Every year, on All Hallows Eve, our cheeky cherry turns evil! As the sun sets he undergoes a spooky transformation into his alter-ego the 'Chumpkin' it sounds cute, but he's not, he shares nothing with his usual joyful self except for his sweet red skin. So on this sacred spooky day where the dead arise from their slumber the Chumpkin bounces around the streets of Manchester waiting for unsuspecting victims, so if you hear a thud at the door tonight, don't open it or you may get a visit from the ChUmPkIn... mmmwwaahahahah
Here's Chumpkin....!!! To celebrate this spooky time of year we're offing discounts on our DLC and the Pool Nation FX:
Including the unlock pack:
Cues Balls and Decals:
And 80% OFF the Object bundle...
Pool Nation FX:
Pool Nation FX - update, pool hall & loyalty discount
Oct 29, 2015
Pool Nation FX is out and in the middle of its second update, so I thiought I'd keep you abreast of our progress so far and this ones a big one! *As loyal customers you recieve a loyalty discount for owning Pool Nation and this expires on 7th November. Thanks again for all your feedback.... http://store.steampowered.com/app/314000/
This update see's the Introduction of the first stage of the Pool Hall, a living online pool experience, bringing digital pool to life...
The Pool Hall Menu
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=543504286 The Pool Hall is much more than an online menu. This is the online hub where all online matches are displayed, joined, created and edited in one place. Live updates of the table state are displayed, so this menu itself feels alive.
This is only the first stage of the pool hall experience, soon you will be able to spectate matches, join in group chat, play winner stays on and more.
A New way to create a match
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=543510147 From one menu you can create and edit your matches, all while watching for new matches to join the pool hall - never miss a match again.
The new pool hall venue
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=543510604 The Pool Hall implementation in its first stage is not just a new online menu experience we have also created a new online venue.
Snooker Rules Updated
Include: Spotting balls correctly Baulk colours spotted correctly Updated points accounted correctly on a foul
Table friction in Snooker and Pool
We have altered the table friction before the implementation of the slider to ensure the default speeds we are working on feel correct this has been updated for Snooker and Pool
Full Patch Notes: - Snooker players now break correctly, playing a proper snooker break. - Mute/unmute hints when using controller - Accepting invite from main menu no longer disables the controller - Hot swapping between mouse/kb enabled throughout - Resolution options filled from list of resolutions supported by the monitor - Endurance best time now retrieved when going to endurance menu - Removed hints from overhead view - Can now choose from 3 different 'watch' camera types - Disabled text chat in single player - Fixes for graphics menu not working correctly with controller - Brand new online Map. The pool hall. - Fixed an issue with drawing double info on tour win when we had endurance bonus match - Fixed horrible noise playing sometimes when a ball is entering a pocket - Increased speed of tables and started the basics for implementing a table - speed option - Update drop stop music correctly if we foul/restart endurance. - Reduced the occurrence of the random crash bug. - Fixed issue with preferences being lost if you play in offline mode - Prize fund now drawn on HUD when in Play For Cash - Respotting balls in snooker now follows official snooker rules - Player can now claim the frame when they are on black and >7 points ahead in snooker - Hitting reds on two consecutive shots now gives 7 points away instead of 4. - Endurance sound/music coming back when fouling in drop stop. - New resolutions listing. - Controller speeds on some menus. - New follow ball camera. - New game mode in pool hall to create match and easily play with aiming aid off.
UPDATE RELEASED: including the Box of Tricks
Nov 6, 2014
Here is the offical changelog for the Cherry Popping good Bonfire night update :)
Box of tricks unlocked.
Workshop integration (BETA) added. Share trickshots with other people.
8Ball UK rules added with Reds and Yellow balls (including leaderboards and online play)
Walkaround camera added. (Activated/deactivated by pressing A when it is your turn)
New 'mode' icons to indicate which view mode you are in. (walkaround, shot taking, replaying etc)
Fix to hopefully prevent non-gaming/unsupported devices interfering with controls (steering wheels etc)
Replay HUD visuals updated to now show replay speed in a more elegant way.
Reply control panel can now be hidden (by clicking the left stick on controller)
Fixed incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations
We no longer display the 'archive_' prefix when listing saved archive matches.
Alt-Tab crash fixed
Favouriting shots with controller now has correct button hint.
Floating balls over pockets in Endurance are now frame rate independent.
Online 'spectator' bug where both players think it is other other player's turn fixed.
New foul messages for UK 8 Ball specific fouls
Nominating with keyboard and mouse in Straight now works correctly
Fixed issue with 'Force Forfeit' message being shown at incorrect times.
Pre-order Stripy skin pack unlocked, only those who pre-ordered Pool Nation will be able to use these skins, and every object pack you add to your Pool Nation account there after you will get the Pre-order stripy skin for also.
