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Zen Studios' managing director on saving pinball, Star Wars, and more to come

Digitally Downloaded writes: "Zen Studios is basically doing everything right in the market. It's the forefront developer and publisher of videogame pinball titles, and so has been heralded as something of a saviour for the entire pinball industry.

And at the helm of Zen Studios is a businessman, not someone who has come from the games industry."

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Soldierone1197d ago

It's easy to do "everything" correctly, when all you do is pinball titles lol

MattS1197d ago

It's easy to say Zen Studios only does pinball games. You'd be wrong, but it's easy to say!

Soldierone1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

It's that and quick little casual games, unless I'm missing something?

I never said I don't enjoy the pinball games. In fact I love them. However they are not really an EA or even a Zynga yet. (I mean that in terms of content, not business tactics as Zynga sucks hardcore at that)

MattS1197d ago

You underestimate how hard it is to build an entire franchise and global business out of Pinball.

I never claimed they were of the same size of EA or Zynga, but you seem to think what they're doing is easy. It isn't

Robotronfiend1194d ago

No it is not. Reference "Farsight Studios" for evidence. They crapped all over pinball fans. They released a "Williams COllection" which was decent, although a little buggy. THen they released Pinball Arcade and bundled one "new" table with one table from the Williams Collection. No option to buy separately, so you have to double purchase - and the physics are still pretty rough. Pinball Arcade also launched WITHOUT TROPHIES. Who does that these days? Now new tables from PA are all $5 each, or $8 if you want access to the operators menu. /rant. Sorry, I love pinball in all forms and hate to see companies like Farsight milk fans for cash like they think they're Capcom.

Kevlar0091197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

I wouldn't expect the videogame pinball industry to be very lucrative, regular pinball is pretty niche in today's world

I didn't read this article as "oooooooo Pinball, so exciting -_-", rather "This man and company has carved their own profitable niche in the gaming industry despite not having a video game background, see what makes them special"

Just a nice little success story in a tumultuous market. Looks like they want expand jut out of arcade pinball titles, they might make something even more grand one day. Interesting read