The P3 is in production!

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The P3 is in production!


By gstellenberg

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi all. We just announced publicly that the P3 is now officially in production. First machines are expected to come off the line in late March, with customer shipments commencing in April.

I'd like to offer a huge thanks to everybody who's supported us, advised us, constructively criticized us, or even just watched us during the last few years. We've stayed true to our vision and course-corrected along the way, and we're incredibly proud of what we've developed. The group of people who have come together to help bring this machine to life is top notch, and the machine is something to behold. Pinball is evolving; the P3 is proof of that.

Full text of our announcement follows.

- Gerry
http://www.multimorphic.com

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The last couple of months have seen Multimorphic reach a number of major milestones:

- All 2800+ parts for the first set of production P3s are on order, with some still being fabricated and others in-house and verified.
- We've selected and begun working with a contract manufacturing partner for P3 production.
- A bunch of patents have been granted on our core technologies, including all of our most revolutionary features.
- We've added a significant number of features to our software development kit and game framework.
- We're in trials with some web-based tools that will help us support both current and future customers.
- The specs for the P3's computer system are locked in.

All along we've known that showing early prototypes, partially-developed games, and a bunch of new ideas was a big risk. Some people like things in the pinball industry to remain as they've been for 30+ years, whereas others are eager to see product capabilities improve and new machines designed to address the needs of the modern pinball consumer. We decided early on that it was important to hear opinions from both groups of people so we could design a modular, multi-game platform with the potential to deliver that traditional pinball experience as well as exciting new experiences.

The modular design of the P3 is essential for multi-game capabilities and serviceability features, and it also modernizes the manufacturing and assembly process. Every major sub-assembly can be fully built to spec and tested outside of the playfield frame and cabinet. This means there is no critical pinball experience required for people to assemble a P3, and it allows us to effectively leverage contract manufacturing partners. That brings us to...

We are officially in production! For the last couple of months, we've been dedicating significant resources to supply chain management. With all of the parts on order or already received, we're turning some of our attention to helping our manufacturing partners successfully produce P3 machines.

Step 1 was to introduce the factory workers to the machine. We let them play and experience the functionality of the P3, and then we tore it down and showed them how everything fit together. It's an interesting experience to see the fruits of your 5 year labor broken down into a pile of parts in just a couple of hours, but the next step was much more rewarding. We watched as technicians who had never touched a P3 component before that morning put the entire machine back together (following our instructions of course), turn it on, and enjoy playing more pinball.

In the coming weeks, the relatively empty area seen in the pictures will fill up with P3 parts and people putting them together. That means we're only a couple of months away from shipping machines to our first customers. Those of you who have chosen to own a P3 will soon reap the benefits of the forward-thinking process that went into its design and our desire to deliver significantly more value for your money.

As we ramp up the production process, it's important for us to not only build high-quality first-run machines, but also to stage fabrication and delivery of parts for subsequent production runs, especially since some of the custom parts take 3-4 months to be made and delivered. While we'd love to wait until we have production machines out in the wild before asking the next set of customers to lock in their orders, it's impractical to ramp up the manufacturing site and then have them sit idle for 3 months waiting for more parts. Therefore, the time is approaching for us to ask the next set of pre-order customers to lock in their orders and pay for their machines.

We will soon be reaching out individually to more of you on the pre-order list. We're locking each of you in to a final price of $9875 (plus applicable tax and shipping charges). Those of you who signed up during the 5 game promotion will receive 5 games for that price (Lexy Lightspeed - Escape From Earth, Lexy Lightspeed - Secret Agent Showdown, Cannon Lagoon, ROCs, and Barnyard). If you're interested in a payment plan, we'll be outlining a payment schedule in the email.

If you're on the pre-order list and don't hear from us by the end of January, your order likely won't be filled in our 2nd production run. Feel free to email me in early February to request an estimated production date for your machine. Current plans include ramping up assembly in March, with first customer shipments going out in April, and building increasingly higher quantities after that.

We continue to be grateful for the support and patience you've all shown us throughout this process. It's a very exciting time for us, and we can't wait to see trucks rolling out with new P3 and unboxing pictures in your homes and locations. As you all know, that value of owning a P3 will continue to improve as the game library grows. Now that we've reached production, we can put a lot more of our R&D efforts into new games and game content. As such, this is only the beginning. Game on!

- Gerry Stellenberg
Multimorphic, Inc.
http://www.multimorphic.com

PS - If you're not already following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, please add us. We'll be ramping up efforts there shortly.

