Since we took the Winnitron 1000 to the Game Developer’s Conference this past March, there have been talks of Winnnitrons popping up all over the world. It seems like once people laid their hands on the machine, they decided they HAD to make one in their home town!
Four Winnitron Indie Game Arcade Machines are now complete, and can be found in Winnipeg Canada, Utrech Netherlands, Christchurch New Zealand, and New York USA!
The goal of the Winnitron 1000 was to inspire and encourage game developers to become active members of the independent video game community. With 4 new Winnitron Indie Game Arcade Machines active around the world and a bunch more on the way, I think we can say that we’re well on our way to achieving that goal.
Since this Winnitron project is now more of a global entity than when we first started this site, we’re tweaking the site a tiny bit to reflect this change. This is now the home of the Winnitron Indie Game Arcade Network!
The goal is to eventually have all of the machines talking to each-other, sharing data like pictures and high scores. We’re going to be slowly rolling out these features as time permits. If you would like to make your own Winnitron Indie Game Arcade Machine, please, check out the forums, and get involved!
If you’re interested in more information on the making of this video and some more shots of the arcade graveyard, check out this behind the scenes post at Kert’s blog.