Quoted from sed6:
Anyone have a good phone number for Heighway? The number on there website doesn't work. I've ignored this thread for months (too depressing), I'm still waiting for my game to ship. I wonder how many people have gotten theirs in the last 3-4 months?
Quoted from knockerlover:
Heighway pinball is bankrupt, the factory was cleared out.. all the IP assets were transferred to "pinball brothers" who are radio silent now.. if you don't have a game in your possession, you unfortunately will not receive one.
Unfortunately it appears he hasn't posted in months.
Some bad news.
The investors pulled the plug as they were continuing to lose money hand over fist, and the hole Andrew left them was much worse than they planned for. No more Aliens will be made, as it's too compromised, too costly, and the license would need to be renewed. The investors intend to try to relaunch as Pinball Brothers, and do Queen and / or an unlicensed design; Dave Sanders appears to be being kept on in some capacity. Andrew then popped up to blame the investors for everything (which went terribly for him). He then went on to blame virtually everyone else (including me), which went badly for him again, including him pretty much admitting fraud, and trading whilst the company was insolvent, but justifying it as a means to an ends.
The good news is that your order appears to be via CoinTaker, if one is to go by your posting history, so per their terms, you can ask for and are entitled to a full refund.
The bad news is that people have been asking for them, and not getting them. Including people posting that CoinTaker repeatedly claim to have posted cheques (but obviously haven't). So you may be in for a wait.
Edit. Also, hydrofoils:
The much rumoured hydrofoil stuff around Andrew Heighway ... despite denying there was anything more to the rumours than a 'hobby', it transpires he did in fact purchase a large hydroil ferry that used to ply Sydney Harbour, and is now sitting mothballed in Italy. He bought it in early 2016 ... a date from which the investors suspected him of taking money out of the company, and accused him of such at the time - they're trying to find the evidence that joins it up. Extraordinarily, he claims he's going to refit and re-engine the ferry, and actually sail it under its own steam back to Sydney, from Italy, and operate it ... he went to Australia earlier in the year to try to fund raise / drum up support.