OAK-U-TRON 201X: IT’S ALIVE!

The OAK-U-TRON, our tactical, mobile, arcade game is ready to Move-In tomorrow! We’ll be at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, at noon and march with the Move-In march at 1pm. Come out, say hi, and play the wonderful 50-player co-op game that Auntie Pixelante made just for this event!

I can’t believe everything came together at the last minute, so thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!

I can’t upload images to this blog from the field right now, so follow @akerfoot on Twitter for updates during tomorrow’s event. Better yet, come out and visit! There’s stuff going on all weekend!

Oakutron Finsihed!

Oakutron Finsihed!

5 Responses to “OAK-U-TRON 201X: IT’S ALIVE!”

  1. Larry N Says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This is awesome. Well done. I’m disappointed you got kicked from Kickstarter. I like them, wonder why the boot? Ah well. Good job mates!

  2. d3v Says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Great job. That said, the sticks used in those aren’t really up to heavy use. You should replace the parts with actual arcade components if you don’t want them to break down any time soon.

  3. Alex Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Thanks! It was really a hit today, too! I’ll write about that tomorrow; I was on my feet all day half of which was spent pushing a 300 lb. arcade cabinet around.

    Larry: It’s not so much that we were kicked from Kickstarter, just rejected outright for specious reasons, as I explained in a previous post here: http://rpmcollective.com/2012/01/21/oak-u-tron-201x-banned-from-kickstarter/ But using “rejected” wouldn’t let me make the “Banned from the Roxy” reference. I supposed I could have gone Don Hertzfeldt, though.

    d3v: Oh absolutely! They were never meant to be permanent by any means, just what we could use to get the thing built in a week. We want to replace them with pro arcade parts as soon as we can (hence the fundraising drive).

  4. d3v Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Try getting in touch with the fine folks over at Shoryuken’s Tech Tak forum.

    http://shoryuken.com/forum/index.php?forums/tech-talk.6/

    These guys raised over $1000 for Japan last year, I’m sure they’ll be willing to help out with part.

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