the_deep_pinball_4jpgGameprom's decision to make their first iPhone game Wild Wild West Pinball [App Store] free was met with some lively discussion about App Store pricing. We saw the move as an effective marketing strategy for their next game Deep Pinball.

The move seems to have paid off in terms of exposure for the company as Wild Wild West Pinball is now the number one downloaded free app in the App Store. Gameprom also reveals that they now have over 2 million players around the world.

And they seem to be putting some significant efforts into the push of their next pinball game with this impressively produced promotional trailer:

The game is expected "soon" in the App Store.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Yeah, I love how much effort they put into this trailer. It's great :)

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Yeah, I love how much effort they put into this trailer. It's great :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    I wish that the table wasn't so similar to WWWP.

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    I wish that the table wasn't so similar to WWWP.

  • JoshC.

    That was really corny.

  • JoshC.

    That was really corny.

  • cosmicrob

    The trailer is a bit over the top for a pinball game... but.. at least the game looks good.

  • cosmicrob

    The trailer is a bit over the top for a pinball game... but.. at least the game looks good.

  • Dale

    I think that was terrific !

    I remember when Wild West Pinball was released and everyone was so surprised at how good it was and no one had ever heard of the developer before.

    They have come a long way :)

    Can't wait for THE DEEP !

  • eggzbacon

    How "soon"?

  • Dale

    I think that was terrific !

    I remember when Wild West Pinball was released and everyone was so surprised at how good it was and no one had ever heard of the developer before.

    They have come a long way :)

    Can't wait for THE DEEP !

  • eggzbacon

    How "soon"?

  • surfbum

    It worked. I would have never downloaded Wild West because I assumed an iPhone based pinball game would be lame.

    Boy was I wrong. I've probably spent more hours playing Wild West than anything.

    And I'll DEFINITELY be buying the retail priced version of "Deep".

  • surfbum

    It worked. I would have never downloaded Wild West because I assumed an iPhone based pinball game would be lame.

    Boy was I wrong. I've probably spent more hours playing Wild West than anything.

    And I'll DEFINITELY be buying the retail priced version of "Deep".

  • Lord Gek

    Very over the top and almost eerie. I'm psyched, bring it on!

  • Lord Gek

    Very over the top and almost eerie. I'm psyched, bring it on!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Hahaha, this Michael Bay trailer is WAY too much for a pinball table.
    But I had some laughs, so... congrats.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Hahaha, this Michael Bay trailer is WAY too much for a pinball table.
    But I had some laughs, so... congrats.

  • arn

    hah.

    another awesome trailer for an iphone game.
    http://toucharcade.com/2009/03/13/10-balls-7-cups-trailer-worth-099-alone/

    arn

    • Yog Shoggoth

      Pure class :)

      You really should hold a marketing awards, of the darwin-variety.

  • arn

    hah.

    another awesome trailer for an iphone game.
    http://toucharcade.com/2009/03/13/10-balls-7-cups-trailer-worth-099-alone/

    arn

    • Yog Shoggoth

      Pure class :)

      You really should hold a marketing awards, of the darwin-variety.

  • Cyberdude

    Despite its name, it looks like a rather shallow pinball game. It looks so EMPTY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlEtHzmINEY&feature=related

    Also, please fix the jerkiness. In all precision games, high framerate is of essence. 60 fps please. And we don't want a crazy camera flying around all the time, please make it fixed.

  • Cyberdude

    Despite its name, it looks like a rather shallow pinball game. It looks so EMPTY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlEtHzmINEY&feature=related

    Also, please fix the jerkiness. In all precision games, high framerate is of essence. 60 fps please. And we don't want a crazy camera flying around all the time, please make it fixed.

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    Coming soon…

    A pinball game so mindblowing, you'll want to keep rotating your iPhone and viewing it at dramatic angles, while your eyes go in and out of focus.

  • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

    Coming soon…

    A pinball game so mindblowing, you'll want to keep rotating your iPhone and viewing it at dramatic angles, while your eyes go in and out of focus.

