We Throw Switches

We Throw Switches are a production and curation duo, who specialise in bringing video games and other interactive media out from behind closed doors and into public spaces.

Their alt.arcade project is a collection of modern-day, alternative arcade cabinets, created around the core question of: What would an arcade look like if the idea was conceived in 2017, and not 1977? 

The result is a collection of cabinets that use modern technology and design cues; feature one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces by local artists and illustrators; and also showcase unique work made by a variety of diverse and independent game creators from around the world.

The collection is designed to show that games - a medium now dominated by private play, in our living rooms and studies - can comfortably and effortlessly exist in the completely opposite setting: outside of the home in public, primarily-social spaces.