Who’s working on what: Pinball company listing
Posted on December 28, 2013
With more and more companies getting into pinball manufacturing, which you can read all about on the monthly updated Who’s Working On What? section of this website, Pinball Magazine figured to list all publicly known companies below as a summary (in random order):
- Stern Pinball: Latest games include AC/DC Luci premium, Star Trek, Metallica and announced for January 2014 is 50 years of Mustang.
- Jersey Jack Pinball: Current game is The Wizard Of Oz, while The Hobbit has been announced for mid 2014.
- Spooky Pinball: Developing two Ben Heck’s America’s Most Haunted and Pinball Zombies from the Grave.
- Dutch Pinball: After upgrading The Machine: Bride of Pin-Bot with new rules and a dotmatix display (with the best animations in pinball ever), they are now developing The Big Lebowski.
- Zidware / John Popadiuk: Still working on Magic Girl and Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland. Both games are limited editions and apparently sold out.
- Planetary Pinball: Announced to remake Medieval Madness in a limited edition, as well as a standard version.
- Skit B Pinball: Have been developing Predator for the past two years as well as a few titles that may just be one-offs
- Whizbang / Dennis Nordman: Their Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons is expected to be manufactured by Stern Pinball somewhere in 2014. Designer Dennis Nordman, one half of Whizbang, is currently working on a custom project and a new design. He prefers to not announce anything until things are finished.
- Multimorphic: Developing Lexy Lightspeed – Galaxy Girl and Cosmic Cart Racing on their innovative P3 platform.
- Heighway Pinball: Developing Full Throttle, a motor racing themed game, for 2014.
- Homepin: Developing Thunderbirds for 2015.
- Quetzal: Are still working on Captain Nemo, with a limited production of 30 units.
- Farsight Studios: Developing a coin operated version of the popular Pinball Arcade app, which is to be housed in a Virtuapin cabinet.
- Marsaplay: After New Canasta, the first pinball with an LCD screen in the backbox, the company launched a virtual pinball machine called Pinball 42. The game includes 5 tables, including a Terminator 2 rip-off called Hell On Earth.
Besides the above listed manufacturers Pinball Magazine is aware of other companies who are also working on new games, but they have not been publicly announced yet.