Date: 17th March, 2018

In an announcement today at the Texas Pinball Festival, Stern Pinball’s Chief Creative Office George Gomez announced that Brian Eddy has joined the company as a Senior Game Designer.

George Gomez making the announcement
George Gomez making the announcement

Brian Eddy designed three games for Williams in the mid-’90s – The Shadow, Attack from Mars and Medieval Madness – but was also the programmer on several earlier games such as Black Rose, Bride of Pinbot and Indiana Jones.

Brian Eddy
Brian Eddy

He left pinball after Medieval Madness, working on slot machines and on-line games, and has been the frequent subject of requests to return to pinball.  Until now he has always rejected the possibility of making a return, but now Stern Pinball has employed his to work alongside Steve Ritchie, John Borg, Keith Elwin and George himself in designing games.

George said Brian’s first title for the company is scheduled for release in 2019.

Stern subsequently released the following press statement:

Accomplished Game Designer Brian Eddy Joins Stern Pinball’s Game Design Studio

Designed iconic pinball games “Attack From Mars” and “Medieval Madness”

Elk Grove Village, IL – March 19, 2018 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest maker of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced the hiring of Brian Eddy in the role of Senior Game Designer. Brian is best known for the design of two of the most iconic games in the history of pinball, “Attack From Mars” and “Medieval Madness”.

Brian brings a unique and diverse experience to Stern Pinball. He started his career as a game programmer prior to focusing on game design. Over the course of his career Brian has worked on games for a variety of platforms and markets. Under the Midway Games brand, Brian developed coin-operated video games such as “Artic Thunder” and modern-day console games for the Xbox and PlayStation. Most recently, Brian led a studio at Zynga that designed Facebook and mobile social media games.

“Brian is an incredibly talented designer with strong creative leadership skills. He has had consistent success in a variety of diverse entertainment design environments. We are very excited to add his talents to our studio as we continue to grow our unique lifestyle entertainment brand,” said George Gomez, EVP and Chief Creative Officer.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. The Company serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

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