Hyperspace Pinball combines the controls of pinball with the game play of an arcade shooter wrapped up in a universe of aliens, explosions and more! Travel through the solar system flipping shots while earning bonuses, power-ups, enhancements and achievements like a pinball wizard! Fight your way through bosses and special enemies like anti-balls, spinners and shooters on your way to planet Earth for the final showdown! If you're good enough, you can even compete for the top score against other players; even on other platforms! Do you have what it takes to save the galaxy? Find out with Hyperspace Pinball!
On Aug 31, 2012 I posted Hyperspace Pinball on Greenlight in hopes to get it published on Steam. I didn't launch any kind of upvote campaign; I thought being on the Greenlight portal itself was enough at the time (shows what I know about marketing). It had its share of page views and comments, but it looked like it would never get close to enough votes. Over the months that followed I lost interest in trying to Greenlight it because, after seeing all the other amazing games submitted to Greenlight, I decided mine just wasn't Steamworthy. I abandoned the submission without taking it down, and turned my attention to a Desura release. The Android and iOS versions meanwhile were still getting at least dozens of daily downloads combined on their respective markets.
Fast forward to February 3rd 2015: I got an e-mail that Hyperspace Pinball was Greenlit! This was a big shock to me because:
Despite these things, the community decided it's worth a go, so I'm going to do it.
I still believe that in its current form, Hyperspace Pinball is not Steamworthy. On Desura it had a rating of 7.1. I studied why it didn't get a higher rating as well as ratings for existing pinball games on Steam. The main reasons people gave low votes are:
So here is my current plan to deal with those issues:
I've already commissioned an artist to make the existing table look better with higher quality models and textures.
Following that I'm changing the GUI to be contained in a single LED panel for consistency with the other tables. Once the existing table is all done, I'll design the new ones.
I'll post an update when the current table is finished.
Highest Rated (2 agree) 7/10
Overall a good flipper. Some bug needs to be solved, and physics may be better. The score system is really a great idea and the game itself is entertaining when you have time to kill.
Apr 20 2013, 4:07pm by kayet95
Lowest Rated (2 agree) 4/10
Bad ball physics, bad gravity, ball slips under paddles, but good premise.
Apr 20 2013, 5:24pm by Azure_Fang
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Just added up all the verifiable downloads for all my games released since 2010...~298,000!
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