6 Hour Live Stream for #OneSpecialDay
18th July 2016
One Special Day is over and we had an absolute blast streaming for 6 hours straight to promote the work of Special Effect! We played through the Ripstone catalogue throughout the day and shouted as loud as we could about the amazing things the team at Special Effect are doing for the gaming community. They are real life superheroes and we can't wait to calculate how much money we raised from the sales of our games throughout the day!
Thank you to everyone that joined us in the chat to support the stream on our Twitch channel, you guys are the best.
If you missed One Special Day but would still like to get involved you can make a donation to the Special Effect Just Giving page.
Take Home a Steampunk Jetpack for One Special Day
12th July 2016
One Special Day is fast approaching and we have some really exciting plans to raise as much money as possible for the amazing team at Special Effect!
For any of you that missed our initial announcement, we're supporting the One Special Day initiative by donating 100% of profits from every single game that we sell this Friday, 15th July. That's every game across every platform that we publish on, from iOS to PlayStation 4. This means that if you want to get involved and support the work of Special Effect, all you have to do is buy one of our games this Friday!
We have also donated a piece of Ironcast history to the official One Special Day auction. The Escape and Evasion Jetpack was commissioned for the launch of our mech-combat game Ironcast, and was meticulously hand-crafted using brass to make for a realistic steampunk prop!
You can bid for the one-of-a-kind jet-pack (and some other Ironcast goodies including signed artwork) at the official One Special Day auction over on ebay.
To celebrate One Special Day in true Ripstone fashion, we are hosting a 6 hour live stream on our Twitch channel this Friday from 11am - 5pm (GMT). Think giveaways, photos of dogs and lots of love for Special Effect. Don't forget to follow us on Twitch ready for the stream, we hope to see you in the chat!
Pure Hold'em Goes All In With Big Tournament Update
05th July 2016
We're really excited to announce the release of a HUGE tournament update to Pure Hold’em on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The update follows the PC update earlier this year and includes the addition of private tournaments and scheduled tournaments, as well as bigger prize pots and more XP.
Alongside the brand new updates, we are also revealing the first of 10 DLC card decks that are coming to the game across al platforms.
The Steampunk Card Deck brings a touch of science fiction to the poker table and we can't wait for you to get your hands on them. You can watch the Steampunk DLC deck trailer for a closer look at the card design over on our YouTube channel.
More details about the update can be found after the jump, including a list of patch notes, tournament times and how to get your hands on bigger prize pots and more XP.
What’s New in the update?
· Private Tournaments – Players can set up a private tournament and invite up to 7 of their friends to the table.
· Scheduled Tournaments – Scheduled tournaments allow players to join time controlled tournaments played on defined tables. Players can join the tournament table 15 minutes before it starts. As an added bonus for taking part in these scheduled tournaments, a bigger prize pot is available, and players will get more XP enabling them to level up quicker.
· Faster Tournament Starts – A timer will now appear once 4 or more players are sitting at a tournament table. Once the timer reaches zero, the tournament will start.
· Party Invites – Pure Hold’em now supports console created parties. Players can take their current party into all game modes except for non-private tournaments.
· Various minor bug fixes and improvements
10 Million Units and a New Member of our Gang..
30th June 2016
10 million is a pretty big number. And as it turns out we've sold a pretty big number of games since we started out on our publishing adventure in 2011..
Earlier this year we celebrated our 5th birthday (with cake) and now we've hit another un-ignorable milestone with over 10 million units of Ripstone games sold across all platforms. 10 million. That's a lot of players sticking it to the man, making their move in Pure Chess, storming the field in Ironcast.. you get the idea.
Over the past five years we've published games across all current gen consoles, brought five games to mobile platforms, travelled the world, outgrown two offices and had a pretry great time doing so. Now we're working on some really exciting new projects and can't wait to talk more about them when the time is right.
Today we also announced a new member of the Ripstone gang. Mike Rose has joined us to drive our publishing arm and hunt out even more indie titles for us to publish. Developers can get in touch with Mike by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to everyone for being lovely, buying our games and sending us photoshopped photos of Alfie on Twitter. 10 million units is a lot, but here's to 10 million more!
Check out the official press release to read how we hit 10 million units and what we're working on now.
Ironcast Windsor DLC Arrives on Console
24th June 2016
We are very excited to announce that the first pack of Ironcast DLC will be arriving on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this month!
The Windsor DLC Pack will arrive on Xbox One on Thursday 30th June and will hit the PlayStation Store on Tuesday 28th June in US regions, and Thursday 30th June in Europe. The pack will be priced at £2.79 / €3.49 / $3.49.
The Windsor pack includes 'The Windsor' Ironcast and a new Commander; Henry Brent. Brent comes equipped with a brand new augmentation which rewards players with a temporary shield boost when used in battle.
Get your hands on The Windsor Pack DLC using the links below. See you on the battlefield commanders!