Adelaide’s first mobile video game arcade
Posted on April 6, 2014
People who know me might be aware that I’ve been working on something very exciting for a few months, but now Game Truck Australia is really coming to life. I’ve had a varied career in University administration and academia, and I’m now embarking on a business venture. It is literally a dream come true: about six months ago I was quite sick with shingles in a tooth (!) and I woke up from a dream of the most awesome kids’ gaming birthday party my imagination could come up with.
The concept is Game Truck Australia, a mobile gaming arcade that comes to the homes of families celebrating kids’ birthday parties. I’m currently building a 21-foot van that will be pulled by a ute; the van will contain four widescreen TVs and gaming consoles for kids to play multiplayer games with each other (offline, like and old school LAN) to their hearts’ content. The aim is to be able to fit 16 kids inside, but it will probably depend a bit on their age and size, and the games will be absolutely age-appropriate.
I’ve been passionate about gaming since I was about four years old, and now I want share that passion with others. The core of my business philosophy is positive gameplay, and facilitating exciting, engaging, and inspirational gaming experiences whilst avoiding some of the less desirable things that can, admittedly, come with gaming. This blog will explore those ideas in a lot more detail as it develops, and I hope you’ll join me in that conversation.
Of course, the sky is the limit with event offerings: adults’ parties, Buck’s and Hen’s nights, and large corporate events are all possibilities, but I want to try and make it work with the core offering (kids’ parties) first. What do you think? Comment below with ideas, comments, questions. Even better, if you think you know a family who would love this kind of experience, please share this link with them, or share it via social media: encourage others to sign up for the email list or ‘like’ the Facebook page. Thanks for your support!