28 February, 2014

Grumbling at the ProPinball Forum

I have already voiced my anxiety over the delay of Timeshock and the lack of communication from the ProPinball developer team. Then it started at the VIP forum

Feb 20th

Wasn't the alpha due just before/after Xmas - minus the physics update?

Then, Feb 25th

I am sure they are doing a great job when it comes to programming, developing and bringing us the best pin-ball simulation ever. But actually I am not THAT sure anymore, not even a single video for VIP:s, no back stage photos, no weekly updates, no guesstimated timeframe (1 month, three? five more? a year?).

VIP pledgers were promised developer diaries. No such diaries are to be found here. Developer diaries sounds like you would get daily micro updates of whats going on, but we got none at all. Then when a lot of people are curious and kindly are begging for at least quick weekly updates, they will not even provide that. It is quite arrogant actually.

I guess I still think they will create the most awesome video pinball, It just that the project doesn't seem that fun to be part of anymore. 

It's a Kickstarter project, they should keep their pledgers in the loop. 

and three more of similar content

Feb 26th

Is anyone of the Pro-Pinball crew reading this thread? Why is there no comment? What have we paid for? If there is nothing to test, we still have a right on information!

Then, at long last, on Feb 27th a reply by Adrian Barritt

Humble apologies for the recent silence everyone, we've had our heads down working on the Alpha. We hear what you're saying about not getting enough info, and Adrian Page, who's spearheading the new technology, will be posting weekly updates in this section going forwards. I will also be posting a major Kickstarter update either today or tomorrow.

Sorry once again, I promise we'll do better going forwards.

Let us see how this works out 

P.S. The VIP forum and Kickstarter page have been updated. Given the report of Adrian Page it is clear that work is progressing at top speed. Simply, the initial time estimate was overly optimistic.

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