Tag: Ripstone

  • News Ripstone Deals Poker Club to PS5 for European Launch


    The best-looking virtual poker simulation Poker Club will take a seat at the PlayStation 5 table in time for the next-gen console’s European launch on 19th November, with 4K visuals, 60 frames-per-second, and raytracing on the – ahem – cards. For the record, those of you in North America will also be able to play the game on the...

  • News Poker Club Plays Its Hand on PS5, PS4 Later This Year

    Texas Hold'em

    Social gambling game Poker Club will play a royal flush on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this year. Purveyors of pretty tabletop titles Ripstone will utilise next-gen technology like ray tracing to bring premium suites and backroom bars to life, as it promises “the most immersive and social poker simulation ever on next-generation...

  • Review Snooker 19 - Solid PS4 Potter Is Right on Cue

    Big break

    Snooker’s perhaps at its most exciting when Ronnie O’Sullivan is complaining about the stench of tournament venues and Mark Williams is hosting press conferences in the nude. There’s none of the side-theatre in Snooker 19, though: just good honest baize buccaneering with 128 of the world’s top professionals. While there has been...

  • Hands On Snooker 19 Looks for Its Big Break on PS4

    In the frame

    There hasn’t been a licensed snooker game in almost a decade, which seems unusual when you consider the popularity of the sport. Sure, it’s never going to rival FIFA or Madden, but billiards can be brilliant fun – even if you’re not necessarily a baize buff in real-life. Snooker 19, then, is the first game on the PlayStation 4...

  • News Snooker 19 Sinks a 17th April Launch Date Ahead of the Worlds

    147 heaven

    Ripstone Games is chalking up Snooker 19 for release ahead of the Betfred World Championships at the “world famous” Crucible this coming 19th April. Available to pre-order both physically and digitally now – with an added 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus members purchasing through the PlayStation Store – the title...

  • News Snooker 19 Sure Looks Like a Snooker Game in First PS4 Trailer

    Rack 'em up, Ronnie

    There aren't many options for fans of table-based sports on PlayStation 4, so it's good to see developer Lab42 taking a shot with a new, officially licensed title, Snooker 19. Developed in partnership with World Snooker Association, it's a simulation of the sport that's aiming for authenticity, with broadcast-style presentation...

  • News Complain About the Smell of Venues Like Ronnie O'Sullivan in Snooker 19

    Judd Trumped

    The most interesting thing that’s happened in the snooker-verse recently is Ronnie O’Sullivan claiming that the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley smells of urine – so it’s perhaps a good thing that smell-o-vision hasn’t been invented yet, seeing as upcoming PlayStation 4 title Snooker 19 is officially licensed and will feature 128...

  • Interview Checking in with The Spectrum Retreat Creator Dan Smith

    Wake up call

    The Spectrum Retreat is a neat narrative puzzle game we rather liked, thanks to a great setting and some very well conceived puzzles. It's a big achievement for Dan Smith -- a 20-year-old computer science student who built the game while balancing his university work. We were lucky enough to fire a few questions at the award-winning...

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    Review The Spectrum Retreat

    Enjoy your stay

    Here's one for you: two years ago, 20-year-old game designer Dan Smith won a BAFTA in the Young Game Designers category for his prototype of what would become The Spectrum Retreat. What's more, publisher Ripstone has stepped in to help turn the game into a fully fledged commercial product. It's quite an achievement for the up and...

  • News The Spectrum Retreat Looks Like a Creepy First Person Puzzler on PS4

    Coming next month

    Now E3 is done and dusted, Sony is back to its old habits of announcing little-known games coming to PS4. This time, the PlayStation Blog is highlighting The Spectrum Retreat, a first person puzzle game that's been in development for five years. It looks quite eerie in the above trailer. Your character is staying at The Penrose...

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    Review Ironcast

    I see London, I see France

    Ironcast is a very pleasant game considering its subject matter, its upper-class Victorian characters maintaining their polite demeanour in the direst of situations. Due to a dispute over a very valuable substance called Voltite, the British Empire is at war with its old enemy from across the channel, and it'll take nine...

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    Review Pure Hold'em

    Card shark

    Ever wondered what it'd be like to participate in a high-stakes game of Texas Hold'em? Well, wonder no more. Pure Hold'em, developed by VooFoo Studios, is a realistic simulation of the popular card-based game. It follows in the tradition of previous titles from the Birmingham-based developer, including Pure Pool and Pure Chess, offering...

  • News PS4 Potter Pure Pool Sinks a Sizeable Patch

    Drop it in the pocket

    You’ll no longer be bombarded with online notifications for pretty much the entire universe while attempting to pot that all important final ball, as Pure Pool has received a sizeable update on the PlayStation 4. We really liked the billiards simulation when we reviewed it a few weeks ago, but felt that it could do with a bit...

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    Review Pure Pool

    A game with balls

    It’s undeniable that VooFoo Studios is swiftly making a name for itself by producing incredibly photo realistic digital renditions of classic games. We’ve already covered the British-based outfit’s Backgammon and Chess endeavours, and now we’re onto Pure Pool, an adaptation of the quintessential pub pastime that’s...

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    Review Table Top Racing

    Micro machines

    There’s something enjoyable about viewing the world through the lens of tiny eyes. Codemasters’ legendary Mega Drive adaptation of Galoob’s popular Micro Machines toys cottoned onto this, allowing you to race around workbench surfaces and cereal encrusted breakfast bars. Table Top Racing, a PlayStation Vita port of Playrise...

  • News Pure Pool Racks Up Some Seriously Realistic Visuals on PS4

    Pot shot

    No console is complete without some pub games, and Hustle Kings developer VooFoo Studios is set to take to the PlayStation 4’s baize soon with billiards simulation Pure Pool. Offering outrageously lifelike visuals, the title will also boast uber-realistic ball physics and a ‘Pure DNA’ system, which will allow you to challenge computer...

