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Anyone know what Chicago Gaming Company is up to?

By explosiveegg

7 months ago


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    #1 7 months ago

    I don't see any recent posts about them on here or their Facebook page.

    Does anyone know what they're currently doing?

    It sounds like they ended production for MB, but that seems like the last anyone had heard from them.

    Also, where is the best place to keep up with them?

    #2 7 months ago
    Quoted from explosiveegg:

    where is the best place to keep up with them?

    Here on Pinside. Anything pops up with distributors, Facebook, anywhere. Within seconds it will be here.

    Quoted from explosiveegg:

    Does anyone know what they're currently doing?

    Probably killing themselves to get the next game rolling. I hate to imagine what that is like with part shortages, shipping delays. And have you priced the rising cost of wood lately ?

    I don't envy their struggle to make the best game they can.

    LTG : )

    #3 7 months ago

    Latitude: 41° 50' 42.84" N Longitude: -87° 45' 35.76" W.

    LTG : )

    #4 7 months ago
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    #5 7 months ago

    If they’re smart they’re ramping up the next MM run.

    #6 7 months ago

    NOTHING!
    Apparently doing a remake that's 3 years over due , working on their own release (god knows when) deal with spooky to release Ben Hecks game which will be released most likely after DeepRoot has released there 3rd game!

    #7 7 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    NOTHING!
    Apparently doing a remake that's 3 years over due , working on their own release (god knows when) deal with spooky to release Ben Hecks game which will be released most likely after DeepRoot has released there 3rd game!

    It's difficult to keep pace with Deeproot's vaunted Octo Manufacturing.

    #8 7 months ago

    Not true.

    LTG : )

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Not true.

    LTG : )

    Punchy remake?

    #10 7 months ago

    Now we're talking. Shaker motor, mirror blades, RGB light show, custom Fred Young call outs, and the most bad assedest animated clown topper ever made.

    LTG : )

    #11 7 months ago
    Quoted from explosiveegg:

    I don't see any recent posts about them on here or their Facebook page.

    That's okay. It great advertising for me.

    LTG : )

    #12 7 months ago

    Figuring out how to fix their flippers

    #13 7 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Latitude: 41° 50' 42.84" N Longitude: -87° 45' 35.76" W.
    LTG : )

    I tried to enter this into Google maps and it got me nowhere. It's a mystery I may never unravel.

    #14 7 months ago
    Quoted from explosiveegg:

    I tried to enter this into Google maps and it got me nowhere. It's a mystery I may never unravel.

    Should be Cicero Illinois. I searched the longitude and latitude of their address and got that.

    LTG : )

    #15 7 months ago
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    #17 7 months ago

    Yup....

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    #18 5 months ago

    Hopefully working on a Funhouse remake.

    #19 5 months ago

    Who knows… hopefully something. Their website is ironically out of the late 90’s, their sign up for support is broken (captcha issue), and their support person while eventually helpful is slow as molasses.

    Not really sure why companies wouldn’t be pumping pins out left and right in today’s market; there is certainly tons of cash just itching on the sidelines. Odd industry, complicated product, but at least we’re generally trending up.

    Perhaps CGC and Spooky or any combo should merge so we have a “2nd Stern” in terms of cranking out pins on schedule. Maybe Deeproot and CGC

    I’m hopeful LTG has insider info he cannot share and things are just around the corner. Plenty of quality pins that could go for a remake and I’m hopeful CGC continues that trend, as that’s a very nice niche that no one else is doing.

    #20 5 months ago

    The baffling part is the secrecy. Why? Weird….

    #21 5 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    just around the corner.

    So is 2022

    #22 5 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Not really sure why companies wouldn’t be pumping pins out left and right in today’s market;

    I'm sure supply chain issues are affecting pinball. Wood is expensive, chips are in short supply.

    #23 5 months ago
    Quoted from FlippyD:

    I'm sure supply chain issues are affecting pinball. Wood is expensive, chips are in short supply.

    True but a lot of other pinballs have been produced during covid. Also presumably they might have already ordered cc parts a couple years ago.

    #24 5 months ago
    Quoted from chickenscratch:

    Not really sure why companies wouldn’t be pumping pins out left and right in today’s market;

    They would if they could.

    Quoted from whthrs166:

    The baffling part is the secrecy. Why?

    Maybe they want to announce when they have solid information to announce ? They get enough crap as is, can you imagine if they miss a deadline they posted or title expected is changed to a different title ?

    Quoted from extraballingtmc:

    True but a lot of other pinballs have been produced during covid.

    Every company has different stock piles of what they need. Not every company has everything.

    LTG : )

    #25 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    They would if they could.

    Maybe they want to announce when they have solid information to announce ? They get enough crap as is, can you imagine if they miss a deadline they posted or title expected is changed to a different title ?

    Every company has different stock piles of what they need. Not every company has everything.
    LTG : )

    Well, there’s all we need for reading between the lines; supply chain issues it is

    #26 5 months ago

    Would have thought no issues with CCR or whatever the next release was supposed to be as that was way before shutdowns ... is what it is ... come on 2022..
    Release every 4 years ... thought they could do better

    #27 5 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Would have thought no issues with CCR or whatever the next release was supposed to be as that was way before shutdowns ... is what it is ... come on 2022..
    Release every 4 years ... thought they could do better

    My doctor put me on antidepressants due to CGC’s inability to release a game.

    #28 5 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Would have thought no issues with CCR or whatever the next release was supposed to be as that was way before shutdowns ... is what it is ... come on 2022..
    Release every 4 years ... thought they could do better

    they are ridiculous. there is still demand for medevil madness and they stopped making it. i was big on cactus canyon. i was wrong. i played it as pinball hall of fame. the game is a joke. the easiest game i've ever played. i'm not exaggerating when i say i went about 15 minutes on 1 ball. this is the next remake? you can see the whole game and what it has to offer in a few minutes. no code changes are going to help it.

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Release every 4 years ... thought they could do better

    They have. MMR was released early 2015.

    #30 5 months ago

    Thanks # LTG... noted

    #31 5 months ago

    Thinking that the order will be up at some point!

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    #32 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    They would if they could.

    Maybe they want to announce when they have solid information to announce ? They get enough crap as is, can you imagine if they miss a deadline they posted or title expected is changed to a different title ?

    Every company has different stock piles of what they need. Not every company has everything.
    LTG : )

    Enough information? If they don’t know what game they are making at this point they are doomed.

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    #33 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    They have. MMR was released early 2015.

    When was monster bash remake released? And we can't use covid as an excuse because they were jerking around long before that.

    #34 5 months ago
    Quoted from jorant:

    When was monster bash remake released? And we can't use covid as an excuse because they were jerking around long before that.

    November 2018 roughly

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