We were interviewed for a great article in Manayunk Magazine's summer issue, which just hit the presses this week. Stop by and check it out, or read it online! Our piece starts on page 36.
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Capcom's 1989 title Strider is a side-scrolling action platformer set in a dystopian future. Players assume the role of Hiryu, a high-tech ninja assassin who can climb up walls using metal hooks.
We're choosing between two vertical shmup ( "shoot 'em up" ) games for WALL-O-VISION this week: 1942 and Raiden. Vote for your favorite here!
Today we debut a new flavor of ice cream AND a limited-edition sundae: this one is for all the mint lovers out there.
Earn a merit badge in deliciousness with our "Cookie Season" sundae! A scoop of Chocolate Mint Chocolate is paired with hot fudge, cookie crumbles, and a Milano cookie.
I'd make a thinly veiled reference to a particular mint cookie, but I fear I'd lose brownie points.
Here at the Factory, there's only one thing that we like as much as we like ice cream -- video games! We knew right away that we'd want to incorporate honest-to-goodness playable video games in our ice cream parlor.
This was a challenging prospect, however, due to the limitations of our available space. Our building's interior width spans 8'10", so large-scale installations ( such as traditional full-sized arcade hardware ) were out of the question. Fortunately, we managed to come up with a system that makes use of the exterior itself as a display. We call this system Wall-O-Vision.
Utilizing a custom-built projection installation, we can now beam arcade images from inside the building onto the adjacent alley wall. While sitting inside the shop, you can play games using our homemade joysticks. We have two screens and four joysticks, allowing us to facilitate up to four players going head-to-head at any given time.
We plan on changing our featured games on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back frequently. If you have any requests, let us know! We just might make it a future "game of the week".
Spring is nearly here, and this one promises to be particularly memorable. Our freezers are filled with painstakingly-crafted ice cream, our refrigerator is stocked with from-scratch sauce, and our waffle maker is hungry for action.
We're ecstatic to announce that The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory will officially open on Sunday, March 19th, at high noon.
We can't wait to share it with all of you.
Can't wait that long? We're having a special sneak preview tomorrow, February 26, from noon to 4pm. Stop on by and check it out!