Date: 24th January, 2014
It's been the subject of much speculation over the past few days, but today Jersey Jack Pinball officially announced that Pat Lawlor will come out of his pinball retirement to design a game for the company.
In a video message, Pat said Jersey Jack Pinball had "redefined the limits of pinball" and it was going to be "a wonderful experience and challenge" to be building the company's third game.
It will be an original theme - without a licence - something for which many pinball fans have been calling. No details of the game's subject or title were revealed, but Pat did introduce his long-time collaborator at Williams, Ted Estes - who has been working at JJP alongside Keith Johnson to develop the software and rules for The Wizard of Oz - and announced Ted would be working with him on the new game.
Pat and Ted
The announcement from Jersey Jack Pinball came in the form of an e-mailed announcement, which you can read below, and this video message.
Here's the JJP announcement.
Jersey Jack Pinball Announces the Collaboration of their Next Machine with the Legendary Pinball Designer Pat Lawlor
Lakewood, New Jersey - January 24, 2014 - Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc., the industry leading designer and manufacturer of premium, no compromise pinball machines is very proud to announce the collaboration of their next machine with the legendary pinball designer Pat Lawlor. Pat is returning to Pinball to build an EPIC machine with JJP.
Pat is well-regarded by millions of pinball enthusiasts around the world for what he has been able to create over the years like the best selling pinball machine The Adams Family. Pat will have the help and support of the JJP team along with his long time teammate Ted Estes. It is our intention that Pat will be able to create a game that truly lets him explore the space of new technology available today in the JJP platform.
"The game will be an original idea enabling Pat and his Team to imagine and to create. If you are a true pinball enthusiast you are going to love this pinball machine" said JJP Founder Jack Guarnieri.About Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc.
Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc. was founded in 2011 with a passion to build premium, no-compromise pinball machines. Games built with passion and games that are fun to play which will become treasured for years to come. The first game that Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc. is building is The Wizard of Oz Pinball Machine. The game is now in full production with more than 700 games shipped as of December 2013. More games are popping up in commercial locations and in home game rooms all around the world. The company is in development of The Hobbit Pinball machine which will ship late in 2014.
Jen Guarnieri, Marketing Coordinator
Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc.
1645 Oak Street Lakewood, NJ 08701
P: (732) 364-9900 Ext 203
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