Well…this certainly takes me back. I can’t tell you the last time I was actually inside an arcade, save for our visit to “Dave & Busters” last month. “Arcradecraft”, a game currently seeking your help on Steam’s Greenlight program, puts you in the role of an owner of an arcade joint circa 1980. It’ll be your job to purchase arcade machines and keep the numbers in the green, as it were. “Arcradecraft” first appeared on XBox Live back in January of 2013, having received positive reviews. It only made sense (at least to me) to bring this type of simulator to the PC…I’m glad the developers agree. Speaking of which, I’d like to quickly thank Matthew Leigh, the Founder of Firebase Industries Ltd., for providing me with an early Beta build of the game.
How does running your very own arcade business look and feel? Pretty darn good, if I may say so. You won’t be able to play the games you introduce to your arcade, but there’s certainly a strategic element that affects your bottom line figures. You can change the prices & difficulty of any machine on your floor, though you’ll have to watch and see which machines are trending at the current time before making any hasty decisions. It’s too early to be reviewed at this point, but I at least wanted to share my first impressions via the below gameplay videos.
You can purchase into the Beta yourself through the official site, here:
(The listed price, as of 3/12/14, is $14.99)