Rollers of the Realm
While taking in the madness of IndieCade 2013 at Culver City, we had an opportunity to speak with Ericka Evans and Dave Evans, respectively the Producer and Director of Rollers of the Realm. This pinball and RPG mashup was one of the finalists for this year’s exposition.
Actual Pinball Wizards
The aspects one might expect to find in an RPG are all present, though cleverly modified to reflect pinball physics. Multiple party members can be collected, and new members are represented as a separate ball. Each ball has its own strengths and weaknesses, and additional abilities can be unlocked for every party member. By incorporating these varied styles, the game calls on a level of strategy that will shake up what you’ve come to expect from pinball.
Enemy targets also have the ability to fire back at you, damaging the main flippers in the stage. Take enough hits, and they gradually begin to shorten. If you’re the type of pinball player who likes to take the quickest route to the highest score, there are some large men here who would like to have a few words…