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28th May 2015

VooFoo Studios announce Pure Hold’em competition & DLC to celebrate the World Series of Poker

Are you all in? To commemorate the of the start of the 2015 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas; indie developers VooFoo Studios have announced their Pure Hold’em chip set naming competition, which is being hosted on NowGamer.com.

Players are invited to submit their suggestions for an unnamed chip set, which will be available as DLC after launch. The winner will be gifted with a console of choice, from either a PlayStation®4 or Xbox One, for their naming skills, as well as their very own credit in the game post-launch.

The newest addition to the critically-acclaimed Pure series was announced for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Steam in February and will be the first Texas Hold’em Poker game to arrive on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

Gamers can look forward to getting their hands on three chip sets and three card sets with the full game at launch, later this year. Additional game packs will also be released as DLC in the months after launch, including the soon-to-be community dubbed chip set.

The team at VooFoo have included various customisable options in Pure Hold’em, allowing players to choose everything from the colours and the patterns of the table felt, right up to selecting which card and poker chip sets they want to play with.

Take a look at the customisation on offer in the latest screenshots and get a feel for the pressure around the poker table in the new trailer.

Follow the devs @VooFoo and us here at @RipstoneGames for the latest Pure Hold’em updates.

Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PureHoldem.

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Extreme Exorcism is creeping onto Wii U & PS3

26th May 2015

Joining Golden Ruby Games' line up on PC, PS4 & Xbox One

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, you should! Because indie developers Golden Ruby Games have announced today that their paranormal platformer and ultimate party game; Extreme Exorcism is coming to Wii U and PlayStation®3 later this year.

Watch the spooky new trailer here: https://youtu.be/ZgkEBlmSE5k

The game was announced for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC on All Hallows Eve last year – when the deadly development duo at Golden Ruby Games, announced their partnership with publisher Ripstone. Now, after numerous requests from fans at shows including PAX East and SXSW, the team have decided to to spread their Extreme Exorcism wings and bring the game to the Wii U eShop and PlayStation®Store.

Not for the faint hearted, Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where every move you make comes back to haunt you.Take on the role of Extreme Exorcist Mae Barrons – whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence.

Mae’s methods are a little extreme but she’s not dealing with your average poltergeists. She’s armed with a lethal arsenal of over 20 ghost-busting weapons including; swords, guns, grenades, mines, rocket launchers, razor-sharp boomerangs, lightning spells and Kung-Fu moves, and more.

Each time a ghost is eliminated, another will appear to mimic your every move – so tread carefully, or prepare to reap what you sow. In Extreme Exorcism you’re your own worst enemy. The longer you survive, the more extreme the game becomes.With 50 challenges, a single player story mode and local multiplayer with up to 4 players, including both co-op and deathmatch modes – there’s plenty on offer for any potential ghost hunters. Players can also look forward to customising games and creating their own rule sets to encourage even more extreme gameplay.

For more information on the game please visit the Golden Ruby Games website and Facebook page.

Keep a close eye on the Golden Ruby Games and Ripstone Twitter feeds for game updates, exclusive assets and sneak peeks – you never know what might be lurking in the shadows.

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Fans can pocket VooFoo’s brand new snooker DLC soon

12th May 2015

Experiencing those post Snooker World Championship blues? Despair no more, because VooFoo 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: https://youtu.be/6IBFEyJfG9E

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.

“We’re thrilled to be able to reveal our brand new snooker DLC pack to Pure Pool fans today, in the wake of the Snooker World Championships. It’s something that ourselves and Ripstone have been dying to announce for a while, but we wanted to be able to show fans the DLC in action. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on this latest addition to the game and hope they’re as excited as we are for its release” – Mark Williams; Technical Director, VooFoo Studios.

Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of the couch.

Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PurePool.

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The Ironcast Soundtrack is Out Now on Steam

01st May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Official Ironcast Soundtrack arrived on Steam today due to popular demand from fans. Created by Ironcast's Audio Designer and Composer; Ed Hargreve, the ultimate battle soundtrack features all 8 music tracks from the game and even comes highly recommended Her Britannic Majesty Queen Victoria.

Download on Steam now, in all its orchestral glory!

Join in the conversation on Twitter using the #Ironcast hashtag and follow the devs @DreadbitGames

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Ripstone Round Up March 2015

01st April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March has been and gone in the blink of an eye. Ripstone has featured on Granada Reports, we’ve launched Ironcast on PC and travelled across the Atlantic and the US. While we were in the states, we took three amazing titles to two glorious events with developers Dreadbit and Golden Ruby Games.

