Pinball Magazine just got the following press release from American Pinball. Jeff Busch being is charge of art is news to me. Looks like there will not be any references on the game reminding of the design originally showing at Pinball Expo 2016. There's also a new website up for American Pinball.
HOUDINI, THE GREATEST MAGICIAN OF ALL TIME COMES TO LIFE IN THE FORM OF A PINBALL MACHINE
American-Pinball™ to Launch Houdini, Master of Mystery at Texas Pinball Festival, March 24th-26th.
Chicago, IL –March 24th, 2017 - American-Pinball, manufacturer of arcade games and amusements, is excited to announce the pending world-wide release of Houdini –Master of Mystery™ pinball machine for the home, arcades, gaming centers and magic collectors. American Pinball’s Houdini Master of Mystery will be available for purchase later this year for a limited-time introductory price of $6,995,
Based in the mecca of the pinball universe just outsideChicago, IllinoisAmerican Pinball features a team with decades of industry experience and a reputation that proceedsthemselves including legendary pinball designer, Joe Balcer, Director of Software Engineering,Josh Kugler,Director of Product development,Jim Thornton and Director of Sales, Jolly Backer and Art Director,Jeff Busch.
“We’ve built an incredible team that is responsible for some of the most well-known pinball games ever created,” explained Dhaval Vasani, founder and president of American Pinball. “We’re on a mission to create an immersive and engaging pinball machine that will distinguish American Pinball from others in the industry with the goal of delivering the ultimate fun experience for everyone including hobbyists, collectors as well asgeneral magic lovers and Houdini fans.”
Houdini is a name known around the world and one that is associated with greatness. This legendary figure is now celebrated with the newest machine from American Pinball. Houdini was more than just the world’s greatest escape artist, he was an illusionist, a movie star, a debunker of psychics and some believe he was also a government spy. The Houdini, Master of Mystery pinball machine celebrates his incredible life andimmerses the player in all fun things Houdini. Become one with Houdini and experience his greatest tricks, be a part of his movies, participate in a séance and go on secret missions.
“From start to finish, the timeline we’ve achieved for Houdini is unheard of in the start-up pinball world,” explained Joe Balcer, Director of Operations. “We’ve built a team and an incredible machine in under four months.”
With a limited-time introductory of $6,995, the “Houdini-Master Mystery” will be unveiled at the upcoming Texas Pinball Festival March 24th-26th2017. Come play the magic.
Please log on to American-Pinball.com for more details.
American Pinball has been listening and watching the industry for quite some time and has come to the conclusion that there’s a need for a new player in town. One that has their priorities straight and believes in quality craftsmanship and a “Made in America” mentality. People want a company that’s focused first on creating an incredible game experience and less on how to make a quick buck and that’s exactly what American Pinball is all about. We believe in hiring good people with an authentic approach to the pinball industry combined with decades of industry experience that will position the company to be an innovator, leader and pioneer for years to come. The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the company’s greatest strength as it provides us with an opportunity to make strategic and quick decisions with the goal of delivering the most engaging, fun and unique pinball machines ever created. Since day one of American Pinball we knew we wanted to create a company that would distinguish itself from the industry both as a result of the company itself and the products we manufacture. Our first game Houdini, Master of Mystery will be our first real example of that.