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HOMEBREW Pinball Games Released - 2013 to current


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#1 2 years ago

Like my other threads (Stern's & Spooky's Game Release History) I like capturing the history of games produced by a company as sometimes the data is interesting to compare with each other or other games by other manufacturers and helpful in determining info down the track for whatever reason as later on it would be harder to find in one location.

The stern one can be found here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sterns-game-release-history

The Spooky one can be found here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/spookys-game-release-history

In this thread I hope to capture the history of "completed built homebrew games" posted here at Pinside by the "Homebrew Guys". Once the creator posts a game play video showing the game playing with a full art package, along with general play rules and sounds I will post the game as a "completed game" list in the year it hit that stage. I am aware that Homebrew games will constantly be reworked in the way of rules but thought best to draw the line somewhere.

Since there are so many started projects, along with many going quite (I am one of these) and a dedicated homebrew section I will no longer list the activate build list but every few months I will check homebrew game status and will make sure the list is updated around November / December to be contenders for the Twippy Awards.

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Completed Builds for each Year - BELOW
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( 4 Games)

1. Led Zeppelin
Boardset - Original Bally Boardset
Retheme - Led Zeppelin , which was a Freedom
rotordave , NZ
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1976-bally-led-zeppelin-retheme

2. Legends of Camelot
Boardset - P3-ROC
Original Theme
matirwin , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/legend-of-camelot

3. Spaceballs - The Pin
Boardset - FAST
Original Theme
wolfmarsh , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/spaceballs-the-pin

4. Undertale
Boardset - Custom
Original Theme
@KellyCorcoran, USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/a-very-physical-undertale-fangame/page/2#post-4898171

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( 6 Games )

1. Airplane!
Boardset - custom
Original Theme
kaboom , Australia
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/flying-high-airplane

2. Ash vs Evil Dead
Boardset -
Retheme - Diner
docquest , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ash-vs-evil-dead-retheme-project-from-diners-to-deadites

3. Good vs Evil
Boardset - FAST
Original Theme - Head 2 Head
jabdoa , Europe
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/head2head-custom-pinball-machine-good-vs-evil#post-4681289

4. Hot Rod
Boardset - OPP (open pinball project) boards.
Retheme - Mustang
jwilson , Canada
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-hot-rod-a-tribute-to-classic-em-pinball

5. Kill Bill
Boardset - ?
Retheme - World Cup Soccer (with some changes)
team of 4 guys, 4 x Kill Bills made and art by steigerpijp , The Netherlands
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/kill-bill

6. Polynesia
EM System
Retheme - Student Prince
hardsuit , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-tiki-themed-wooden-pop-bumper-caps/page/3#post-4274100

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( 9 Games )

1. Despicable Me Pinball Madness
Boardset - P-ROC
Original Theme
pinballrockstar / The Pinball Amigos , The Netherlands
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/we-are-building-a-minions-pinball-updates-every-friday/page/84

2. Doom
Boardset - P3-ROC
Original Theme
bonnevil69 , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/doom-custom-pinball-machine/page/7

3. GTA Vice City
Boardset - ?
Retheme - Hollywood Heat
ibarakuro / France
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gta-vice-city-sys80b-gottlieb-pinball-mods

4. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Boardset - Homebrew KE V.2, (quad) computer
Original Theme
kaboom , Australia
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy/page/8

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Boardset - FAST
Original Theme
MarkInc , Canada
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-nightmare-before-christmas/page/21

6. Queen
Boardset - P3-ROC
Retheme - Flash
topmoose , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/flash-retheme-project/page/7

7. Star Wars Death Star One
Boardset - Data East Boardset + Autoplay video player
Original Remake Theme
pinballwil , The Netherlands
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wa-pinball-next-project-40-year-anniversary/page/2

8. Total Nuclear Annihilation
Boardset - P3-ROC
Original Theme
thenotrashcougar / Scott Danesi , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/total-annihilation-production

