THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Report date: 10th February, 2015
After initially enjoying such a triumphant launch of their The Big Lebowski game, Dutch Pinball ended 2014 on a decidedly discordant note following the very public falling-out with one of their team members.
One of the issues brought to light in that spat was the use of unapproved artwork on the games they were exhibiting at pinball shows and using to take pre-orders.
Now Dutch Pinball have released an image of their slightly modified playfield, the artwork for which has now been approved by Universal Studios Licensing.
Three key areas of concern in the initial playfield artwork were the use of a cannabis leaf, a gun appearing next to John Goodman, and the use of the brand name Kahlua in the ingredients for the White Russian cocktail. These have all been resolved by removing them and using alternate imagery, as we can see in these before and after pictures.
Along with these important changes, there have been other less-significant modifications to the artwork.
Other changes have taken place over at the left orbit.
Finally, the names of the Dutch Pinball team members have been added to the ID tag at the bottom of the playfield which has, as a result, been enlarged.
The Dutch Pinball team also said they are on-track to deliver the first The Big Lebowski games in the second quarter of this year as originally planned, which gives them up to four-and-a-half months to thoroughly test the game, work out the manufacturing methods, and start production.
We'll keep you updated with their progress, right here at Pinball News.
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