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)!
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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
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you are looking for a super realistic pool game, you are in the right place.

10/10 Physics
10/10 Display
10/10 Music
10/10 Game modes

Online match system is just super good, but sadly you rarely see people playing.

the only problem is that the table has a high friction, if you are a real-life pool player, you would expect balls to go a little bit further but they don't.
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15 of 17 people (88%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.4 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 sinmple.

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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This is a pool game that if you run thru the totorals you will find is equal to Jennet Lee Pool 3d. In many ways it's better with the rewards that are only visual but are impressive none the less. It has all the things other pool games lack like jumps, curves and so on. I paid under $5 for it and knowing now would have paid more!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
If you are a billiards fan this is a game for you.

Yeah, duh, right?

Well it's got challenges to matches, a single player progression, multiplayer, and more.

I could go on and on but this game is well worth the money. I lucked out and got it on sale, so keep your eyes open for one before you buy it at full price, but imo it's still worth it.

Oh it is pretty much designed to be played with a controller, but you can play with the mouse and keyboard too.

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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
this is a really nice game to just chill out to

but i kinda hate the power-bar system in which you need to pull it back and then push to make a hit
really uncomfurtable to me
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2 of 2 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very few good pool games on pc and this one is probably the best. Good graphics good music and spot on control.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
76.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Amazing. Best pool game ever invented. Just wish we could make our own environments/maps.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
55.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
very good game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
If you like the real thing, Pool Nation is a very enjoyable and accurate simulation with surprisingly affective controls. although gauging depth is a bit harder than on the $4,000 equivalent, it has several levels of aiming aide that will help people of just about any skill play well and if you choose to turn the aide completely off it provides quite a challenge for your eye.

Most enjoyable when played with friends on voice chat.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
+nice graphic,
+nice sound,
+nice effect,
+nice physic

-we need more players for tournament
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
This game is possibly the best pool game I've ever had the pleasure of playing. The sound design is fantastic, the graphics are shiny but non-intrusive, I haven't seen a single physics error. If you want to simulate a game of pool, this will do it almost to a tee.

However. I have three reservations.

  1. The power meter gets stuck sometimes if the mouse is accidentally pulled to the edge of the window, even on fullscreen. This can cause some dodgy shots.
  2. The Endurance challenge instruction page seems to be bugged and will only let you see the last page of it. To be fair, the gist of the 6 page manual is that you need to pot balls fast, but it's not entirely apparent what parameters there are on this activity.
  3. The Straight challenge does not account for trick shots or indirect aiming the same way that the rest of the game is, and this is never explained. As such, and as the name might suggest, you should only shoot straight. No jumping, no swerving, don't even think about a combo.

Aside from that, a very robust and well designed pool game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I spent a lot of time looking around for a good pool game. While there are a few options on steam, Pool Nation is by far the best option. I am quite satisfied playing it and, have lost track of time too often! The physics are great, it plays great and has a lot of different game options. The only thing I wish it had was Snooker, but it seems that most pool games do either 8-Ball & 9-Ball, or just Snooker.

I picked this up while it was on sale and have been quite happy! I say even at full price, this game is well worth it for any pool enthusiasts!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A very well polished game, offers everything you would ask of a pool game.

Pros:
- Great graphics.
- Tons of modes, customizations and AI personalities.

Cons:
- Not a lot of players online to play against.

A must buy for pool lovers.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Pretty good game, wouldnt pay $8 for it but it seems to go on sale at the $1 mark often enough
visually i was impressed and the pysics were great only real downside is not a lot of people seem to play fot the online experience but that cant be used against the game
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