9. Trilogy Brewing Co. x 2
Boardset -
Retheme - Flight 2000 (x2)
trilogybeer , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pics-trilogy-brewing-co-pinball/page/14#post-3797640

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( 3 Games )

1. Lawman
Boardset - Homebrew KE V.1.1, 8 bit computer
Original Theme
kaboom , Australia
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lawman-remake

2. Medieval Castle
Boardset - original manufacturers boardset
Retheme - Medieval Madness
pinballwil , The Netherlands
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/medieval-castle/page/5

3. Multi-Bingo
Boardset - P3-ROC
Reprogram - custom programming to play multiple games
bingopodcast , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/multi-bingo-machine

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( 2 Games )

1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Boardset - P-ROC
Retheme - Swords of Fury
nelly & mocean , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-pinball/page/5

2. Wrath of Olympus
Boardset - P-ROC
Original Theme
luvthatapex2 / Riot Pinball , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wrath-of-olympus-original-custom-pinball-development/page/3

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( 2 Games )

1. Deadpin
Boardset - P-ROC
Original Theme
bonnevil69 , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/deadpin-custom-pinball-machine

2. Star Trek: The Mirror Universe
Boardset - Bally AS-2518-35 boardset
Retheme - Star Trek (though full custom as everything is opposite)
Zitt , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-trek-mirror-universe-pinball

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( 3 Games )

1. Ghostbusters
Boardset - original game boards with Sparkfun MP# Player Boards for modern sounds
Retheme - Flash Gordon
betelgeuse , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/first-look-ghostbusters-custom

2. Trilogy Brewing Co. x 1
Boardset -
Retheme - Star Trek (x1)
trilogybeer , USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pics-trilogy-brewing-co-pinball/page/14#post-3797640

3. Tumbleweed
Boardset - Homebrew KE V.1, 8 bit computer, with Sparkfun Audio module
Original Theme
kaboom , Australia
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tumbleweed-pinball-1

#2 2 years ago

added details of:
Original Theme
or
Re-theme - # game name
or
Prototype Build (based on designed games by companies / Designers that never made it to production)

Added over 2 years ago: or
Re-program (new set of rules)

#3 2 years ago

Anyone know if there is a build thread for Wrath of Olmpus ?

Added over 2 years ago: located

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

Anyone know if there is a build thread for Wrath of Olmpus and what boardset it is using

Pretty sure it's P-ROC

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Pretty sure it's P-ROC

thanks

yes, I found it on his game info sheet

#6 2 years ago

Hey gweempose , being that you are a moderator we need some recognition for the following completed pins like the other completed pins - can you help with this please:

- Doom
- GTA Vice City
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Queen

#8 2 years ago

For Buffy, maybe include me instead of & team? Also, I don't think we had final playfield layout and art until 2015 or 2016... Thanks

Some games missing:
Casino & Kuglers from rosh
Deadpin from bonnevil69

Lots more going farther back, I'll have to dig up my notes.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from Mocean:

For Buffy, maybe include me instead of & team? Also, I don't think we had final playfield layout and art until 2015 or 2016... Thanks
Some games missing:
Casino & Kuglers from rosh
Deadpin from @mbonemma
Lots more going farther back, I'll have to dig up my notes.

cheers Mocean and my apologies to you and anyone else if I leave people or important details out of credits, just post and I will update the index.

I didn't think the art was done by 2014 either and for some of the info I did go off the pinside game info page - can you confirm this please.

If there are other projects out there please provide a link, name or person's avatar and game name as that helps me alot.

#11 2 years ago

noticed Casino has gone quiet as the thread has not had activity for 11 months and rosh is at American Pinball, will this be a future un-licenced game there?

#12 2 years ago

swinks

I absolutely love this thread!

Wizard Blocks uses the P-ROC boardset. Its the best thing in the business.

#13 2 years ago

I had forgotten about the JM retheme into the Matrix by...pinnovating maybe?

compy's demoman2k

Are we including primarily software rethemes (i.e., continued software with new display technology and maybe an auto launcher?)

