Quoted from ralphcousman:
It’s far past the time to get new people designing and creating.
The last ~2 years have seen 3 new games designed by new designers, more than the last 25 years combined, I believe. I'm not even counting TBL and Thunderbirds due to their very low production runs. However, technically these games alone represent 2 new designs by new designers.
The designs I am referring to are Iron Maiden, TNA, and POTC. They also account for a somewhat low percentage of all machines produced over the past ~2 years, but new designers are emerging, none-the-less.
OK, off-topic, I know. Back to Deeproot......
I wish them all the best. Pinball is a big commitment and getting it right always takes longer than expected.
When we made our little Scoregasm machine 4 years ago it took about 3 times longer than I thought it would take and it was about 10 times harder than I originally envisioned it would be.