Haptify Releases Enzo's Pinball with Full Tactile Feedback
Haptify has announced today that their first Android game, Enzo’s Pinball, is now available in the Android Market. Touted as the “first virtual pinball title ever to include full-fledged tactile feedback”, the game lets users choose between three completely unique pinball tables. Enzo’s Pinball is also part of the OpenFeint network of games meaning it lets players compete against other Android and iOS competitors with leaderboards and unlockable achievements. We spent a few minutes playing with this on the XOOM and found it to be a rather enjoyable experience.
The three pinball tables and their features:
- Clockwork Table: avoid getting wound up by an intricate clockwork mechanism dating back to the 18th century and learn the secret of the clockwork pinball
- Steam-Powered Table: stay cool under pressure and navigate a high-voltage playing field to unlock the true nature of the steampunk pinball
- DJ Table: listen to the dark secrets of the record pinball
Enzo’s Pinball costs $1.49 and works on all Android devices running 1.5 or higher.
“Enzo’s Pinball is an ideal choice for our first title, because it really showcases the subtle-yet-significant power of haptics in gaming,” said Craig Vachon, Haptify Lead. “When you play pinball in real life, you use a combination of sight, sound and touch to interact with the machine. Cutting that down to two senses, as most pinball titles do by necessity, just doesn’t provide the same level of involvement. I am positive that players won’t look at other pinball titles the same way after they’ve experienced Enzo’s Pinball with haptics.”