If so there's
epthegeek's CCC
curbfeeler's pinbot 2.0
Dp' BoP2.0
snux's f14 second sortie
@notrashcougar's Earthshaker Aftershock
demo man on steroids
...

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from Compy:

swinks
I absolutely love this thread!
Wizard Blocks uses the P-ROC boardset. Its the best thing in the business.

no worries as I like checking out all these projects myself, but thought this would be a go to Homebrew index

and

another reason is I contacted Jeff at This Week In Pinball and am campaigning for a Homebrew section to be added to the 2018 TWIPY's for best Homebrew Game (recognising a great homebrew pinball of the year) and show recognition to some very clever and innovative pinball designers not in the pinball business. Hopefully it happens and Jeff can use this list as an aid.

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Mocean:

I had forgotten about the JM retheme into the Matrix by...pinnovating maybe?
Are we including primarily software rethemes (i.e., continued software with new display technology and maybe an auto launcher?)
If so there's
epthegeek's CCC
curbfeeler's pinbot 2.0
Dp' BoP2.0
snux's f14 second sortie
@notrashcougar's Earthshaker Aftershock
demo man on steroids
...

all great suggestions and great pieces of work but would prefer to focus on the whole package of a game: art, layout, rules, sounds.

#16 2 years ago

The Multi-Bingo, 2016, P3-Roc by... me!

138 games playable in a single cab with 10 swappable playfields. Extra drawer mounted below for additional controls.

First playable in public in 2016, artwork completed (stencil and backglass) 2017.

Complete documentation here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/multi-bingo-machine

Source code/schematic here (public currently needs to be synced with my dev repo):
https://github.com/bingopodcast/bingos

Still working on a manual and have 4 more games I'd like to add from the Bally catalog, then it will be on to creating my own games.

In the interim, making my own EM arcade game.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-em-arcade-game

Not done yet, though.

Edit: oh, maybe the Multi doesn't qualify since I didn't design the playfield? Most of the bingos fall into the "Don Hooker" layout - revealed and perfected in 1951. Hard to improve upon that.

#17 2 years ago

Yay some recognition for custom game builds. Thanks Swinks

#18 2 years ago

The Forbidden Planet qualifies?

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

The Forbidden Planet qualifies?

yes, similar to Wizard blocks - do you have links, cheers

#20 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

yes, similar to Wizard blocks - do you have links, cheers

Yes, I recall reading about it and watching the progress. Then it stalled 6 months ago.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/john-treadeaus-forbidden-planet

#21 2 years ago

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#22 2 years ago

2013 Tumbleweed
Homebrew KE V.1 8 bit computer
Sparkfun Audio module
Roland drum module
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tumbleweed-pinball-1

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#23 2 years ago

Lawman
Uses the homebrew KE V.1.1 8 bit computer

Hitchhikers
Uses the homebrew KE V.2 ( quad ) computer

Just a footnote here, I resist buying off the shelf hardware, I actually like building everything including the operating systems from scratch myself.
If I was into cars I wouldn't be designing a car for GM to pickup I would be making Rat Rods.
This is the most rewarding hobby and i would impress upon anyone contemplating it to give it a crack. I'd love a world with these rare gems spread throughout

#24 2 years ago

The Homebrew game that serves homebrew .

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#25 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

all great suggestions and great pieces of work but would prefer to focus on the whole package of a game: art, layout, rules, sounds.

Writing rules from the ground up, even with a framework to lean on, is no small task.

Personally, I disagree with this decision, but you're the OP.

#26 2 years ago
Quoted from Mocean:

Writing rules from the ground up, even with a framework to lean on, is no small task.
Personally, I disagree with this decision, but you're the OP.

I agree with you as programming is probably the largest task there is a custom game and I will add them to the list - I am back to work and only so much time so I will capture over the next week - see post 2.

BUT

I am drawing the line at there must be a build thread already on Pinside as don't want to capture completed games grabbed off the internet as want to pay tribute to the builders that shared on Pinside.

#27 2 years ago

Swinks!

