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Polycade aims to put the high-fives back into gaming with a connected arcade platform designed to combine the best of retro and modern midcore gaming and to bring back the social style of gaming that was the norm in the 80’s and 90’s.


In the past two decades, time spent out-of-home has steadily increased, while location-based entertainment that can be enjoyed with friends has also grown (think TopGolf, escape rooms, themed experiences like the Museum of Ice Cream, and more). In addition, the large video game industry continues to grow. Yet, these two worlds hardly collide. We believe that no gaming platform or gaming console has been designed for social environments, to bring families together for a shared experience, and that makes sense for the workplace, the bar, or similar community centers... Until now.

Polycade reimagines the beloved arcade experience with a digital platform that always updates with new games and new features. Our games are carefully curated to appeal to the broad midcore gaming audience. In case you haven't heard of "midcore", these games are designed to be easy to learn, hard to master, respect the players' time, and not punish players too harshly. These games typically appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers, and perhaps most importantly, are accessible to players who "don't have time to play games anymore".

With over $2M generated from inbound sales, we think Polycade has proven that homes and a wide variety of venues like community centers, offices, bars, restaurants, etc. want to include a social gaming experience. Over the years we've tested and learned what different venues need, and we've distilled this knowledge into a single platform that can be tweaked to meet the needs of each of these verticals. We are ready to bring the joy of high-five driven gaming back to communities everywhere!

With this round of funding, Polycade plans to build our first sales team and grow outbound sales while implementing the next phase of our business model, designed to monetize individual players via premium tournaments, game sales, and NFT-based digital goods.