Google Maps Pinball
Reskinned pinball machine for SXSW.




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Role: Design
Year: 2012
Studio: B-Reel
Art Direction: Patrick Erhlund
Additional Design: Jeremy Abel, Jessie Bustin
Fabrication: Square Design
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About



Over 2.5 very long days and nights I redesigned an old pinball machine along with Jeremy Abel and Jessie Bustin for Google Maps. I lead the design of the play area with Jeremy Abel's assistance and Jessie took charge of the cabinet. Finishing this in time would not have been possible if Jeremy hadn't found a scan of the play area from a hobbyist video game site. With this template, we were able to jump right into design and have a guide for all the hundreds of holes on the play area.
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Square Design did an amazing job fabricating Maps styled models and reskinning the machine in no time at all. The project was a mad dash but turned out all right! Look for the machine at the Google NYC office :)

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