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March 27, 2015

Cyclone™ has been released for Android, Amazon, Steam (PC & Mac) and OUYA!!! iOS is delayed but should be released in the next few days. Cyclone™ (1988): is another classic table from Designer, Barry Oursler.

Featuring an outstanding theme with art created by Python Anghelo, every part of the Playfield represents a classic element of a Carnival.

This includes a rotating Ferris Wheel that actually carries the ball and crazy ramps representing the Comet and Cyclone Roller Coasters.

Banks of Spot Targets and a sink hole represent the Carnival's Spook House, Ball Toss and Shooting Gallery.

This table also featured an industry first Mystery Wheel on the backglass that spins for awesome rewards! Approximately 9,400 units of this table were produced. Steam Users: If Pinball Arcade crashes on startup after the latest patch, you’ll need to install the VS 2012 Redistributable.

You can find it at this link. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

March 27, 2015

Addams Family®, Starship Troopers™, Earthshaker™ and Party Zone™ have been released for PS4 in the U.S.! EU and other regions can expect the update to hit PS4 April 1st.

March 25, 2015

If you havent already heard the news.

Addams Family®, Starship Troopers™, Earthshaker™ and Party Zone have been released for Xbox One!

March 22, 2015

We'd like your opinion! This weekend in our Brunswick Pro Bowling app, we're giving away $300 in open and pro Cashplay tournaments.

Cashplay allows players to compete in real money skill tournaments.

Check it out if you haven't yet! Question for pinball fans, would you guys like to see real money tournaments in Pinball Arcade? We'd also like to remind everyone of the special balls that you can unlock in Pinball Arcade once you own them in Brunswick Pro Bowling.

Just by downloading the bowing game you get the Strike King Ball with ball control.

You can also earn balls that give you pinballs with different physics (Melee and Mastermind Genius! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pro-bowling/id907181545

March 20, 2015

Cyclone™ will be the next table to join your Pinball Arcade collection!

March 19, 2015

Alright, sorry for the short notice, but it looks like we're going to try streaming again today, if the Twitch servers will let us! Join Devin and Mike at 3PM Pacific for some Addams Family PS4 gameplay, as well as some giveaways for Addams Family on PS4! Come hang out and chat!

March 18, 2015

Unfortunately it looks like we're going to have to bump the live stream, the Twitch servers have been down for awhile and aren't coming back up.

Sorry about that! We'll update whenever we have a time to try and do it again.

March 18, 2015

One last reminder, we're going to be streaming in a little under 2 hours at 3PM Pacific! Hang out with Devin and Mike and watch some gameplay for the PS4 version of Addams Family, ask questions, win free stuff! We look forward to seeing you there!

March 17, 2015

Just as a reminder, Devin and Mike will be streaming the Addams Family on PS4 live on Twitch tomorrow at 3PM Pacific! We'll be answering questions and giving PSN stuff away! Be sure to tune in if you can!

March 14, 2015

We've announced the official Addams Family release date! March 17th in the US. SCEE date is still TBT, but should be out by the 25th if everything goes according to plan. PS3 / Vita will follow shortly.

Stay tuned here for the official release dates!

March 9, 2015

Congratulations RShrey! You set the bar at 18 Stay Puft kills over the weekend! You won a Pinball Arcade Season Pass of your choosing on Steam or Mobile!

March 7, 2015

We just launched a week long timed PS3/Vita tournament! Get in there and rack up those scores!!! Tables: High Speed™ Lights, Camera, Action™ Whodunnit™ Black Knight 2K™ Diner™ Dracula™ Fish Tales™ Black Rose™

March 6, 2015

Time to test your skills on Ghostbusters™ Pinball! Whoever posts the most Stay Puft kills to the FarSight leaderboards by Monday March 9th at 4:00PM PST wins a Season Pass of their choice for Mobile or Steam. Good luck! iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/id928085375 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farsight.GhostBustersPinball.javaProject OUYA: https://www.ouya.tv/game/Ghostbusters-Pinball/

March 5, 2015

We're proud to announce the re-release of Ghostbusters™ Pinball on iOS and Android.

