All of the arcade news this week is revolving around tradeshow events, as it ’tis the season for such things – in a normal year. Most everyone has gone virtual to adapt with the needs of the times, and this news is no exception.

Universal Space, better known as UNIS, has issued a press release detailing a virtual event that they will hold on October 21st, 2020 (9AM – 4PM EST). Called: UNIS Showcase 2020: Innovating Into The Future, the event promises “New game previews, game demonstrations, showroom tours, panel discussions and much more,” making it just like an event they held in China a couple of months ago. To participate, they do have a limited number of slots available; sign up for it here (the event is free).

From that link above, you can also find a time line and additional details. Site friend Kevin Williams is slated to speak, as will various members of the UNIS team. As a note, Arcade Heroes is one of several sponsors to this event, so we will be providing more coverage about it and the products revealed as we get there.

Among some new products teased, UNIS is emphasizing that they are moving in a new direction for product design. A strong focus is being placed onto exergaming, where they will have several titles that reflect that. These are pay-per-play/coin-op games, and there are quite a few that they’ll be showcasing which are not mentioned yet on the timeline.

Among what has been revealed is a pogo stick jumping game called All Star Pogo Jump, which appears to have trampoline-like pads to jump on; The page linked above mentions that as well as one called Hyper Glider. Think the old Hang Pilot, but with some modern upgrades.

All star Pogo Jump by UNIS

Some of the larger concepts will fall into the “Elite Park” class of games, where you’ll have the likes of basketball, soccer, dodgeball and more, setup in larger styles than a typical arcade machine. These are FEC focused, all offering something exclusive and visceral to play.

There is more to it than that, including a new program for obtaining their games that promises to be different than what we’re used to seeing in the US market. Overall, expect to see several new items, including UNIS’ entry into home-based gaming. We’ll have more details soon; Here’s the full press release:

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UNIS Technology Announces the hosting of virtual live event: UNIS
Showcase 2020

September 2020
UNIS to host a virtual live event next month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The team at UNIS Technology is excited to announce that they will be hosting a virtual live event on October 21st, 2020. The event is titled UNIS Showcase 2020: Innovating into the future. This event will be entirely online and will run from 9am to 4pm.

New trends along with new customer behavior has prompted the company to seek and explore new possibilities.

“Come join this event and see first-hand what UNIS believes will be the future of how we do business in a new landscape” says Steven Tan, general manager of UNIS. “The past 6 months gave us some time to pause and reposition ourselves for the future. UNIS is pivoting in a whole new direction and we are excited to debut products and concepts that can really open new opportunities for our customers.” The event promises to be engaging and interactive, and will feature new product previews, game demonstrations, showroom tours, guest speakers, panel discussions and much more.

Numerous customers, partners, suppliers, and media companies worldwide are already showing support for this event through sponsorship, with many more to come. Registration is free and is now open. Only limited spots available, access is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please visit: https://uniselite.com/unis-showcase-2020/

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UNIS Technology Inc. is one of the largest amusement game manufacturers in the industry. Founded in 1993, UNIS technology develops, manufactures, and sells amusement equipment to over 60 countries worldwide. The company has
a long record of innovation, and its comprehensive product range includes redemption games, kiddy rides, indoor/outdoor rides, and recently, home consumer products as well. UNIS’ success is driven by their commitment to
creating fun, entertaining games that excite and challenge players of all ages.
More information can be found at www.unistechnology.com

 

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I’m a lifelong fan of video games and I have been operating my own arcade, The Game Grid Arcade in West Valley City, Utah since 2008.



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