It's been a while since our last update but construction is still going as planned! We're working in a slow pace because we have to rely on community support and donations from sponsors. The first area is slated to open early next year, this area will be a public space with workplaces and an arcade for playing homebrew games. We've made a concept image of the layout and theming so far (subject to change);
We've removed the old ceiling to make room for a new suspended ceiling with proper LED lighting. We've been advised to first take care of the walls, then the floor and last place a new ceiling. That's the guidelines we're following right now.
Removing the old ceiling uncovered some old pipes that'll need to be replaced, nothing serious but now is the perfect time to do so. There's also a problem with the sewage which has a leak in one of the cellars, it'll be taken care of by the city council who we've already contacted.
The first new walls have been placed in our private (temporary) office we'll be working in during the renovations. The next steps would be to install new power outlets, get the internet working and place new carpet. We hope to have this finished really soon.
Overall the roof of the property is in pretty bad shape. One section was in such terrible shape that it couldn't be repaired and had to be replaced, a costly investment but an important one for sure. We'll have to keep patching up the rest of the roof to keep it in proper condition.
Over the last couple of months we've received questions from people who'd like to rent a place to work on their projects at the Pixeland location, once finished. Ultimately we hope to be able to offer these workspaces for a low fee, allowing developers use the experience center as a shared workspace. This is hugely dependant on sponsors however, which we'll be seeking once construction is further along.
Hope we can keep you up-to-date on progress regularly!