Our journey started in 2018, when several of us got together and decided that we want to make a dent in the universe of gaming and help change how we play arcade games at home. Since then, it has been an inspiring journey with many sleepless nights, daily 3am calls and lots of coffee. As we developed iiRcade, as gamers, we knew that it had to provide a premium arcade gaming experience.
It had to be a top quality design and a size that fits anywhere in homes while being comfortable to play in all different gaming modes including 1 or 2 player gaming and 1-player using all controllers, and transformable to both bartop and full sized arcade cabinet. To enable these experiences, we went through 5 iterations of product prototypes and for the final product, 4 different designs that took over 4 months to complete, before perfecting the final version.
Everyone at iiRcade worked countless sleepless nights making a premium home arcade device.
In July to August 2019, we held user trials with hardcore gamers and got strong positive feedback. Participants in the user trials were professional gamers in Chicago and they play-tested our controller performances and device to perfection.
In January 2020, we announced our product at CES 2020! Our booth had visitors even before the show started and had visitors continuously filling up our booth for the next 4 days of the show. Overall, it was an amazing show where we were able to showcase our product. Our final design was not yet ready for CES and we had to showcase the design that we had ready at the time. Nevertheless, the showcase was a huge success!
iiRcade was also invited to the Golden Globes, Grammys, Superbowl and Oscars, where we showcased our product to celebrities attending these events. The celebrities fell in love with iiRcade and we created a bond with these celebrities who have asked us to follow up when we launch.
Who we are
iiRcade is made by gamers for gamers. We are a team of gamers with strong backgrounds in the consumer electronics and gaming industries. We are passionate about creating new experiences for gamers and we will make an impact on the gaming universe.
iiRcade is created by former VPs of conglomerate consumer electronics and gaming companies including Sony Playstation, Samsung and LG, with a lifelong passion for gaming. Because the founders and the team are hardcore gamers with extensive experience in the consumer electronics and gaming industries, we are the perfect team to make this dream happen.
What if you could play all the games you love on a device that takes you back in time. A device modernized for the new age gamer, a sleek futuristic look.
This is iiRcade - the gaming machine that brings the most intense arcade experiences directly into your home - complete with an ever-expanding library of retro arcade classics and modern blockbusters.