Here are some quick pics of the LOV playfield CAD. Keep in mind this is a work in progress. Most of it is still under development and there are a lot of placeholders right now; but you’ll get a flavor for the design and layout.
The theme focuses on Valhalla and so does the layout with the central ramp that you shoot the ball up through the gates of Valhalla. We’re also integrating a lot of other mechanics into the game that tie directly with the general theme – Thor’s hammer that comes down and strikes the ball, a Viking ship with physical ball lock that you load with warriors to unleash on the playfield in a frenzied multiball, the Kraken magnet under the playfield that seizes your ball and sends it into chaos, and a hidden subway shot behind the left upper flipper that sends your ball to Viking Hel. Our plan is to adorn the playfield with strategic plastics showing off other key Viking legends such as the Jormungandr, the Valkyries, the blood eagle, etc. among a few other items in the works.
Rules wise, this game focuses on collecting 8 Viking tasks and battling your way through 16 unique legends. The flexibility in the code gives the player plenty of strategies for attacking the playfield whether it’s working your way through the 16 tiered modes, starting hurry-ups, or collecting other features like combos, weapons, and raiding party members that all build towards multiple wizard modes. Frank has close to 900 hours in programming already with lots more features in the pipeline.
Build wise, the machine has been designed on a standard playfield, will implement full RGB throughout the inserts and GI, and it will feature a HD LCD display. The electronics have been built on the P-ROC system utilizing the latest and greatest P3 technology.
Special thanks to many people for their help in getting us to this stage: Dave Horsefield, Michael Ocean, Scott Danesi, Gerry Stellenberg, Jeremy Wilson, Coleman Martin, James Cardona, Greg Butcher, and Brad Baker, and my wife and her patience. The P-ROC and custom builder community is really an amazing group.
Stay tuned for more pics of the first whitewood and artwork.