aesthetics, the game design required acute attention to detail as each court is closely modelled after its real life version – you can even explore the whole Grounds using the moveable map between rounds.  

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