New DLC Added:
CUES BALLS AND DECALS PACK: http://store.steampowered.com/app/272080/
UNLOCK THE ASSETS FROM THE TOUR http://store.steampowered.com/app/272090/
INDIVIDUAL OBJECT PACKS FOR THE BOX OF TRICKS http://store.steampowered.com/app/285730/
*CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE BUMPER OBJECT PACK BUNDLE BUY ALL OBJECTS FOR £2.79: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53245/
*CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE POOL NATION & BUMPER OBJECT PACK BUNDLE BUY THE FULL GAME AND ALL OBJECTS IN ONE BUNDLE: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53560/
Thank you again for all your support and good wishes over the past year, your commitment, ideas, and bug finding helps us to support this game now and into the future - thank you!
We hope you enjoy this update,
Update launch date confirmed
Oct 30, 2014
To confirm the update now has a confirmed launch date, (yey!) next wednesday 5th November, this is due to a number of bug fixes highlighted from our kind beta testers and a fix for the spectator bug online that has been brought to our attention via the Steam community, where you would play online and be unable to take a shot - this is fixed in this update (or so it seems) but this did cause a few other issues that need vigorous testing.
We would not like to send it live tomorrow before the weekend, when the office is unmanned, we want to be on hand to support the update, should anything need our attention, so I hope you will all join us for a game on Wednesday :)
Those who want to get help beta test over the weekend please do get in touch the more the merrier - we really appreciate all your help.
Thanks again and Happy Halloween
Pool Nation Gets a Bumper Update!
Oct 22, 2014
You have probably heard rumours that we are planning an update (yey!!!!) I just wanted to post an official announcement that we are, it's true, and this update will include, but not limited to, the following:
The Box of Tricks - unlocked - our sandbox mode developed for the creation of trickshots, this is a workshop enabled feature and provides another element to the game of billiards. Add objects to the table, move your balls around and shoot them in the air! Do what you wish with our balls, in this mode, the more creative the better!
Reds and Yellows with UK rules - enough said! :)
Free Cam - so you can walk around the table
New mode icons to show which camera mode you are in to help with new free cam
You can now enter overhead when in free cam
New replay display that shows you your playback speed in a nicer way.
You can now hide the replay panel in replay mode.
Fix for incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations.
Saved archive matches now omit the prepended 'archive_' from the file name when displayed.
Further fix to prevent non-gaming devices interfering with controls.
*this is just a breif list, a full changelog will be included with the update.
The update is going through the final stages of testing now, and all going well will be released next week!!!
Pool Nation Trading Cards Available Now!
May 21, 2014
Hoorray Pool Ninjas our Trading cards have arrived!
Within our pool-tastic bounty you will find:
10 Trading Cards
6 Pool-licious badges
You'll find a sneak preview here Trading cards have arrived [www.poolnationgame.com]
...and the best bit, you can start collecting now! :-)
Box Of Tricks Closed Beta and 70% Off to celebrate
Mar 24, 2014
To celebrate the sheer amount of fantastic ideas generated by the commuity taking part in our closed BETA programme for the Box of Tricks we thought we'd give Steam Gamers 70% off!!!
The Box of Tricks as you know is a free update for all and the BETA programme its a great opportunity to mold how it develops, to show your interest comment in our community hub and I'll be in contact!
Happy Trickshot creating guys!!!! ...and do get involved, we love to hear your object ideas and many more...
Thanks again for your support!
Changelog V1.42 (Hotfix)
Jan 22, 2014
As you know we like to keep you updated on any major fixes..
The last build update introduced a fairly serious bug where you could start an online game before the other person selected 'Ready'. This strangely caused bad things to happen - and we don't want that do we? :)
You'll be pleased to know this has now been fixed in the new build.
Jan 22, 2014
Fix for 'RETRY' button crash
Added quick match button to ONLINE. (will search for and join the first match it finds. If no matches found, it will create a lobby)
Fixed 'undefined' being shown as aiming aid setting in a lobby
Fixed Not being able to change your aiming aid in the lobby.
There is a new 'show launcher' option (on the launcher and in the Help & Options -> Settings menu) that allows you to turn the launcher dialog box off.
Jan 17, 2014
Fix to slow-mo freezing the game
Fix for controller triggers not working in replays
Updated control hints for flashbacks
Fixed control hints sliders disappearing in replays when opened/closed.
Attempting to retry a match in the tour will now show a warning message that you will lose your progress. (interim fix)
Character select screen now explains how to play a human vs human game.
Attempted fix for menu control issues if a Steering Wheel is plugged in while playing.
Fix for being able to do a replay when no shots have been taken.