Well before the current excitement, Arcooda was working on a new arcade machines. In 2015 we had built the prototype arcade and pinball machines which we started showing publicly in middle of 2016. These machines used the Highway Controller IO board mentioned previously.
If you visited us during Pinfest Australia in 2016, playing our Android pinball machine in the morning was great. Playing our machine later in the day…no so great. Unfortunately heavy and constant use resulted in the sample motherboards overheating.
We were working on a new custom multiscreen android motherboard which needed significant product development. Frame rate losses, motherboard overheating, and custom firmware all needed to be solved.
During this period, we talked with Zen Studios about releasing a $699usd pinball product but they were not interested in the project. Later, after signing with FarSight Studios, we concentrated on releasing the 3 monitor PC version first, and then to come back to the Android smaller machines.
At IAAPA 2016, we showed our new Android products that included Touch Wizard, and Game Wizard for Android.
In 2018, Arcooda works with Tencent Games on a larger project for both mobile and android gaming products.
Heroes of Soulcraft, PUBG and exclusive Tencent titles were being used in development work.