Searching for an old experiment of mine I just rediscovered a piece from 2001/2002 which I thought I had lost - it's a implementation of PONG in Flash 5 with a file size of 5K. Back then it was an submission for the 5K award - a site which featured some amazing entries all under 5K which is unfortunately not online anymore.
There have been some impressive examples in recent time of PONG made in 510 bytes or even in 349 bytes - so 5k is not really world record anymore. On the other hand - this file is from the good old Flash 5 days where there was no gzip compression available (with compression it already goes down to (1742 bytes). But this version is a two player game with keyboard control, it has sound, scoring and several different play modes. I guess that there is still some room for improvement, maybe one can get it down to 1k or so without loosing any features - feel free to give it a try. Here's the original Flash 5 FLA file.Posted at May 05, 2008 05:39 PM | Further reading