Bold Beliefs Keep ICE Globally Focused While Deeply Rooted in the U.S.
“The Coolest Games on Earth!” Propelling the global FEC boom!
It’s a bullish time in the FEC world! While the number of individual companies owning fun centers has remained relatively constant, the actual number of locations has increased significantly. (Estimates are that there are now some 8,000 FECs worldwide.) Globally, the boom can be attributed to the usual economic factors such as favorable oil prices, stable local economies, low interest rates and increases in consumer spending, as well as the evolution of how and where people are consuming their meals.
The only thing missing is the sound of squeaking sneakers ICE is the ONLY game manufacturer in the world to offer customers a level of customization to graphics on three of our classics. NBA Hoops, AirFX Air Hockey and our standard-bearer game, Super Chexx Bubble Hockey. Continue reading
ICE debuts it’s three new redemption game thrillers, Bean Bag Toss, NBA GameTime, and Screwball in Europe at the EAG Show with Sega International Amusements. Continue reading
Tech Tips- Maintaining ICE Games
Hundreds of customers visiting your game room is a good thing, but the wear and tear that can take a toll on individual games is not. Fingerprints, dust, scratches and even spilled drinks can make even a new game look old very quickly. Although ICE games are designed and built for years of service, a little aesthetic maintenance goes a long way to keeping them looking attractive to your customers. Here’s a short list of cleaning tips—many of which you may already incorporate into to your daily game room maintenance routines but it doesn’t hurt to review them. Continue reading
Ghostbusters made its debut at IAAPA 2015!
With one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2016 hitting box offices in July, Ghostbusters Arcade will be shipping April 15th! Ghostbusters is one of the most iconic and top earning movie licenses in the world. The third installment coincides with the release of the recent collaboration between the ICE and Play Mechanix teams. “We were able to take an iconic movie license and create a truly awesome video redemption experience for players of all ages. The two player, open air cabinet with 8 different movie scenes and an exciting Stay Puft marshmallow man bonus; combined with a glowing cabinet that looks like it belongs in the movie. Ghostbusters will be a top earning game for years.” said Vice President of Sales for ICE, Joe Coppola.
Innovative Concepts In Entertainment (ICE) has announced that Zax Amusements will become the exclusive distributor of ICE product in Australia. (The LAI Group, which operates many FECs throughout the Australia, Southeast Asia and India and has purchased ICE games for over 25 years, will be the lone exception.) Continue reading
at the IAAPA Show Angry Birds Arcade won the prestigious Brass Ring Award for Best New Product
The 2015 IAAPA Show in Orlando, Florida started off with a bang as the ICE and Play Mechanix teams took home the prestigious Brass Ring Award for Best New Product with their new hit Angry Birds Arcade. Awarded to the best new product in the amusement parks and attractions industry, the top award recognizes the year long efforts between the 2 partners, to bring Angry Birds Arcade to the marketplace. ICE’s Vice President of Sales Joe Coppola had high praises for the hard work that went into creating such a complex electro-mechanical spin on one of the world’s most famous touch screen apps. “We took a smash hit app, and incorporated a brilliantly designed sling shot mechanism that fires the Angry Bird ball at the 55″ touch screen monitor. This was a huge feat for the R&D teams with ICE and Play Mechanix and they truly delivered an amazing game play experience that stays true to the Angry Birds roots, yet ties in a electro-mechanical design that ICE is known for.”
Angry Birds Arcade, officially licensed from Rovio Entertainment LTD, is shipping now and with the upcoming release of the Angry Birds movie, ICE is urging customers to get their orders in now.
IAAPA preparations are in full swing and the annual Orlando based trade show shouldn’t disappoint attendees! With some 30,000 people worldwide expected to attend next week’s coin op convention, this gives ICE the ideal platform to unveil some great new product, while also showcasing our complete game lineup. Next week we will be displaying an unprecedented amount of new product, including three licensed games: Angry Birds Arcade, Ghostbusters, & Pink Panther Jewel Heist. Zombie Snatcher, done in tandem with Toccata Gaming will be making its debut as well. Continue reading
The following insert was recently published by Baanto:
With the abundance of mobile gaming options now available to anyone with a smartphone, it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce arcade games that are engaging and have mass appeal. Game makers need to find creative ways to draw people, young and old, out of their homes and away from their mobile phones. Continue reading
The following insert was recently published by iNTERGAME in its October issue featuring Middle East News:
Angry Birds is now available from ICE.
Two prime new games are just arriving into the Middle East market that distributor Warehouse of Games cities as “among the best we have seen in some years.” The company’s Yuhanis Nawasreh said that orders were already placed for Pink Panther Jewel Heist and Angry Birds both built by ICE. “There are some excellent products on the market this year for the amusement and redemption sector,” he said, “and they are continuing the trend for licensing famous brands and applying some out of the box thinking to game play.