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Magnetic Billiards Tournament

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Fri, 03 Aug 2012
Subject: Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint

Ste Pickford

A few weeks ago we were asked by Dan Whitehead if we could contribute some kind of competitive video game, to be played on iPad, for a youth arts festival being held in our home town of Stockport.

We decided to build a special tournament mode within Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint, and give this to Dan to use on the day via the excellent Test Flight service. The game itself comes from Stockport originally, so we thought it would be brilliant for the game to be played there again, 130 years after its disastrous debut (see the 'History' link below).

The new mode is essentially just the Sardines Arcade game with a local high score table attached, and includes an old arcade style name entry system rather than using Game Center. We'll include the new mode as an extra feature in the next update to the regular iOS version.

The festival took place on Sunday 29th July 2012, around the old market. We couldn't make it ourselves, but by all accounts it went down pretty well, with competing players returning throughout the day to try and beat each others' scores. The eventual winning score was 13,590, which isn't too shabby.

We're in the video at 1:42 if you don't want to watch it all.


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