Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Toni Caven, who is displayed on card number 2724
, from the Superstars of 2017 Collection. Toni is the creator of company in Finland called “Reprocade Ltd.”. He repairs, restores and operates arcade cabinets and pinball machines. His business has grown and now he has added jukeboxes to his list of machines he can repair. Toni and a partner also run "Blast! From the Past" barcade-events at a local bar/nightclub. He would like to open up his own barcade in Finland, a worthy goal for Toni.If you can design your own game, what would it be about and who would be the main character?
I would like to try to continue the Mario vs. Donkey Kong setting from the original Donkey Kong arcade game, but as several easy-to-learn-difficult-to-master minigames designed for portable gaming devices. Boldly retro graphics with some beautiful effects made possible by the latest technology. Original music should be done by one or more of the legendary composers of the Commodore 64 games era: Rob Hubbard, Matt Gray, Fred Gray and Reyn Ouwehand with so blindingly catchy melodies you would want to get them as a ringtone :)
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Niklas Nylund who works for the Finnish Museum of Games, displayed on card number 2723
, from the Twin Galaxies Superstars Collection of 2017. The history of Finland gaming is located in Tampere, Finland and opened in January of 2017. As the Museum curator, Niklas tries to collect and preserve the history of gaming and keep it fresh for people to visit and remember. You can find additional info on the Museum in English at vapriikki.fi/en/pelimuseo/.
When Niklas has some time to spare he will play video games to keep himself busy. What are your opinions about today’s generation of video games? How do you compare them to older, classic games?
There are many more types of games to choose from nowadays. I especially enjoy the proliferation of indie games, since they seem to focus more on gameplay than on the graphics and production values. Still, there is a time and space for all kinds of games, everything from AAA game titles with great production values to informal mobile games played on the way to and from work.