Stern Pinball Enhances Insider Connected Team
Appoints Ben Gomez as Lead Creative Designer
CHICAGO, IL – March 20, 2023 – Stern Pinball, Inc. (SPI) announced the appointment of Ben Gomez as Lead Creative Designer for the award-winning, industry transforming Insider Connected platform.
Ben brings 29 years of creativity and experience from designing real money and free-to-play casino games as well as creating social gamification features for companies such as WMS, IGT, Novomatic, Zynga, and 01 Insights. Some of the notable games he has worked on include brands like Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, Monopoly, Willy Wonka, and Princess Bride. Ben has contributed to numerous patents in the gaming industry and also has a creative art background and has been around pinball all his life, especially during his time at WMS, where he worked alongside some of the top pinball designers and engineers.
“Ben is incredibly talented and brings a fresh voice and perspective to the development of Insider Connected. We are excited to add his talents to the team as we continue to transform the pinball experience through Insider Connected,” said Erica Frohm, Chief Technology Officer of Stern Pinball, Inc.
About Insider Connected
Insider Connected is a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines. The platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with the games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of the pinball machines a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely, and maintain the machines.
Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com. Players can also register at a connected game by scanning a registration QR code on the machine. Once a player registers, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected Stern pinball machine anywhere in the world. When a player scans into the machine, they can track progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.
“Insider Connected is transforming how players interact with pinball machines. Operators are benefiting from new tools that drive repeat play and help maintain games remotely while players can earn special entertainment location badges,” said Seth Davis, President and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc. creates compelling entertainment that inspires a lifetime love of games, sparks passion, forges friendships, and connects people everywhere through fun, innovative, technologically advanced pinball games, and experiences. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.
Recent Stern Pinball titles include Foo Fighters, James Bond 007, Rush, Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Avengers: Infinity Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.