Shiny New Pure Pool Xbox One Screenshots
21st October 2014
Voofoo Studios critically acclaimed pool simulation game; Pure Pool is cued up for launch on Xbox One and will be available for fans to download soon! In the meantime, behold these shiny new screenshots!
Improving on the unprecedented formula of the critically-acclaimed Hustle Kings, the team at VooFoo Studios has achieved a whole new level of realism in Pure Pool. Boasting the most authentic pool experience on the market; Pure Pool offers players the opportunity to experience a living, breathing pool hall – all from the convenience of the couch.
Players can look forward to live online Multiplayer; competing against worthy opponents in both head-to-head matches and in global online leagues. Pure Pool will also track individual gaming-styles, creating a unique DNA profile as they play. It’s even possible to play against AI renditions of friends and foes when they’re not online.
Whether you prefer to spend your time playing solo or weighing up against the competition, connect and prepare to be blown away by the next best thing to real life Pool.
Release date and pricing information will be announced in the coming weeks. You can also check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/nPCaH04186M
Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool.
Send Phil To The Slammer!
19th October 2014
Help us get Creative Director and Co-founder of Ripstone; Phil Gaskell arrested and locked-up this November – all in the name of charity.
We’ve already raised over £100 for The Prince's Trust in the past few days, but we need your help to spread the word. To send Phil to the slammer, we need to raise a minimum of £500 which will guarantee a cell for 4 hours. For each additional £100 raised thereafter, he'll spend an extra hour under lock and key.
Prison life will begin with Phil being arrested by Police at Ripstone HQ on Friday 28th November. Rest-assured, all activities will be well documented and shared here on the website and on social media.
If enough funds are raised, as well as fingerprinting, mild interrogation and prison food, Phil can also look forward to enduring some of the things listed below while he's behind bars:
£1500 The prisoner will be kept in custody overnight and released the following morning
£3000 The prisoner will be roused whilst sleeping every 30 minutes
£5000 The prisoner will be roused whilst sleeping every 15 minutes
So, if you'd like to send Phil to the slammer and support a fantastic charity – please donate whatever you can on his Just Giving page. Remember, the more we raise the more severe his punishment will be!
For more information on The Prince's Trust and the amazing work they do click here.
For now, we’ll leave you with this...
With your help we could make this a reality :-)
Dreadbit Games & Ripstone join forces on Ironcast
16th October 2014
For Queen & Country!
We're very excited to be annoucing a brand new partnership today! We're joining forces with the awesome team at Dreadbit Games to take turn-based steampunk mech combat game; Ironcast to the next level. The game will be coming to PC, Mac and Linux in early 2015.
Inspired by Victorian era science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire! Players take control of a 7 metre tall walking vehicle called an Ironcast. They must face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880's Victorian England.
Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.
Dreadbit launched Ironcast’s Kickstarter campaign in September and with support from pledgers the game reached its £10,000 base funding goal on Kickstarter earlier this month. Dreadbit will be managing Kickstarter funds and game development in-house and we'll be acting as an additional funding partner on the project; covering production, marketing, distribution and further development costs to ensure that stretch goals are met.
“After the completion of the Kickstarter campaign we were approached by Ripstone who offered to provide the funding for our stretch goals“ says Daniel Leaver; Designer at Dreadbit Games. “We saw this as too good an opportunity to pass up. While we always had complete confidence that we’d deliver the game we wanted to make and our Kickstarter backers believed in this additional funding is helping us to go much further with the original vision, secure in the knowledge that we can cope with anything unforeseen that may arise.”
Due for release early next year, Ironcast’s stretch goals boast an extra Commander, an additional Ironcast design, more locations and missions and added buffs and abilities, as well as a few extra surprises. All of which we hope to aid the lords and ladies of Dreadbit in making a reality.
“Having worked extensively with Daniel on the LittleBigPlanet series I was always curious as to what he’d do next” says Leo Cubbin; Managing Director at Ripstone.“When we discovered his Ironcast Kickstarter campaign we immediately loved the concept and tried to find a way to get involved in such a way that would reward people who had backed the game. The obvious approach from our perspective was to ensure that all the stretch goals were fulfilled and provided to the existing backers with no extra charge. We think Ironcast has the potential to be a really great game, and hope that our help can ensure it fulfils Dreadbit’s and their backers’ expectations.”
As a thank you for guaranteeing Ironcast’s stretch goals, Dreadbit have kindly donated a steampunk jetpack to us, which was an unclaimed reward from Ironcast’s Kickstarter campaign. The jetpack is a faithful replica of the escape method utilized by many Ironcast Commanders once their mechanized steed has been crippled beyond repair. It has been meticulously hand-crafted by Kruki99 using reclaimed materials such as brass, leather and glass. There’s no resin or "metal effect" components; it is a solid, quality work of art. We'll be organizing a test flight as soon as possible and of course, look forward to the benefits of having a jetpack in the office. More will be revealed on the plans for the jetpack in due course.
Keep an eye on the Dreadbit's website and here on our website for dev diaries and competitions, and follow us and the devs on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram for live Ironcast game updates.
Video Of The Week: EGX 2014 Lip Sync Special
03rd October 2014
This week we pay homage to EGX 2014 the only way we can; with a Taylor Swift lip syncing video special. You'll notice a few familiar faces...
We had an absolute blast at EGX 2014 and will most definitely be making the trip to Birmingham to represent and celebrate games there next year too. There's some amazing games on the horizon, and we can't wait to play them all! We were particularly impressed with some of the indie games on show in the EGX Rezzed area.
Check out our photo's out here.
All in all EGX certainly didn't disappoint this year - and neither does this video...enjoy!
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Happy Comic Book Day!
25th September 2014
It's Comic Book Day so to celebrate on this glorious occasion, we've pepared some lovely shots of the team looking remarkably similar to their favourite superhero’s and superheroine’s...enjoy!
Phil “Iron Man” Gaskell – he keeps us in the loop with the most cutting edge tech and gadgets, but burns the carpet during take-off and landing.
Leo “Superman” Cubbin – protects us from health and safety hazards at all costs, unless the planet is in danger. He’s convinced that he’s a master of disguise, but those glasses aren’t fooling anyone.
Ste “Captain America” Griffiths – is the king of opening doors and pulling out chairs for ladies. He keeps morale in check in the office and has a zero tolerance policy on obscenities and bad manners.
Michelle “Wonder Woman” Turner – she kicks ass; self-explanatory really :-) although, like everyone, she has her good days and her bad days.
Ami “Shera” Langton – shields the office with her sword of protection. But considering her only mode of transport is a unicorn, that skirt is way too SHORT.
So, we think you’ll all agree – the resemblance is uncanny ;-)
Which superhero best represents you?
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