“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
Time flies. Business is good, and we’re creating some great work. At YourFilm, we have a great team- and I mean a really great team. The team ethic, skill sets and drive to push ourselves forward mixed with the fact we have great fun in the office makes every working day enjoyable.
As part of our current growth we’re looking at adding to our team in the new year. In preparation we’re moving into a larger office space in the Northern Design Centre in December. Now this in it’s own right is exciting, however the extra space naturally got us thinking about how to improve and enrich our working environment.
- Something fun.
- Something that would allow us a quick break.
- Something the team could enjoy together.
An arcade machine!
Our office move is in December, but I’ve bought one already.
The fact is, I was very excited about getting this.
As a child of the 80’s I’ve grown up playing classic arcade games and their console conversions.
[Sinclair Spectrum 48k, Sega Master System, Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Playstation 1, 2 & 3.]
The machine itself is actually an emulator running MAME, which allows us to run arcade classics plus all of the classic consoles. Current favourite games include Mortal Kombat, Mega Bomberman, Metal Slug and Street Fighter II.
Which leads me to the point- buying this arcade machine gave me an epiphany.
I thought back to the days where I was playing these classic games for the first time. I was never sure what I wanted to do when I was a kid- but if I knew back then what I’d end up doing, or even just that I’d end up owning and working in an office with arcade machine, I’d be pretty damn happy.
“Life isn’t about endings, is it? It’s a series of moments.”
Tim Canterbury, The Office
So this is me, enjoying the moment! Taking a step back, looking around and taking it all in.
YourFilm have already got some great projects lined up for the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 (which will be our 10th year of trading!) so we’re expecting to have a very busy time.
Will definitely need a few breaks along the way