I have been wanting to do a custom pinball for so long and was torn between a Surfing pinball and a Dukes of Hazzard (DoH) pinball for a few years now, but today it's Australia Day here and decided to commit to a cool theme custom pinball.
To me it is one of those games that I always wondered why it was never done but lends itself to be a very cool and fun game. As like my other mod projects I like to include people in the process, get ideas, thoughts, rules etc to make this a cool game. Wolfmarsh and his Spaceballs : Pin has inspired me to give it a go.
I have doodled a rough layout for the game as well as some rough rules but want to do some hopefully new and interesting stuff with the game, with some inspiration coming from the these threads:
as well as Aurich's simple pin thread.(edit - link added)
I grew up watching the Dukes all the time and enjoyed the movie as well (yes not the original actors) as all fun.
I have the CAD and 3D modelling experience and do alot of 3D printing and dabble in art (already have a few illustrator files ready for this game) but my challenge will be programming and has been my biggest form of procrastination for a few years. But from what I read Mission Pinball Framework looks like a great tool for programming (unless I can find a team mate to help me and we build 2 pinballs ) and really keen to learn more about the Fast board set as well.
I won't get this finished in a year as will be a few year project amongst mods and life but have much of the cabinet designed in cad, and doing playfield mech models amongst mods now.
Thinking the game will have:
- the duke farm / barn
- cooters garage
- boars nest and boss hoggs office
- 2 ramps (one being a jump ramp)
Game rules to include
- gather the crew cars, cooter, general lee and diasy's car
- delivering moon shine (with multiball police chases)
- save the farm
- car race (with multiball)
- as well as bar fight
I do have an idea to have coloured balls to identify police and the general lee but unknown if I go down this path.
So putting it out there and open for ideas, rules, tips and please urge me if I start to slacken off with progress reports.