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#2 2 years ago

Awesome

#3 2 years ago

Congrats!!

#5 2 years ago

YES!!

#6 2 years ago

Great news Gerry! That shop looks legit. Glad to see you have the space and resources to get these made and out the door.

#7 2 years ago

Congrats Gerry and the team!

#9 2 years ago

Exciting news, wishing you tremendous success and very much look forward to trying one out!

#10 2 years ago

This has been a long time coming. It's been fascinating to see its development.

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#11 2 years ago

What's a P3?

#12 2 years ago
#14 2 years ago

Congratulations Gerry !

LTG : )

#15 2 years ago

Wonderful news. Please make sure to contact Boxcar here in Raleigh NC. The owner has gotten all of the latest titles, most of them as LE's, his business is booming and I would love to see your system added to his Barcade.

#16 2 years ago

Another great video explaining the platform:

#17 2 years ago

Wow. Congrats!

#18 2 years ago

Awesome!!! i really enjoyed playing your 'asteroids' setup. so cool, good luck!

#19 2 years ago

One more teaser video, so excited:

#20 2 years ago

Congrats Gerry and team!

Bring one up to the NW Pinball Show in June! People ask about it every year!

Aaron
FAST Pinball

#21 2 years ago

Wow! Congratulations Gerry! I think that the P3 is the most innovative platform on the market and you guys have really incorporated some cool technologies into the machine! Well done, sir!

I look forward to seeing where you guys take the platform in the future!

#22 2 years ago

Played your P3 at CAX two or three years ago and it's a blast! My buddy and I kept returning to play it.

Congrats and best of luck.

#23 2 years ago

Outstanding news! I was so impressed by this machine at the MGC, and I can't wait to see how the platform continues to evolve! Congrats!!

#24 2 years ago

So cool. Congrats. Cant wait to get the machine for my new game room!! I look forward to seeing the game in Texas!!

#25 2 years ago

Congratulations Gerry and P3 team!

I cant wait to play one of these, its one of the most interesting things in pinball right now.

#26 2 years ago

Ok, that's pretty cool. I wondered when we'd see the first playfield/screen combo in a pinball machine. To me, this makes more sense than developing machines with the screen in the backglass.

Bravo, looking forward to seeing what direction you take from here.

#27 2 years ago

Wonderful!

#28 2 years ago

Huge milestone, congrats!

#29 2 years ago

Congratulations dudes! Got one of your P-ROCs arriving on Friday.

#30 2 years ago

Fanatastic news! Mega-contratulations to the whole team! I've been following your progress from the beginning and I'm sooo looking forward to playing this.

#31 2 years ago

Just Awesome! We have been following you for the last few years and WOW! exciting times ahead.

#32 2 years ago

Awesome! Congrats!

#33 2 years ago

Congrats P3 team you guys deserve it! Such hard workers and you never give up.

#34 2 years ago

Congrats --- Exciting news for all!

Great job Gerry and team!!!

#35 2 years ago

Thanks for all of the kind words. It's all very much appreciated.

This is of course a huge milestone for the team and our customers, but we know we still have a ton of work to do. Making sure the machines are built properly and efficiently, building and maintaining a larger-scale customer support infrastructure, developing new and exciting content, and helping/supporting 3rd party developers create their own games will all present ongoing challenges we're looking forward to meeting head-on. We're just happy to finally have an official answer to "when are you going to ship?"

- Gerry
http://www.multimorphic.com

#36 2 years ago

awesome news. Always look forward to following this from the very beginning. Can't afford one now, but I will get one down the road.

#37 2 years ago

One of the most exciting developments pinball.

Wishing Multimorphic great success and I can't wait to play one myself!

#38 2 years ago

Congrats! Can't wait to see the first machines to ship!

#39 2 years ago

Good stuff. Congrats to Gerry and everyone else involved (including my buddy BJ from NZ!)

rd

#40 2 years ago

God speed, and best wishes

#41 2 years ago

How exciting! With so much negativity stemming from some of the boutique manufacturers the last couple years, it's always nice to have some uplifting news. Bravo guys!

#42 2 years ago

Congrats on the milestone. Please take pictures and post them as things go. Some of us actually like seeing stuff like that.

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#43 2 years ago

updates..... we need updates!

#44 2 years ago

Congrats, Gerry & team! Super excited to hear this. I had great fun playing the P3 at TPF and at Gerry's home last year. Innovative, refreshing, fun, pinball! I'm watching this one closely!

#45 2 years ago

Awesome!

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