TumbleBoomer will open its first store in Edmonton’s downtown core next fall, bringing its family-friendly arcade game franchise to a new audience.
The Edmonton-based arcade-games maker said Wednesday it will open a new store at 1280 Main Street, near the intersection of Main and Lawrence streets.
“We wanted to be sure that we had a fun, safe environment for people to come and play,” said TumbleBOOMer co-founder and chief executive Paul Janssens.
“We’re excited to open a location in Edmonton.”
The store will feature a mix of classic games and new, high-tech entertainment such as virtual reality and virtual reality headsets.
Janssensen said the arcade games will have a similar look to their popular iOS and Android versions, and that they’ll have different features.
Tumbleboomer said it plans to open at least two other stores in the city, including a location near the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Edmonton Convention Centre and a location at the Edmonton Mall.
Tumbleboomer is not planning to open more stores, but is planning to invest in new locations.
“I think that there’s a lot of potential for a lot more growth,” Janssen said.
“The key to success is having a great community that is committed to growing and developing new games.
I think that we’re in a really good spot.”
TumbleBoomer is developing its first titles with the help of a partnership with The Walt Disney Company.
The company will be working on a series of “Fiesta” games with Disney.
Turtle Beach Games is developing “Fetch” for mobile devices.
TumblingBoomer’s games will be available for download on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, along with Steam, the company said.