Single Dublin dad built retro arcade game machine to connect with son
A single parent who built a retro arcade machine to try and connect with his teenage son has turned his idea into a business.
Aidan Deering said he was losing his then 13-year-old son to digital devices as he spent hours playing on his mobile phone and home game consoles.
After struggling to build a relationship with Sean, the Dublin father came up with the idea to build a two-player traditional arcade machine.
He said: “I was a single parent and I was trying to connect with Sean, who was at the stage where he wanted to be with his friends and play his own games.