Cool thread and thanks for keeping this up!

Just thought I'd mention another ambitious build:

The MultiBingo
Boardset - P3-ROC
Retheme - Multiple parts bingo machines
bingopodcast
Richmond, VA USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/multi-bingo-machine

#28 2 years ago

yes, will add that as listed above, sons birthday today so won't add anything this morning, all about fun today

#29 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

I am drawing the line at there must be a build thread already on Pinside as don't want to capture completed games grabbed off the internet as want to pay tribute to the builders that shared on Pinside.

I dunno. I had no idea until yesterday there was a Matrix pin retheme, nor that a Kill Bill is almost done after over two years work. Bringing some awareness to them on pinside would be nice.

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from vireland:

I dunno. I had no idea until yesterday there was a Matrix pin retheme, nor that a Kill Bill is almost done after over two years work. Bringing some awareness to them on pinside would be nice.

There were a lot of great projects in the very early days of P-ROC, some 6-7 years ago, that weren't well preserved on pinside. I seem to recall a Getaway retheme that used a large backglass LCD that was integrated via a customzied game engine (think something like Unity3D, I guess) and...here's the kicker: if I recall correctly it was built for the sole purpose of being used as a prop in an Audi commercial. That was done before my time, though. I got involved about 5 years ago or so.

I helped a lot of folks who either abandoned projects along the way or decided to keep quiet about them ...there were rewrites of MM, avengers, and another Earthshaker game (not Scott's) to name a few.

#31 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

yes, will add that as listed above, sons birthday today so won't add anything this morning, all about fun today

Happy birthday to him!

#32 2 years ago
Quoted from Mocean:

Happy birthday to him!

thanks he had a great day

Also added a few more to the list

#33 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Yes, I recall reading about it and watching the progress. Then it stalled 6 months ago.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/john-treadeaus-forbidden-planet

Not stalled, just not posted. Only yesterday I updated the code to take account of turning off the amp in attract. It also has games within a game. You can now play Genesis, Star Trek, Barbarella as the mini wizard mode (sci-fi theater).

Details are wrong.
Board set: P3_ROC
Country: UK

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from epotech:

Not stalled, just not posted. Only yesterday I updated the code to take account of turning off the amp in attract. It also has games within a game. You can now play Genesis, Star Trek, Barbarella as the mini wizard mode (sci-fi theater).
Details are wrong.
Board set: P3_ROC
Country: UK

fixed and thanks for letting me know

#35 2 years ago

Don't forget the SWDSO remake. Data East 92 Starwars with a new playfield layout.

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#36 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

Don't forget the SWDSO remake. Data East 92 Starwars with a new playfield layout.

Don’t worry I won’t, only so much time in a day

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

Don't forget the SWDSO remake. Data East 92 Starwars with a new playfield layout.

entered in now,

does it use a p-roc or the original data east boards & program + a computer for the lcd?

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

entered in now,
does it use a p-roc or the original data east boards & program + a computer for the lcd?

Yes 100% Original boards and a autoplay video player for the extra lcd that powersup the monitor and player automatic when you put the machine on.
Its a remake with new playfield design and some extra shots.

#39 2 years ago

We don't really have a dedicated topic from the start, but there's Road Kings 2.0 with P-ROC and DMD, backglass converted to DMD by JP de Win, spinner and 2 flashers added to go with the new rules, and quite deep and complete ruleset if Pieter van Leijen and I may say so .

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/road-kings-20-with-dmd

edit - PS: nice initiative to make a list. Maybe our game meets the standard to get on the list.

2 weeks later
#40 2 years ago

I can see you not wanting to go back years. But if you change your mind I did a “big game” to “greyhounds the race Home” retheme with original boards 8 or so years ago before I was on pinside.

