Play POOL NATION and become mesmerised by our balls, entranced by our decals & unashamedly attached to our cues, so join us please, & just have fun playing pool!! WARNING: contains addictive content!! Pool Nation, with WORKSHOP integration AVAILABLE NOW in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (Out Now)!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,668 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013

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November 21

FREE FOR THE WEEKEND!!!

Hey guys we're a small team as you know and sometimes its hard just to get your head above the crowds - so we decided to offer Pool Nation FREE for the weekend and we hope the game speaks for itself!

So please enjoy playing with our balls, and share this great news with friends, family, co-workers... pretty much anyone willing to listen!!!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/254440/

We also reduced the price of the Bumper bundle for this weekend too:
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53245/

Thank you, again, for your continued support, your suggestions, ideas and creativity help us mold the future of Pool Nation and Pool Nation FX. A full annoucement will come soon but I can confirm those who own Pool Nation will be given the option to upgrade to Pool Nation FX at a discounted price, (it'll be a generous discount!) so grab Pool Nation now and upgrade to Pool Nation FX soon...

CPx

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November 6

UPDATE RELEASED: including the Box of Tricks

Here is the offical changelog for the Cherry Popping good Bonfire night update :)

  • Box of tricks unlocked.
  • Workshop integration (BETA) added. Share trickshots with other people.
  • 8Ball UK rules added with Reds and Yellow balls (including leaderboards and online play)
  • Walkaround camera added. (Activated/deactivated by pressing A when it is your turn)
  • New 'mode' icons to indicate which view mode you are in. (walkaround, shot taking, replaying etc)
  • Fix to hopefully prevent non-gaming/unsupported devices interfering with controls (steering wheels etc)
  • Replay HUD visuals updated to now show replay speed in a more elegant way.
  • Reply control panel can now be hidden (by clicking the left stick on controller)
  • Fixed incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations
  • We no longer display the 'archive_' prefix when listing saved archive matches.
  • Alt-Tab crash fixed
  • Favouriting shots with controller now has correct button hint.
  • Floating balls over pockets in Endurance are now frame rate independent.
  • Online 'spectator' bug where both players think it is other other player's turn fixed.
  • New foul messages for UK 8 Ball specific fouls
  • Nominating with keyboard and mouse in Straight now works correctly
  • Fixed issue with 'Force Forfeit' message being shown at incorrect times.
  • Pre-order Stripy skin pack unlocked, only those who pre-ordered Pool Nation will be able to use these skins, and every object pack you add to your Pool Nation account there after you will get the Pre-order stripy skin for also.

New DLC Added:
  • CUES BALLS AND DECALS PACK:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/272080/

  • UNLOCK THE ASSETS FROM THE TOUR
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/272090/

  • INDIVIDUAL OBJECT PACKS FOR THE BOX OF TRICKS
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/285730/

    *CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE BUMPER OBJECT PACK BUNDLE BUY ALL OBJECTS FOR £2.79:
    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53245/

    *CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE POOL NATION & BUMPER OBJECT PACK BUNDLE BUY THE FULL GAME AND ALL OBJECTS IN ONE BUNDLE: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/53560/

Thank you again for all your support and good wishes over the past year, your commitment, ideas, and bug finding helps us to support this game now and into the future - thank you!

We hope you enjoy this update,

CPx

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Reviews

“Yes, it’s a pool game, and you could argue that there’s not much more to say beyond that. But pool is a rare sight on the PC, unless it’s of the top-down Flash variety, and this is a bloody good example of the form. ‘Hole in one’, as they say at the Crucible.”
ROCK, PAPER, SHOTGUN

““In fact it could be the shiniest game to ever grace a console. Now as Pool Nation nears its North American debut, Cherry Pop Games shows that this is anything but a port to another console but rather an upgraded version that took everything that made the 360 version great and added even more.”
97/100 – Game Focus

““It’s easy to suggest that Pool Nation is the finest example of virtual pool... but to do CherryPop Games’ work justice it must be said that they have delivered what is in fact one of the best pool videogames ever to grace a console.””
95/100 – Bio Gamer Girl

Just Updated

Pool Nation has been updated, including the Box of Tricks, and UK 8 Ball!!!

