• Pinball Arcade Newsletter #10 EXTRA Edition

    December 28, 2012

    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION™

    We are very excited to announce that this fantastic table is now available in the Pinball Arcade for iOS, Mac, and Android! This table will also be released on other supported platforms as soon as possible. We want to acknowledge the amazing support our Kickstarter backers have shown in funding the up-front licensing costs for this table. Thanks to you we’re able to offer this table for only $4.99 (instead of the $9.99 we had planned), despite having to pay a royalty on each sale that is several times higher than most other tables. The Table of the Month is still No Good Gofers™, which can be played for free.

    Check out this video featuring Star Trek gameplay!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKCMPLUDIA

    Star Trek: The Next Generation™ is another incredible design from Steve Ritchie. Based on the hit television series, it puts players in the roll of an honorary Starfleet Officer serving next to their favorite characters from the show. Features include eight different U.S.S Enterprise missions, many Multi-Ball Modes, Holodeck Video Modes and opportunities to advance in rank. One unique feature is a patented, below the playfield multiple ball delivery system, which results in continuous gameplay when balls on the playfield fall into a cellar hole. With its amazing feature set, custom speech by eight original cast members and the show’s theme song and music, this table appeals to all players but is a Star Trek fan’s dream come true.



    X-Play Names the Pinball Arcade Best Mobile Game Of 2012!

    We are very happy to be named Best Mobile Game of 2012 by X-Play!

    See the full list here: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos...-year-and-more. By clicking on the title of the award you can watch the segment they aired about it.

    We owe it all to you, our supporters. We sincerely thank you for all of your support and for helping make us the best mobile game of 2012! You guys are awesome!



    Announcing Pro versions of Star Trek and Medieval Madness!

    This month we are pleased to announce new Pro versions of Star Trek™ and Medieval Madness! Rumor has it that you can use the operator's menu in Medieval Madness Pro to turn off Family Mode and hear the original voice-over from the unrated ROM as you play the game- very cool! This brings the total number of Pro versions available to 5, including Twilight Zone, Scared Stiff, and Tales of the Arabian Nights. Pro version support for the PS3 and PS Vita will be released with the next update.



    New User Interface

    The new update fearures a brand-new user interface built around easier access to your tables! The new interface will be rolled out for all platforms over the next few months. The interface initially works only on a landscape orientation, but we are working on a portrait orientation that will be released in the January update. The pinball tables can still be played in either portrait or landscape modes. Tell us what you think of the new interface!



    Latest Playstation News (updated Dec. 28th)

    We were hoping to get Twilight Zone released before the holidays, but it will about a month longer.

    There are currently 8 different packages for the Pinball Arcade in submission for the PS3 and PSVita versions at SCEA and SCEE: the Twilight Zone table and the Table Pack that includes Scared Stiff and Big Shot plus Sony Format QA is currently testing the Pro Versions of Medieval Madness, Scared Stiff, Tales, and Twilight Zone. The TZ custom ball is also in test.

    The scheduled release dates that we currently have from Sony range from January 22, 2013 to February 13, 2013. We’re sorry for the additional wait. The Star Trek:TNG table will be submitted along with the January table pack shortly. Hopefully, the testing cycle will be quicker now that we’re out of the holiday rush.



    Latest XBox 360 News (updated Dec. 28th)

    FarSight has selected a new publisher for the Xbox 360 version of the Pinball Arcade! We are in the final stages of finalizing the contract. This process has taken months – as game publishing deals often do. With our previous publisher’s bankruptcy involved, it is extraordinarily complicated in terms of the Pinball Arcade.

    We anticipate submitting this new version of the Pinball Arcade in January. FarSight has been assured that all previous purchases can and will be entitled when we re-launch. We will keep our fans updated as best we can and announce when we have firm release dates. The plan is for Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation (kickstarter backers to be emailed a redemption code) to be available as DLC from day one.

    We appreciate the patience shown to us. This situation has been difficult for FarSight from a business standpoint and we know it has been very frustrating for the fans. With a little luck and support, 2013 will be the year of the Pinball Arcade on 360 with 40 tables available by the end of the year!



    Nintendo Wii-U Update

    Pinball Arcade for the Wii-U is now in the hands of Nintendo! We will make an annoucement when we know more about the release date.



    iOS/OSX and PC Update

    iOS and OSX/Mac - Star Trek™ was just released for Mac and for iOS.

    PC - We are at #83 on Steam Greenlight! We need to get to the top 20 to be published. Please tell your friends, family, dentist, podiatrist, grocer etc. to vote for us using the link below! If we keep spreading the word, we will get there!

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...s/?id=95907686



    TOURNAMENTS!!!!

    We are releasing a second beta version of our new Tournament Mode to all of our players on iOS and Android this month. This Beta tournament features the four launch tables and Big Shot and is free. Based on your position in the rankings for each table, you will be awarded a point value between 1 and 100. The top 100 players with the most points when the tournament is over will win a special custom ball. You will need to be logged into your Pinball Arcade account while playing. Hurry as the tournament ends Dec. 30th!

    Good luck, everyone!



    PCWorld

    PCWORLD VOTED US IN THE TOP 100 PRODUCTS OF 2012!!

    PC World announced the best products in a wide array of categories, compiling them into a list of the top 100 products to come out in 2012. We certainly weren't expecting them to name The Pinball Arcade on this list as we continue to work towards the launch of the PC version. We are very honored by their recognition.

    "Whether you’re a pinball wizard or you’ve never heard of these classic amusements, you owe it to yourself to check out these faithful reproductions"

    For the full article, please visit: http://www.pcworld.com/article/20150...s-of-2012.html



    A Pinball Arcade Exposé!

    We are happy to lnk an an article that was written by Chris Friebus (a fan from PinballArcadeFans.com) after visiting us up in Big Bear recently. The write-up includes a look into how we work, a few clues as to some upcoming tables, a little insider gossip and some insights about how passionate we are about pinball and our game. We'd like to thank Chris for taking the time to write this and to Gord Lacey and Jeff Strong for all that they do for the fan forum in supporting us.

    http://pinballarcadefans.com/showthr...6114#post46114



    Which Table Should We Make?

    Pinballarcadefans.com is hosting a poll for us that will decide which classic Bally table we re-create. The table that receives the most votes will be put on the schedule to be released in May or June of 2013.

    Please vote here: http://pinballarcadefans.com/showthr...ic-Bally-table

    Your options are:

    Bally's 1981 8 Ball Deluxe: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=8+...type=quick#762

    Bally's 1981 Centuar: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=ce...type=quick#476

    Bally's 1972 Fireball: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=fi...type=quick#852

    Hurry as the poll ends Dec. 30th! good luck!



    COMING SOON!!!

    We are happy to announce that January's table pack will be...

    Attack From Mars!

    and...

    Genie!



    Happy New Year, and thank you very much for supporting the Pinball Arcade!