What once was old is now new again. As a new generation is looking for something to do, retro games increase in popularity. Electrified by parents who grew up in arcades playing machines like, Pac-Man, Frogger, Galaga, Space Invaders, Donky Kong and others. Retro gaming arcades are coming back.
Returning back to his roots, Brian Houck is re-opening The Game Works in Klamath Falls. Located in an old laundromat turned hair salon now arcade at 4801 South 6th Street. Next door to the Bible Baptist Church.
"There is just something about real arcade controls...we do it like it was back in the day, with real quarters." says Houck. "It is what I would call the true tactile experience."
The Game Works is currently open with soft opening during the first quarter of 2018 with about twenty-five machines. A grand opening is scheduled for March after implementation of a full line of classic arcade cabinets.
"I plan on having a full grand opening in March, but people are welcome to come in now and try out the games." says Houck
Houck has plans to expand the current square footage of the arcade to include a party room, and potentially a dining opportunity as well. Currently the building is home to the arcade and contains a back workroom for restoring machines.
The Game Works offers cabinets for sale and placement of arcade pieces inside businesses.
The Game Works is currently open Friday, Saturday and Sunday's from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Learn more about The Game Works on their Facebook page and at https://thegameworks.website/