Story dated 22nd October 2001.
seems that Pat Lawlor was not the only former William's employee to
have been asked about making a game for Stern Pinball Inc.
year ago Gary was talking with Pat Lawlor and the result of
those discussions was the Monopoly pinball and another game
to follow next year.
of Pinball Engineering at William's, Larry DeMar was approached
informally by Gary Stern at this year's AMOA show and as a result
some preliminary discussions followed about Larry's game design
company Leading Edge Design getting involved in the design of
a pinball game for Stern.
the moment it looks unlikely the talks with Wheeling, Illinois based
Leading Edge Design will result in a game commission.
Leading Edge Design is geared towards gaming machines and a
prospective price would make it uneconomic for LED to move away
from their core business but it's possible some compromise will
be reached in the future.
Larry DeMar told
Pinball News "I love working on pinball and look forward
to the time when my group is out of the startup phase where
such decisions won't have to be so strictly focused on dollars
Stern has already stated his intention to use outside design companies
but it's not clear if the PLD contract has fulfilled that or if he
wants to reduce in-house design further.