Retrocket – Retro Gaming
I believe nostalgy is built into us. That’s what Retrocket is all about.
I was born in 1971, which means I grew up at the 80’s. I have a soft spot for Nintendo Game & Watch consoles, Mattel Intellivision and Atari 2600. BOUNCE Delivery was my tribute to the games that left a mark on me. Today, Retrocket is my bow to the gear of the past. As a game hobbyist, I need a place to trade. The options currently available for trading – Finnish huuto.net, eBay – just didn’t feel right. Enter Retrocket.
Retro Gaming Shop
I now have a place for my hobby. The shop already contains my buying wishlists, and nearly two hundred items for nostalgy hungry gamers, and quite a good inventory of Collector’s item class products. In the beginning, I try to focus on certain categories like Nintendo handhelds, Pokémons, Zelda products, but this is hopefully just the beginning. Evolve.
After visiting countless gaming sites, I had a clear vision about the design. This site will not look like a gaming site. I selected a very modern flat design, and visual style typically used on fashion sites. I’m a poor photographer, a mediocre graphic artist, but I try to keep the style closer to fashion than traditional gaming sites. Let’s see if I can do that.
As you might know, during daytime I work as a R&D manager in a software company. But some ambitions cannot be fulfilled at work. I’ve always wanted to start up a webshop, also for sake of learning the tools like WordPress, Woocommerce, WPML for multilingual sites, WP Caching, SSL certified sites and such. And for the first time of my life, I actually ended up coding a custom PHP plugin for my shop. Which I consider quite cool, taking my history in much heavier technology platforms.
IRL, I’m quite happy with the results.