Category Archives: Announcement

22ndMay

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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Introducing Zen Pinball – eSports Edition for iOS! This competitive pinball game for mobile devices is now available in Germany and the UK, with more territories coming soon. Put your pinball skills to the test as you compete against other players in virtual currency or real cash competitions Powered by Skillz.

 

From the arcade days, pinball has always been a hugely competitive experience, as players would line their quarters up and try to best each other’s high scores. Looking back fondly at those days, the team at Zen not only wants to revisit that intensity and sense of competition, but also bring it to a whole new level never before seen in virtual pinball!

 

We’re launching Zen Pinball – eSports Edition with a series of challenges that will update regularly, including one ball high score and best three minute score to begin with. We look forward to hearing from you about what other types of competitive challenges you would like to see available, so let us know!

 

Zen Pinball – eSports Edition Features

 

  • Tables available for unlimited free play
  • NO In-App Purchases and NO Advertising. Zen Pinball – eSports Edition is completely free to play
  • Multiplayer skill-based matchmaking and leaderboards – Powered by Skillz
  • Real money competitions
  • Tournaments with real money prizes
  • New to pinball? Not a problem – we have provided a tutorial for you to learn the basics
  • Advanced table guides provided to help you improve your game and achieve higher scores
  • Game Center: achievements and online leaderboards

 

In the UK or Germany? Download it for free on iTunes today, and let us know what you think! Zen Pinball – eSports Edition will launch in more regions soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

5thMay

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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Valve and Zen Studios have revealed the fruits of their recent collaboration, taking one of the most beloved game series of the past decade, Portal, and giving it the pinball treatment! Portal pinball will be available on Zen’s pinball platforms the week of May 25th, 2015.

 

Crafted in collaboration with Valve and Zen Studios, Aperture Laboratories is proud to reveal the “Aperture Science Heuristic Portal Pinball Device”, proving that persistent experimentation is not only the hallmark of good science for the benefit of mankind, but also incalculably fun!

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Guide Chell and Wheatley through test chambers by navigating portals, using aerial faith plates, defeating turrets and facing other obstacles, and battling against GLaDOS as you attempt to escape the facility and reach the surface. Team up with ATLAS and P-Body for their Cooperative Testing Initiative Multiball and wreak havok on the Turret Factory by discovering Ratman’s hidden mini playfield.

 

See you on the leaderboards… there will be cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

28thApril

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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9thApril

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

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First off, Zen Studios would like to say a big thanks to our community for participating in our CastleStorm: Free to Siege multiplayer beta on Android. We received tons of great feedback from you guys which was instrumental in our development of the brand new mode. Therefore, it is our pleasure to announce the official release of the highly-anticipated PVP multiplayer mode on iOS and Android! This long-awaited mode lets players cross weaponry with players from all over the world in CastleStorm’s fierce castle vs. castle battles, and is available right now as a free update.

 

 

 

The new PVP multiplayer mode in CastleStorm: Free to Siege allows players to build up their home castle and modify its defenses to endure attacks from players worldwide. You can select from one of the game’s four unique nations, each with its own playstyle, as you overtake new areas and regions for different gameplay bonuses, and even earn victory points for weekly rewards!

 

The free PVP multiplayer update is available for CastleStorm: Free to Siege on iOS and Android, and will be coming to Amazon at a later date. So what are you waiting for? Build your castle and start battling today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7thApril

POSTED BY: BarbieBobomb

 

 

 

Zen Studios next Marvel pinball table will be inspired by the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film! The table will bring the blockbuster action of the film to our pinball universe on PC, consoles, and mobile platforms:

 

Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 & Vita: Available in North America on Tuesday April 21st and Europe on Wednesday April 22nd

Zen Pinball 2 for Mac: Available Wednesday April 29

Pinball FX2 for Steam & Xbox 360: Available Wednesday April 22nd

Pinball FX2 for Xbox One: Available Thursday April 23rd

Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball for iOS: Available Thursday April 23rd

Zen Pinball HD and Marvel Pinball for Android & Amazon: Available Thursday April 23rd

Zen Pinball 2 for Wii U: Release date TBA

 

The Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron table will allow players to relive the struggle of Earth’s mightiest heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye against Ultron and his seemingly endless army. The table features dedicated game modes for each member of the Avengers team, including a first-person sharpshooting mini-game starring Hawkeye, a spectacular aerial melee combat sequence between Iron Man and Ultron, and selectable difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, or Hard) to cater to each player’s individual skill level.

 

 

 

 

 

As you know, we have created many other Marvel Pinball tables, but nothing is quite like getting to work on a table that is based on a big blockbuster movie like Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s both exhilarating and a bit overwhelming to base a pinball table on a film as it is being made! Often times, final decisions about the film (like costumes, lines, etc.) have not even been made while we’re designing the table, so we have to be able to change with the film as needed. It really keeps us on our toes! We also have to stay true to the filmmakers’ vision while still creating something uniquely fun. Piece of cake, right?

 

Timing a table release with a film’s release is always a challenge; we have to be careful that there are no leaks, and most of all, no movie spoilers! Marvel’s Avengers is a hulk of a franchise (pun intended!) and we cannot express how proud we are that Marvel trusts us to do the job well. We’re stoked to be a part of this and that we get to share it with all of you. We truly hope you enjoy this table, the film, and more Marvel adventures yet to come.

 

See you on the leaderboards!