We’re looking for a 3D artist!

October 30, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

VooFoo Studios is looking for a new artist to join our awesome team! This information can also be found on our jobs page.

3D Artist – Full time position

(no freelancers or out-sourcing required at this time, thank you.)

Job Information:
We’re looking for a super-talented and enthusiastic artist specializing in 3D modelling to join our super-cool team. If you can create extremely realistic models with minimal supervision you might be the person for us. Some experience of working in game development is beneficial but not essential, providing you have talent bursting from the seams. Your role will include working closely with our Lead Artist assisting in a wide range of artistic tasks including animation, modelling, rendering, lighting and graphic design. Completion of a practical art test may be required.

Essential requirements:

  • Diligent and positive attitude
  • Comprehensive portfolio demonstrating artistic/technical skills
  • High and low poly modelling experience, with neat UV unwrapping skills
  • Texture creation using a variety of techniques (baking normal maps etc.)
  • High-end rendering experience using Mental Ray/VRay

Additional positives:

  • Scripting
  • Passion for gaming

Location:
Birmingham City Centre, England

Application:
Send an e-mail to: artjobs@voofoostudios.com

A link to your portfolio should be included in the e-mail
Subject line – “Artist Application”

The following portfolio examples are favourable:

  • Models/textures
  • Renders
  • Paintings/concepts
  • Rigging videos/examples
  • Graphic design work
  • Animations
  • Effects

Feel free to drop us a message if you have any questions!

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We’ve moved!

October 29, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Dev Diary  |  Comments Off

Hey everyone!

We’ve been very busy as usual here at VooFoo towers, but as well as our normal antics, we’ve been busy moving our office!

We’ve moved across to the other side of Birmingham city centre, right next to the canal (and the pubs, which we swear is definitely a coincidence…).

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Our new space is a lot lighter, and we have more room to play with than we did previously. We even have our very own kitchen and bathroom now! We’re really excited to be in this new space, and we’re now working harder than ever on all sorts of exciting things.

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Due to the move and the wait for our internet to get up and running, we’re aware that some e-mails and questions have remained unanswered for a short while. We will be replying to everyone as soon as we can, and we apologise for any inconvenience. Our contact page has also been updated with our new address.

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Pure Pool Update 1.02 Now Live on PS4

September 12, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Pool  |  Comments Off

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The latest Pure Pool update (version 1.02 to be precise) is now available on PS4 and includes the following fixes:

1. Online freeze issues have now been resolved

2. Trophy fixes:

  • Pure Pool Pro
  • Pure Pool Veteran
  • Pure Pool Grandmaster
  • The Ultimate Accolade
  • Pure Trophy (platinum)

Many thanks to the community for their continued feedback. Please keep it coming, we appreciate your insight. If there’s anything you’d like to say to us please get in touch: info@voofoostudios.com.

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Pure Pool Update is now available on Steam & PlayStation 4

August 26, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Chess, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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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Sparkling Pure Pool Review from Punk and Lizard!

August 1, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Pool  |  1 Comment

http://punkandlizard.com/pure-pool-review-ps4/

We received a 9.5/10 for Pure Pool! We’re over the moon, quite frankly.

Of course, we are working hard to fix that bug that’s annoying everyone (and quite possibly annoying us most of all). As always, we’re always happy to receive feedback and suggestions from fans!

Pure Pool is now out on PS4 and PC/Steam for £7.99 / €9.99 / $12.99 !

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Pure Pool is out now for PS4!

July 30, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Pool  |  7 Comments

Today marked the launch of the EU version of Pure Pool for PS4 – which means that it’s now available to play worldwide!

Tomorrow those of you on Steam will also be able to chalk up… hope you PC gamers are ready for some pool!

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Exclusive Sci-Fi Pure Chess Pack for Nvidia SHIELD Tegra K1 Tablet

July 29, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Chess  |  1 Comment

The Nvidia SHIELD Tegra K1 tablet has been released in the US today, and for those of you lucky enough to get hold of one, you can get access to the exclusive Sci-Fi DLC pack. We hope you enjoy it! Not only that, but Pure Chess is now free on all Android devices! Now, please excuse me whilst I go brush up on my chess skills…

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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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Pure Chess and Pure Pool featured in OPC Magazine

July 16, 2014 |  by  |  Games, Pure Chess, Pure Pool  |  Comments Off

OPC Magazine issue #8 July 2014

Check it out; VooFoo are in the July 2014 OPC Magazine (Issue #8) – the official community magazine from the community over on the Playstation Forums!

There’s a whole bunch of VooFoo game-related stuff in there. There’s a Pure Chess review on pages 12-13, a Pure Chess Q&A with Matt on page 14 AND a Pure Pool preview on page 22-23 amongst other great articles – go check it out! It’s available to read both online, or you can download it to your iPad.

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/General-Discussion/Introducing-OPC-Magazine-Edition-8/td-p/21793385

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Backgammon Blitz and “10,000 Bullion Blitz” pack discounted for US PS+

July 15, 2014 |  by  |  Backgammon, Games  |  Comments Off

For our fans in the US – from today (July 15th) until August 5th, Backgammon Blitz is 75% off for PS+ subscribers and 50% off for non-subscribers!

Not only that, but the “10,000 Blitz Bullion” pack is also 75% off for US PS+ subscribers and 50% off for non-subscribers, so you guys who already own Backgammon Blitz can also take advantage of the awesome discount too. Enjoy!

 

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