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Barry Oursler Joins Heighway Pinball

By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    Legendary game designer, Barry Oursler, has officially joined Heighway Pinball.

    Barry’s career spans more than 35 years and has seen him designing pinball machines such as Gorgar, Solar Fire, Pin*Bot, Jungle Lord, Cyclone, Dirty Harry and Junkyard.

    Company CEO, Andrew Heighway says: “Barry Oursler is one of my all time favourite pinball designers, so I am extremely happy that Barry is joining our team. Barry has been away from pinball for too long, so we are all very excited to see what Barry will design for us”.

    Barry says “I am very excited to get back into pinball and that Andrew has given me this chance! I really can't wait to get started on my first game design in 19 years!”

    As well as working on a brand new licensed game – due for release in late 2015 – Barry will also be helping and consulting with current games in Heighway’s development programme.

    Andrew adds “Barry will also be helping us with the current games we have in development, such as Alien Pinball, and his wealth of experience will help us to make our games the best they can be”

    Photo courtesy of Pinball News

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    #3 4 years ago

    And boom goes the dynamite!

    #4 4 years ago

    but.... what about Vonnie D?

    #5 4 years ago

    Congrats to Barry, Heighway, and fans of pinball!

    #6 4 years ago

    congrats to barry and heighway.

    #7 4 years ago

    Awesome, congrats

    #8 4 years ago

    great news.

    lets have a look on game nr. 3

    #9 4 years ago

    hey! don't forget that he designed joust as well!

    congrats to all, I sure that barry will make a great addition to the company and bring a wealth of knowledge along with him

    #11 4 years ago

    Awesome news! My fav. pin designer (if you couldn't tell from what I own, 3/4 of them are his designs).

    #12 4 years ago

    Great to see Barry back in the groove. Best wishes!

    #13 4 years ago

    Good to see this!
    Congrats to Barry and Heighway.

    #14 4 years ago

    Nice, He gets to design another Aliens machine.

    #15 4 years ago

    This is great news. Excellent to have Barry back in business again. As for Aliens, did you know that was the original license for 1993's BSD before it was changed?

    I also hope to see future sequels to his previous sequels:
    -Typhoon (follow-up to Comet/Cyclone/Hurricane)
    -Space Colony (follow-up to Space Shuttle/Station)
    -Dirty Dogs (No previous sequel, but we need a canine version of Bad Cats!)

    #16 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Barry, he deserves this. I hope he knocks a design out of the park.

    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    Space Colony (follow-up to Space Shuttle/Station)

    hell yes!

    #17 4 years ago


    #18 4 years ago

    And the announcement on our YouTube video update today...

    #19 4 years ago

    nice of you to update . great stuff

    #20 4 years ago

    Woo! I've been aching for a new Oursler design. Can't wait to see what he releases!

    #21 4 years ago

    Congrats! I am a big believer in everything you are doing at Heighway!

    #22 4 years ago

    This is great news!

    #23 4 years ago

    totally awesome.

    Go Barry!!!!!

    #24 4 years ago


    #25 4 years ago

    Heighway's new way of making pinball may be exactly the way to get Barry back into things. Playfield design/ideas/toys/concepts/rules and then work with a younger team who build it virtually, supervise the rest of the project, but act as a mentor. I'm only guessing as to that being the situation, but that is my understanding of how it could play out.

    #26 4 years ago

    It's good to have a legend on board! Space Shuttle single handedly save all of pinball.

    #27 4 years ago

    No I didn't; very interesting.

    Quoted from JoelOmatik:

    As for Aliens, did you know that was the original license for 1993's BSD before it was changed?

    #28 4 years ago

    Also good to see that Barry's health has recovered to the point that he can work as a pinball designer again.

    #29 4 years ago

    Total Awesomeness !

    #30 4 years ago

    Barry is a great guy and an amazing designer. the pinball world is lucky to have him back.
    Bravo to Andrew for getting him on board.

    Barry's a big Sci-Fi fan as well, so I know he'll love getting to work a bit on bringing Alien to completion.

    #31 4 years ago

    Terrific news. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

    #32 4 years ago

    Excellent......going to start searching artwork for the wall soon, ....Alien coming!!!!

    #33 4 years ago

    think i'll start a thread, actually............

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