Pure Hold’em. Incoming next week!!

August 13, 2015 |  by  |  Games, Pure Hold'em  |  Comments Off

You’ve been patient, and we love you for it, we truly do..

But enough of the waiting, Pure Hold’em is here!!

Our super-cool poker game arrives on console and PC NEXT WEEK!!

The exact dates are:

  • PS4 – 18th August US /19th August EU;
  • PC 20th August;
  • Xbox One 21st August;

All versions are priced at £14.99 / €19.99 / $19.99

Check out the rather awesome launch trailer here!

Are you all in..?




Pure Hold’em Competition Time!

May 29, 2015 |  by  |  Pure Hold'em  |  Comments Off


As Pure Hold’em gets ever closer, our friends at Ripstone have had the great idea to launch a competition that will see one of you lucky people naming a future DLC chip set!  Not only that, you’ll get your name in the game credits (post launch) and [drum roll…], either a PS4 or Xbox One console!!

Just follow the link below and get those chip set names coming in!



Snooker DLC coming to Pure Pool, soon!

May 12, 2015 |  by  |  Pure Pool  |  Comments Off

You asked for it, now you’ve got it (well, soon anyway!).

We’re very happy to announce our forthcoming Snooker DLC for all you Pure Pool players out there.

As I couldn’t put it any better myself, here’s what our lovely friends at Ripstone have got to say about it.

Experiencing those post Snooker World Championship blues? Despair no more, becauseVooFoo Studios have just announced Pure Pool’s brand new snooker DLC, which 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

Pure Pool Snooker DLC Trailer

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.


Pure Hold’em unveiled

February 25, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Hi guys!

We’ve been hard at work here at VooFoo Studios over the past few months – and we’re pleased to announce that Pure Hold’em will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC via steam soon!

Read all about it over on the EU Playstation blog (or here for the US Playstation blog).



VooFoo Studios have hit 1000 likes on Facebook!

November 25, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Pure Pool, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

Thanks to everyone who has supported us (and continues to support us), making games is our passion and we’re happy to share that passion with you guys.

To celebrate hitting 1000 likes, and to say thank you to our fans, we’re doing a Pure Pool giveaway!
To enter, please follow the below rules:
1. To enter, you must have liked our “VooFoo Studios” page.
2. Like and share this post.
3. Comment on that post with which platform you would like to own Pure Pool on (PS4/Xbox One/Steam).

Winners will picked via random generator, and will be announced on our Facebook page on Monday 1st December!




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

Birmingham City Centre, England

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!


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…).


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.



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.



Pure Pool Update 1.02 Now Live on PS4

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


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.


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.


Sparkling Pure Pool Review from Punk and Lizard!

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


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 !