(Topic ID: 106728)

ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago



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51 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 20

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 (1 year ago)

Post #15501 Copy of update posted to Facebook by the new HP Posted by Dust2000 (1 year ago)


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#424 4 years ago
Quoted from Jared:

Great communication from this company!

For now. As I recall, all of the "boutique" guys start out this way. Time will tell if this one will be different.

Not trying to be negative, as I like this machine; just trying to be a realist. I hope this machine sees the light of day, in large quantities.

7 months later
#1224 3 years ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Terribly cliche to go after my year of birth, but waddya gonna do?

Cliche, huh? Ok, I'm in as well. #58 LE here. Year of my birth. Can't wait!

#1233 3 years ago

Actually I prefer old fart or codger....

Quoted from MK6PIN:

.pretty cool that a title like this can transcend generations...

Agreed. I think most sci-fi stuff spans generations. I loved this movie theme and can't wait to see what Heighway comes up with. I'm hoping they can capture a lot of the suspense of the movie. The pulsing egg and beacons will definitely make some of that happen.

4 weeks later
#1667 3 years ago
Quoted from HeighwayPinball:

21st-23rd August 2015 (at Heighway Pinball’s factory in Merthyr Tydfil, UK) as the global launch of this game.

The clock is ticking .......

Looking forward to seeing something.

2 weeks later
#1717 3 years ago
Quoted from urbanledge:

So that's what an aliens man bits look like.

Bravo! Well played.

2 weeks later
#2161 3 years ago

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2 weeks later
#2231 3 years ago

Really ties the room together.

Oh, sorry. Wrong thread.

1 week later
#2420 3 years ago

Aurich,

Like the BG artwork. Although I know that Heighway is proud of this, can their logo be downsized like was done for the Fox logo? It sticks out like a sore thumb. If it cannot be downsized, perhaps it can be assimilated into the machinery artwork much like the xenomprph does. I'm sure the logo will appear elsewhere on the machine so as to let everyone know who created this. Just a thought.

Definitely looks very good. Can't wait to see more of the artwork. Thanks.

1 month later
#2985 3 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Java applets really? Let expound on HTML5 and the benefits therin or shall we digress into EJB Beans or Active X and other NPAPI plugins in Edge and whether

Pardon me, I seem to be a little lost. Is this the Interwebs? Would someone kindly point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Oh, and so as not to completely go off topic.... Aurich, any news from Fox yet on the artwork?

#2992 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

In the meantime, I can't show anything I'm working on right now because it has to go through Fox's approval still. But here's a peek at something on my screen that's legal-friendly.

WOW! Based on this alone, I just put a deposit on an LE. The detail in that screenshot captures all of the "dark" feeling of the Alien environment. Thanks Aurich!

Seriously though, I had put down a deposit on an LE (#58) months ago. I think this pin, with the Team working on it can do nothing but hit it out of the park. I strongly believe it will be visually stunning based upon what we've seen of Aurich's work on other themes as well as Heighway's unique approach to cabinet design. I've not played a machine yet with an lcd embedded in the playfield but I like the idea. If and when the details on Alien emerge and I don't care for what I see, I can get my deposit back. I do not forsee any dislike of this game.

2 weeks later
#3194 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Checking out some updated animations from Kelly. I think he's nailing it........

Wait a minute there Aurich! How dare you write some Alien related stuff in this post! Can't you see this train has jumped the track a long time ago?

Seriously though, I'm glad to see Heighway change some things up with FTH. There are some very cool ideas in that machine. I think it demonstrates some new thinking for pinball design. Imagine how Alien will look/feel/play based upon what we know of FTH. I'm excited enough about Alien to have placed a deposit for an LE (#58). The point at which I firmed my decision was when Andrew announced that Aurich would be doing the artwork. I'd definitely like to see some artwork, playfield pics and so on but I am a patient person.

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#4708 3 years ago

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Oh, wait. Already did this.

#4767 3 years ago

Nicely done Heighway Team. Looking forward to when we can see it populated! Thank you for sharing the pics.

1 week later
#4870 3 years ago
Quoted from PaulCoff:

..... here are a few slangs from the Bay

Ok, great. Thanks. But now I'm gonna need a translation of all the translations.

#4884 3 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

After Prometheus, I say let Alien die.

100% agree with this. Can't believe I wasted time watching that drek.

