Welcome to Whizbang Pinball. We are a two-man tag-team of art and design with years of pinball industry experience. Our "inside" work has produced over 30 Pinball and arcade games, seven of which we collaborated together. If you're not familiar with our combined work a few highlights would include Elvira and the Party Monsters, Dr. Dude, and Scared Stiff. Check out the Internet Pinball Database for more information on our games and even more about Pinball in general. It's a great resource.
After both of us experienced a personal brush with the "biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression" at the end of 2008, we had a bit of a reunion in June of this year when we were both asked to speak about our experience in the pinball industry at the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show in Seattle Washington. We had not worked together since a bleak Thursday in 1996 and we had only really seen each other a few times at pinball collector events.
So call it fate, the alignment of the stars, or simply a random act of randomness, but by the end of the Seattle weekend we headed back to Chicago with a bunch of ideas that could hopefully re-ignite our design skills in Pinball and combine our vision for more unique and entertaining games. We are in the very early stages of our first design and thought we'd share this new design experience with friends and fans, players and collectors, artists and designers, or anyone else that might stumble upon this blog with a vague interest in something unusual.
Stop by often for updates as we attempt to keep you posted on our progress. We want this to feel like you're walking into our studio to see what's been happening (without the ability to offer a cup-a-coffee, sody-pop, or an adult beverage). And feel free to throw us an opinion - it's just part of the process.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
G & D