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Total Nuclear Annihilation production by Spooky Pinball


By Grizlyrig

2 years ago



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“Would you buy this if Spooky Pinball built it? How much would you be willing to pay?”

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  • Maybe 186 votes
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  • $5500-5750 324 votes
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  • $5751-6000 98 votes
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#1301 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Look at our collection of hands, heads and feet to see where we've been. Embrace this parody: the ending of things you can believe. We'll drive you 'til you're skin and bones and when we finally reach the end, you'll fall into our open arms, accept our tears of sympathy. Make way for our emptiness. A descent that never ends 'til the one last living thing is the next thing to go. You should know by now that we never come in peace. Endure this tragedy, wrap yourselves in our fantasies. When you think of all you've lost, weigh it with what you've gained in trade. We've given the greatest gift: this savior that will never rise. The Bringer of Greater Things. Creator of Brighter Days. The city cops, a sub-zero night. A midnight ride out of town. The passenger was found frozen to the snow. Our enduring legacy. We bring a better way. Our handshake crushing bone. The blankets that keep you warm, we've soiled with disease. The Bringer of Greater Things. Creator of Brighter Days. The hollow songs you'll sing at the ending of your day.

That's either from a movie or you've totally lost it. Hopefully it is the first one. Regardless, it is nothing a mankini can't fix.

#1302 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

That's either from a movie or you've totally lost it. Hopefully it is the first one. Regardless, it is nothing a mankini can't fix.

I was hoping he might quote Glengarry Glen Ross, but that doesn't seem to be the case...

Brad

#1303 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

That's either from a movie or you've totally lost it. Hopefully it is the first one. Regardless, it is nothing a mankini can't fix.

Lol....im thinking, well the wizard mode sounds pretty effed up, but oh well.....

#1304 2 years ago

I've read where this pin won more awards/first place votes in numerous categories at the SFGE .
Nice...

#1305 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

That's either from a movie or you've totally lost it. Hopefully it is the first one. Regardless, it is nothing a mankini can't fix.

Did I ever have it?

#1306 2 years ago

saw that video for the first time and must say i'm really impressed!!! Awesome game, sound amazing....

btw: is that an Oblivion sound on 23:50? Tilt warning!!! This is freaking cool

#1307 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Pic stolen from the SFGE thread on TNA, it's packed under there.

Holy cr*p

#1308 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Pic stolen from the SFGE thread on TNA, it's packed under there.

It looks like the suitcases my wife packs, the ones where she asks me to close them for her as she cannot manage to close them without stuff sticking out the sides

#1309 2 years ago
Quoted from Rappelbox:

is that an Oblivion sound on 23:50? Tilt warning!!

Scott mentioned it during the DeadFlip stream beeing a license free sound effect that just sounds very much the same!

The whole sound design on this machine is really awesome!

#1310 2 years ago
Quoted from Ben1981:

Scott mentioned it during the DeadFlip stream beeing a license free sound effect that just sounds very much the same!
The whole sound design on this machine is really awesome!

I agree and think the sounds really do engage everyone that I have seen played it. Love the Tilt warning!

1 week later
#1311 2 years ago

I can't get this game out of my mind. I haven't even played it and I think I am the biggest Fanboy of this game already.

#1312 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

I can't get this game out of my mind. I haven't even played it and I think I am the biggest Fanboy of this game already.

*turns on Dead Flip stream*

#1313 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

I can't get this game out of my mind. I haven't even played it and I think I am the biggest Fanboy of this game already.

Wait until you get to play it, it should make you even more of a fan. If I could afford a NIB I'd probably be getting in line for a TA.

#1314 2 years ago

I am going to be selling some games that I didn't think I would ever sell to fund and make room for a Total Nuclear Annihilation . Can't wait to see a full production version of it sitting in my basement .

#1315 2 years ago

I am going to be saving and selling at least one game to make room for TNA. The end of 2017 can come soon enough!

