Dennis Roberts: Yearly Weekly Project

 

My “big project” is to complete a full size arcade cabinet, running a more fleshed-out game which I will release simultaneously for the iPhone. This week I completed a crucial first step – procuring the actual cabinet itself as well as a space to work on it.

The cabinet I’m using is one that my company had previously customized for a permanent install at a hotel bar in Manhattan. We made it look like an arcade game, but it was actually a photo booth with retro controls. Originally, it was a cabinet for Metal Slug 2, which was one of my favorites growing up.
I’ll be redoing the outside artwork, control panel, and probably the lighting, as well as making the new game. Here’s a picture of the cabinet last time I saw it, before it went into storage for a few years. Hopefully it isn’t too dinged up…
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