IAmA employee of Stern Pinball, Currently The Only Pinball manufacturer in the World, AMAA
I work in the programming department at Stern Pinball. I'm a recent hire, but have lived arcade and pinball since the day I was born. I've been playing since I could reach the flipper buttons, and never lost the attraction to the silver ball.
Pinball has seen a big upswing in the past 3 years, and there are now 2 other major companies looking to put their own machines into the world, and competition is starting to step its game up.
I will answer any questions I can, but I do have an NDA agreement, so I can't spill all of our secrets.