“The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives,” written by Owen Good, starts out very well. The introduction just briefly explained that this story was about an arcade game located in Off The Waffle. No names were given or much details, and I wanted to know more.
It’s a story about 5 people, Ryan Martin, Ward Gross, Jenny Kuglin, Conrad Williams, and Devin Caldwell, who all helped to build an arcade game based on the restaurant Off The Waffle.
In the introduction when Good said, “Nothing about this video game suggests it’s someone’s meal ticket, but it is. For life,” I wondered how this arcade game could be free food for someone for life. As I read on, it was explained that the arcade game was built to be used to barter with since the Orian brothers, the founders of the restaurant, accept bartering.
“The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives” is great because it shows a bringing together of the community as well as the creators of the arcade game, and shines a positive light on the video gaming industry. This story is also inspiring – it makes me want to build something great, or at least go play video games.