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A Glimpse Into Skillz Culture – Field Trip to the Musée Mécanique!


Skillz Culture: Field Trip to Musee Mecanique

Here at Skillz, we’re powering the future of gaming through our mobile eSports platform. We’re taking games that have been loved and enjoyed for decades – like bubble shooter, skeeball, pool, and Street Fighter – and transforming them into fun, competitive mobile experiences.

Recently, we decided to take a step back and experience some fan-favorite games of the past – games that paved the way for today’s global multi-billion dollar gaming industry and enabled Skillz to do what we love doing everyday.

Fortunately, just a few minutes from our San Francisco headquarters is the Musée Mécanique, one of the world’s largest privately owned collection of antique, coin-operated arcade machines in their original working condition.

It has everything from turn-of-the-century hand-cranked music boxes to vintage video arcade games. Here are some of our favorite memories from our field trip there:

  • You may recognize this machine from the 2001 film “The Princess Diaries.” Skillzian Robert tested his strength in an intense arm wrestling challenge – and won!
  • We get pretty competitive over here at Skillz… air hockey is no exception! Here, a couple of our engineers face off.
  • After tons of practice on the Skillz-powered game Bubble Shooter Tournaments, Skillzian David tried his hand at this vintage Bubble Shooter game.

Interested in getting in on the fun? Skillz culture is just one of the great parts about joining our team. Check out our open positions to see if you could be a fit!