is a variant of the arcade classic that was inspired by 1993 legislation to prohibit giant advertising billboards in space.
The original version was a downloadable app
for Mac computers that was distributed via the Internet and diskette in 1995. That version was exhibited in the traveling exhibition The Garden of Forking Paths
. A 1997 adaptation written in Java for the Web was awarded an honorable mention at Prix Ars Electronica in 1998. The current version (2013) reproduces as nearly as possible the 1997 Java-applet
, while offering enhanced browser compatibility. The title has been changed to reflect the final House of Representatives Bill 2599, a detail that was missing from the House floor debate transcription used as ammunition in the game.
It is worth pointing out that this idea of putting ads in the night sky is not dead