Shel Moore stands outside the Epic Games2Go trailer. Photos by Edward Smith
Written by Edward Smith
The arrival of Fresno’s first video game trailer promises to put a new twist on mobile gaming when the traveling gaming hub comes to your next party.
Epic Games2Go came online in June as a way to join up to 20 players at once inside a truck available to rent for parties, events or corporate meetings.
The seven TV screens and four consoles for each screen can play a host of video games for everyone from children to adults.
Five screens on the inside are separated by isolated sound bars for LAN parties or even watch parties, said co-owner Shel Moore. On the outside, two screens allow for more physical games like Dance Dance Revolution or Wii Sports.
The idea began when Moore; her husband, Chris; her sister-in-law Amber; and Amber’s husband Josh Benner had a conversation about how hard it was to entertain their kids as they grew older.
A common interest in gaming gave the four the idea. Once they played the idea out, it took only a week for them to decide to convert a carpet trailer and outfit it with TV mounts, cabinets, seating and air conditioning. Work began in April, and by June, they had the permitting and licenses to operate.
“I’ve never seen a business put together this fast,” said Moore, who also runs a digital marketing firm.
They’ve done appearances at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. during Art Hop, and in July, Moore said bookings for the trailer enabled them to cover their expenses.
“We’ve been exploring potential for corporate events, and we’ve had some interest there,” said Moore. “I think it’s great for ribbon cuttings and grand openings.”
They can even adapt the screens for presentations, workshops or television-watch parties.
“We even watched the last season of Game of Thrones in the trailer, and that was pretty awesome,” Moore said.