#1316 2 years ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

*turns on Dead Flip stream*

Much more playtime here:

I think i spent way more time watching TnA footage last week than playing my pins

#1317 2 years ago
Quoted from Ben1981:

Much more playtime here:
» YouTube video
I think i spent way more time watching TnA footage last week than playing my pins

I will have to check it out!

#1318 2 years ago

this may be of interest of TNA fans.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/mad-rollin-pinball-2017-sept-22-23/page/2#post-3831417

worth note that we currently have 1 team slot available if you want to be part fo the fun and also get a shot at winning this sweet prize!

#1319 2 years ago

I officially added my name to Spooky's TNA "interested" list. I think a watched all 3 hours of that SFGE video, this game is so fricking awesome in every way! Looking forward to more info

#1320 2 years ago

You saw me on it for sure. I put my name on the list after one play.

#1321 2 years ago

And the madness continues!!

#1322 2 years ago

Interesting short video (06:17) which may appeal to fans of the 1980s artistic vibe on TNA

Here’s how the ’80s got its distinctive look:

Memphis Design movement dominated the '80s with their crazy patterns and vibrant colors. Many designers and architects from all around the world contributed to the movement in order to escape from the strict rules of modernism. Although their designs didn't end up in people's homes, they inspired many designers working in different mediums. After their first show in Milan in 1981, everything from fashion to music videos became influenced by their visual vocabulary.

#1323 2 years ago
Quoted from c508:

Interesting short video (06:17) which may appeal to fans of the 1980s artistic vibe on TNA

great find! That design makes me think of "saved by the bell" and swatch watches

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#1324 2 years ago
Quoted from c508:

Interesting short video (06:17) which may appeal to fans of the 1980s artistic vibe on TNA

Technically, TNA isn't Memphis but instead Neon Noir, a different but also very 80's style. Think more Patrick Nagel and less Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

#1325 2 years ago

I love TNA's translite. The art style really appeals to me since I've been on a synthwave kick lately, which has the same aesthetic.
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The main character looks like she'd fit in well in the Overwatch universe, which could probably help pull in some younger people to the pinball hobby. This is Tracer from Overwatch, for example.
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#1326 2 years ago
Quoted from XXVII:

I love TNA's translite. The art style really appeals to me since I've been on a synthwave kick lately, which has the same aesthetic.

The main character looks like she'd fit in well in the Overwatch universe, which could probably help pull in some younger people to the pinball hobby. This is Tracer from Overwatch, for example.

I definitely thought of Blood Dragon when I saw the translite, which is awesome. That game had a really great feel to the environment and music.

#1327 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I definitely thought of Blood Dragon when I saw the translite, which is awesome. That game had a really great feel to the environment and music.

Totally! And the trailer is hilarious (warning: language and game violence)

#1328 2 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

TNA isn't Memphis but instead Neon Noir, a different but also very 80's style

Yea it does seem to be closer to that.. This youtube channel has a lot of that art and music style:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePrimeThanatos/videos

#1329 2 years ago

Watch this until the game comes out....

Kung Fury!!!!

#1330 2 years ago

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#1331 2 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Watch this until the game comes out....
Kung Fury!!!!
» YouTube video

I love Kung Fury! In the same vein is the music video for Carpenter Brut's (my favorite synthwave artist) "Turbo Killer" which I think was produced in part by the team that did Kung Fury.

The way I see synthwave/outrun music described is like the music you would imagine hearing if you were in the '80s driving in a Ferrari along the coast at night while being chased by the cops. Carpenter Brut's music is like that except you're driving through Hell.

#1332 2 years ago

Synthwave meets Overwatch is a great descriptor and is a huge style right now.

#1333 2 years ago

This game is going to look killer!

#1334 2 years ago
Quoted from XXVII:

Totally! And the trailer is hilarious (warning: language and game violence)
» YouTube video

Did you really give a game violence warning??

#1335 2 years ago

Tell me I can spin that somewhere and win a free game!

