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About this project

The Pinball Assistant is your guiding light in the world of pinball. With our app you have every pinball machine ever manufactured in the palm of your hand.

You can look up pinball machines by manufacturer, year or name. You’ll learn fun facts about the pins and get useful playing tips. And... you can write your personal reviews and register your high scores.

Where do we stand now?
The last year has been dedicated to data research. From our friend, Henk de Jager, we got the permission to use his trilogy “A Magic Machine” as a starting-point. From there, we developed a huge database with not only American machines, but also machines from manufacturers from Spain, Italy and Australia amongst others. In short, this app contains information on every pinball ever manufactured on this planet. The basic design for the app is as good as finished; we're almost ready to go!

What do we do with your money?
We are planning to use the kickstarter-money for the technical development of the app. We also need the money for getting the app in the stores and inform the world about our app. 

What if we've reached our goal?
Then we're very, very happy. After hitting our kickstarter goal, it's time to finish the app. Our first action will be to give all backers their rewards.

What else do we do?
We also think it's important to bring future pinball players in contact with this wonderful game. Therefore we will start (February 2016) providing opportunities for kids to play in a pinball competition in The Dutch Pinball Museum in Rotterdam and in the homebase of the Dutch Pinball Association in Veenendaal. If we are successful in our plans, we hope to extend this initiative to other countries as well. 

When do we launch?
We reckon the app will be completely finished in May. Making an app with such a large amount of data and possibilities is complex though. So to be on the safe side we want to launch in September 2016. 

About the Backer-rewards

Photos
The amazing Dutch pinball hall in Veenendaal - with over 120 pinball machines - formed the inspiration for renowned photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong. She has made a series especially for our backers who probably enjoy pinball just as much as we do!

Backglasses
For our biggest backers we have special awards. We got a translite from the original "Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons" (pre-Stern time) signed by game designer Dennis Nordman and artist Greg Freres. 

Additionally, we have a backglass of the famous pinball machine "The Harlem Globetrotters" signed by artist Greg Freres.

Thanks
Thanks for supporting The Pinball Assistant. If you would share our Kickstarter on your social media pages, that would be great!

Special Thanks
A special thanks to our Dutch pinball friends at The Dutch Pinball Association, Ministry of Pinball and The Dutch Pinball Museum.

Risks and challenges

Richard and Gerard are working in the publishing industry for more than 30 years now. Richard as a graphic designer and Gerard as a publisher and text writer. We know how to develop a product such as this and know the obstacles.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.09

    Don't have much to spend but still want to help the cause? All we ask is that you share our Kickstarter on your social media pages.
    You'll help to preserve the pinball heritage and learn kids about pinball. Thanks for supporting The Pinball Assistant.

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    Get an awesome pinball desktop picture from the Dutch photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong.

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    Get an awesome pinball desktop picture from the Dutch photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong + your name listed as a BRONZE backer.

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    Welcome to the SILVER Club. Get a set of three pinball desktop pictures from the Dutch photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong + your name listed as a SILVER backer.

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    Welcome to the GOLD Club. Get 1 awesome high-res pinball picture + a set of five pinball desktop pictures from the Dutch photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong + your name listed as a GOLD backer.

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    Get 3 awesome high-res pinball pictures + a set of five pinball desktop pictures from the Dutch photographer Barbara van Zijll de Jong + your name listed as a GOLD backer + a great pinball t-shirt.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,087

    Welcome to the PLATINUM Club. You get a framed and signed pinball picture printed on 300 grams Fine Art Paper + a great pinball t-shirt + 5 high-res and desktop pictures + your name listed as a PLATINUM backer.

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    Pledge €1,750 or more About $1,902

    Get all of the above + a "Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons" translite signed by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman. Your Attention! This is not a Stern translite, but the original artwork.
    + you're one of the happy few that can test our app.

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