February 13, 2013 in Mobile Accessories (E)
[prMac.com] Barcelona, Spain - JanduSoft today is pleased to announce tPinball, its crowdsourced, accessory pinball controller for iPads, tablets, Macs & PCs. With wireless Bluetooth connectivity, tPinball is an adjustable gaming table/controller consisting of two flipper buttons, one plunger button, and four 3-inch-high corner assemblies that raise the tablet above the surface below it. Expandable to perfectly fit the sizes of most tablets, tPinball allows pinball fans worldwide to play authentic, flipper-based pinball anytime, anywhere. JanduSoft invites anyone interested to participate in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which seeks to raise 50,000 Euros in funding within the next 30 days for manufacturing and marketing.
* Perfect emulation of real pinball machine play with flipper buttons
* Play pinball and other games on your tablet or desktop PC
* Compatible with iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7 and most tablets
* Be a part of gaming history - help launch tPinball through crowdfunding
* Contribute to the Indiegogo campaign and earn premiums or a free tPinball
The accessory will be available in black or white, and is due for release May 2013. Designed to collapse for travel and storage, tPinball's four corner assemblies are connected by a pulley system that allows the user to perfectly adjust the controller to accommodate most tablet sizes, including iPad. The lower right corner contains two buttons: a red flipper button on the side and a yellow plunger button on the bottom. The lower left corner contains one red flipper button on the left side.
Seen by game developers and publishers as an add-on that will significantly improve the gamplaying experience of many titles, tPinball has already announced compatibility with the following games, including: Pinball Kingpin from Cartoon Smart, Crazy Bill at the Zombie Star Hotel from Ivanovich Games, Muster My Monsters by IDS, and Momonga Pinball Adventures by Paladin Studios.
tPinball is compatible with iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. Gamers can easily use their battery-operated tPinball with both mobile and desktop devices. tPinball has an Open Source Pinball Developer Kit (PDK) for all available platforms, and it is very easy to integrate. JanduSoft will share the 3D pinball model for all those people that wish to use a 3D printer to make spare parts.
"It's not easy for a small company to make this kind of product," commented Jose Antonio Andujar Clavell of JanduSoft. "A great initial investment is required to launch this project and that is why we need a small help from the community. The process of plastic injection is not cheap, and this is besides the production cost of the connection board, and the cost of assembling the final product. This is the reason why we need to produce a minimum number of units to launch the project into the market. Consequently, our campaign costs are really high. But we hope that thanks to the community, we will be able to carry out this project."
* Bluetooth required
* Compatible with iPad, iPad mini, Nexus 7, and most tablets
* Compatible with Mac and PC
* Two AA batteries required for operation
Pricing and Availability:
tPinball will be available directly from JanduSoft and other authorized resellers at a price to be determined. Pending successful completion of its Indiegogo campaign, tPinball is scheduled for delivery in May 2013.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Jose Antonio Andujar Clavell is the owner of JanduSoft. He focuses on games for children and family, stimulating the intelligence of the parent's children. Copyright (C) 2013 JanduSoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, Mac OS X platforms, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.