We have been following the development of the independently made arcade title Friction for a couple of years now and I’m happy to pass along the latest information about the game, coming to us from Coast To Coast Entertainment. Before I get to that press release, here are some links to our previous coverage on the game: First post about the game; First look at the prototype cabinet (w/ videos); Amusement Expo appearance (w/ hands-on video); since then the game has seen some changes and now a 42″ LCD version is in the works, to be released at a later time. The kit however will be made available at IAAPA and at a killer price. With that operators can convert appropriate cabinets (whether it’s an old light gun game like Area 51 or Time Crisis 2 or something else) over to something that is both brand new and fun.
And now for the press release:
Friction, a new 2 player gun game will be released during this upcoming IAAPA show in Orlando, Florida. Friction is a collaborative effort between Chris Cotty, Coast to Coast Entertainment and Friction Game Studios. The game will be initially released in kit form, and a dedicated large screen version will follow. Game play is challenging as you shoot transforming robots intent on exterminating mankind. The kit comes with everything necessary to convert any CRT cabinet. Both the kit and the dedicated game yield impressive earnings while being offered at the most competitive price in the industry. Come see Friction at coast to coast entertainment booth # 2004.
I’ll be sure to drop by the Coast to Coast Entertainment booth and check out the kitted game there, hopefully the LCD version will be ready by Amusement Expo.
Here’s a direct capture video from the game. Note that blood is optional so it can be shut off by the operator if they choose. More videos can be found here.