December 21, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Manchester, United Kingdom - Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, the critically acclaimed #1 hit sports / puzzle game for iOS, has been made free for the duration of the Christmas holidays as a present from developers and veteran game designers The Pickford Bros. John Pickford and Ste Pickford have donned Santa Claus hats and dyed their famous beards white to spread Christmas cheer to new and existing iOS device owners around the globe.
"We hope that Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint will the first game installed on Christmas morning by those people lucky enough to unwrap a shiny new iPad or iPhone," said co-designer John Pickford, "and if it is, there's a danger it will be the only game they install that day, as they become instantly addicted," he added.
The Pickford Bros have been hard at work on a major new update to Magnetic Billiards: Bluepint containing several new features such as Replay and Undo, 40 new tables featuring Pegs and Struts, and two 'Prototypes' for Skeleton Key owners which show off early versions of a new Arcade mode, Squish, and a whole new game concept, I Sent My Monkey To The Moon.
"The new update should be ready early in the new year, with improvements and new content for everyone, as well as some special treats for Skeleton Key owners," said co-designer Ste Pickford. "In fact, we're adding so much new content - all of which Skeleton Key owners get for free - that we're going to have to increase the price of the Skeleton Key when version 2.0 launches, " he continued, "so anyone considering purchasing the Skeleton Key should grab it now while it's still at a low price."
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint is published by Zee-3 and is available as a universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, supporting full HD graphics on retina displays and iPads. The game 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.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 20.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional content and game modes are available for purchase within the app, and The Pickford Bros are working on further content expansions to be released in January 2012.
Based in Manchester, United Kingdom. John and Ste Pickford have been working in the north of England as game designers and developers since the early 1980s. They first worked under the name The Pickford Bros when they went 'indie' in 2004, making small scale original games together for open platforms. Previously they worked at various studios on high profile console and home computer games. Magnetic Billiards is a registered trademark of The Pickford Bros, licensed to Zee 3 Limited. Copyright (C) 2011 Zee 3 Limited All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.