Our first stop was PAX East in Boston, where we exhibited steampunk mech combat game; Ironcast (which is out now on Steam) and spooky action platformer; Extreme Exorcism (coming soon to PC, PS4, Xbox One). We were in attendance with Daniel Leaver of UK based indie developer Dreadbit and Mike Christatos and Andy Wallace of New York based indie’s Golden Ruby Games.

Then it was time to don our Stetsons and venture over to Austin in Texas for SXSW, where we exhibited Ironcast, Extreme Exorcism and Pure Hold’em.

We had an overwhelmingly positive response to all three games while we were at PAX East and SXSW and can’t thank those enough who took the time to stop by at the stands and play. We were all suitably dressed and looking dapper too, thanks in large part to Phaze Clothing – so we’d like to give a special thank you to those guys as well!

Check out the photos from both events here.

If you didn’t manage to attend, you can even check out the devs giving their demos on the show floor, for both Ironcast and Extreme Exorcism.

During PAX East and SXSW we were also running a competition along with Dreadbit and Golden Ruby Games. Players were encouraged to Tweet/ Facebook/ Instagram their booth photos along with hashtags #Ironcast and #Extreme Exorcism. We’re pleased to finally be able to announce the winners for both contest and share their winning photos here:

Congratulations @victory0901 and @jimmyforge who won with these beauties: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A huge thanks to all those who took part – we’ll be attending more events this year and hosting more competitions, so keep your eye on our social media feeds for the latest news.

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War is coming to the Xbox & PlayStation Stores

26th March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're delighted to announce that Dreadbit’s steampunk mech combat title is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation®3 & PlayStation®4.

As esteemed Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall Ironcast – each towering construct bursting with advanced Victorian era weapon systems and electrical shields. Players must face off against an invading enemy force in order to defend 1880's Victorian England.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

After launching Ironcast on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam and witnessing fans overwhelmingly positive reactions first hand at recent events like PAX East in Boston and SXSW in Austin – everyone at Dreadbit and here at Ripstone are looking forward to bringing Ironcast to Xbox One and PlayStation fans across the globe.

“Watching gamers playing and reacting to Ironcast at recent events was incredible – we knew that we’d developed a game that players wanted to play. We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the positive feedback we’ve received so far and we’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing the game to PlayStation and Xbox One fans worldwide”Daniel Leaver, Dreadbit.

Although Ironcast is Dreadbit’s debut title, the dev team are no strangers to AAA game development. The team’s Lead Designer and founder; Daniel Leaver was a Senior Designer on Media Molecule’s Tearaway and LittleBIGPlanet series before forming Dreadbit – and is now making the game he’s always wanted to make.

New Consortium Commanders can watch the launch trailer here: http://goo.gl/Wg6QKZ and for those brave souls without a moment to lose, the game is available to download on Steam and the Humble Store now.

Good luck, Commander. Britain is behind you!

For more information on Ironcast take a look at the latest dev diary on Dreadbit’s website and read the latest about the PS4 version of Ironcast on the Official PlayStation blog.

You can follow the devs and ourselves on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram for live Ironcast game updates. Come and join in the #Ironcast conversation.

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The Pure Hold’em Open Beta has landed on Xbox One!

25th March 2015

We’re pleased to announce that the Pure Hold’em Open Beta is now live and available to download on Xbox One. We’d like to encourage as many players as possible to download and play the game, while it’s still available!

If you’d like to provide us with any feedback, we’d be truly grateful if you could take the time to complete the optional Pure Hold’em Survey. Your feedback is extremely important to us and could aid VooFoo Studios in shaping the game going forward.

Pure Hold’em is newest addition to the Pure series and it’s due to arrive on PlayStation® 4, PC and Xbox One this summer. The game is only being beta tested on Xbox Live as it represents a good environment to ensure services will run effectively at launch – no matter which platform the game is played on. This is something that we'd like to test thoroughly prior to launch, so we’d like to invite as many Xbox One fans as possible to take part so we’re able to push the servers to the maximum.  

Feel free to spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag #PureHoldem.

There’s only one question you’ll need to ask yourself…are you all in?

Enjoy!

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War is Imminent for Ironcast on 26th March 2015

16th March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lords and Ladies of Dreadbit Games and Ripstone Publishing announced today that their steampunk mech combat title; Ironcast will be launching on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam and the Humble Store on Thursday 26th March. The game will be priced at £9.99 /€12.99 / $14.99 and Steam users can also look forward to a special launch discount.