This update includes, but is not limited to:

  • Box of tricks unlocked.
  • Workshop integration (BETA) added. Share trickshots with other people.
  • 8Ball UK rules added (including leaderboards and online play)
  • Walkaround camera added. (Activated/deactivated by pressing A when it is your turn)
  • New 'mode' icons to indicate which view mode you are in. (walkaround, shot taking, replaying etc)
  • Fix to hopefully prevent non-gaming/unsupported devices interfering with controls (steering wheels etc)
  • Replay HUD visuals updated to now show replay speed in a more elegant way.
  • Reply control panel can now be hidden (by clicking the left stick on controller)
  • Fixed incorrect reflection maps being used on cues/tables in certain locations
  • We no longer display the 'archive_' prefix when listing saved archive matches.
  • Alt-Tab crash fixed
  • Favouriting shots with controller now has correct button hint.
  • Floating balls over pockets in Endurance are now frame rate independent.
  • Online 'spectator' bug where both players think it is other other player's turn fixed.
  • New foul messages for UK 8 Ball specific fouls
  • Nominating with keyboard and mouse in Straight now works correctly
  • Fixed issue with 'Force Forfeit' message being shown at incorrect times.

A note from the Dev...

We're a small team, with big ideas, we eat sleep and dream of balls, our sole focus is on creating the world best most realistic Pool Sim, and we hope you enjoy Pool Nation as much as we enjoy making it, so we just wanted to say thank you all for your input your ideas, thoughts and suggestions they are all are invaluable to us, so keep them coming and lets make Pool Nation the best it can be, together!

Thanks guys!
CPx

About This Game

Play POOL NATION and become mesmerised by our balls, entranced by our decals & unashamedly attached to our cues, so join us please, & just have fun playing pool!! WARNING: contains addictive content!!

Pool Nation, with WORKSHOP integration AVAILABLE NOW in our Crazy Mode the Box Of Tricks (Out Now)! But fear not, Pool Nation is not just about trick-shots, Pool Nation is a serious pool sim, the heart of the game is our world renowned Physics engine, the balls will behave as they would in the real world - Fancy a game with Aiming Assist turned off - you go ahead - Play Pool Nation Your way!

With eleven addictive game modes, including the adrenaline pumping Endurance, extensive career modes and seven exciting online modes including the new Speed Pool! Not forgetting the Box of Tricks coming soon to Steam, giving you the ability to imagine, build and share your most outlandish trickshots with the world. Utilizing a variety of objects, including Ramps, Pikes, Loop the Loops and Speed up strips, the Box of Tricks is limited only by your imagination.

With Pool Nation, gameplay is king! Online or offline, the ease of control gives you the ability to pull off shots you wouldn't dream of in the real world. The balls behave exactly as they should use the table surround to create the most unbelievable trickshots and view them back in super slow mo.

The graphics are as shiny and pixel-perfect as the physics, with beautiful locations, stunning exterior landscapes, eye-catching interiors, the ability to change the time of day, and customize your games with a huge array of balls, cues and table decals creating your ideal pool playing environment. Every detail has been considered and polished, from the super-detailed table baize and deforming cushions, to the explosions of chalk dust from the cue tip.

Pool Nation - the Community's Pool Game!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: Dual Core, AMD/INTEL 2.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON X1600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600/INTEL HD 2000 OR HIGHER
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Pool Nation is one of my favorite games on Steam. The solid gameplay and controls were not enough for Cherry Pop Games, they went ahead and added some beautiful locations each offered during day, sunset, and neon lit night time. The amazing soundtrack gets you in the mood whether you want to relax or get pumped. The game modes for single player include 3ball, 8ball, 9ball, endurance, golf, killer, rotation, speed, and straight. In addition, you can play online versus friends in a friendly match or choose to be competitive in tournament mode. The most recent update includes "box of tricks" free of charge, allowing you to create a custom trick shot that you can share with the world. This game is the complete package.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A fantastic pool simulator. Frustratingly accurate! Turn off the assists for a proper experience but I warn you... It is frustratingly addictive. The A.I opponents will make quick work of you for making small errors in the later tournaments but it certainly isn't unfair. Just like real pool sometimes you will let your shot go & know you have messed up as soon as the cue touches the whiteball.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Pool Nation is a suprisingly good game. However annoying and cliche the music is it surpasses quite alot of the ♥♥♥♥ on steam. The gameplay works well. Physics are very good and accurate. Visually it is amazing and is an all round enjoyable game. You can play with a friend and having a nice game of pool. Are take a tournament by storm and listen to some tunes while your at it. I never thought I would buy a pool game but for £1.04 it was so worth it. It is definetely worth even £7. I recommend giving this game a go. Although it may not be a game you spend hours upon hours playing it is for sure a game worth getting. It is on the top shelf of my game cupboard not in the back rotting with the humble bundle games I say I'll get round to play but never do.
I r8 8/8 m8.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
great pool game bought it on sale for a little over £1 FANTASTIC!!!!!

