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Prototyping the future of video games with audience participation

Apr 08, 2012 - The Pickford Bros, developers of BAFTA nominated iOS game Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, are releasing prototypes of brand new game concepts within their critically acclaimed puzzle game, and are asking players for feedback. Prototypes are available now to all players who've purchased the Skeleton Key within Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint. They are playable works-in-progress, cleverly making use of existing code and assets to avoid bloating the size of the download.


'Chalk' promo video for Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint

Mar 15, 2012 - The Pickford Bros has launched a video revealing how they designed the game with little more than a piece of chalk and a chalkboard. The hit game was based on a blueprint laid down by the Pickford Bros' great-great grandfather in 1888. The brothers spent a number of years adapting the principles behind the design of an ancient, mechanical, magnetic billiards machine to work as a modern, mobile, touch-screen video game.


"Scariest icon on the App Store" for Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint

Mar 08, 2012 - Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, the Pickford Bros' critically acclaimed #1 hit sports / puzzle game for iOS, now nominated for a prestigious BAFTA award and a Pocket Gamer 2012 award, has been updated with what is claimed to be the "scariest icon on the App Store". This update doubles the content available, adds several new features and improvements, and includes an innovative prototype feature where The Pickford Bros give players access to experimental versions of new game ideas in development.


Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint iOS nominated for prestigious BAFTA award

Feb 24, 2012 - Zee 3 Limited announces Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, the critically acclaimed #1 hit sports / puzzle game for iOS, has been nominated for a BAFTA (the prestigious video game awards) alongside products by big hitters EA, Nintendo and PopCap, just as developers The Pickford Bros complete a massive update to the game, adding new features and content. Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint has also been nominated in the Most Innovative Game category of the Pocket Gamer Awards 2012.


Magnetic Billiards Is For Life - Not Just For Christmas

Dec 21, 2011 - Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint has been made free for the duration of the Christmas holidays as a present from developers and veteran game designers The Pickford Bros. This sports/puzzle game for iOS has received glowing reviews and has been named one of the 100 Greatest Apps Of All Time by Tap! Magazine, was named App Madness Tournament Champion in September, recieved a Gold Medal award from Pocket Gamer, and has secured a Metacritic rating of 81.


Magnetic Billiards goes free for fair play

Sep 18, 2011 - Zee 3 Limited has introduced Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint 1.0, the critically acclaimed first iOS game by veteran game designers The Pickford Bros, today entered the AppMadness Tournament for September, where 32 iOS apps compete over five rounds, voted for by the general public, to be crowned app of the month. To mark this occasion, and in a spirit fair play, The Pickford Bros have decided to switch the app to free for as long as the game remains a competitor in the Tournament.


Magnetic Billiards hotter than Angry Birds - Briefly

Aug 15, 2011 - Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, the critically acclaimed iOS game by veteran bearded game designers The Pickford Bros, is officially hotter than Angry Birds. The UK Puzzle "What's Hot" category. for a brief twinkling moment in time, a game other than Angry Birds appeared at the top of a chart. Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint is available as a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices via a single download, and supports full HD graphics on retina displays and iPads.


Phenomenal Response to Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint on the UK App Store

Aug 01, 2011 - Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint has received a phenomenal response on the UK App Store in the first two weeks since its release, securing 100 5-star ratings from a total of 105 ratings, and nearly 70 glowing reviews. In honor of their great great grandfather, The Pickford Bros present their faithful recreation of this long lost sport for your entertainment. The game is available as a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices and supports full HD graphics on retina displays and iPads.


Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint for iOS - 123 Years In The Making

Jul 25, 2011 - Manchester, United Kingdom - The Pickford Bros has introduced Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint 1.0, for all iOS devices. Blueprint has already received over 100 5-star ratings and over 70 glowing reviews within days of launch on the App Store, and supports full HD graphics on retina displays and iPads. In honor of their great-great-grandfather, The Pickford Bros present their faithful recreation of this long lost sport for your entertainment.