1 month later
#5303 3 years ago
Quoted from emkay:

I don't know why the US still prints $1 bills

Two reasons:

1) $1 and $2 bills cost 5.5 cents to make; $1 coins cost 10 cents to make

2) Americans do not want to give up the $1 bill. We like our paper money. Think of all the places where dollar bill validators would have to be replaced. Cost is too high to make that "forklift upgrade".

1 week later
#5346 3 years ago

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#5352 3 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Did you use that DERAILMENT photo because it looks like the Alien Ship???

You caught that. Good eye!

#5411 3 years ago

Wow! Has this thread taken a turn or what?!

1 week later
#5515 3 years ago

Dammit Ted! Knock it off. Sheesh, you and your good ideas.

#5543 3 years ago

Just when you think this thread can't go any father off topic.......BOOM! Traci Lords enters. Absolutely crazy!

1 week later
#5644 3 years ago

$10K by Christmas

#5832 3 years ago

Well this thread really has taken a turn.With all this drama lately, what else can be said?

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2 months later
#6840 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

( heavy scotch night...hope I'm posting ok).....

I'm not as think as you drunk I am.

#6876 2 years ago

Got notice today that this is on the way. Woo hoo!

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#6878 2 years ago

^^^

Dang Ted, that's nice!

2 weeks later
#6999 2 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Topper plus beacons might look like you are piling stuff on it...beacons alone look pretty sleek.

No argument there. Just thought it looked cool.

1 week later
#7164 2 years ago

I really don't see how that playfield is going to work. There's a rather large square hole in the middle of the playfield.

2 weeks later
#7322 2 years ago

Joining the "Got the Email club". Now, the anticipation is ramping up strongly.

3 weeks later
#7632 2 years ago
Quoted from schwarz:

Your dorkness is not as huge as mine dear sir, neither is your schwarz.

May the schwar(t)z be with you.

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#7787 2 years ago

Looks pretty damn cool now that we can see the populated playfield with the artwork!

Well done, Aurich!

#7988 2 years ago
Quoted from DJKYrtgfsRFw:

You should take your own advice.

And then maybe remove your downvote?

Hmmm..... a one day member.... Kaneda, is that you?

1 week later
#8695 2 years ago
Quoted from bemmett:

Has anyone made their payment yet that was due?

I have not and will not until I see the remainder of the LE package as production has definitely not started. I'll gladly pay the balance once I see those things.

2 weeks later
#9242 2 years ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelb:

What if you were to use a full sized transparent LCD TV in the head .....

Good ideas. Definitely lots of possibilities here with this.

1 month later
#9630 2 years ago

A nice topper, perhaps.

amazon.com link »

But this one is cool...

amazon.com link »

1 month later
#10739 2 years ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Quoted from spfxted:

Doesn't have to mean that for sure, but just making sure they realize how important a timely refund is to everyone.

just wondering if you have a deposit down on a standard or a LE ?

Quoted from Dee-Bow:

And how about Rob?

Let me make sure I understand your point.

So apparently only someone that has money down on the machine can have an opinion or ask questions? If they both do not, does that make their opinions or questions invalid?

3 weeks later
#11438 2 years ago

Just watched the newest game play video by Heighway. WOW! Just wow! The sound package is incredible! Can't wait to own this game.

6 months later
#16498 1 year ago
Quoted from spfxted:

What do you mean?

Whoa, wait a minute. The person in that picture cannot possibly be Ted. He's not wearing a Hawaiian shirt. The guy is the pic is an imposter!

1 week later
#16705 1 year ago
Quoted from epotech:

We aim to start shipping games out in numbers on August 14 and onwards.

At least they got the "onwards" part right.

1 week later
#16808 1 year ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

Got my T-shirt already pre-ordered.......

Looks like you've lost some weight!

1 month later
#18351 1 year ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

BASES. BALLS. DISCUSS.

Two teams, play seven games. One team wins 4 games, the other team wins 3. Team with 4 wins gets trophy and the adulation of many fans.

Now back to pitchforkery and bashing.

2 weeks later
#18597 1 year ago
Quoted from Ferret:

... anything I say is just some random yahoo talking on the Internet

Perhaps, but one with some knowledge.

Thanks for your input!

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#18827 1 year ago
Quoted from greenhornet:

perhaps i am just simpleminded.

No argument there.

Thank you for voicing your opinion, ad nauseam.

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