Why are you making Pinball Circus?
Quite Simply, we are doing this for Python.
Pinball Circus was the game that Python always regretted never got built and his one wish was to see his vision of Pinball Circus brought to life. The entire Circus Maximus team was very close to Python, and Python made us promise that the game will get built. We will keep that promise.
How involved was Python in this project?
Python is the driving force and the creator of the Circus Maximus team. The team was assembled and led by Python himself. Python continued to work on modifications/additions/enhancements to the game along with a much deeper ruleset right up until his final days. Python saw the arrival of the whitewoods and the assembly of several of the mini playfields before he passed.
Is this a remake?
There were only two prototypes were ever made and it never went into production. Python’s Circus will be very different as it will contain all the features which were changed or removed from Python’s dream when the two games were built after his departure from Williams.
In addition there are new game feature enhancements which Python and the team developed which will be incorporated into Python’s Circus. The game play rule set is going to be remarkably enhanced as Python and the team developed a platform for a very deep set of rules. The main playfield is going to be tweeked in order to get a smoother flow to game play. There will be many other exciting changes which Python and the team worked on which will be tried out on the Whitewood games.
Python left Williams with an incomplete game. Python left us on April 9, 2014 with the vision of the complete game. The gift and dream of Python has been entrusted with the team and we will make sure this is the game which Python can be proud.
Why are you called Circus Maximus?
Early on, Python would use Roman Army terms to describe his team. Some of us were his centurions, some of us his were his pro praetor, etc. Python loved mythology so he used Jupiter, the god of games, in the logo. Ultimately Python referred to us all as Circus Maximus and that is what we use today.
Is this game licensed?
Thanks to Matt from Planetary Pinball Supply (PPS) we have an agreement that allows us to complete the whitewoods along with the 12 sample games.
Details are still being finalized for any production run.
What’s with the foot pedal I’ve seen in drawings?
All in good time. But it’s related to a feature that will be put back into the game that was removed in the existing prototypes.
Are you going to take preorders?
No. When the game is complete and the production plans are finalized, we will take orders.
Any ideas on pricing?
No. Python was not a fan of the current pricing trends, and as such, ever effort will be made to make this game as affordable as possible to those that may want to own a production version of Pinball Circus. Python also hated “bean counters” or “money men”, so we will not sacrifice his vision or quality for the sake of cost considerations.
What are your current plans for producing this game?
Currently the two prototype whitewoods are being assembled. After that we will build 12 sample games.
As far as full production goes, those plans are still being discussed with all the interested parties. So far the talks are going well.
Are you building your own assembly line?
Heck no. We have no intention of building our own assembly line. Depending on final production plans and production numbers we will have several options available for manufacturing partners.