Pure Pool Update is now available on Steam & PlayStation 4

August 26, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Chess, Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Hi everyone!

After carefully considering feedback from the community, we at VooFoo have developed this initial update, available to download now on PlayStation®4 and PC via Steam. The update not only includes various improvements based on user feedback, it also delivers fresh content. Players can even look forward to the addition of the brand new game mode; UK 8-Ball.

The full list of improvements for both PlayStation®4 and PC is detailed below:

  • New game mode – UK Black-Ball (UK 8-Ball) added to the roster.

  • New ‘Master’ difficulty with aim aids turned off.

  • 9-Ball free table – If the player has 9-Ball as their default game type the 9-Ball rack will be set up in free-play mode rather than the current forced 8-Ball.

  • General AI improvements including:

    • Improved ball in hand placement

    • Ability to get out of snookers reduced

    • Amateur difficulty slightly toned down

    • Removed long AI wait times when ball near to a cushion

  • Challenge notification icon – This displays an icon next to the players ‘Games’ option to inform them they have received a challenge from another player.

  • Offline Player Challenge notification – System level. Invites appear in player’s notification even if they don’t have Pure Pool installed.

  • Opponent player card accessible mid-game – Allows the player to see their opponent’s player card at any time during a match.

  • Opponent able to view player’s table cam – Allows the player to see through the camera of the opponent when walking around the table.

  • Player online feed only for friends – Removed player online notifications. Only displays friends who come online.

  • Diamonds on the table rails to help players when shooting doubles.

  • Yellow aim line made more distinct to reduce confusion between the two lines.

  • Potting the black from the break now re-racks the balls.

  • Player is now asked if they want to play against a DNA opponent or wants to continue searching for another online player.

  • DNA now displayed next to the user name to clearly mark it out as an AI player.

  • Server optimization.

  • Opponents cue movement made visible in real time in online matches.

  • Bug fix for players games not timing out and the game being awarded to the absent player.

  • Bug fix to stop the players changing their difficulty mid-challenge and posting their score/time on the incorrect leaderboard.

  • Fix for rankings and career mode trophies not being awarded (should retrospectively unlock any the player should have been awarded after one career match).

  • Fix for losing spin and table control when pressing the triangle button during a shot on PS4.

  • Fix for not being able to select language type on PC.

  • Fix for inverted controls when ball-in-hand on PC.

  • Fix for sound only coming out of headphones on PC.

  • Vibration added for power shots.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank fans for their patience and concise feedback which has aided us in the development of the update. We urge fans to continue to feed back to us on their experiences with the game and hope that they enjoy the improvements and fresh content on offer in the update” – Mark Williams; Technical Director, VooFoo Studios.

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Pure Pool Release Dates for PS4 and Steam

July 24, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Pool, Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

 

Fantastic news – Pure Pool release dates have been announced for both PS4 and PC!

It will be released 29th July for US and 30th July for EU on PS4, and 31st July for all on Steam.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to play some pool…!

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Hey from the newest member of VooFoo!

June 23, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

I’m Emily, internet enthusiast (or is that addict…?) at your service! Starting from today I’m the online community manager for VooFoo; which basically means I have the awesome job of interacting with all of you and doing my best to bring you all the latest VooFoo news. From what I’ve seen so far, you’re a pretty darn terrific bunch so I’m looking forward to talking to you all! If you’re interesting in learning more about my background, you can find me on “The Team” page.

Stay tuned for more VooFoo news coming to a social media page near you…

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Coding Genius Required

December 2, 2013 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Yep, we’re hiring here at VooFoo, we’re looking for an experienced technology/engine programmer to come and join our super talented team in our quest to make ever greater games for next-gen consoles! If you love coding engines, and have done so before, feel you have what it takes and want to play a major role in a small yet focused and highly enthusiastic team then head over to our jobs page for more info!

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VooFoo gets WiiU Developer Status

November 1, 2012 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off


VooFoo Studios are pleased to announce that we are now officially authorised Nintendo WiiU developers! Does that mean we have some exciting project on the horizon that we’ll be releasing on WiiU? It sure does! Watch this space…

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Great Programmer Wanted

August 23, 2011 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

We are looking for a great game programmer to join our team here at VooFoo HQ. Are you highly proficient in C++ with excellent problem solving skills and lots of positive attitude? Yes? You’ll be ideal!

You’ll be given lots of responsibility and will have a real contribution to the development of our games. Get stuck in by applying your expertise in a wide range of areas, including low-level systems code, gameplay, UI, graphics and networking.

Ideally we’re looking for someone with industry experience but we are happy to hear from excellent recent graduates too. Don’t be shy about applying if you are trying to get in to the industry. If you have the talent then we want to work with you!

There is a bit more information about the position on our forum. To apply, please send your CV to Jobs [at] VooFooStudios [dot] com, with the subject line “Programmer Application” and provide portfolio/work links along with your application.

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Welcome to a new VooFooian!

July 16, 2011 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

The established team here at VooFoo would like to welcome aboard Tam Finlay! His role here at VooFoo involves wearing many different hats but his primary focus will be game design. We’re excited to have a fresh new face around the office and he already has us doing daily ‘scrum’ sessions – very useful indeed!

Have a look at ‘The Team‘ section of our website if you’re interested in knowing more about our BAFTA winning designer.

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Jobs Available

May 14, 2011 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

We have a couple of job positions open here at VooFoo so if you’re a talented game dev then why not get in touch? We’re a friendly and relaxed bunch that would love to be wowed by your skill and creativity!

For more information regarding the available positions please take a look at the following links:

Game Programmer

Hat Wearer

Come and help us make great games. Please?! :D

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1,000 Forum Posts!

April 3, 2011 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

Cause for celebration? Perhaps!  :P

More than anything, we just want to use it as an opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to Hustle Kings.  Over the past 14 months or so, hundreds of players have made an effort to provide us with incredibly valuable feedback.  Brilliant suggestions and helpful bug reports allow us to provide ongoing updates and improvements for a game that we’re very proud of.  Such input is testament to the longevity of Hustle Kings and even today, we’ve received several posts from forum member, Duarcain, that obviously took a lot of time, effort and research on his part.

We’re truly humbled by your help so long may it continue – cheers!

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Merry Christmas from VooFoo!

December 16, 2010 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

One of our artists, Sam Faulkner, was feeling festive enough to create a sickeningly cute snowman to say Merry Christmas on behalf of the team – cheers Sam!

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