keeping the ball alive. Kickstarter November 26

PROJECT UPDATE : KEEPING THE BALL ALIVE: 30 YEARS OF STERN PINBALL BY PAPERFLOCK INC : NOVEMBER 2019 UPDATE

NEARLY THERE!

Posted by PaperFlock Inc

Nov 26, 2019


It’s been a long road but the end is in sight at last! As we roll into Thanksgiving week, we have much to be thankful for, first and foremost all of you!

Our gratitude doesn’t stop there. Thanks to Robert Berk, Roper Fuentes, and a few wonderful Kickstarter backers and their rare machines, we’ve been able to document a couple more of our final games, bringing the missing tally down to…

The final Four!

  1. Jurassic Park – Lost World
  2. NFL
  3. Sharkey’s Shootout
  4. NBA

We are actively seeking these final games and have personally reached out to collectors with these last remaining games to round out the complete collection. Video Amusement in San Francisco has been kind enough to allow us to visit and shoot their NBA and NFL games the second week of December. While in the area we are looking to also connect with collectors who have Sharky’s Shootout and Jurassic Park – Lost World. Messages have been sent to anyone in the the Bay Area and Sacramento asking if we might gain access to document these final pins.

In design news, we’ve completed the “How It’s Made” section and now have ALL chapters completed we have content for: The Foreward, Story, Data East era, Sega era, Stern era and the Building of a Pinball Machine. We have printed our first full size set of color match proofs, and brought all 240 pages to Stern last week for a sit down and review. Feed back and first impressions from everyone was immensely positive and we are already well into another full pass through the book to finalize each page for the second set of printed proofs after the final games pages are added.

Leading up to our next shoot we are moving on to the credits, acknowledgements, and finally the table of contents. When all this is complete we will have a final in-person review with Stern and then move on to the printing presses! Dust jacket editions are also in the works and will be printed ahead of the physical books in order to allow time for all the signatures to be completed. Other rewards are either currently in production or will be soon so everything will be ready to go at the same time as the book.

Thank you again for your patience and support. We could not have done this without you and we can’t wait for you all to get these in your hands!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

– Dameon & Joe, and the Paperflock Team