Dave & Buster’s is launching a series of mobile games today that are based on some of the most popular arcade games in its restaurants.
Kevin Bachus, co-creator of Microsoft’s original Xbox, led the creation of the mobile games for Dave & Buster’s. He joined the Dallas-based restaurant chain in 2012 to help evolve the on-premise arcade experience into a multi-platform gaming experience.
“We wanted to enhance our in-store experience by providing a virtual experience,” said Bachus, senior vice president of entertainment and games strategy at Dave & Buster’s, in a statement. “Now guests can keep the Dave & Buster’s fun going even when they’re not at our restaurant. They can download these new mobile games and win tickets to redeem for prizes on their next visit.”
Dave & Buster’s has 76 restaurants that combine arcade fun and food. Those restaurants are a good testing ground for all sorts of games. But translating those games to mobile titles isn’t easy.