VEC9 is the first vector arcade cabinet to be released in 30 years, the only true 3d vector arcade game to be released besides Star Wars -- and the only one to let you smash capitalist aggression for the glory or Mother Russia.It started with an XY Monitor off Craigslist and ended with a custom designed, FPGA based vector video card, a gunner's control from an M1 Tank, a separate monochrome HUD, an air raid siren, and a fully functional ruble acceptor. Andy designed the FPGA system and HUD, Todd made the analog vector amp and cabinet, and Dooley made the engine. We got a killer soundtrack from Nicholas "Windbreaker" Read.It's a weird experience. Picture playing Starfox-meets-3D-Asteroids, with the FMVs from Command and Conquer, using the Steel Battalion controller. If it was easy to smash capitalism, comrade, everyone would do it!
We make complicated stuff and hope to God it's fun for somebody else, too.
If you can't cut yourself on it, is it really even a game?