[Thanks to reader Paul LaFran for sending this in!]
I know that some of you who read the site regularly would like to open up your own arcade one day (Speaking of that I haven’t signed my lease yet, I was told that it would happen last week but I got nothing so we’ll see this week; I’m thinking that they are going to wait until April 1st, just to be funny) and also where I am going to do that myself I like to keep an eye out for stuff where others do the same. Thanks to one of our readers Paul, he tipped us to this site that shows an older gentleman by the name of Tim Hunkin who has built his own arcade at the Southwold Pier, Suffolk UK. This is quite a unique coin-operated business as Tim built his own machines. As such a lot of them are more traditional mechanical arcades but there are a few videos there and overall he has created his own unique arcade for people to experience. He even teaches you on the site on how to build your very own machines. I plan on doing something like that one day although I would like to get a development team together to create new video arcade titles (and I have a couple of ideas for some new pinball games). Check out the video below or visit Tim’s site, Under The Pier.