GameTruck rolls into North Carolina

 

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Joins the GameTruck Family

March 15, 2011– GameTruck Corporation, the world's first mobile video game theater franchise, today announced it is rolling out a new franchise in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. The arrival of GameTruck will bring the hottest video gaming experience to North Carolina. 
Owned by Cary, NC residents Lizette and Eric Watko, the franchise will boasts a patent pending mobile gaming theater that can be rented for parties and corporate events. With the explosive growth and overwhelming popularity of video games, demand for the company's services is soaring. 
"Bringing GameTruck to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill will be a fun experience," said Eric Watko. "There is nothing more exhilarating than bringing people together in a whole new way," said Lizette Watko
"We are delighted to add another franchise to the GameTruck family," said Scott Novis, founder of GameTruck. "GameTruck attracts a diverse audience, from children to adults, personal birthday parties and events to corporate gatherings and product launches. We envision that GameTruck will bring the power of interactive play to entertainment, education and corporate America."
GameTruck offers a premiere party experience for both kids and adults, with GameCoaches who promote fair, interactive play and video gaming ethics that extend beyond the party. GameTruck brings people together to enjoy gaming in an interactive multiplayer environment. The self-powered, climate-controlled GameTruck trailers are outfitted with comfortable seating, four flat screen televisions, enhanced sound systems and the latest video game consoles. The simplicity of having the GameTruck trailer come directly to the customer's home is very appealing to customers.
"This is such a great business, nothing beats the look on people's faces when they step into the truck – it is a gamers' nirvana," said Novis. "More importantly, the company is focused on helping gamers harness the best that video games have to offer. For too long, video games have really served to isolate and make sedentary their users. Today, that has changed completely and games can be powerful tools for socialization, physical activity and the development of cognitive skills. At GameTruck we are on a mission to change the way people play."
The patent pending mobile lounge is climate controlled making is a perfect fit for areas like the Triangle because the vehicle is warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer taking weather out of the equation when planning a party. 
For more information, or to schedule your GameTruck party, go to www.gametruckparty.com, call 888-602-4263. Contact: Lizette Watko 919-637-2525 triangle@gametruck.net

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GameTruck rolls into Seattle

John Cook's Venture Blog

MOBILE GAMES

GameTruck rolls into Seattle


Forget about clowns or giant bouncy houses. Here comes the GameTruck. Equipped with four 55-inch plasma screens, an enhanced sound system and video game titles for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, the GameTruck brings a new definition to the term mobile gaming. With the ability to accommodate up to 16 game players at once, the green and black truck can roll up to birthday parties, graduations or other events.

The GameTruck concept, which started in Tempe, Arizona in 2006, arrived in Seattle two weeks ago. The brains behind the local franchise is Didier Monin who was laid off from Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast last December after 14 years.

"After losing my job, I started thinking about starting a business around multi-player video games," said Monin, who has lived in Bellevue for the past 10 years. " I had set up computers and LANs at friends' parties in the past years as a hobby, and saw how people liked using them without having to set them up themselves."

After some investigation, Monin discovered the GameTruck franchise and set out to bring it to Seattle. He sees the concept resonating here, an area known for its strong gaming community. In addition to birthday parties, Monin said he's hoping to market the GameTruck as an alternative at corporate events and fundraisers.

So far, business has been booming. Since the truck started rolling on October 23, Monin said that they've been averaging about one party a day, which he says is "blowing away our conservative expectations."

"Once kids outgrow bouncy houses and the like, what’s a parent to do when it comes to party planning?" says Monin. "As you likely know, kids with Wii, Playstation and Xbox systems LOVE them … they would play all day if allowed. There is not a multi-playing console gamer out there who would not love to pour 15 of his/her friends into the truck."

A two-hour party costs $299 during weekends ($279 during weekdays) with extra time available for $119 per hour on weekends