We left the Winnitron factory on and we’re over capacity! I want you to come on down to Winnipeg, and get your very own Winnitron for your country! We’ll PAY YOUR SALES TAX! You’ll find deals on a 1/4 million dollars worth of Winnitrons and appliances! Winnitrons in your living room, dining room, all available for IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! We knock the CRAP out of our competitor’s prices!
Two new Winnitron projects have popped up in the last few weeks! New Zealand and Australia are the new homes of the next round of Winnitron indie game arcade machines! Who’s going to finish first? The Winnitron AU team has some lead time, but the NZ team is moving fast!
The Winnitron AU has been in the planning/building phases for a while now, but things are really starting to move! They’re also building their own custom cabinet which is pretty cool! You can see a timelapse of them drawing out the shape of the cabinet here:
If you want to keep up with the latest and greatest on the Winnitron AU, check out Red Points Software’s blog! They’ve set up a pretty aggressive schedule to get the machine operational by May 3rd, 2011. If you want to see the details of their plan you can check out the slides from their latest IGDA meeting here:
The Winnitron New Zealand is being headed up by none other than Donald Bubbins! He’s been posting some awesome photos of the old Shinobi cabinet that he tracked down.
Donald just finished up the “gutting” process, and is going to be up and running pretty soon! He’s got some pretty awesome pictures of the motherboard he ripped out and some of the old control panels on his site. I highly recommend you check it out!
As always, if you want to build your own Winnitron in your city, we’d love to see it happen! We’ve got a Bit Collective forum set up so you can get idea of what’s involved, and try and find other people to collaborate with if you can’t do it on your own.