I’ve been working in the pinball “scene” as it were for the past several years. I’ve worked on some really cool projects, like Demolition Man 2000, TNA, Wizard Blocks, Kingpin, Pinball Circus, RM, Titan Pinball’s Kits Database and the P3 just to name a few. I firmly believe that part of the fun in owning/playing games is to make them your own.
Enter Twilight Zone. It’s a great game. It’s warped, it has several Rube Goldberg elements and it keeps me entertained. It occurred to me one day that the majority of the backsplash/backboard space is completely unused.
So, to address that, I’ve created the Interactive Backboard Display system with Twilight Zone being the first title. This system introduces a fully immersive, fully interactive 15” display that occupies most of the backboard space. This is not some stop-frame animation gimmick, this is rich video at over 30 frames per second!
This is not a Color DMD alternative, but is designed to interactively change the backboard artwork depending on the game modes that are active or completed. This display is fully interactive, and knows the game’s state!
Out of the box, the display comes with custom artwork and animations pre-programmed for the over 12 modes (plus a few extras!)
- Game introductions after pressing start
- Camera awards
- Super Skill Shot
- Clock Chaos
- Clock Millions
- Battle the Power
- Super Slot
- The Spiral
- Fast Lock
- Town Square Madness
Now, I know that what comes out the box might not appeal to everyone, so the system does allow you to take the SD card, load it onto your PC and replace the existing graphics or videos with ones of your choosing. Create a display package for yourself, or share your setup with others, it’s up to you!
Each kit comes with the following:
- Display Controller & Game Sensing Card
- 15” ruggedized display panel inset into a 23” wooden back panel (matched to original specs)
- Easy-mount brackets that utilize existing backboard mounting holes
- Display power, HDMI and data cables
- Fully loaded/preconfigured SD card with graphics and videos ready-to-go
The projected price here is $449 for the entire kit
***Availability & How to Get One***
I’ve ordered enough parts to assemble, test and ship 20 units. Display panels are in stock and the remaining parts should be arriving over the next few weeks.
Subsequent runs will be based on demand, but the idea is to always have a few in stock so that those who want one can get one.
Please show interest in this thread or send me a DM.
Once the assembly of these units is nearing completion, I’ll coordinate shipping and payment with the first batch directly. I don’t want any money from you until I’m sure things are good to go.
I’m starting out with Twilight Zone because it was the first game I designed this mod for, but I can say that I have three other titles in the works right now.
***Demo & Pictures***
Feel free to ask any questions you like!