Ironcast is set in an alternative Victorian history; where refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic mechanised war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire!

As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall walking Ironcast. Gamers must face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880's Victorian England.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

In preparation for the games’ launch; Dreadbit Games have been gathering fresh Consortium recruits whilst exhibiting Ironcast at PAX East in Boston and SXSW in Austin. Everyone has loved contributing to the war effort so far – follow the hashtag #Ironcast to see these brave recruits in action!

To see what lies in store for soon-to-be Consortium Commanders, check out the brand new trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsxulPz3wvM

Good luck Commander, Britain is behind you!

Follow the devs and Ripstone on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram for live Ironcast game updates

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Video of the Week - Extreme Exorcism and Ironcast

13th March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been a busy week for Ripstone, after a fantastic weekend at PAX East, we are now prepping for another showcase at SXSW. 

Want to know how we got on? Check out our two videos of the week below to find out how to command an Ironcast or how to slay some pesky ghosts.

Have you seen Ripstone at PAX East or SXSW? Share your pictures with us over on our Twitter or Facebook and join in the conversation with #Ironcast and #ExtremeExorcism 

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Pure Pool Xbox One Update Now Available

28th February 2015

The latest Xbox One Pure Pool update V1.0.0.12 is available to download now. Please find details of improvements below: 

- Purple baize added

- Added ‘Any’ Skill Level to the following modes for improved connectivity;

- Challenge

- Quick Game

- Improved online syncing issues

- Added alert for invitations and League Match ready-ups

- ‘Away from table’ message no longer incorrectly displayed

- Player levels and stats display correctly

- Fixed cue stick drift

- Profile images now display correctly

- P1 vs P2 added to My Game list

- Framerate improvements

Thanks for you continued feedback. If you'd like to provide us with any more, please email our support team: support@ripstone.com and follow us @RipstoneGames and the devs @VooFoo on Twitter for the latest game updates.

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Win a PS4 or Xbox One with Extreme Exorcism, Ironcast and Pure Hold’em

26th February 2015

Next month is going to be a busy one because Ripstone are on the Road again! We’re going to be attending PAX East in Boston, Massechussets and SXSW in Austin, Texas with Indie Developers Dreadbit Studios and Golden Ruby Games.

 

PAX East

Dreadbit Studios and Golden Ruby Games will be exhibiting their debut games; Ironcast and Extreme Exorcism at PAX East in Boston next week, which will be available on the show floor. The show will be running from 6th – 8th March and the development teams will be easy to spot in appropriately themed attire, and on hand to answer any questions that you may want to ask. Ironcast will be located at booth number 10180 and Extreme Exorcism will be at booth number 10189.

SXSW

Shortly after PAX East, we’ll all be heading over to Austin for SXSW – where Dreadbit Studios; Ironcast, Golden Ruby Games; Extreme Exorcism and VooFoo Studios never before seen Pure game; Pure Hold’em will be exhibited also. SXSW will be running from 13th - 16th March and playable versions of all titles will be available on the show floor. Find Pure Hold’em at booth number 137, Ironcast at booth number 135 and Extreme Exorcism at the Indie Megabooth.

The competition

Throughout both shows, not only will we be Tweeting live from the show floor but we’ll be running a Twitter competition to give players the chance to win a PlayStation®4 or an Xbox One.

All you have to do is Tweet @RipstoneGames with your best Extreme Exorcism, Ironcast and Pure Hold’em booth photo’s – along with relevant hashtags #ExtremeExorcism, #Ironcast or #PureHoldem. Extra brownie points will be awarded to those who follow us and include the devs Twitter handles: @GoldenRubyGames @Dreadbit and @VooFoo.

We’ll be picking the best photos at the end of the shows and will announce a winner at the end of March.

Best of luck! We’ll see you on the other side of the pond :-)

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Place your bets! Pure Hold'em is coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC via Steam this year!

24th February 2015

We're ecstatic to announce today that VooFoo Studios Pure Hold’em; the newest addition to the critically-acclaimed Pure series, is coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Steam this year. The game will also be the first Texas Hold’em Poker game to grace PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles.

Already renowned for the beautiful visuals and hyper-real gaming experiences on offer in Pure Chess and Pure Pool; VooFoo Studios are not holding back in their latest addition to the Pure series – where they’re continuing to blur the lines between the gaming world and reality.

