NOMAD GAMES PUBLISHES STEAM’S FIRST DEDICATED BACKGAMMON GAME

November 12, 2015 |  by  |  Backgammon, Home, Press  |  Comments Off on NOMAD GAMES PUBLISHES STEAM’S FIRST DEDICATED BACKGAMMON GAME
Backgammon Blitz from VooFoo Studios available from Thursday November 12th
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LYMM, CHESHIRE, NOVEMBER 12th 2015: Nomad Games has today raised the stakes in the digital tabletop sector by announcing Backgammon Blitz, the first dedicated Backgammon game on Steam, which will be available worldwide from Thursday 12th November, 2015.

The specialist table-top games publisher has joined forces with leading independent developer VooFoo Studios to present a carefully crafted digital makeover of this classic game of skill and luck.

Watch the Backgammon Blitz Steam launch trailer here  https://youtu.be/_Xy4hDOyd5k

Backgammon Blitz on Steam is the most authentic and immersive version of Backgammon to date. Pair up with opponents in real-time, challenge your friends locally and online as you take on challengers across the globe with online ranking leader boards.

Designed specifically for two players, online or offline on the same screen, the game also boasts a solo mode that, along with the included tutorials, is an excellent way for a player to develop their basic skills. An Instant Play button links available players, while Steam Invites allow players to organise games in a more formal way.

Britain’s leading Backgammon columnist, Chris Bray (The Independent), had this to say: ‘“Backgammon Blitz, with its excellent features and user interface, enables you to play one of the greatest games in the world online. It will bring many new players into the game and give hours of enjoyment to all who play backgammon. Highly recommended.”

With Blitz mode, it’s not all about the serious game: VooFoo has added classic video game twists and arcade excitement with fun power-ups to create a version of Backgammon that adds an entirely new level of fun and entertainment.

In the last 20 years, Backgammon has been transformed into a truly competitive tournament game, played in world-class events across the globe. The game is enjoyed by the young and old internationally and is growing in popularity in the showbiz world. Famous fans include the likes of Tobey Maguire, Morgan Freeman, Madonna, Lady Gaga, John Paul Jones and Vladimir Putin.

“We’re delighted to offer Steam users this classic game,” said Nomad Games’ Managing Director Don Whiteford.

“Backgammon Blitz features VooFoo’s hallmark attention to graphic detail, with superbly crafted boards, including designs by world-leading board designer Alexandra Llewellyn.

“Chat mode puts you directly in touch with your opponent, with a choice of music – including your own – making it a very sociable experience.

“We’re looking forward to seeing pop rivals Madonna and Lady Gaga hook up on Steam to play Backgammon Blitz against each other…”

Backgammon Blitz can be enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities, providing an entry point into the game but also the features that keen players need to compete on an international stage. Which nation rules the world of Backgammon? Comprehensive stats, personal ratings and achievements all help drive the rankings.

Backgammon Blitz is available for download on PC, via Steam. Nomad Games are offering a special introductory offer of 25% off the standard price of £6.99/$9.99 (USA), for the first week of the launch.

In addition, to celebrate the release of Backgammon Blitz on Steam, Nomad Games is giving away three limited edition prints of a unique backgammon board design by Alexandra Llewellyn.

Everyone purchasing Backgammon Blitz by the end of November will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three prints, as well as a copy of Talisman: Digital Edition – a fantasy adventure board game, also from Nomad Games.

To enter the competition just purchase your Backgammon Blitz Steam Key from www.nomadgames.co.uk/backgammon-blitz and you’ll be automatically entered into the draw.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 About Nomad Games

Nomad Games is an independent video games developer and publisher based in Lymm, Cheshire. It was formed in 2011 by a small team of veteran digital developers, with over 20 years of experience. The company has evolved from the team’s passion for digital gaming on PCs and mobile devices, and is expanding its business to offer publishing services to niche developers and license holders of table top games. Nomad Games was recently nominated for a prestigious Develop Award.

