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  Breaking News: This Is Pool  Announces Partnership With The World Seniors Snooker Tour
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10/23/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

Birmingham, United Kingdom – 23rd October, 2018 – VooFoo Studios, the independent development and publishing team currently working on the highly anticipated cue-sports simulation, This Is Pool, is excited to announce that they will be an official tour partner to The WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour for 2018/19.

The partnership will see VooFoo Studios and the World Seniors Tour team-up across all qualifying and ranking events on the tour, where This Is Pool will benefit from over 6-months of promotional activity throughout the duration of the 2018/19 World Seniors Snooker Tour calendar.

On the partnership, Jason Francis, Chairman of World Seniors Snooker said “As someone who grew up playing Jimmy White’s snooker on the Atari, I’m really excited to welcome VooFoo Studios as tour partner. This is Pool is an incredibly realistic video game that can even improve your real-life game, fans of the World Seniors Tour will be amazed by just how close to the real world sport it is. You really can play like ‘Whirlwind’ White or ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, and if you’re good enough, you may just prove to be the next Stephen Hendry!”

Commenting on the announcement, VooFoo Studios’ Marketing and PR Manager, Sean Walsh said “We’re really proud to be partnering with the World Seniors Tour and some of the most iconic and legendary names in the history of World Snooker. This is a fantastic partnership that aligns us with a dedicated and highly enthusiastic cue sports fan base. We’re looking forward to showcasing This Is Pool’s stunning visuals and hyper-authentic gameplay over the course of the next 6-months on the World Seniors Tour calendar”.

This Is Pool builds on VooFoo Studios’ decade of development expertise making best-in-class cue-sports games to deliver the most expansive and immersive game to date.

This Is Pool is being developed and published by VooFoo Studios, creators of *Hustle Kings and Pure Pool, and will be available on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® (for Windows PC), in early 2019. A teaser trailer can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2RTrCHk

Join the This Is Pool Discord community to speak to the dev team and connect with other gamers: https://discordapp.com/invite/VooFoo

For assets and more information, visit: http://voofoo.games/game/this-is-pool/ For updates, follow VooFoo Studios on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube #ThisIsPool

Press Contacts:

VooFoo Studios: [email protected]

Little Big PR for VooFoo Studios: [email protected]

-ENDS-

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Notes to Editors:

About VooFoo Studios Ltd VooFoo Studios Ltd is a leading independent video games studio based in Birmingham, UK. Founded in 2007, VooFoo utilise their own world-class cutting-edge technology to develop critically acclaimed games on all platforms, including, Hustle Kings (PS3 and PS Vita) which received nominations for two highly coveted Develop Awards, Backgammon Blitz, Pure Chess, Pure Pool and Pure Hold’em. Having released their first wholly-owned IP, the TIGA Games Industry Awards nominated Mantis Burn Racing®, in 2016, VooFoo are set to release their third cue-sports game, This Is Pool® in early 2019.

© 2018 Nintendo.

*PS3™ and PSVITA™ version.

About the WPBSA World Seniors Snooker Tour

The WPBSA World Seniors Tour gives amateur snooker players aged 40+ the chance win a qualifier and earn a place to battle it out with the likes of Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Dennis Taylor at some of snooker’s most iconic venues. Qualifiers are being staged in nine different countries including Toronto, Houston, Beijing and Hong Kong. With over £200,000 in prize money this season and places in the World Professional Championships for some of the winners, as well as a chance to play at the Crucible, there has never been a better opportunity to revisit old rivalries and make new memories. To dare to dream and begin your journey go to https://bit.ly/2rmUF9w