VooFoo Studios announce This Is Snooker featuring snooker legend, Stephen Hendry
Creators of *Hustle Kings and Pure Pool announce genre-defining cue sports simulation, featuring record-breaking seven-time world snooker champion
Birmingham, United Kingdom – 4th April 2019. VooFoo Studios and publisher Double Eleven today announced This Is Snooker, a genre-defining cue sports simulation featuring seven-time world snooker champion, Stephen Hendry, will be coming soon to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ console and Windows PC.
The announcement trailer can be viewed here
Former world number one for nine seasons, Hendry is widely regarded as one of snooker’s greatest ever players. Stephen features in the game as both an AI opponent and expert mentor in a series of exclusive ‘Cue Tips’ videos designed to help improve your real-life and in-game snooker skills. Players will also be invited to play-through a series of arcade scenarios that challenge you to recreate defining moments in the snooker legend’s record-breaking snooker career.
VooFoo Studios has worked meticulously with Hendry to recreate his unique characteristics and attacking style of play in-game and to enhance their ability to create totally believable cue-sport physics in a stunningly realistic simulation of one of the world’s most exciting and competitive sports. Also featured in the game is world-renowned professional snooker and pool referee, Michaela Tabb, whose familiar voice brings authority and authenticity to the in-game referee.
“Working with one of the world’s greatest ever snooker players has helped us create an incredibly realistic cue sports simulation” said Shaun Read, Game Director at VooFoo Studios. “We’re very excited to have Stephen involved, his input has enabled us to really fine tune the game mechanics to make This Is Snooker by far the best cue sports simulation we’ve ever made.”
Stephen Hendry commented: “I’m really proud to be involved in the development of such an ambitious recreation of snooker. I’ve been really impressed with just how realistic This Is Snooker is and the level of detail that has gone into making it look and feel so real.”
This Is Snooker has been developed from the ground up using VooFoo Studios’ completely revamped proprietary game and physics engine. “The unique new set of tools at our disposal has enabled us to do things we’ve never done before that will take the game and genre to a whole new level,” stated Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios. “Our new engine has allowed us to create unrivalled levels of graphical fidelity and hyper-realistic, true-to-life ball physics, we’re confident we’ve created the most technically advanced cue sports game ever made.”
Published by Double Eleven and developed by cue sports masters Voofoo Studios, This Is Snooker will include the previously announced title This Is Pool and will be available as the This Is Snooker – Pool Deluxe Edition, in a content-packed, complete cue-sports experience. This Is Pool will also be available to purchase separately. Play every major type of cue sport in six painstakingly-detailed locations with full pool and snooker career modes, mini games, trick shots, practice mode and extensive local and online multiplayer modes in a truly immersive cue sports simulation.
This Is Snooker – Pool Deluxe Edition is coming soon to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ console and Windows PC.
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STEPHEN HENDRY MBE is the most decorated Snooker player of all time, and current presenter and commentator for both the BBC and ITV across all of their Snooker coverage. Stephen became the youngest professional Snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990 became the youngest-ever world champion, at the age of 21. Best known for his domination of the Snooker in the 1990s, Stephen won the World Championship seven times, a record in the modern era and his attacking style changed the way the game is played. Stephen was ranked world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998, and again in 2007. He is the current joint all-time record holder for the number of ranking titles won (36), and widely regarded as one of the greatest snooker players of all time.
About VooFoo Studios
VooFoo Studios is a video games studio based in Birmingham, UK. Founded in 2007, VooFoo created and operates its 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 its first wholly-owned IP, the TIGA Games Industry Awards nominated Mantis Burn Racing®, in 2016, VooFoo Studios is set to release its third cue-sports game, This Is Pool® in 2019. In 2019, Voofoo Studios was acquired by Double Eleven, expanding and complimenting the publisher’s development and product portfolio.
About Double Eleven
Double Eleven Limited are a full-service publisher and developer, based in the Teesside area of England. Founded in 2009 by Rockstar veterans Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar, Double Eleven started life as a Sony-exclusive studio, developing LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita. Since becoming an independent publisher, Double Eleven have focused on bringing great games to new platforms and audiences including titles from the PixelJunk series, Prison Architect, and Goat Simulator. Double Eleven have also developed a strong reputation for technical skill, working on external titles such as the Lego Harry Potter series (PS4/XB1/ Nintendo Switch), Limbo (Vita) and most recently Crackdown 3 (Windows 10).
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