For more information on Nomad Games please visit the official website at: www.nomadgames.co.uk.  Follow us at: www.facebook.com/nomadgamesltd and www.twitter.com/Nomadgames

About VooFoo Studios

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita and have successfully established the ‘Pure’ series of games – Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em – renowned for their stunning visual appeal. For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at: http://www.voofoostudios.com/. Follow us at: www.facebook.com/VooFoo and www.twitter.com/VooFoo

About Alexandra Llewellyn Design

British designer Alexandra has played backgammon all her life, and her love of the game was cemented as a child in Cairo. Launched in December 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn Designs embody an exquisitely unique vision of the oldest recorded board game in the world. Alexandra works with an incredible network of British craftsman, making any design and use of material possible and each piece is built to the very highest of standards. http://www.alexandralldesign.com/

Press Contacts

Nomad Games: Rebecca Bate

becs.bate@nomadgames.co.uk

Tel: 01925 759660

Mimram Media: Lisa Carter

Lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com

Tel: 07970 164201

 

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PURE POOL SNOOKER ADD-ON OUT NOW FOR XBOX ONE, PC, PS4 & NVIDIA SHIELD

October 23, 2015 |  by  |  Home, Press, Pure Pool  |  Comments Off on PURE POOL SNOOKER ADD-ON OUT NOW FOR XBOX ONE, PC, PS4 & NVIDIA SHIELD

 

 

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The highly anticipated snooker add-on is available to buy today

23rd October 2015, UK – Pure Pool’s brand new snooker add-on is available today for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC via Steam and Nvidia Shield devices including Android TV. Developed by VooFoo Studios and published by Ripstone, fans can check out the Pure Pool Snooker add-on launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/9UDaWGcRMzg

The launch of the snooker add-on pack has been eagerly anticipated by Pure Pool fans. It will feature 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. Pure Pool launched in 2014 and was the second iteration in the Pure series which also includes Pure Chess & Pure Hold’em.

The snooker pack for PlayStation®4 is currently only compatible for players who downloaded the digital version of Pure Pool. An update will be released in the near future that will enable compatibility across all versions.

For more information about Pure Pool please visit http://ripstone.com/#games and check out the Pure Pool press kit for snooker screenshots and come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool

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 Notes to Editor:

PlayStation®4 EU store link: https://goo.gl/ADWveO

PlayStation®4 US store link: https://goo.gl/0lSnJy

Xbox One: https://goo.gl/1WHQKn

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/362360/

Google Play: https://goo.gl/3oqQJx

About VooFoo Studios

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita and have successfully established the ‘Pure’ series of games – Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em – renowned for their stunning visual appeal. For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at: www.voofoostudios.com. Follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/VooFoo and https://twitter.com/VooFoo

About Ripstone

Ripstone Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.

Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.

Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including consoles, PC & mobile; Ripstone is best known for games such as Pure Hold’em, Stick It To The Man, Ironcast and Men’s Room Mayhem.

http://www.ripstone.com

PRESS CONTACT:

Michelle Turner

Head of PR & Marketing – Ripstone Publishing

press@ripstone.com

+44(0)151 709 2351

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PURE POOL SNOOKER ADD-ON LAUNCH DATE REVEALED FOR XBOX ONE, PC & PS4

October 14, 2015 |  by  |  Home, Press, Pure Pool  |  Comments Off on PURE POOL SNOOKER ADD-ON LAUNCH DATE REVEALED FOR XBOX ONE, PC & PS4
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Fans can pocket VooFoo’s brand new snooker add-on this month

14th October 2015, UK – VooFoo Studios and Ripstone Publishing have announced today that Pure Pool’s brand new snooker add-on is set to grace Xbox One and PC via Steam on 23rd October, with the PlayStation®4 version already available for digital players.

Watch the Pure Pool Snooker add-on launch trailer now: http://tinyurl.com/q92l2zr

The second in the Pure series, which also includes Pure Chess & Pure Hold’em, Pure Pool has entertained players worldwide since its launch in 2014 and fans have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the snooker add-on since its initial announcement. The pack will feature 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.

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The snooker pack for PlayStation®4 is currently only compatible for players who downloaded the digital version of Pure Pool. An update will be released in the near future that will enable compatibility across all versions.

For more information about Pure Pool please visit http://ripstone.com/#games and check out the Pure Pool press kit for snooker screenshots and come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool

Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of your couch.

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Notes to Editor:

PlayStation®4 EU store link: https://goo.gl/ADWveO

PlayStation®4 US store link: https://goo.gl/0lSnJy

About VooFoo Studios

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo have gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita and have successfully established the ‘Pure’ series of games – Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em – renowned for their stunning visual appeal. For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at: www.voofoostudios.com. Follow us at: http://www.facebook.com/VooFoo and https://twitter.com/VooFoo

 About Ripstone

Ripstone Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.

Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.

Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including consoles, PC & mobile; Ripstone is best known for games such as Pure Hold’em, Stick It To The Man, Ironcast and Men’s Room Mayhem.

http://www.ripstone.com

PRESS CONTACT:

Michelle Turner

Head of PR & Marketing – Ripstone Publishing

press@ripstone.com

+44(0)151 709 2351

 

 

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PURE POOL SNOOKER DLC IS COMING TO PS4, XBOX ONE & PC

May 12, 2015 |  by  |  Press, Pure Pool  |  Comments Off on PURE POOL SNOOKER DLC IS COMING TO PS4, XBOX ONE & PC

Pure Pool

Fans can pocket VooFoo’s brand new snooker DLC soon

12th May 2015, UK – Experiencing those post Snooker World Championship blues? Despair no more, because VooFoo Studios and Ripstone Publishing have announced today that Pure Pool’s brand new snooker DLC is set to grace PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as PC via Steam soon.

Watch the brand new Pure Pool Snooker DLC launch trailer now: https://youtu.be/6IBFEyJfG9E

Pure Pool has entertained players worldwide and fans have been crying out for snooker to be included in the game since its launch in 2014. The pack will feature 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.

“We’re thrilled to be able to reveal our brand new snooker DLC pack to Pure Pool fans today, in the wake of the Snooker World Championships. It’s something that ourselves and Ripstone have been dying to announce for a while, but we wanted to be able to show fans the DLC in action. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on this latest addition to the game and hope they’re as excited as we are for its release” – Mark Williams; Technical Director, VooFoo Studios.

For more information about Pure Pool please visit http://ripstone.com/#games and check out the Pure Pool press pack for new snooker DLC screenshots and come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool.

Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of the couch.

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About VooFoo Studios
VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary cutting edge technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. VooFoo went on to release Hustle kings on PS Vita, and more recently, they’ve focused their attention on the Pure parlour game series, which features the visually stunning Pure Chess, Pure Pool and newly announced Pure Hold’em.

For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at http://www.voofoostudios.com

About Ripstone
Ripstone® Publishing is an independent UK based games publisher specialising in digital distribution.
Ripstone’s ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust, founded in 2011 in order to create a bespoke service for independent game developers.
Publishing video games on a number of different platforms including handheld and home consoles, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android; Ripstone is best known for games such as Ironcast, Stick It To The Man, Pure Chess, Pure Pool, Big Sky Infinity, Men’s Room Mayhem & the award-winning Knytt Underground. http://www.ripstone.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Ami Langton
PR & Marketing Manager – Ripstone Publishing
press@ripstone.com
+44(0)151 709 2351

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VooFoo Studios Announces Strategic Relocation To Birmingham

September 24, 2012 |  by  |  Press  |  Comments Off on VooFoo Studios Announces Strategic Relocation To Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, UK. VooFoo Studios, developer of Hustle Kings, Pure Chess and Big Sky Infinity, has announced plans to relocate the studio to offices in Birmingham city centre.

Formerly located in Wolverhampton, VooFoo will relocate to spacious offices at Birmingham Science Park, the home of the LAUNCH: Future Gaming & Digital Conference and numerous other industry events, in October 2012.

VooFoo Studios, who celebrated its 5th birthday earlier in 2012, is also embarking on a recruitment drive for an as yet unannounced upcoming project. Founded in 2007, VooFoo has enjoyed continued success and growth with several game launches on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and is now seeking an experienced artist, and an experienced creative producer to bolster its team.

“This is an exciting new chapter in VooFoo’s story,” says Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios. “Birmingham Science Park provides us with the central location, technical infrastructure, and space required to enable us to continue our drive to develop great games for this and the next generation of consoles.”

Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Birmingham Science Park said: “The number of games development companies based at Faraday Wharf, Birmingham Science Park’s flagship building, is now well into double figures. This creates such a strong community ethos and is a primary reason why our regular LAUNCH events for the digital gaming industry are so popular and well-attended.

“The wider Birmingham region is home to more than 12,500 digital and technology firms, which employ more than a fifth (21 per cent) of the UK’s games workforce. This is a crucial target sector for regional employment growth, and Birmingham Science Park is developing the £35 million Digital Plaza scheme to create workspace specifically designed for this market. Welcoming exciting local companies – such as VooFoo Studios – to the Park today provides us with the opportunity to engage them in the design process for the new buildings.”

VooFoo is currently in the process of kitting out the offices to provide a state of the art working environment for its team.

About VooFoo

VooFoo Studios Team

VooFoo Studios is an independent UK based video games developer, founded in 2007 by a small team of experienced industry professionals. Utilising its own proprietary technology, VooFoo’s first game, the critically acclaimed Hustle Kings, was published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 3 in 2009, reaching the top of the PSN charts and earning VooFoo nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards. More recently, VooFoo has gone on to release Hustle Kings on PlayStation Vita, and the visually stunning Pure Chess on both platforms, and is currently developing Big Sky Infinity.

For more information on VooFoo Studios and its games, please visit the official website at http://www.voofoostudios.com/.

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