Zen Studios Star Wars Tables
There is so much content in this BlahCade that we made the call to split some of it off into a BackRoom episode while recording it. That should give you an idea of what to expect. If it doesn’t, then you should expect this episode to contain a motherlode of digital pinball discussion again.
We focus on Zen Star Wars Ep 8 digital releases (no spoilers), Zen Balls of Glory / Fox Animation tables, and A.S.K Homework’s foray into Steam for their Zaccaria product.
We also touch on FarSight’s Dr Who Kickstarter, but the real meat to that discussion is in the BackRoom, which will land later this week. We also break the sad news about table of the week.
Intro and Sponsors
Introductions and Stuff - 0:45
Blab.io Reminder - 1:48
Comparison Between New Star Wars Tables - 3:30
The Force Awakens (TFA) vs Might of the First Order (MOTFO)
Vacuum Ramps vs Real Life
Shots on MOTFO vs TFA
MOTFO Upper and Lower Playfield Mind Fracking
Spelling Tables vs Shots Tables
Issues with in-game guidance
Zen Custom Call-outs and DMD Tweaks Suggestions - 15:40
Custom shot callouts are so needed.
DMD graphics and text clashes.
DMD instructions vs table visual queues.
Bally/Williams/Stern in-game UX vs Zen UX
TFA and Mode Progression - 19:00
TFA’s 12 Modes.
Center hole hard to shoot?
Millenium Falcon modes add variety.
Zen Fox Entertainment/Balls of Glory - 22:30
Branding differences on Steam vs Mobile
Navigation differences between Steam vs Mobile
Archer: The Yelling Table
Archer: Spell the words table gets old
Making the franchise accessible for non-fans
Archer: Cool toys!
Archer: Quote authenticity vs usability
BlahCade on the Zen Press list - 31:48
A.S.K Steam Greenlight Push - 32:20
Dr Who Kickstarter - 34:20
Table Reveals? Maybe…?
Speculation Threads Closure Requests - 35:30
Hard Evidence or no close
Reasons why Jared is not a Speculation Thread watcher
Closure Rules sticky? Nah…?
The last TPA TotM - 38:20
Outro - 40:00