#1336 2 years ago
Quoted from XXVII:

The main character looks like she'd fit in well in the Overwatch universe, which could probably help pull in some younger people to the pinball hobby. This is Tracer from Overwatch, for example.

An 80's retro-futuristic art theme with anything-but-that for the female's art style, this comparison from 2016. Unfortunately, it's visual whiplash.

#1337 2 years ago
Quoted from dzoomer:

An 80's retro-futuristic art theme with anything-but-that for the female's art style, this comparison from 2016. Unfortunately, it's visual whiplash.

I disagree. This is just an example of parts of the old becoming new again and being adopted back into the zeitgeist. It doesn't have to be full adoption or nothing. It's like how bell-bottoms made a return in the late '90s/early 2000s and integrated with the rest of the popular fashion trends at that time.

In this case, the most aesthetically pleasing parts of this particular visual style from the '80s are merging with an illustration style similar to the current hottest game on the market. The timing couldn't be more perfect with the Blade Runner sequel and Matrix movies on the horizon, as well as the Cyberpunk 2077 RPG, introducing neon-soaked cyberpunk visuals to a new generation of gamers. I don't know that a more perfect combination of art styles could have been made in a fully original IP that could possibly appeal to new and younger gamers in the very near future.

#1338 2 years ago
Quoted from XXVII:

I disagree. This is just an example of parts of the old becoming new again and being adopted back into the zeitgeist. It doesn't have to be full adoption or nothing. It's like how bell-bottoms made a return in the late '90s/early 2000s and integrated with the rest of the popular fashion trends at that time.

In this case, the most aesthetically pleasing parts of this particular visual style from the '80s are merging with an illustration style similar to the current hottest game on the market. The timing couldn't be more perfect with the Blade Runner sequel and Matrix movies on the horizon, as well as the Cyberpunk 2077 RPG, introducing neon-soaked cyberpunk visuals to a new generation of gamers. I don't know that a more perfect combination of art styles could have been made in a fully original IP that could possibly appeal to new and younger gamers in the very near future.

I get what you are saying but it's not a similar comparison. Actually, TNA is showing two old artistic styles being brought out together as that female drawing is more 90's or 2000's-ish. So it's more like 70's bell bottoms with 90's grunge. Strange.

And in your more recent example, the game is merging 90's/2000's male/female art style into a modern game again. TNA is merging two old styles, 80's retro futurism and 90's/2000's female art drawing.

And the realism male/female art style in that video link is great. It tends to be relatively timeless, unless the technology used is dated. Realism male/female artwork would have worked great in TNA and it fits in with the 80's retro-futurism theme very well; it was/is often done in conjunction with 80's retro-futurism artwork. This link I posted earlier shows that, though you will have to scroll through the pictures to see the male/female realism examples. It is literally a google image search of the internet for "80's retro futurism". A great standard to use. https://www.google.ca/search?q=retro+futurism+80s+outrun&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi269DRy_TTAhXizFQKHY2xBqoQ_AUIBigB&biw=1130&bih=575#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=retro+futurism+80s+

#1339 2 years ago

What on earth is "female art drawing"?

#1340 2 years ago
Quoted from dzoomer:

I get what you are saying but it's not a similar comparison. Actually, TNA is showing two old artistic styles being brought out together as that female drawing is more 90's or 2000's-ish. So it's more like 70's bell bottoms with 90's grunge. Strange.
And in your more recent example, the game is merging 90's/2000's male/female art style into a modern game again. TNA is merging two old styles, 80's retro futurism and 90's/2000's female art drawing.

I think it's the same concept even if we're talking about bringing just one visual style into the present or intermixing two from different decades.

I disagree that the character is made to a '90s style though. The artist in the TNA piece has colored the lineart with a clipping mask to make the lines mostly disappear. I don't remember seeing that being done very commonly in the '90s or even early 2000s. I think what makes the TNA girl look more '90s-like is a reduced anime influence in the design of the face compared to more contemporary stylized drawings (for example, check out how the bridge of her nose is straight and not a subtle curve outward as you see in anime). The differences between TNA and Overwatch character styles is a combination of the artist's preferences vs. the Overwatch team's as well as the translation of the visual identity to 3D. Take a look at the TNA girl next to the concept art of Overwatch's Sombra to see the truth in this, and then look at Sombra's 3D version in the center for comparison.

