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Pinball Arcade
Sep 13, 2012 @ 7:10pm
Nov 4, 2013 @ 1:15pm

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The Pinball Arcade features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball®, and Gottlieb® together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail!

Here’s what the gaming press has to say about the Pinball Arcade:

“FarSight Studios has been making digital pinball for nearly a decade, and Pinball Arcade is the culmination of that effort and experience… a must-own” -IGN

“An impressive title, and one that is bound to please pinball fans” -148 Apps

“As close to the pinball experience as you will ever get in the palm of your hand” –Pocket Gamer

“This game is superb along with great presentation” –Inentertainment

“Authenticity is the name of the game here, and Farsight has absolutely nailed it” –GameLive.TV

“Pinball doesn’t get any more real or fun” –Gamezebo

“Simply one of the best pinball games I’ve ever played” –Touch Arcade

The process of digitizing these tables is very complex. We first acquire the actual physical pinball table we want to digitize. We want our videogame version to play exactly the same as the table played when it was new, so we start with a thorough restoration of the table. We then strip the table down to the bare wood playfield and take high-resolution digital photographs of every part. We use these to create three-dimensional computer models of each of the components on the playfield. When the modeling is complete we export the data into our graphics engine, which displays the table on each of our target platforms.

Next we implement the table logic and sound. We do this by emulating the electronics in the original pinball table. Most complex tables were controlled by what are by modern standards primitive computers. We’ve created ROM-emulation technology that allows the same program which controlled the original table to run on our target devices. This means that every rule, sound effect, and light sequence is exactly correct in our digital version.

The last step in digitizing a table involves tuning the pinball physics. We’ve continuously improved our pinball physics engine for the last seven years and we’re very proud of it. We can individually control reflection angles and physics parameters for every section of any component on the playfield. We use the original table as reference when doing this to ensure accuracy. Finally the table goes through a review process where it’s critiqued by pinball experts and approved by the table manufacturer. The end result of this painstaking process is an exact digital recreation of the pinball table that you can play on your computer.

Our goal is for the Pinball Arcade to become the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created. Please support us in our efforts to bring the Pinball Arcade to Steam and join the indelible part of Americana that is pinball!

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Tiim May 1, 2016 @ 7:39am 
waiting for steam sale again :) TPA is the GREATEST!
Dart_Vader Feb 11, 2015 @ 6:50am 
i have that, amazin
MucallicA Dec 30, 2014 @ 9:47am 
...THEATRE OF MAGIC - greatest of them all!!
2OOO Feb 9, 2014 @ 8:29am 
Pope Phillis III Jan 21, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
maybe as well
Slayer_Mark Jan 7, 2014 @ 11:21pm 
JulienGamer32 Nov 6, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
Cool ! Finally available ! I long for the download to complete to finally see this merveillle PC !
HJHanson Nov 4, 2013 @ 11:11pm 
I'm Ant Nov 4, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
it's Out use the search box
Spynghotoh Nov 4, 2013 @ 11:40am 
Valve told the Farsight devs a few hours, lets hope they don't mean valve time