This original table garnered a lot of attention when we released it last year, and now it's back! You asked, and we listened. For a limited time, you can now do away with tokens and buy the table to enjoy unlimited play for just $4.99! iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/id928085375 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farsight.GhostBustersPinball.javaProject OUYA: https://www.ouya.tv/game/Ghostbusters-Pinball/

February 27, 2015

We just launched a week long timed Mobile tournament! Get in there and rack up those scores!!! Tables: The Addams Family® Lights, Camera, Action™ Whodunnit™ Black Knight 2K™ Diner™ Dracula™ Fish Tales™ Black Rose™

February 25, 2015

Wondering which pinball tables to start with? Retro has you covered!

February 21, 2015

Hello Kickstarter backers! :-) Thank you for your patience as we get the game out to everyone.

Our community staff is small and the job is big.

We will be rolling out unlocks all night long. Long live Pinball!

February 21, 2015

The Addams Family® has been released for iOS, Android, Amazon, Steam (PC & Mac) and OUYA!!! The Addams Family® (1992): is considered by many to be the best pinball table of all time, which is backed up by the fact that it broke all previous sales records for flipper games.

Based on the movie of the same name released in 1991, this is a brilliant design from Pat Lawlor and Larry DeMar.

All of the memorable characters and themes from the film are perfectly integrated into an incredible gameplay experience.

Notable features include the first ever optical target bank, ball affecting magnets under the playfield and the "Thing" hand that comes out of its box to magnetically grab the ball! The "Thing Flips" is an exclusive Williams® / Bally® innovation.

Using advanced artificial intelligence systems, the game learns to shoot the ball into the Swamp from the upper left flipper.

20,270 units of this table were produced. Kickstarter backers: We will be unlocking your rewards shortly.

You will be notified via Kickstarter.

Thanks!

February 19, 2015

Going live with #TheAddamsFamily #Pinball table in T-30 minutes! http://twitch.tv/farsight_studios

February 19, 2015

You don't want to miss the Twitch stream today at 3:00pm PST! We will be playing The Addams Family and showing off the awesome new custom balls!

February 16, 2015

Hey Everyone! We will be streaming the new Addams Family™ pinball this Thursday (2/19) at 3:00pm PST! Come hang with us for a chance to win a copy of the table and other in-game swag! We have lots to show you, so set a reminder!!! http://www.twitch.tv/farsight_studios See you there!!!

February 14, 2015

Check out the Addams Family™ feature at Forbes.com!

February 12, 2015

Brunswick® Pro Bowling is now available for Google Play, iTunes and the Amazon App Store! #bowling #mobilegame

February 11, 2015

First glimpse of The Addams Family™ with Family Gamer TV!!! #pinball #indiedev #PS4 #Steam #XboxOne #kickstarter

February 9, 2015

Finalized Big Lebowski playfield!!! #BigLebowski #pinball #arcade #thejesus #thedude #abide

FAQs:

My tables are missing on iOS. Where did they go?

Make sure you are logged into iTunes with the same apple ID used to purchase your tables originally. There is a 99¢ version and a free version of Pinball Arcade available in the App Store. Make sure you are using the version where you originally purchased your tables.

How does the PS4 discount work?

If you purchased all the tables from Season One individually or through season pack on PS3, you can purchase Season One Basic/Pro on PS4 for 50% off. The discount is currently unavailable in SCEE (European) regions. We have notified Sony and should have it fixed soon.

How do you choose what tables to re-create?

You can help! We listen to a lot of feedback from the community. We want to build tables that are fun and popular, but we also look at rare and hard to find tables. Join the independently run community at PinbalLArcadeFans.com

I just installed the Pinball Arcade on my new mobile device and all or some of my tables are missing.

