Suit up and sit down! Pure Hold'em has landed on PS4
19th August 2015
Pure Hold’em is taking bets after landing on PS4 in Europe today. The game arrived yesterday on PS4 in the US and will be followed by the PC (Steam) version tomorrow and the Xbox One version this Friday.
Check out the lovely new trailer from VooFoo Studio’s right here, in all its gorgeousity.
To celebrate Pure Hold’em’s launch on PS4, the development team at VooFoo will be taking part in a Twitch stream today, live from VooFoo Towers - on their brand new Twitch Channel.
The stream will be taking place at 4pm BST / 11am EST so please stop by and say hello!
You can also play the devs this coming Saturday – when the VooFoo chaps be online between 4pm and 5pm, ready to take on the Pure Hold’em community. They’ll even be dishing out a few giveaway codes.
Are you all in?
Follow the devs on Twitch and on Twitter @VooFoo and follow us @RipstoneGames for the latest Pure Hold’em news and updates.
The Intern Files: Jonny Parry
17th August 2015
For the past two weeks I have been working as a marketing intern at Ripstone.
Prior to beginning my internship, the idea of working in the gaming industry, or marketing, had never really occurred to me. I got the placement after a mutual friend introduced me to Leo [MD and Co-Founder of Ripstone], to talk with him about music in the gaming industry. I left the meeting with the opportunity to experience marketing work at Ripstone, as there where no opportunities, at the moment, to work within the music side of gaming. As a music student with no idea which direction their life is heading, I was more than glad to try my hand at this.
The marketing team were away at Gamescom for the first week so Leo set me to work on several tasks involving research. Having little experience in the marketing field, I was able to treat this as a learning curve; the nature of the assignments allowed me to independently learn a little about marketing and the world of gaming and by the end of week one I’d completed a social media analysis of some of Ripstone’s competitors and formed some ideas to accompany the marketing plan for Ironcast’s release for PS4 and Xbox.
Having reached Friday of week two, I have just completed a research report on a game which Ripstone are considering publishing. What I have really appreciated and enjoyed here is working on tasks which could be relevant and beneficial for the company. I haven’t just been given menial, time-filling tasks, I have done the sort of work I would be doing if I worked here full-time – it really has been proper work experience.
What have I learnt from the experience?
I have learnt a lot from my experience at Ripstone. As well as gaining a decent knowledge of gaming and the industry (I can confidently tell you the difference between a roguelike and a roguelite), I have become more aware of the marketing and sales strategies companies use in order to reach their audiences, particularly through social media.
If I were to give advice to future games industry interns, it would be the following:
1. Unless you’re going to be interning as a game developer or producer, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know everything - or even anything - about gaming. I certainly didn’t know much and I have been able to pick this up along the way. Little knowledge of the industry shouldn’t put you off trying to work in this growing global market.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You will be surrounded by some of the leading game developers and experts so anything you learn from them will be invaluable.
3. Enjoy yourself. It’s not all a written slog; you’ll have the opportunity to try out new games, watch videos, and play with the office dog, Alfie. The days are certainly varied so make the most of it!
- Jonny Parry
Pure Hold'em is Out Next Week
13th August 2015
Grab your chips and have a word with Lady Luck; the Pure Hold’em table is open for business next week. Priced at £14.99/€19.99/$19.99, Pure Hold’em will bring the excitement of the casino to the convenience of your couch.
PlayStation®4: 18th August US / 19th August Europe
PC via Steam: 20th August
Xbox One: 21st August
Take a peek at the brand new launch trailer here.
Pure Hold’em will be the third title in the critically-acclaimed ‘Pure’ franchise. Developed by Voofoo studios with an emphasis on hyper-real visuals and true to life gameplay; Pure Hold’em will be welcoming to both those acquainted with poker and those who are new to the game. So there are no excuses to gather up to seven of your friends for a head-to-head tournament or jump straight in to an open online table.
Pure Hold’em will be the very first Texas Hold’em Poker game to land on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles, so if you want to play poker on you current gen console, there is only one place to find it. That is on the Pure Hold’em tables.
Starting at the Joker table on the floor of the vibrant casino; work your way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the exclusive VIP penthouse. With full online multiplayer support – you can choose to create a tournament with up to 8 players or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix.
You can also make the game your own with the various customisable options on offer in Pure Hold’em. This includes everything from the colours and the patterns of the table felt, right up the sets of cards and poker chips you can choose to play with.
Tune into VooFoo’s Twitch channel this Friday 14th August for an exclusive Pure Hold’em stream straight from VooFoo HQ. You can also play the devs online on Saturday 22nd August, more details to follow. If you can’t wait that long, VooFoo will be hosting a special preview Twitch stream on Friday 14th August between 13:00-14:00GMT/09:00-10:00EST.
Follow the devs @VooFoo and publisher @RipstoneGames for the latest news on Pure Hold’em. Join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #PureHoldem.
Are you all in?
Prep the Couch for the Ultimate Snooker Experience
29th July 2015
If you can’t get enough of shiny balls, we have a treat for you today. Not only can we reveal some exclusive new screenshots from the Pure Pool Snooker DLC; the finest snooker experience due to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation ®4 and PC via Steam. We can also confirm that the DLC will be priced at £2.99 / €3.99 / $4.49 and is due to launch soon.
Brought to you by the masters of hyper-reality, VooFoo Studios, the Pure Pool Snooker DLC pack features a full career mode for all difficulty levels; Amateur, Pro and Master, two new snooker challenge modes and DLC specific trophies, achievements and snooker accolades.
Watch the Pure Pool Snooker DLC launch trailer here https://youtu.be/6IBFEyJfG9E
So if you fancy yourself as a bit of a snooker superstar, now is the time to chalk up you cues and prepare for your undoubtable rise to fame.
Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool and follow the devs @VooFoo and publisher Ripstone @RipstoneGames for the latest news and updates.
Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of the couch.
Gamescom 2015 Line Up
27th July 2015
It is hard to believe that Gamescom has come around yet again! After a successful time at Gamescom 2014, we have packed three indie game gems to take along with us this year:
Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where every move you make comes back to haunt you. Take on the role of Extreme Exorcist Mae Barrons and see if you’ve got what it takes to rid the haunted mansion of its ghostly presence, which so many others have failed to do before. The game is set for release on PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One, PC & Mac, and Wii U.
Pure Hold’em will be shown for the first time ever on Xbox One at the Ripstone booth this year. The game will be the very first Texas Hold’em Poker title to grace Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, boasting 8 player online multiplayer and all excitement of the casino floor. More seasoned players can even try their luck on the prestigious Aces and Masters tables in the exclusive penthouse suite. The game will be coming out later this summer on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Ironcast is a steampunk mech combat game set in an alternative Victorian history, a time where refined men and women controlled gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire. The game launched to critical acclaim on PC earlier this year where after Dreadbit Games announced that they would be bringing Ironcast to Xbox One and PlayStation®4. The PlayStation®4 version will be playable at Gamescom for the very first time.
Watch Ripstone’s Gamescom 2015 show reel here for a sneak peek at some of this year’s indie gems and take a look at further line-up details below: https://youtu.be/I-X2WzoREGI
If you’d like to book an appointment to get hands-on with Ironcast, Extreme Exorcism or Pure Hold’em at Gamescom, please contact the Ripstone press team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will we see you there? Make sure to tweet us or leave us a message on Facebook.