Welcome to the Pure Casino, where playing big means winning big. Split across 4 different tables, each requiring more skill and determination than the last, Pure Hold’em brings all the excitement of the casino to the convenience of the couch.

Starting at the Joker table on the floor of the vibrant casino; those who are top of their game can work their way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the VIP penthouse. Buy your way into a game with earned credits, play your blinds, or go all in – whatever it takes to steal the pot and win the game. If Lady Luck is on your side, you could win big and get the chance to enter a higher level table. The higher you goes, the higher the stakes and the bigger the pot.

With full online multiplayer support – you can choose to create a tournament with up to 8 friends or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix.

VooFoo have also included various customisable options; including everything from the colours and the patterns of the table felt, right up to choosing which set of cards and poker chips you want to play with.

Pure Hold’em will be playable for the first time at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month – if you're lucky enough to be attending, be sure to come and check it out! In the meantime, take a look at the brand new trailer and ask yourself – are you all in?

To celebrate Pure Hold’em’s announcement, Pure Pool is currently 40% off on PlayStation®4 with an additional 10% off for PS Plus subscribers. Get the game here. It’s also 50% off on Steam.

Follow the devs @VooFoo and us here at @RipstoneGames for the latest Pure Hold’em updates.

Come and join in the conversation on Twitter #PureHoldem.

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Britain prepares her shores for war! Ironcast is coming to Steam this month!

12th February 2015

The Lords and Ladies of Dreadbit Games have announced today that their steampunk mech combat title; Ironcast, is ready to engage in battle on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam later this month. The game will be priced at £9.99 / €12.99 / $14.99 and players can look forward to a special discount at launch.

Ironcast is set in a war-torn alternative history; a time when refined men and women in formal attire commanded gigantic mechanical war machines, laying waste to enemies of the British Empire!

As Commanders of the Consortium of Merit, players take control of their own 7 metre tall Ironcast – each towering construct bursting with advanced Victorian era weapon systems and electrical shields. Players must face off against an invading enemy force in order to defend 1880's Victorian England.

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast's various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

Since the announcement of Dreadbit’s partnership with Ripstone last October which guaranteed Ironcast’s Kickstarter stretch goals, the development team have been hard at work implementing new features in Ironcast. Not only have the team worked to incorporate their stretch goals, but several additional improvements have been made thanks to feedback from Kickstarter backers who took part in the Ironcast closed Beta. Some of the bonus features players can expect to see in the game include the likes of; an added Commander, an extra Ironcast design, more locations and missions and new buffs and abilities, as well as a few more surprises.

Dreadbit Games will be exhibiting Ironcast at PAX East in Boston 6th-8th March and SXSW in Austin 13th-17th March – if you’re lucky enough to be attending, be sure to pay the team a visit and to contribute to the war effort! Fellow Consortium Commanders will be on hand in all their steampunk glory, ready to guide rookie Commanders in battle, in the name of Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Victoria.

For more information on Ironcast take a look at the Ironcast Kickstarter page and press kit. You can also check out the latest dev diary on Dreadbit’s website.

To see what lies in store for soon-to-be Consortium Commanders, check out the brand new trailer here: http://goo.gl/mWihBa or above.

You can follow the devs and Ripstone on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram for live Ironcast game updates

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Video of the Week - MAGfest in 12 Minutes

02nd February 2015

Extreme Exorcism creators, Golden Ruby Games, showcased their paranormal platformer at MAGfest 13 to hundreds of indie game fans.

Hosted in the Gaylord Hotel, Maryland, MAGfest is the cumulation of music, video games and the culture that surrounds them. The event is a whopping 4 days in lenth, however for your convience here are the best bits eloquently summerised in 12 minutes by YouTuber BluR Sentinal.

Did you see Extreme Exorcism at MAGfest? Hit us up on Twitter to let us know and show some love to Golden Ruby Games on their Twitter

 

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Flashback Video of the Week: WTF is... Stick it to The Man!?

23rd January 2015

This week we pay homage to Zoink Games' arm-azing psychic platform adventure game; Stick It To The Man, with this lovely flashback video from 2014 - "WTF is...Stick It To The Man" from Total Biscuit.

Stick It To The Man is currently 77% off on PS3 & PS Vita on the PlayStation Store in the US and it's cross-buy.

Get the game on PS3 & PS Vita here: http://goo.gl/Duj49r

Enjoy!

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