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Creator / Steve Ritchie

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"My games are never subdued. They're always intense as intense we can make them. I'm not sure why that is, but I don't do cute."
Steve Ritchie, The Getaway: High Speed II promo video, 1992

Steven Scott Ritchie (born February 13, 1950) is an American arcade game designer, an industry veteran who is most reknown for his Pinball games.

Ritchie joined Atari in 1974 as an electro-mechanical technician, but soon advanced to their fledgling pinball division and worked with Eugene Jarvis on Airborne Avenger and Superman. Before the latter was released, however, Ritchie moved to Chicago and joined the prominent pinball company Williams Electronics. There, he developed an extensive list of renown pinball machines, including Flash, Firepower, Black Knight, High Speed, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Ritchie has also helped in the development of many video games for Bally and Midway, and provided the voice of Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3. Today, Ritchie is the lead of Steve Ritchie Productions (SRP), where he develops pinball machines for Stern Pinball, such as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and AC/DC.


Steve Ritchie is known as "The Master of Flow" by pinball enthusiasts, as his playfield designs heavily favor fast ball speeds, large loops, and associated combos. He is an avid fan of PC gaming, motocross racing, and street motorcycles. He is married to Dianne Ritchie, and is the older brother of fellow pinball designer Mark Ritchie.

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