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Highlight: Current Indie Arcade Games

Highlight: Current Indie Arcade Games

arcadehero November 4, 2019 0

Before IAAPA 2019 kicks into full-swing, I wanted to put a spotlight on the real, independently developed coin-op arcade titles that are out there. Without a major license and marketing budget, the challenge of

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A Direct Look At Black Emperor

A Direct Look At Black Emperor

arcadehero October 1, 2019 0

Welcome to October, a month that means we can probably expect to see more previews of new arcade games before IAAPA lands in November. Since big stuff tends to get a lot of the

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deeproot Studios Holds A Panel At FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

deeproot Studios Holds A Panel At FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

arcadehero April 19, 2019 1

While most of our focus here is on video arcade games, we certainly do like to talk pinball. The attention that pinball gets in the media is a little different than what you get

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Available In June: Tipsy Raccoons

Available In June: Tipsy Raccoons

arcadehero May 23, 2018 2

Way back in January you might recall a story we ran about an up-and-coming independent developer by the name of Glitchbit and their first release: Tipsy Raccoons. The game has made appearances at arcade

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Cosmotrons Update: Now Available To Order!

Cosmotrons Update: Now Available To Order!

arcadehero April 21, 2018 4

The journey of the indie arcade game Cosmotrons is about to come to a head as we have a new update to share with you in regards to the production version of the game.

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Newsbytes: Iron Maiden Pinball; Dancerush Stardom; Arcade Post-Mortems; JPO IN SLC

Newsbytes: Iron Maiden Pinball; Dancerush Stardom; Arcade Post-Mortems; JPO IN SLC

arcadehero March 24, 2018 3

Welcome to Newsbytes, our little collection of arcade & pinball news for the weekend. Note that we had to correct something on the Buckzilla article so that has been updated. Also, I’m hearing from

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Indie Arcades 2018: Cosmotrons Update

Indie Arcades 2018: Cosmotrons Update

arcadehero January 9, 2018 1

Could 2018 be the year of indie ‘true arcade’ game? After yesterday’s news of Tipsy Raccoon and the upcoming releases of titles like Rashlander, Project Armor(formerly Strike Harbinger) and Kraut Buster it is starting

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Just for Bar/Arcades In 2018: Tipsy Raccoons

Just for Bar/Arcades In 2018: Tipsy Raccoons

arcadehero January 8, 2018 5

We’ve been following the “bar/arcade” trend for what seems like an eternity now and contrary to some expectations (including my own), such businesses continue to hold on or in some cases expand their operations.

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Killer Queen Creators Discuss How To Find Success Through The Arcade Community

Killer Queen Creators Discuss How To Find Success Through The Arcade Community

arcadehero May 20, 2016 2

Launching a new arcade game is no easy task as the factors surrounding that are much more complicated and costly than a home game. If you are someone that is “indie”; i.e., no name

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SkyCurser – Discussion And Unboxing Of This New JAMMA Arcade Kit

SkyCurser – Discussion And Unboxing Of This New JAMMA Arcade Kit

arcadehero October 28, 2015 4

As mentioned on the blog the other day, I was expecting a new game to arrive into my hands this week that has some very interesting potential for our industry at large. Known as

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Coming Soon To JAMMA-based Arcades: Skycurser

Coming Soon To JAMMA-based Arcades: Skycurser

arcadehero February 11, 2015 14

Before you ask, no this is not an old story from 1992. Lately the trend towards big name, big cost games has been gaining steam but so has the occasional indie arcade game development.

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Newsbag: Homebrew Arcade; Darius Store; New Sega Rhythm Game In Japan, NTG #25

Newsbag: Homebrew Arcade; Darius Store; New Sega Rhythm Game In Japan, NTG #25

arcadehero December 5, 2014 4

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done the newsbag of collecting some stories for a quick look as I’ve been busy with the IAAPA stuff but with that past, let’s get back at!

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