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#41 2 years ago

nice work fortytwo

it's not that I don't want to pay respect to older games, it's basically drawing the line as when you look deeper there are so many projects out there that are never posted on pinside. Therefore this thread is a view from the perspective of builds of custom games with their story of development posted on pinside for pinsiders to look up, read, learn and then get motivation to possibly do the same. Just like p-roc and fast have there threads dedicated to their forum and products. This isn't product specific, rather pinside build thread specific.

so the line in the sand for this thread is linking it back to pinside build threads of custom games - new and re-themes. I have been a bit busy but contemplating doing a separate homebrew thread just on homebrew software customisation as when you look deeper there are so many there as well.

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from Zitt:

You forgot:
Star Trek: The Mirror Universe
Boardset - Bally AS-2518-35 boardset
Retheme - Bally Star Trek
Zitt
Austin TX USA
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-trek-mirror-universe-pinball
completed 2014

thanks mate, I will add that now

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

nice work fortytwo
it's not that I don't want to pay respect to older games, it's basically drawing the line as when you look deeper there are so many projects out there that are never posted on pinside. Therefore this thread is a view from the perspective of builds of custom games with their story of development posted on pinside for pinsiders to look up, read, learn and then get motivation to possibly do the same. Just like p-roc and fast have there threads dedicated to their forum and products. This isn't product specific, rather pinside build thread specific.
so the line in the sand for this thread is linking it back to pinside build threads of custom games - new and re-themes. I have been a bit busy but contemplating doing a separate homebrew thread just on homebrew software customisation as when you look deeper there are so many there as well.

I get it. There’s a lot of undocumented projects out there. He retheme really was my start into home brew Pinball. I really like what you have done here. It would be cool to see this group get recognition in twipys. I have seen a lot of talent in these forums.

#45 2 years ago
Quoted from Fortytwo:

I get it. There’s a lot of undocumented projects out there. He retheme really was my start into home brew Pinball. I really like what you have done here. It would be cool to see this group get recognition in twipys. I have seen a lot of talent in these forums.

I wrote to Jeff a few weeks ago after the TWIPY'S and asked if they could have a homebrew section and sent him the link to this thread so hopefully it is included in the 2018 TWIPY'S and would be an awesome tribute to the clever guys making custom pins and maybe even give them some exposure and possibly scouted to one of the pinball companies.

#46 2 years ago

Hi i have custom built rush and acdc pins. new softaware etc.

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#47 2 years ago

Filling in some info:

Escape: P3-ROC
Legends of Camelot: P3-ROC

Correcting some info:

Wizard Blocks: P3-ROC
WW2: P3-ROC
Doom: P3-ROC
Queen: P3-ROC
TNA: P3-ROC

Also, it looks like Archer is linked but not listed. It's a P-ROC game.

Generally speaking (there are exceptions - like WOOLY) the P3-ROC is for custom builds, and the P-ROC is for re-themes of WPC/WPC-95 and Stern (Whitestar/SAM) machines.

- Gerry

https://www.multimorphic.com

#48 2 years ago

Thanks Gerry, I will correct this and good to know the difference

That was one of the reasons for the thread as then people can see what games use what board sets, as helps others.

Cheers

#49 2 years ago

My F-14 project will be getting the cobwebs blown off very soon too, it's not a complete build but is new software etc. P-ROC based.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/f14-tomcat-second-sortie-information-and-on-going-development/page/9#post-3801256

#50 2 years ago

Are you including software rewrites for existing games that are ongoing? Some of these started before 2013. If so:

My projects:

Stern Indiana Jones Rewrite (SAM +PROC):
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-stern-software-rewrite-port-over-the-journey

that carried on from:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-software-rewrite-the-journey

Whirlwind (System 11 +PROC) rewrite:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-software-rewrite-the-journey

Star Trek (Bally AS-2518 +myPinballs Custom Controller)
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-star-trek-software-rewrite-the-journey

Also, there are other projects similar which have also been ongoing for numerous years with a lot of effort put in.

Eric's Cactus Canyon Continued (WPC-95+PROC) epthegeek
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cactus-canyon-p-roc-project/page/27#post-4221933

and Scott's Earthshaker Aftershock (System 11 +PROC) thenotrashcougar
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/earthshaker-aftershock-oct-2014-gameplay-video

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