What’s the best way to get a diverse audience, both in terms of age and ethnicity, to visit local cultural spaces? Once again the answer is provided by the universal language of video games. Powered by Cultuurconnect, the mobile arcade halls of Devillé Arcade travel around libraries and cultural centres, and your local cultural space might just be the next destination.
Brothers Hannes and Thomas Devillé create games that are a bit different from what you’d expect. Combining Thomas’ craftmanship with Hannes’ game design, they build beautiful wooden arcade cabinets with artistic games that are fun and accessible to play for both gamers and non-gamers. Not only are the arcades bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together, many of the games are also designed to inspire co-operation or friendly competition, enhancing the social potential of gaming.
After the success of the initial tour, it’s now possible to rent these mobile arcade halls to enrich your cultural space or event. A hall contains three arcade cabinets with a variety of games. One has you moving wooden blocks on a panel to help you overcome in-game obstacles, while another has up to four players experiencing the perilous journey of a refugee crossing the ocean. We’re also particularly proud of the Belgian Arcade, that showcases a couple of games created in Belgium such as Mayan Death Robots and sU and the Quest for Meaning.
You can find more details on unleashing the social power of these arcade halls in your local library or cultural centre here (link in Dutch) or contact Cultuurconnect should you have any more questions.