Williams Electronic Games Inc.
Williams Electronic Games, also known as Williams Pinball, was one of the best pinball machine manufacturers of all time. Harry Williams founded the company in 1943. They would go on to release many successful, and historic games, including Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure, FunHouse, and Fish Tales.
- Pinball games:311
- Years active:1943-1999
- Status:Not Active
- Location:Chicago, IL, USA
- Website:Williams Electronic Games Inc.
About Williams Electronic Games Inc.
In 1943, Stanford Engineering graduate, Harry Williams, founded the company in Chicago.
Having an engineering background helped Williams design the first electronic pinball machine and devise the tilt mechanism.
At first, Williams Games manufactured fortune-telling machines, as they were popular at that time.
After that, the company started remaking some old pinball machines by changing their artwork and other elements in the game. However, in 1964, Williams Games manufactured their first all-original pinball machine, Suspense.
By the mid-80s, Williams Electronic Games was one of the biggest names in the pinball industry. However, alongside a broader industry decline in the 1990s, Williams would eventually close its pinball division by the end of the decade in order to focus on other lines of business, like slot machines.