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Two Original Founders of Pinball Brothers Announce That They are No Longer Involved in the Company

Two of the original founders of Pinball Brothers, Roger Svanevik and Cato Paus Skrede, announced this morning on social media that they are no longer involved with the Company.


Specifically, Roger stated that neither of them has been involved in any decision-making at Pinball Brothers since January 2022 and that this was a major factor in their decision to withdraw their support from Pinball Brothers. Their official exit from the organization came in December 2023.


Roger and Cato went on to add that this is not the end of their involvement in the pinball world, but rather a pivot towards "new horizons." I wonder if those new horizons involve forming their own pinball company. A post from renowned pinball artist Christopher Franchi seemed to hint that may be the case:



This announcement comes a little over a week after I received a message from Pinball Brothers' marketing person Ruedi that he was leaving the company. For the past two years, Ruedi was heavily involved in the promotion of Pinball Brothers' Alien LV, Queen and Alien Ripley Edition machines.


Below is the text of Roger and Cato's message and the image that they shared with it.


The Brothers Have Left the Pinball Brothers!


Throughout the recent Texas Pinball Festival (TPF), countless friends and supporters approached Cato and me, under the impression that we were still actively involved with the Pinball Brothers. Given this widespread misconception, it's become clear that we need to address the community directly: We are no longer affiliated with the Pinball Brothers. This decision includes pulling all our investments and support from the company, marking a new direction for us both.


Since January 2022, we have not been involved in any decision-making processes at the company, a factor that significantly contributed to our decision to withdraw our support. We believed it was the responsibility of Pinball Brothers to inform the community of our departure. However, since no such announcement has been made following our exit in December 2023, we feel compelled to take matters into our own hands and communicate directly with the community we hold dear.


For over a decade, Cato and I have been entrenched in the pinball community across the US, a journey filled with unforgettable memories and friendships. This isn’t the end of our involvement in the pinball world; rather, it’s a pivot towards new horizons. We remain dedicated to this incredible community, and you can bet you’ll still find us at shows — eager to challenge friends to a game, share stories, or simply enjoy a beer together.

We’re looking forward to these moments, to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones along the way. Your support and understanding mean the world to us as we step into this new chapter of our lives. Here’s to the future, filled with flippers, silver balls, and great company. Thank you for standing by us.


Feel free to share this announcement to friends and supporters of the pinball community.

Happy Easter to you all!


Bloodbrothers, Roger & Cato



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Parrot Bayou
Parrot Bayou
28 Μαρ

is that AI art?

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Jason
Jason
29 Μαρ
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It’s the art that they shared with their post when they made the announcement. I assume that it’s AI.

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afattori316
afattori316
26 Μαρ

Just what we need another pinball manufacturer. There are too many $10k machines out there already. Prices need to drop or we will see a crash in pinball at some point.


I highly doubt there are enough pinball buyers out there who will buy enough NIB pins to sustain the hobby, especially at these ridiculous prices.


To bad the one pin that has been somewhat of a mild hit is a game they acquired vs Queen which is like a unicorn on the wild to be able to see and try.


Mow expectations for ABBA but the wife and I love the band. We also love Led Zeppelin and Queen and neither one is in our line up.

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KING HENRY
KING HENRY
26 Μαρ

From the sounds of it, it doesn't seem a whole lot different from American Pinball..I suppose for now we could call these cases 'growing pains'..hopefully 'growing' is the operative word!

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MW
MW
26 Μαρ

Pinball Bro

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I've been a big supporter of Pinball Brothers, but these type of high level exits usually spell trouble for a company. It is not a secret that aside from the reasonable but not "earth-shaking" success of Alien, the subsequent release of Queen garnered low interest and the soon to be official ABBA is not a theme anyone has been asking for. I have to wonder how a company can stay afloat if they aren't successful at their primary goal of selling units and how long investors will allow that to happen. I really hope I am not accurate in my speculation, because I love my Alien and want Pinball Brothers to succeed.


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