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    Review Pure Chess

    Rookies welcome

    Way back in 2012, UK developer VooFoo Studios converted the mighty game of chess to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Despite looking the part, however, Pure Chess was hindered by its limited multiplayer options. Now, the Hustle Kings developer has returned for a second round, wielding the power of the PlayStation 4 in the process. Has it...

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    Review Stick It to the Man

    Scratch and sniff

    Stick It to the Man is the story of a young adult with a hand sticking out of his head. This tale also includes aliens, a few clowns, a crocodile with a taste for human flesh, and a skeleton pirate. With the kind of dark humour that you may remember from the likes of Ren and Stimpy – and an art style to match – this is an...

  • News Checkmate! Pure Chess Makes a Move to PS4 This Month

    Now rook what you've done

    How pretty can VooFoo Studios’ outrageously detailed Pure Chess possibly look? Well, you’re about to find out, as the British-based developer has confirmed that its popular board game simulator is set to slide over to the PlayStation 4 this month. Much like its PlayStation 3 and Vita counterparts, the release will be...

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    Review Backgammon Blitz

    Cured to perfection

    Backgammon is one of the oldest games in existence, dating back thousands of years, and although in modern society it’s overshadowed by more popular timewasters like chess, it’s managed to find a home on the PlayStation 4 and its accompanying handheld, the PlayStation Vita. It’s true that in some instances the classics are...

  • News PS4 Sim Pure Pool Proves That Girls Can Play Too

    Rack 'em up

    We’re really not sure what to make of this debut trailer for VooFoo’s upcoming PlayStation 4 billiards simulation Pure Pool. On the one hand, the balls look absolutely exquisite – but we’re not overly sold on the frankly frightening character models. Beyond the Daisy Dukes and silicone breasts, though, the British-based developer...

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    Review Stick It to the Man

    "I know what you're thinking"

    Stick It to the Man wonderfully treads the line between dark and silly. It's Ren and Stimpy-esque aesthetic is plopped on top of a paper craft construction, which gives it a unique and endearing look that brings each character – whether it be human or otherwise – to life in a surreal and smile inducing way. Add to...

  • News Ripstone: PS4 Is As Quiet As a Mouse, As Powerful As a Lion

    As purrfect as a cat

    Everyone loves a simile, but Ripstone Games co-founder Phil Gaskell arguably enjoys them more than most. The Liverpool-based publisher – which has worked on titles such as Pure Chess and Knytt Underground – has just received its very first PlayStation 4 console, and the head honcho has a thing or two to say about the system...

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    Review Men's Room Mayhem

    Spend a penny

    The public toilet is a complex environment, bursting with unwritten rules and accepted traditions. While these standards are not governed by laws, only a brave person dare break them. Men’s Room Mayhem, a brand new PlayStation Vita pee ‘em up from Ripstone and Sawfly Studios, aims to tackle these complex issues in a comical arcade...

  • News Men's Room Mayhem Takes a Leak on Vita Next Week

    Going potty

    Men’s Room Mayhem is practically bursting to occupy a spot on your PlayStation Vita, but it’s going to have to cross its legs until 21st May in North America and 22nd May in Europe. You’ll need to spend a shade more than a penny in order to relieve yourself, but not much – the pee ‘em up will cost you $1.99/£1.99, with...

  • News Men's Room Mayhem Offers a Crash Course in Toilet Etiquette on Vita

    Ex-Studio Liverpool employees take a slash

    Men’s Room Mayhem, the upcoming PlayStation Vita puzzler from ex-WipEout developers Sawfly Studios, aims to relay the ancient art of toilet etiquette. The title – which was leaked by the Australian classifications board earlier in the year – promises a “frantic line drawing game” that aims to ta

  • News Men's Room Mayhem Crossing Its Legs on PlayStation Vita

    Ex-Studio Liverpool developers at the helm

    Four former WipEout developers are currently working on Men’s Room Mayhem for the PlayStation Vita. The potty title recently popped up on the Australian Ratings Board's website, with a PG classification awarded. The title’s in production at SawFly Studios, a small team consisting of ex-Studio Liverpool...

  • News Knytt Underground Lowers Itself onto PSN This Week

    No delays

    Indie developer Nicklas ‘Nifflas’ Nygren’s latest platformer Knytt Underground will target the PlayStation 3 and Vita this week. North American gamers will get their hands on the attractive adventure from 18th December, while European users will have to wait until 21st December. In order to make up for the three day sabbatical, the...

  • News Big Sky Infinity Blasts PS3 and Vita Next Week

    Flying high

    If you’ve already exhausted every last atom of gameplay from Super Stardust Delta, then Ripstone’s upcoming Big Sky Infinity deserves a spot right at the top of your most wanted list. The PlayStation 3 and Vita twin-stick shooter promises a “fast-paced” arcade experience with “several unique attributes that significantly...

  • News Sony Signs Trio of Indie Titles for PlayStation Plus

    Bang for your buck

    Sony has snapped up indie titles Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity for PlayStation Plus, reports Eurogamer.net. The niche sequels will be joined by a third unannounced game as part of the platform holder’s PlayStation Plus Presents promotion. The label is designed to highlight the best indie experiences available on the...

  • News Big Sky: Infinity Sets Sights on PS3 and Vita

    A shooter for the modern age

    UK indie developer Boss Baddie has confirmed that a sequel to PC shooter Really Big Sky is heading to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game – entitled Big Sky: Infinity – is being produced in collaboration with Hustle Kings developer VooFoo Studios, and will be will be published by Ripstone. VooFoo’s technology...