Date: 22nd March, 2019
Location: 6 Indian Meadows Drive, Round Rock, TX 78665, USA

When production of Multimorphic’s P3 pinball platform began, the assembly was undertaken by a contract manufacturer. Now all the pre-orders have been fulfilled, current and future machines will be built in Multimorphic’s new facility in Round Rock, Texas.

The Multimorphic factory in Round Rock, Texas
The Multimorphic factory in Round Rock, Texas

Inside the 5,000 square feet building nearly all the floor space is used for game manufacturing. Everyone works on the floor, so there are no offices and only a solitary meeting room.

An overview of the Multimorphic factory unit
An overview of the Multimorphic factory unit

Game construction uses multiple parts and sub-assemblies built either in-house or coming in from external suppliers. Deliveries have to be inspected, checked and measured before they become stock items.

Stock items on the shelves at the back of the building
Stock items on the shelves at the back of the building
Items on the front shelves are ready to go into machines as they are assembled
Items on the front shelves are ready to go into machines as they are assembled
Cables on the front shelves ready to go into the next machine
Cables on the front shelves ready to go into the next machine
Building and testing of sub-assemblies
Building and testing of sub-assemblies
Slingshots and flipper assemblies are built in-house using custom frames
Slingshots and flipper assemblies are built in-house using custom frames

Some parts are 3D printed in the factory. During our visit, they were making fan housings for the magnets on the Cosmic Cart Racing playfield module.

3D printing fan housings
3D printing fan housings
A completed fan housing takes around three hours to make
A completed fan housing takes around three hours to make
Trough sub-assemblies
Trough sub-assemblies
There are many different screws, bolts, nuts and posts used to build a machine or a module
There are many different screws, bolts, nuts and posts used to build a machine or a module
Building games and playfield modules
Building games and playfield modules
A complete Lexy Lightspeed playfield module
A complete Lexy Lightspeed playfield module
Monitors for the Cannon Lagoon playfield module alongside speakers and subwoofers
Monitors for the Cannon Lagoon playfield module alongside speakers and subwoofers
Magnetic cabinet and backbox artwork in a custom-made drawer unit
Magnetic cabinet and backbox artwork in a custom-made drawer unit
A newly-built Lexy Lightspeed P3 machine
A newly-built Lexy Lightspeed P3 machine

Playfield modules can be bought separately, so these are assembled in the factory too.

Separate upper playfield modules for Cosmic Cart Racing
Separate upper playfield modules for Cosmic Cart Racing

So far, Multimorphic have three upper playfield modules – Lexy Lightspeed, Cannon Lagoon and Cosmic Cart Racing – along with their associated games, but they are working on a fourth which will only be revealed once it is available to buy

The mysterious fourth playfield module
The mysterious fourth playfield module
Some of the games available on the P3 platform
Some of the games available on the P3 platform

When we visited we got to play the new four-player head-to-head Cosmic Cart Racing using the two machines above plus two more elsewhere in the factory.

The head-to-head play will allow machines across the world to play together through an internet connection to the Multimorphic servers. It is this connection which enables owners to download new games and updates

Like the monitors and speakers, the packing material is stored overhead
Like the monitors and speakers, the packing material is stored overhead

That concludes our look at the Multimorphic factory, but you can hear company head, Gerry Stellenberg, talk about the new facility, the reasons for the move, how the machines are built and plans for the future in a special bonus edition of our joint podcast with Jonathan Joosten of Pinball Magazine.

You can play or download the podcast here.

Special bonus podcast with Gerry Stellenberg and Ed Vanderveen
The Multimorphic facility
The Multimorphic facility

Thanks to Gerry and the Multimorphic team.

As we were visiting, they were loading up their van to take games to the Texas Pinball Festival where they will be demonstrating the linked four-player Cosmic Cart Racing game as well as many of their other titles.

You will be able to see their stand in our extensive TPF 2019 show coverage.

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