Zoink! Games Developer Stream - 25/11/2016
23rd November 2016
Join us on Twitch this Friday from 4pm GMT for an exclusive Stick It To The Man developer stream!
We will be joined by Klaus and Emil from Zoink! Games to talk about all things Stick It. You can also tweet us questions to @ripstonegames on Twitter and we will try to answer as many as we can on stream.
Expanding into eSports with Official ESL Tournament
22nd November 2016
It's a *very* exciting day at Ripstone HQ today..
We are finally able to share that we have partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and the Electronic Sports League (ESL) to announce our first venture into eSports! We're bringing Pure Pool to the forefront of the PS4 Events schedule, with an official ESL tournament starting on Saturday 3rd December.
The Pure Pool Contender Cup begins in Europe on December 3rd 2016 at 3pm GMT, with any and all Pure Pool owners on PlayStation 4 welcome to sign up and compete. The full rules for the tournament can be found in the Sony PS4 Events App, and on the Pure Pool ESL official page
. We currently have over 300,000 Pure Pool players and can't wait to see who is crowned champion of the first official online tournament.
This is our first splash into the eSports scene, and we have loads more plans for numerous other events in the coming months!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: IT Manager
18th November 2016
We're looking to recruit an IT Manager to provide technical assistance and maintenance to a multi-user Windows based environment. This role will be our first in house IT role taking responsibility for the systems in a growing video game publisher. There are currently 15 of us and this is expected to increase in the next year.
You'll be expected to make recommendations on the IT systems currently in place, to specify and oversee changes to systems, to make recommendations for the systems going forward and to handle any transition arrangements.
As the IT Manager, you'll need to have up to date technical skills and be able to offer options on systems to aid the team in achieving their goals. You'll also be an excellent communicator who can build relationships across the business and prioritise multiple demands.
Required Technical Skills Include:
• Windows Small Business Server 2011
• Cloud Based Servers
• Version Control Management (SVN, Git)
• Project Management Software
• Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, WINS & DHCP, VPN etc.)
• Windows OS
• Microsoft Office Applications
• Mac OS
Key Responsibilities include:
• Providing technical support to 15+ people.
• Building and provisioning workstations and laptops for new and existing users and updating documentation in the process.
• Pro-actively assisting in the monitoring and maintenance of servers, applications and hardware.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented IT professional to develop their career and in return we can offer you a competitive salary with a benefits package that includes 25 days holiday, a company pension scheme and free biscuits. If you think you can make this role your own then please email with a full CV indicating current salary to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Twitch Plays Pure Chess: 70,000 viewers vs. GM Huschenbeth
17th November 2016
So, Twitch Plays Chess Round 2 happened. And it was AMAZING.
70,000 Twitch viewers took part in our event yesterday and played live against chess Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth on the front page of Twitch. And lost. Four times.
GM Huschenbeth has a FIDE rating of 2548 and refused to let the chat force a win, despite them outnumbering him 70 THOUSAND to one. Viewers typed chess moves into the Twitch chat to vote on their next move, with the most popular move being made against the GM.
The Twitch chat played four games of Pure Chess against GM Huschenbeth over a period of four hours and you can watch the whole stream on the our official Twitch channel. You can also see Game 1 over on our YouTube channel.
Download the PGN for each game:
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4
Splendid Steampunk DLC arrives for Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition
16th November 2016
Chess lovers: this one's for you!
Since the launch of Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition, we have been working behind the scenes to bring new and innovative chess sets and environments to the game. We are now able to announce that the first DLC set to arrive is the splendid Steampunk chess set!
The Steampunk DLC set is available now for Xbox One and PC via Steam, priced at £1.99 / $2.99. You can also take advantage of a discount on Pure Chess on Steam to celebrate the launch of the first piece of Grandmaster Edition exclusive DLC!