Pool Panic is an unconventional billiards game with something new around every corner. It's the world's least realistic pool simulator!
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Jul 19, 2018
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August 14

Patch 2 live - improved mouse controls and more

Pool Panic ‘Patch 2’ is now live in the main branch so you can get your hands on improved Mouse controls, extra menu options and other fixes!



To go with it the Discord is now live so pop in for a chat!
http://discord.gg/fqYPVbW

What's in Patch 2?

We now have Trading cards!

Most Requested - Improved mouse controls:

  • Previously the mouse was emulating a gamepad stick and staying in position while lock-on moved. The mouse now tracks the aim line so movement is more intuitive (You can revert back to the stick mode in the control settings menu).
  • Shot power has been adjusted and will now always be either a hard or soft shot, depending which button you press, regardless of mouse distance.
  • Returning to centre to cancel aim is easier.
  • Cancel aim using "C".
  • We now have an overlay showing where the mouse cursor is when aiming (You can disable it from the control settings menu).
  • Mouse sensitivity has been added in to the control settings menu.
  • When you are locked-on to a ball, mouse sensitivity will be reduced based on the new "Focus Sensitivity" option in the control settings. This makes it easier to fine tune your aim.

Lock-on changes:

  • A new “manual lock-on” option has been added to let you handle lock-on yourself. Selecting it disables auto lock-on and lets you hold Left-Trigger (gamepad) or Left-Shift (keyboard) to lock-on.
  • Even if you're not set to "manual lock-on" you can still tap Left-Trigger (gamepad) or Left-Shift (keyboard) to immediately lock-on without the wait.
  • Cancelling lock-on is now easier! Hold Left-Bumper (gamepad) or the middle mouse button to break out of a lock-on. You can also do that to just disable lock-on temporarily at any point, for as long as you hold the button.

Updates & bug fixes:

  • Trophy data has been reworked with a bug fix to gold trophy counts and timer trophies. When you first load the game, any trophy-related achievements that had failed to pop will do so immediately.
  • To make it easier to track your progress, the map Pause menu shows ‘pray points’ left to send to the tower, levels left to complete and gold trophies collected so far.

  • While playing a level, you can now see which trophies you have previously won; they are shown as coloured coins on the base of the trophy display.
  • Windowed mode no longer causes issues if you have another window titled "PoolPanic" open.
  • Crazy golf and Aquarium house in the Suburbs now counts correctly towards level counts when reloading. (You may find an extra prayer point waiting for you if you've completed them before).

New and improved options menus:

  • Menus should all be controllable by mouse now.
  • The mouse cursor has been reduced in size to make it more accurate.
  • Settings menu now has

    • Audio Settings

      • SFX VOLUME
      • MUSIC VOLUME
      • MUTE MUSIC
    • Control Settings

      • Invert Aim
      • Vibrate
      • Manual Lock-on (Holding LT or left shift will now lock-on manually, no auto lock-on)
      • Focus Sensitivity (change the amount the aim slows when locked-on)
      • Show Mouse Overlay [X] (hides the new mouse overlay)
      • Treat mouse as stick [X] (if you liked the mouse before this will change it back)
      • Mouse Sensitivity (change the mouse speed)
    • Graphics Settings

      • Resolution selection
      • Windowed

That's patch 2!

Hey, hey, what about the camera?:

While we're finishing this off, we are now getting to work on ‘Patch 3’ which will be focused on camera improvements to help you keep balls on screen. As with this patch, there will be a beta version for you to test out before it’s released. Patch 3 is currently the last planned patch.
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August 3

Patch 2 beta test available - improved mouse controls and more

We've released a beta version of ‘Patch 2’ so you can get your hands on improved Mouse controls, extra menu options and other fixes as quickly as possible! For details of how to find it and what's packed into it, read the forum post here.

There is still time to give us feedback and get your changes into this update, so please give it a go this weekend and post your thoughts on the Patch 2 discussion thread!

Thanks,
Mike
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About This Game



Pool Panic is the world’s least realistic pool simulator. Play as a mischievous, and dare we say, oblivious cue ball in a giant game of pool that sprawls across a colorful cartoon overworld with more than 100 levels.

Explore jungles, deserts, carnivals, cities and more while knocking around a peculiar cast of billiard balls, most of which won’t appreciate being pocketed.

Note: Pool Panic plays best with a controller


Every level of Pool Panic has an 8-ball, but he won't be standing around waiting to be potted. While you seek him out, you'll be occupied by plenty of strange activities involving balls:

  • Ride a Ferris Wheel! Knock off other balls for your own gain!
  • Explore caves where even the bats are balls!
  • Play nine holes of mini-golf with a pool cue!
  • Flee the zombie horde! But careful, they're contagious!
  • Go skiing and mountain climbing! With balls!
  • Hunt boy scouts in the woods! Steal their hats! Wait...




  • Explore a colorful overworld with more than 100 levels. Shoot pool in deserts, gardens, cities, the carnival, the woods, and more
  • Get mad at balls that dash away from you, think strategically about when to hit toothy balls that can unleash stomp attacks, and line up the perfect shot.
  • Take down bosses and join a motorcycle gang chase.
  • Unlock higher levels of the central tower as you travel the world. What awaits you at the top?
  • Challenge up to four of your friends in local multiplayer.
  • Hats. This game has hats.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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