great ball physics.
looks good.
no lag so far online.
controls are simple.

only one down side and thats the quitters online but thats not the games fault just bad losers :)
play with friends problem solved.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I like playing pool in real life so I had to try this. This game is very good! Physic work likes it should and it is also visually pleasing. Music suits your pool playing needs. I tried this during free weekend when two other games was also available to play so I did not have time to play this as much as I would have liked to. Hope I will get back to this when it is again free or when in very good sale!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game is a must buy for pool lovers!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Played during free time but i wont buy because im not a pool fan

The sound and music is perfect and 100% matching the game itsself
Breathtaking and simplistic stages to the point i didnt want my turn to come.Just wanted to watch
Gameplay is as to be expected 2 axis controls and a power meter with some game modes
Slow mo cams for those OOOOOOOOOOO moments
Shiny and polished like a new car
Text and voice chat...Read below!
Sensitivity lock so you can get that lazer precision without moving you mouse ultra slow
Has practice mode to memorize yourself with physics without pressure to win
Many stages/sticks Although im not sure if they are unlocked with real cash
Ranked and non ranked matchs

About text chat! When someone sends you text it will be displayed for a very short time and you may miss it.To view or write text you need to open the chat box and when the chat box is open you cant do anything else.There should be a mode to keep text given by the other player from fading or a longer fading time

Other then low population this game MAY have i do reccomend this game to hardcore and casual
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
It's a game that we can use to practice and improve for the real game. We can learn more tricks to put in practice..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
I love play pool games, and with this one is not diferent
many game modes and good musics
you can go to the training, watch all your moves with the hint system
or just turn off the hint system and play It just like the original pool table
but warning is not the hint system in the options menu, it hint system before start the match
ok you ready to go, see some hints

o = top down view, oldschool but control the cue is not that easy in this camera
v = camera view is great to look around
f = focus It just like fps crosshair very cool
qe = special for jump the ball or go back
82465 = hit uper,down, left and right in white ball, good for changing white balls destination, and 5 go to center
left click = ok this is a problem for old pool gamers, you actually click and simulate a cue power going back and foward I see that before, but is very hard to understand how it works

9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Pool Nation is one of the most polished indie games I ever played. The animations are shiny and smooth, the gameplay is responsive and the physics are realistic. You won't find yourself screaming at this game for bouncing your balls in the wrong direction, or glitching out and dropping your cue ball through the table. With eleven game modes including tournaments, online play, and single-player endurance mode; as well as a slew of collectables to unlock, Pool Nation has no shortage of goodies to keep gameplay fresh.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Very much worth the price (I got it on sale for $1.50) been playing with friends all night. Very addictive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
The best pool game I have ever seen, I can't wait for the sequel.
Trick shot or go home.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I highly suggest this game to anyone that loves pool.
The kind of pool you cant drown in. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I recomend this game to you guys because you can make yur OWN tracks/trickshots. I also recomend this game to you because the campaing is amazing and you can see the beatifulPhysicas and graphics. I love it, and I think you should buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
PIcked this up on sale today. I love a good pool game, suprisingly though, not many are around. Thankfully, this is an amazing physics show. Honestly, you can pull off some amazing shots in Pool Nation.

The graphics are top notch. The balls themselves show fantastic reflections. The camera angles are informative while shooting. and the directionals on the shot markers make searching for the perfect shot acheivable without frustration.

Single player looks deep enough, of course online is where i'll be most of the time. Played a match tonight and it was fluid enough with no lag. Chat is available to keep the tension while the game is close!

Controller support is great and works wonderfully. Can't go wrong with this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
I do like me some balls, and this game has 'em. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Back when I was a lot smaller , I used to play pool a lot at summer camp.
This game brings back memories its very realistic it runs great.
10/10
not biased.
very good pool game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Usually don't go in for this sort of game. But at 192Yen (About $2) the screenshots alone managed to sell me. I was not dissapointed. Nice graphics, nice physics and challenging opponants. The game also gives enough of a hand to help you such as projection lines all of which can be tailored to your virtual pool skills (or lack of in my case). When you get bored you can set up some trick shots with this really great engine.

Maybe this game might not be worth its full price (only because it is far to casual and is more a play for an hour a day tops sort of game but definately between $2 to $7 worth every penny (or yenny in my case).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
hell yea, loads of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A good pool game with nice visuals, probably one of the best pool games at the moment
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