An idea I had for a hobby project this year. There are a handful of indie games that I absolutely love because they remind me of the 'good old days' of gaming where side scrolling and problem solving were the point, not watching hours of cinematic cut scenes sandwiched between monotonous shooting mechanics. I have also started spending a little time at retro arcades, and being reminded of the power that an arcade cabinet had on someones perception of a game. I can download the X-Men arcade on an emulator on my computer for little to no money, and it seems worth exactly that. Little to nothing. Its not blowing anyone's socks off in this day and age as a game experience. But you get that wide-body 6-player cabinet in a room, and people get REALLY excited. There was something romantic about how those old simple games were celebrated with cabinet art and lights. When they were a physical foot print in a room, and not a digital folder on your hard drive.
So, I decided to make 2 cabinets (to start) on amazing titles I love that translate well to an arcade experience. 'LIMBO' and 'KINGDOM'. These are just mocked up images of what I hope the final product will look like. I did not design the cabinet shape or produce any of the artwork. The art was all taken from the STEAM website, or screenshots online. I just mocked up the idea so I have a target to shoot for.
So what say you internet? Bring back the arcade experience? or are you happier with your in-home hard drives?