It’s difficult to believe that the owner of a company that’s so successful had no intention of creating it in the first place.
Spooky Pinball’s journey started with Charlie and Bug Emery, a father and son duo who started a pinball podcast in 2010. Then, in 2011, the Emeries put together a revamp of the Godzilla pinball machine and decided to take it to the Midwest Gaming Classic convention.
Charlie’s passion for pinball and his involvement in the print industry prompted him to pull out all the stops with this machine. This led droves of people at the convention to gather around and admire its beauty and quality craftsmanship.
Emery quickly realized the potential and convinced his employer to get into the business of manufacturing pinball machines.
Along the way, Emery crossed paths with Ben Heck. The duo’s passion for these immersive colorful machines initiated a symbiotic relationship that led to the inception of Spooky Pinball LLC in 2013.
The company started with only ten employees, including the Emery family. It took them two years to produce a mere 150 units of their first game, America’s Most Haunted.
Since then, the company has been a force to reckon with.