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Quoted from dzoomer:

And the realism male/female art style in that video link is great. It tends to be relatively timeless, unless the technology used is dated. Realism male/female artwork would have worked great in TNA and it fits in with the 80's retro-futurism theme very well; it was/is often done in conjunction with 80's retro-futurism artwork.

I think quasi-Overwatch style illustrations merged with the synthwave look would work great and fit in with the whole theme. I think it would also offer a certain appeal to some passers-by that might have not have tried a pinball machine if it were covered with realistically drawn (or photos of) people, like someone in their mid-20s or younger that may have never touched a pinball machine before, but they have played Overwatch. Again, I don't believe in order to use the '80s vibe means you have to go whole-hog on it.

#1341 2 years ago

I mean, it's the first backglass in over a decade that looks at all with-it.

#1342 2 years ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

I mean, it's the first backglass in over a decade that looks at all with-it.

Exactly. I think a lot of the guys on here that are turned off by the art might have a different appreciation for it if they see it make their kids interested in their hobby. The reality is that if the gameplay is amazing, most pinheads aren't going to be as concerned with their perceived shortcomings on the theme. GOT sold a lot of units despite (IMO) having some of the worst playfield graphics in a pinball machine in a long time, because it has that Steve Richie flow and great gameplay. Many people here have been salivating over TNA since before they saw the backglass art despite the machine just being a whitewood with some crude Sharpie drawings. I think this game has the potential for broad appeal, in that it offers compelling gameplay for pro pinball enthusiasts and has an art package that might finally turn some kids' heads.

#1343 2 years ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

I mean, it's the first backglass in over a decade that looks at all with-it.

Seriously?
GB has a great bg, and met, and WN

#1344 2 years ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

I mean, it's the first backglass in over a decade that looks at all with-it.

This.
A game that is designed to keep up with modern gaming design might attract some younger players, too.

#1345 2 years ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

I mean, it's the first backglass in over a decade that looks at all with-it.

Quoted from Chosen_S:

Seriously?
GB has a great bg, and met, and WN

I think you are misinterpreting what trunchbull meant. All of those backglasses are really well done, but someone that isn't familiar with pinball probably wouldn't guess that any of those games were made in the last decade, whether due to theme or art style. TNA is "with-it" in this regard. It'd be hard to assume it's not modern when the character looks like she'd fit in Overwatch and the retro-futurisic neon aesthetic is growing in popularity again.

#1346 2 years ago

So 80's retro-futuristic now looks modern? That doesn't make much sense. The backglass is intentionally missing all sorts of modern technology. No drones, a tank, etc. Have people even listened to the podcast?

"Retrofuturism (adjective retrofuturistic or retrofuture) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era. If "futurism is sometimes called a 'science' bent on anticipating what will come, retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation."Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned "retro" styles with futuristic technology, retrofuturism explores the themes of tension between past and future...."

#1347 2 years ago

Definitely a lot of words

#1348 2 years ago
Quoted from dzoomer:

So 80's retro-futuristic now looks modern? That doesn't make much sense.

No, apply the full context first. Some of the '80s retro-futuristic stylings mixed with modern stylings (like Overwatch illustration styles and Photoshop graphic design techniques) are what look modern. On top of that, I'm saying the '80s neon look is coming back due to music/visual movements like synthwave/outrun and upcoming blockbuster-potential cyberpunk movies like the new Matrix and Blade Runner, as well as videogames like Cyberpunk 2077.

#1349 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Definitely a lot of words

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#1350 2 years ago

Even though I don't care for the art, if I were the artist I'd be really happy that my work had created so much pro-and-con discussion. That is what art is all about--to create a reaction and spur discussion (so I'm told).

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