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New Game Houdini? Just Announced by American Pinball.

By RickThorn

2 years ago

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Post #2532 American pinball is advertising in pinball life orders Posted by DennisK (2 years ago)

Post #2768 Press Release from American Pinball before TPF 2017 Posted by unigroove (2 years ago)

Post #2820 video of game reveal at TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2829 TPF gameplay video (short) Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2831 Photo of Houdini backbox/translite Posted by 1iblind (2 years ago)

Post #2839 more short Houdini gameplay video from TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2841 Video of Houdini catapult toy in action Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #2851 Price confirmed as $6995 from sources at TPF Posted by Khabbi (2 years ago)

Post #3006 A quick review of TPF reactions. Posted by rosh (2 years ago)

Post #3050 Some history of Houdini leading up to TPF from rosh Posted by rosh (2 years ago)

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#274 2 years ago

If this game is actually made, would it actually sell any? 10, 20, 50, 100?

#595 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

To the topic, and to one of Mr Hecks points,
WHO can get over to Vegas and verify this working Houdini act?
I'll paypal your buffet. You just bring camera.

Jon Norris said he'll be checking it out...
I told him to take photos/video/etc...

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#616 2 years ago

I just called the Venetian hotel in Vegas and nothing Pinball or Houdini related is on the schedule they said.

#730 2 years ago

!News Flash!
Houndini Flyer photo was photobombed by Magic Gurl!

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#820 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

"There is this wild loop-de-loop shot unlike anything I’ve ever seen in pinball before"
If they took my file off pinballmakers, I'm going to laugh

Funny, that's a ramp gimmick I had talked to John about, it's on Gold Wings as well.

#1084 2 years ago

Photo Credit: Jon Norris

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#1115 2 years ago

Another photo by Jon Norris

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#1286 2 years ago

So is there really nobody on this message board or connected to it that can go to the show this week
and interview whoever is there from American-Pinball?

#1496 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

That just means it has a Gigabyte x86 motherboard. And JJP uses Intel Atom, while MMR has a BeagleBone black.
It does explain how they got it into a booth at this show. Clever.
It's probably still using the same PROC clone that John had commissioned as before.

I know and because a "gigbyte" brand of mother board sounds so techie to non-techs...

I'm wondering if the "flux capacitor" core in it will be fully working prior to Expo!

#1565 2 years ago

What are the Odds of a flipping Houdini at Expo!?
I'm not saying working 100% or full code,
just playing enough that they don't have to take the glass off the whole time.

#1746 2 years ago
Quoted from Razorbak86:

They should bolt down that iPad in the back, or the first air ball is gonna knock it over and block the orbits.

It's a touch screen!
Bash Toy of sorts!

#1783 2 years ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

I was thinking the EXACT same thing today - what if they pick up Doom at Expo and get the license from id?
Take my money!

IF a DOOM is EVER made, it MUST be 90s style and good bash toy and a flying ball to represent the rocket.

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#2163 2 years ago
Quoted from lllvjr:

New cabinet design. LED head trim also

Dude, F T W!
It's an AMERICAN company with a FOREIGN 1 coin slot door?

Of all the things I could complain about, yeah yeah yeah,
but come the absolute fuck on!
Look at any god damn coin door for the past 25 years!

FUCK! God damn common sense, 2 fucking coin mechs! TWO!!!

#2200 2 years ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

As far as I'm concerned, what has emerged is very positive.
JPop is just a consultant on Houdini.
Zidware is totally separate.
They are simply the contractor for MG.
Balcer has been taken on and absolutely will fix the game.
May not be great news re: original JPop backers, but it's great news regarding AP being a serious entity and Houdini.
But yeah, I strongly suspect that they only recently realised they needed to get Joe in.

How is Zidware totally different if American is making/developing Zidware games?

#2201 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

It's easy to see, plain as the nose on your face ... any recovery plan that associates with JPOP is doomed to fail. JPOP is a complete disaster. Toxic garbage. AP has decided to flush JPOP, and improvise a little.

God, I cant wait for round 3...
Just wonder what that group or company will be called...

#2265 2 years ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

By about... 75%?

75% of what a Pinball Machine actually is functionally is the CODE!
Without it, it is just a funky piece of furniture with lights!

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#2688 2 years ago

IF the game flips at TPF 2017 this thread hits 10K posts by Christmas!

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#2749 2 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Someone should correct this posting. It should read New HOUDINI game by American Pinball. JPOP has nothing to do with this game. Interested to see more on this work in progress..

#bingo !

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#2779 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure Pinside will help critique this pinball machine's art work towards greatness!

#2822 2 years ago
Quoted from nwiryan:

Would love to see a stream.

Just makes sense right?
If I had a pinball company, I would document and share footage of debuts...

#2824 2 years ago
Quoted from SilverballNut:

They brought a team of 7 and they are all talking...and taking...oh and talking...

Anyone recording? Haha

#2830 2 years ago
Quoted from Khabbi:

Done video I shot for starters
» YouTube video

You Sir are a Rock Star!

#2894 2 years ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

well....... think I want one but want to play it first , sure hope these guys bring this to Southern Fried

Spooky is coming, so maybe Mr Houdini can hitch a ride?

#2992 2 years ago

No direct sales?
If so, who are the distributors?

#2993 2 years ago
Quoted from konjurer:

Houdini hid the elephant more than once and we know how he did it. There is a wonderful book by Jim Steinmeyer called "Hiding the Elephant" which goes over all of the great advances in magic from the Black Art principle to Pepper's Ghost (which is used in Ghostbusters) to Houdini's elephant vanish. Houdini desperately wanted to be respected among his peers as one of the greatest magicians but his fan base just wanted to see the escapes. Houdini was crushed that the elephant illusion was not as well received by the public as he'd hoped.
Congrats on the game AP! I'm a huge fan of the history of magic so this is my theme. If you want a little constructive feedback, the previous artwork on the backglass was freaking amazing. The new backglass art is ok but I am a bit disappointed. I think Harry needs to be on the backglass. Best of luck.

A disappearing Harry on the backglass like the Dr Dude transformation effect?

#3019 2 years ago
Quoted from rosh:

We are currently evaluating which shows we will be at and certainly looking at the ones that have been mentioned in this thread. MGC might be a touch too soon, but after we settle back in we will assess it.

You've got to make it to IAAPA in Florida in November and Freeplay Florida convention is the weekend before so it makes a nice long week for a company showing off a game.
Stern and JJP do them yearly.

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