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Goodbye & New Beginnings


By HeighwayPinball

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Just over five years have passed since I started Heighway Pinball Limited in my home garage. Now, the company has grown to be a multinational business with customers spread throughout the globe.

The company has faced many challenges along the way, which has culminated in our first game, Full Throttle, and our current game, Alien Pinball. I always strived to create a modern and relevant quality pinball product, with many exciting new ideas. I believe that we have fulfilled many of the goals I set for this company.

I am extremely proud of the games that we have produced. In particular, Alien Pinball is the result of tireless work, over the last three years, from a team comprising of some of the most talented and passionate pinball people I could have ever have hoped to assemble. ‘Alien’ is personally my favourite movie of all time, closely followed by ‘Aliens’. I could not be happier with the finished product and how it represents both movies.

The time has come for a change at Heighway Pinball. Substantial monies are being pumped immediately into this company by our existing investors to drive this company forward to producing hundreds of games every month within the coming months. These investors have not been actively involved in the running of the business up to this point but they bring a huge amount of pinball experience to the operating of this company. They are also very successful businessmen in their own rights. Their passion for pinball, business acumen and love of the company’s products will drive this company forwards. There are a lot of expectant customers out there who want delivery of this epic game as quickly as possible – and this is a commitment this company will now strive to deliver as soon as is possible.

As of now, I have now left Heighway Pinball and am no longer involved in any way with the company. A new management structure is already in place at the company, that is committed to delivering games to all of its customers and building the company up into becoming an important market player within the coming years. The company is being left in good hands, with the investors bringing a wealth of pinball experience into this company and everyone is committed to delivering customer games as quickly as possible.

I have not left pinball permanently – but am taking a break away from it as fresh finances and ideas drive the company forwards. I will likely still be seen at pinball/trade shows and look forward to meeting many of you again in the future.

I will no longer be contactable at andrew@heighwaypinball.com and I will not be posting here, any other pinball forums, on Facebook or on Twitter as ‘Heighway Pinball’ from now onwards.

I have met some amazing people over the last five years and would like to thank all of my customers, staff, contractors, investors, distributers and suppliers - who have shared my dream and supported myself and this company over the years. I step away from Heighway Pinball at an exciting time for the company and wish all those associated with the company all of the best for the future.

Andrew Heighway
Former CEO/Managing Director – Heighway Pinball

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#2 1 year ago

Good fortune to you in the future. I followed your company story as a SolidWorks employee knowing that you guys were designing with SolidWorks.

#3 1 year ago

Good luck to you and Heighway pinball. Your games looked and played great at TPF when I was there.

#4 1 year ago

Good luck with your future endeavors, and good luck to the new management team.

#5 1 year ago

Wish you the best for the future and I loved playing Full Throttle at the late Pinball Wizard in NH.
-Mike

#6 1 year ago

Good luck Andrew...keep you chin up. Alien Pinball has earned a place in the top 10.

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#7 1 year ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Alien Pinball has earned a place in the top 10.

Top 10 of what?

#8 1 year ago

Good luck in the future! I hope we see you back in a few years with something new!

#9 1 year ago

Please Keep in touch, Andrew.....and welcome to the club!.....of reduced emails!

Best of Health.

Art

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#10 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Top 10 of what?

Pinball fiascos

#11 1 year ago

Good luck Andrew. It was great chatting with you at TPF.

#12 1 year ago

Best of luck to you Andrew!

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#13 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Top 10 of what?

Once an a**hole always an...

PS: JM is awesome.....stick that in your holster.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Once an a**hole always an...
PS: JM is awesome.....stick that in your holster.

I'm sorry if I believe a game needs to be around a bit longer, and have people actually play it, and working correctly, before I crown it's ass a top 10 GOAT. Call me an old fashioned asshole

#15 1 year ago

Does the name of the company change now?

Rob

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Once an a**hole always an...
PS: JM is awesome.....stick that in your holster.

You got that right!

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

You got that right!

Oh Jesus this tool.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Call me an old fashioned asshole

Well...I aim to please:

You old fashioned asshole.

#19 1 year ago

I thought this was going to turn into way more of a shit show by now.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Well...I aim to please:
You old fashioned asshole.

You can always count on boob

#21 1 year ago

Cheers Andrew. Probably the last pinball CEO that will help me load my new game in to the truck. Thanks again.

#22 1 year ago

Never had the chance to play any of those pins yet anywhere! Don't know anybody with one! Good PR huh???

#23 1 year ago

All the best, Andrew. What you have created is fantastic, it's a shame it ended how it did. However, I feel optimistic about the new management and hope Alien is a success.

#24 1 year ago

I have always been impressed about Andrew's passion for Pinball and Alien in particular. Best of luck to you Andrew.

#25 1 year ago

He had me at "modern and relevant".

#26 1 year ago

Producing Full Throttle and the subsequent Alien is a pretty special achievement in the time allotted. Best of luck to you in the future Andrew.

#27 1 year ago

G'day Andrew - you have brought some truly innovative engineering and design to pinball.
Nothing beats a well setup FullT. No other game has shots and flow like it.
Appreciated your help with mine when I needed it.

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