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SNOOKER CLUB goes multiplayer

Story added: 26 May 2011 14:23

With in-game challenging/betting

Following up on their launch success in April, Future Games of London (FGOL) has today released a substantial update for Snooker Club featuring Online Multiplayer and Betting. The game was initially launched in April during the Snooker World Championship and became the No.1 downloaded App in China, and No.1 downloaded Sports game in the USA within just 24hrs of release.

The new Online Multiplayer addition allows players from all over the world to challenge each other to a game of Snooker via Apple's Game Center, with betting adding an new, exciting twist not found in other billiard games. Players can bet on individual shots as well as the match outcome. The credits for betting can either be earned in single player, bought using In-App Purchase, or won from other players online.

The game was conceived to open up China to FGOL products, and has been designed and marketed specifically for the territory. The response has been phenomenal with the game appearing on the front page of TGBus and iapps.im, two of the largest games sites in China, followed by massive downloads and many positive user reviews.

Ian Harper, FGOL's Managing Director said: "It will be fascinating to see how this plays out. We think the betting adds significantly to the online experience, and allows us to run a similar business model to iPhone Poker games. This enables us to release the game for free and reach a much larger audience, with people only paying when they are really deep into the game. This is a tactic that we think will pay off well in China where people are reluctant to pay for games before experiencing them."

The game is free and can be downloaded on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id414866654?mt=8

Reporting by Costas Stephanides (Editor)

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