The Winnitron 1000 was made from a refurbished 80's arcade machine, and features games created by Winnipeg's independent game developers.
The Winnitron was built to inspire and encourage Winnipeg game developers. By holding game jams, events where developers get together to collaborate on new game ideas, we hope to grow the city’s friendly and creative indie game scene. These games will be made available to play on the arcade.
Unlike the arcades of the 80s, the Winnitron has the ability to update itself over the internet, by downloading new games; or uploading high scores and achievements to Twitter and Facebook.
The Winnitron will be featured at a number of upcoming events, including “Data Dance!”, a chiptune party at LoPub on December 4th. The arcade machine will eventually be installed at Red River College, so that students and visitors can experience what the Winnipeg game development scene has to offer, and get involved.
For more information, check out:
Winnitron.ca and infiniteammo.ca
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Music by Marlon Wiebe:
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