You will probably have seen our prototype upright machine already if you follow our facebook page, so I’m finally writing a blog post for it. Retrograde was produced earlier in the year and first exposed at the Revival retro gaming event where it it was extremely well received and got a good play-test! It’s surface tension‘s own spin on the classic upright arcade system.
We wanted to make something that stood out a little for the first one, so opted for ebony macassar veneer, which has a wonderful contrasting finish. The centre black sections are finished in gloss black following on the trend from our arcade tables. On to the pictures and specs…
Ebony macassar veneer sides, black hi-gloss panels and 24″ LCD.
Ultimarc Ultrastik 360 joysticks, Happ pushbuttons and 2 1/4″ trackball.
Powder coated aluminium control panel with screen print.
Component tweeters aimed at head height.
Discreet woofers close to the player.
Smoked, toughened glass.
Enclosure for housing the Shuttle PC and peripherals, using Soss invisible hinges.
Illuminated marquee with our surface tension branding, but will ultimately be customisable.
Like our arcade tables, we also fitted this out with a Shuttle PC, running Windows 7. All arcade games launched using the GameEx interface. We also had the Steam platform running at the show as there’s some excellent cab-friendly games available.
We’re looking to launch this product in a range of finishes early Q1 2014.
Get in contact if you would like to find out more on this or any of our other products.