This happens because there is a free version of the app and a seperate paid version. Make sure you are using the version that you originally used to purchase your tables.

Can I transfer my purchases to a different platform?

Unfortunately the markets do not share purchase information, the tables are tied to the market of original purchase.

Can you tell me what tables you are going to be releasing in the future?

We are not allowed to discuss what tables we are working on, but we can tell you that we are working on an exciting line-up. Closer to release we often provide hints for the upcoming table pack.

Why isn't Xbox updated?

As many of you know, we ran into a huge problem when Crave, our previous Xbox 360 publisher, declared bankruptcy. It took us quite a while to find a new publisher, but we finally managed to make a deal with a good publisher, and are currently working on bringing the game up to date for the Xbox 360. We still have some testing to do before the final submission, but we're getting much closer. When the game returns to the store, all currently released tables will be available for purchase. Thanks for bearing with us during this difficult transition.

Where can I submit bugs?

You can either send us a message on facebook, post to our wall to see if others are having the same issue, or email us at support@pinballarcade.com, all of those are checked daily.

When will the graphics on PC be updated to the level of the PS4 version?

Right now we're focusing on the xbox 360/xbox one releases, once the Xbox One version is released, we'll be taking the time to update the PC version.

Why aren't there tournaments for PS4?

There will be soon, we're working on getting them added.

The game is running slow on my computer, what can I do?

If your computer isn't quite powerful enough to run the game at max settings, the configuration menu (selectable by right clicking the game in your library)has many options and adjustments to help boost performance, try turning off post processing, ball reflection, anti-aliasing, and anisotropic filtering until you get a playable framerate.

I am having problems with content I've purchased, who do I contact?

Account issues are addressed by our team at support@pinballarcade.com

Why don't you re-create more EM tables?

While we love all kinds of pinball from every era, as do many of our fans, most people don't seem to be as intrigued by them as they are with solid state tables. That is not to say we'll never release another EM, but it is the reason that those that are in the game are so sparse.

The PS3 version seems to lag a little when I press the flipper buttons, why?

This is a known issue, and it has to do with the way the PS3 renders our game, the best way to reduce the lag is to use"game mode" on your TV if available, and make sure that all video/movie enhancing effects and features on your television are turned off.

I just got a really good score, why is it not showing in the leaderboards?

The leaderboard server updates every few minutes, if your score doesn't show up immediately, don't worry, give it 5-10 minutes and check again.

What's going on with the Wii-U version?

We are still planning to release the Wii-U version of Pinball Arcade, hopefully by the end of the year, we realize that our Wii-U fans are anxious to get their hands on it but it's not quite ready yet, Xbox One has been our main focus and that hurdle is nearly complete.

Will there ever be a 3DS version?

The 3DS is not powerful enough to run the emulation we use in our game, but in the future we may consider porting the scripted tables to the 3DS, if time allows.

What about the linux version you guys mentioned?

We do plan on releasing a version for linux, however the priority of the linux version is low in comparison to the new consoles that we're working on. Once we've managed to release on the major consoles we'll have more time to invest in new platforms.

What about Indiana Jones and The Simpsons Pinball Party?

These are two of the most requested tables out there, after the Addam's Family which we've finally managed to get everything situated for except the kickstarter, which is going well and looks like it will fund. Provided TAF funds, we'll be looking to get another kickstarter-worthy table out there in the future, and both of these are at the top of the list. The Simpsons Pinball Party is much more likely due to the fact that previous attempts to even get a price for the licensing of Indiana Jones haven't beared fruit. If we can find a way to make it happen though, we'd love to bring Indiana Jones to the game as well.

Why aren't there any Data East, Sega, or Capcom tables in the Pinball Arcade?

We're hoping to change that in the future, many of the tables from those companies carry with them heavy licenses, and Capcom's tables require a great deal more horsepower to emulate than, say, Williams or Bally... with recent advances in tech however it may be possible soon.