Silverball Studios

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Silverball Studios
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 2002 (as Fuse Games)
2009 (as Silverball Studios)
Founder Adrian Barritt
Richard Horrocks
Headquarters Cotswold, Burford, United Kingdom
Parent Barnstorm Games
Website silverballstudios.com

Silverball Studios, formerly known as Fuse Games, is a Cotswold, Burford based video game developer best known for developing pinball games for Nintendo.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2002 by Adrian Barritt and Richard Horrocks, makers of the award winning Pro Pinball series of computer games. As an idea to show what they were capable of, they developed a Mario pinball demo and pitched the idea to Nintendo, who then hired the company to make Mario Pinball Land for the Game Boy Advance. The whole game was made by just five people.[1] Later, Fuse Games developed Nintendo DS games, the most notable being Metroid Prime Pinball, a pinball adaptation of the Nintendo GameCube game Metroid Prime.[2] The studio also became the only developer outside Japan to create a Touch! Generations game, with Active Health with Carol Vorderman.[3] In 2009, the company nearly went bankrupt after completing Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon for DSiWare, but reformed as Silverball Studios.[4] The company attempted to revive the Pro Pinball series through Kickstarter in 2012.[5][6] The project's goal was unsuccessful,[7] and the company eventually merged with developer and publisher Barnstorm Games.[8] Afterwards, the Kickstarter was revived in 2013, but was limited to the single table Timeshock!. This campaign reached its goal and the Ultra Edition of Pro-Pinball: Timeshock! was released for several platforms.[9][10]

Games[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

  • Metroid Prime Pinball (2005)
  • Active Health with Carol Vorderman (2009)
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (2009)
  • Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (2010)

Wii[edit]

  • Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails (2010)

iPhone[edit]

  • Mensa Brain Test (2010)
  • Frogger Pinball (2011)

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

  • BearShark: The Game (2013)

Windows\Xbox 360 Arcade[edit]

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