Raw Thrills Inc.
Raw Thrills give gamers experiences that they won’t find at home.
By Alan Dorich
It’s not common for a job to ask you to get in touch with your inner child, but the people at Raw Thrills Inc. do that every day, President Eugene Jarvis says. “We have to put ourselves in that mindset to see what is exciting, what is entertaining and what is fun,” he says.
Based in Skokie, Ill., Raw Thrills develops arcade video games. Jarvis co-founded Raw Thrills in 2001 after working for Midway Games. But the firm started operations during a tough time in the arcade business, due to the boom in video game consoles that could be played at home.
“I remember waking up three weeks after we started the company in a cold sweat, saying, ‘What are we doing?’” Jarvis recalls. “The XBOXes and PlayStations were killing us.”