(Topic ID: 106728)

ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago



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Post #9151 Insight from Alien's programmer on tournament mode Posted by Ferret (2 years ago)

Post #9234 Update on distribution Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #9660 Here we show you a short clip from the 'Ambush Multiball' mode Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #10128 Photo of Alien at UK Trade Show Posted by unigroove (2 years ago)

Post #10230 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10231 game play video from EAG UK tradeshow Posted by Join_The_Cirqus (2 years ago)

Post #10914 Alien ships Posted by ZenTron (2 years ago)

Post #10916 Alien ships Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #11230 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by ezeltmann (2 years ago)

Post #11372 Nordman outline for Alien Posted by solarvalue (2 years ago)

Post #11389 CAD comparison of final Aliens vs Nordman drawing Posted by EalaDubhSidhe (2 years ago)

Post #11417 Gameplay from Heighway as of 2/28/17 Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13008 Andrew reveals the LE artwork and ramp installation in an alien day video Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13013 Andrew confirms LE art is finally approved by fox Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #13022 Andrew explains the artist difference for the LE backglass Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #14488 Andrew returns, hints at big announcement coming in a few days. Posted by HeighwayPinball (2 years ago)

Post #15501 Copy of update posted to Facebook by the new HP Posted by Dust2000 (2 years ago)


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#11915 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinzap:

Anyway... on the point of my post. Had to drop the truck off today for a little work this afternoon... waiting in their customer lounge for a few minutes for a ride from a friend. Look over at the small TV they had in the corner and AMC channel was on.... looked a bit closer and saw Parker getting speared by the Alien's inner jaws (edited for TV). Seriously can't make this sh%t up... What are the odds of seeing this scene on this particular 5 minutes of my day where I was looking at a TV. Maybe someone is trying to tell me to shut up and put my money down??

It's an omen!

1 month later
#12721 2 years ago
Quoted from Kevlar:

Live stream from 8-Bit Flip ( UK )
http://www.twitch.tv/pinball_live

Brilliant, thanks. Enjoyed the stream. Game looks great, too.

#12734 2 years ago

Apparently, another 8 Bit Flip live stream coming today (Sunday), also.

#12738 2 years ago

ALIEN pt.2 - Pinball LIVE @ 8bitflip

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/135989878

1 month later
#14763 2 years ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

Isn't there an announcement coming soon that we're all "supposed to be happy about"?

Yes, and it needs to come soon. I'm sensing panic (understandably) and desertion. I love Heighway's passion, and Alien looks great so I sincerely hope the situation is salvageable, first for those with money down and for the company itself.

#14803 2 years ago
Quoted from Msch:

This isn't a build to order company, they're broke and selling off everything they can. This company has failed to produce the alien pin beyond prototypes, and will not ship another pinball machine in the future. The company(investors) will auction to the highest bidder all production equipment and assets. Then the company will fold and settle with debtors first, then customers. There will not be any money for "refunds". Best of luck.

You don't know this for sure - how can you? Your predicition (stated as fact) is unnecessary right now and adding further damage.

3 months later
#16743 1 year ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

As I've said before, their production line looks like a boutique manufacturer. They may have moved warehouses, but the line looks exactly the same as Andrew's setup. I thought the new guys would try to change things & become more efficient, but I guess not. Couple long tables in a big garage, no efficient assembly workstations.
And hey, that's fine if that's how they want to roll. But anyone who thinks they're going to "ramp up" and crank out a high volume of pins like Stern/JJP someday are kidding themselves. Who knows how many orders they have at this point after cancels & price increases anyway? They will be lucky to ever produce more than 50 a month with that setup, and the orders will most likely just trickle out for some time.

One thing that dawned on me when I was at the UK Pinball Party at Heighway's old factory was where is/are the production/manufacturing engineer(s)? I met mechanical and electronics design guys but it occurred to me that there was no manufacturing expertise. I think they underestimate the importance of that.

1 month later
#17994 1 year ago

Very excited to see machines getting in to people's hands. Fingers crossed that Heighway address initial concerns - they deserve success. Hope they don't get hit by too much negativity. They're still new to this game.

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#19103 1 year ago
Quoted from RTS:

I played one on location in the bay area. It's a cool game.
Oh, and whoever did the pf art deserves a lot of credit. Looks great.

Aurich did the playfield art.

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