  • Matt

    The moving angle (a.k.a. "crazy camera flying around all the time") is one of the things that makes Wild West Pinball great. On other pinball games, the fixed camera makes the field of play so small it's no fun at all. That's just my opinion, of course, but please try to refrain from statements like "we don't want," which on the internet always means "I don't want."

    • Cyberdude

      I'm a die hard pinball fan, that's why ;) There are others like me. The biggest gripe is that it is so damn empty you know. There is hardly anything to hit or do!

  • Matt

    The moving angle (a.k.a. "crazy camera flying around all the time") is one of the things that makes Wild West Pinball great. On other pinball games, the fixed camera makes the field of play so small it's no fun at all. That's just my opinion, of course, but please try to refrain from statements like "we don't want," which on the internet always means "I don't want."

    • Cyberdude

      I'm a die hard pinball fan, that's why ;) There are others like me. The biggest gripe is that it is so damn empty you know. There is hardly anything to hit or do!

  • Cue

    WWP is damn great indeed. However as others have mentioned the similarities are somewhat a letdown.

    Hopefully the real thing will prove us wrong cause I'm really into pinballs

  • Cue

    WWP is damn great indeed. However as others have mentioned the similarities are somewhat a letdown.

    Hopefully the real thing will prove us wrong cause I'm really into pinballs

  • sekazi

    I really like WWP because it is the only pinball game on the App Store that plays well but the layout is the only issue. I really hope to see more tables by them. They could release this then sell some additional tables for the game in the in-game store. I do not really like the idea of selling in-game but this would be alright because it would give us more tables and they can be kept in a single game.

  • sekazi

    I really like WWP because it is the only pinball game on the App Store that plays well but the layout is the only issue. I really hope to see more tables by them. They could release this then sell some additional tables for the game in the in-game store. I do not really like the idea of selling in-game but this would be alright because it would give us more tables and they can be kept in a single game.

  • http://bkpdev.com Brandon

    My main complaint with WWP was that the flippers didn't toggle the lit gates at the top. That is a pinball standard.

    Otherwise, looking forward to The Deep.

    • Falcon

      There are a few things that get me about WWP in addition to flippers controller the lights at top:

      ` Lack of any kind of Shoot again after a very cheap quick death (a ballsaver feature is kind of standard in the past two decades)
      ` The fact that the right kickback (the automatic ball shooters on the outside lane) has a high probability chance of shooting the ball up to the bumpers in such a way that the ball just goes right back to the outside lane where the kickback door is now closed, so you lose the ball anyway.
      ` No Free Balls with higher scores, at least not that I've seen.
      ` The game is missing Tilt! You should be able to shake the phone/ipod to nudge the ball a small amount. Shake too much or too often and the ball is dead on tilt.

      I hope that at least a couple of these features are present in Deep Pinball, otherwise it'll be too shallow a game to spend money on.

      By the way, I don't have a problem with the dynamic camera, once you play for a while you know where the flippers are in relation to the board and not seeing them is not detrimental to game play.

      Also, you should know that you CAN control the shot to shoot Dirty Harry. Tapping the left and right sides of the screen causes the highlighted ball path to change direction, so that you can try to line it up and get a direct shot on Harry.

      I can't wait for Crystal Caliburn to come out on the iPhone, that's a very very well polished pinball game, at least it was on the Mac 10 years ago when I last played it.

      • Falcon

        I need to correct a couple things in my post:

        `You do get extra balls (I just never noticed before)
        and
        `You can shake the phone to nudge the ball (this is good for slowing down a ball that is quickly gliding somewhere you don't want it to glide)

  • http://bkpdev.com Brandon

    My main complaint with WWP was that the flippers didn't toggle the lit gates at the top. That is a pinball standard.

    Otherwise, looking forward to The Deep.

    • Falcon

      There are a few things that get me about WWP in addition to flippers controller the lights at top:

      ` Lack of any kind of Shoot again after a very cheap quick death (a ballsaver feature is kind of standard in the past two decades)
      ` The fact that the right kickback (the automatic ball shooters on the outside lane) has a high probability chance of shooting the ball up to the bumpers in such a way that the ball just goes right back to the outside lane where the kickback door is now closed, so you lose the ball anyway.
      ` No Free Balls with higher scores, at least not that I've seen.
      ` The game is missing Tilt! You should be able to shake the phone/ipod to nudge the ball a small amount. Shake too much or too often and the ball is dead on tilt.

      I hope that at least a couple of these features are present in Deep Pinball, otherwise it'll be too shallow a game to spend money on.

      By the way, I don't have a problem with the dynamic camera, once you play for a while you know where the flippers are in relation to the board and not seeing them is not detrimental to game play.

      Also, you should know that you CAN control the shot to shoot Dirty Harry. Tapping the left and right sides of the screen causes the highlighted ball path to change direction, so that you can try to line it up and get a direct shot on Harry.

      I can't wait for Crystal Caliburn to come out on the iPhone, that's a very very well polished pinball game, at least it was on the Mac 10 years ago when I last played it.

      • Falcon

        I need to correct a couple things in my post:

        `You do get extra balls (I just never noticed before)
        and
        `You can shake the phone to nudge the ball (this is good for slowing down a ball that is quickly gliding somewhere you don't want it to glide)

  • WeirdingWay

    These guys need to make trailers for other types of games that fit this hype better. Pinball games are great but this is like a cannon to a fly. If this were like for an FPS or Action game I could see where this would fit in, but for a pinball game I just laugh. Still picking it up, as it seems to have a lot more depth than WWP.

  • WeirdingWay

    These guys need to make trailers for other types of games that fit this hype better. Pinball games are great but this is like a cannon to a fly. If this were like for an FPS or Action game I could see where this would fit in, but for a pinball game I just laugh. Still picking it up, as it seems to have a lot more depth than WWP.

  • Fix

    The best thing in WWP is the online score,
    verry addictive trying to beat other realtime players!

    You can bet your ... they wil put it in again ;)

    Cant wait...

  • Fix

    The best thing in WWP is the online score,
    verry addictive trying to beat other realtime players!

    You can bet your ... they wil put it in again ;)

    Cant wait...

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    this is the most f**ckin awesome promo vid for a pinball game!! I thought that WWP was just another pinball game but after i download it and start playing I realized why people were giving high mark for it. I'm definitely gonna buy deep pinball to repay them for the free WWP ..he he!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    this is the most f**ckin awesome promo vid for a pinball game!! I thought that WWP was just another pinball game but after i download it and start playing I realized why people were giving high mark for it. I'm definitely gonna buy deep pinball to repay them for the free WWP ..he he!

  • PinballWizard

    i didnt like this wild west pinball thingy..boring table,didnt like 3d pinballs either but this deep table looks great and this sonar sound fx are cool,hope they are ingame..for now i stuck with pinball dreams(the old amiga one) on the iPhone(crappy ball physics but great game) and on my win xp pc i have the best pinball games of all times:The Pro Pinball Series-timeshock! is now 12years old and still BANGS like a real table,also i have the greatest tables of all times in visual pinball..would LOVE to see a pro pinball on the iPhone...hope crystal caliburn will deliver a good pinball feeling on the iPhone-if "the deep" isnt too expensive ill check that too

  • PinballWizard

    i didnt like this wild west pinball thingy..boring table,didnt like 3d pinballs either but this deep table looks great and this sonar sound fx are cool,hope they are ingame..for now i stuck with pinball dreams(the old amiga one) on the iPhone(crappy ball physics but great game) and on my win xp pc i have the best pinball games of all times:The Pro Pinball Series-timeshock! is now 12years old and still BANGS like a real table,also i have the greatest tables of all times in visual pinball..would LOVE to see a pro pinball on the iPhone...hope crystal caliburn will deliver a good pinball feeling on the iPhone-if "the deep" isnt too expensive ill check that too

  • JPanther

    So when is this coming out???

  • JPanther

    So when is this coming out???