Did Someone say Xbox One?


Today Cherry Pop Games can announce something which has been locked away behind the walls of Cherry Pop HQ; you may have noticed Microsoft’s Announcement today, listing Cherry Pop Games as a developer for XBOX ONE, and we can confirm it’s true, the cat is out of the bag, we are in the midst of Xbox One development for release in 2014. *For all press enquiries the details are at the bottom of this email.


Gemma Jessop had this to say “It has been a busy few months for us but we are pleased to finally be at the stage in development where we are able to share with the world our XBox One plans, well, we can share that we’re working on it at least. It’s great fun working on the new platform, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to, more details will be disclosed soon.”
Join in the discussion on Twitter#Letsplaypool #PoolNationFX
Press Enquires to be made directly to: Gemma Jessop

Date posted: February 27, 2014

Pool Nation’s Popped Its Weekly Sale Cherry


Pool Nation’s

Weekly Deal

Open to all, at the reduced-price of 70% off RRP

*this offer won’t be around for long, well a week to be precise,  so grab it while you can!


Today Cherry Pop Games can announce that you can grab Pool Nation on Steam at the bargain price of £2.09 ($2.99) that’s a Cherry Popping 70% off.


After missing out on the community vote by just 2% Cherry Pop Games wanted to give gamers a chance to grab the bargain they so nearly received, from 6pm today Pool Nation is in Steams Week Long Deal, running from 13th January until January 20th 6pm (GMT).


Gemma Jessop had this to say “We were all on the edge of our seats during the community Vote, and to miss out by such a small amount was such a shame, but let me tell you, after the vote ended we were overwhelmed by the response from the community. That support gave us this opportunity today. So thanks guys – this ones for you!”


Be one of the first to checkout the new Gameplay Trailer CLICK HERE:


And join in the discussion on Twitter #Letsplaypool

Date posted: January 13, 2014

Cherry Pop Invite you to Party with us…


Pop Your Pool Party Cherry

with Pool Nation on Steam

Try saying that over and over but really fast :)


To celebrate some of the new features being added this week we have decided to host a Pool Party on Steam this Thursday 21st November @ 5pm (UK time)


As you may know Pool Nation is the Community’s Pool Game, you decide what comes next, and our priorities this last couple of weeks have been; text chat in game to friend or foe, freeplay while waiting in an online lobby to brush up on your game, and one central lobby of search results to make searching easier! These suggestions along with others previously implemented and many more in the pipeline, came direct from the Steam Community!


In true Cherry Pop Style we thought how best to get the word out there – to throw a party!!!!!! Now unfortunately we can’t stock your fridges with your favorite tipple, nor can we provide the snacks, but we can be online from 5pm Thursday to play some pool, heckle your gameplay and just have a bit of a laugh via online chat!


If you haven’t yet bought a copy on Steam and don’t want to miss out on the fun – do not despair here is the link, we’ll see you there:


BUY IT NOW on Steam:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/254440/


Or tweet #PoolNationPoolParty to @cherrypopgames on Twitter to WIN a copy!

(3 winners will be selected before 4pm Thursday 21st November, each winner will get a free copy of Pool Nation on Steam)


See you there …


Date posted: November 20, 2013

Pool Nation Gets Spooky on Steam…

Halloween decal in action...


BUY NOW on Steam

To Play Pool this Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We at Cherry Pop couldn’t let it go unnoticed – So for all you fellow Halloween lovers out there we have let Pool Nation get Spooky!!!


This week Pool Nation received a free Halloween makeover, with new Halloween front screens (including a possessed Cherry and a Pool Hustler turned Vampire), we have also given you new decals and ball set :)


So Halloween revelers let loose on our spooky balls…




from the Cherry Pop Team


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Date posted: October 31, 2013

The First Pool Game on Steam – EVER!





Pool Nation – Steam’s Only Pool Game!



18th October 2013 brings the first pool game ever to steam.




About the Game….


Pool Nation, is the ultimate pool game – 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.
System Requirements




The Box Of Tricks is Coming….


The Box of Tricks, Pool Nation’s Trickshot Editor, is coming to Steam and what’s more it will be a FREE update for all!! This crazy mode, gives you the ability to create the most outlandish trickshots, limited only by your imagination, the Box of Tricks will provide hours of workshop fun!


*Currently still under development, we will keep you updated – BETA access will be available soon…




Steam’s Only Pool Game!



Date posted: October 21, 2013

Indie Game of the Week


60% OFF 9th – 23rd October 2013

(Sony Europe Only)

We couldn’t keep this one to ourselves… and neither should you ;-)


Download Pool Nation on PSN and receive a whopping 60% off the full game price, to receive this discount simply head over to PSN from 9th October until the 23rd October 2013.



Now I know what you’re thinking, that’s two weeks of Pool Nation at the ridiculous price of £1.99, but we did not name the promotion, and Indie game of the fortnight just does’t have the same ring to it.



Any-hoo here’s the link: PlayStation Store SCEE


PS. Did we mention there’s an extra 10% off for Plus members – Crazy, but true!!!!

Date posted: October 9, 2013

Pre-Purchase Pool Nation now on Steam

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Pool Nation Steam Launch Date Confirmed

18th October 2013


Can’t wait until the 18th or just love a good discount… head over to STEAM now and Pre-Purchase Pool Nation to receive 25% off and FREE Box of Tricks DLC -


Read on for more info…


On 29th July 2013 at 6.29pm, Pool Nation embarked on its quest to be Greenlit on Steam. Fast forward one short month later and the news was overwhelmingly positive; Pool Nation has been given the big green thumbs up! Today we can confirm that Pool Nation – the first and only Pool game to be released on Steam – will be launching on 18th October 2013.


For all those PC Pool fans who have patiently awaited its arrival, we thank you! After trawling the Steam library year upon year, searching for that one perfect Pool purchase – that one game which fulfills your desire to play with balls in the comfort of your own home – and all to no avail; we salute you for never giving up! Like a well polished beacon of buffedness emerging from the corner pocket, Pool Nation’s arrival is set to make your world altogether more… shiny. And ball filled.


What’s more, the Cherry Pop team are giving the Steam Community the chance to pre-purchase Pool Nation from today for a limited period. Offering not only a discount of 25%, gamers will also receive the eagerly anticipated Box of Tricks – delivered for free as subsequent DLC!


Pool Nation is the ultimate pool game, with eleven addictive game modes – including the adrenaline pumping Endurance, extensive 8 Ball and 9 Ball career modes and seven exciting online modes including Speed Pool, 3 Ball, Killer and Straight! 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.


Pre- Order your copy today, avaialble LIVE on Steam now


Press Release and screens can be found on our Press Page  and for any press enquiries please click here to get in touch


Date posted: October 2, 2013

Spoofin’ and goofin’ on the PS4 reveal trailer


…while pimping a pool game? Fun!” Source: IGN Entertainment 


It might be blurred but the Box of Tricks is coming….




Gemma Jessop had this to say: “We noted the success of the blurred box and thought what a great idea! – As an Indie you have to think outside the box to get noticed, and that’s just what we did. We wanted to tastefully recreate a video that people instantly recognised, secondly to showcase our assets and finally just to have a little bit of fun – and we hope we’ve succeeded.”


Gemma added “We can’t believe the response! And we’re hoping that over the Gamescom period, that will grow even more. Last year we ran around Manchester in giant inflatable pool ball costumes to promote our Endurance mode, and even that didn’t generate the number of views this has done in just a few days, so we’re really pleased… and let me tell you it was freezing inside that inflatable ball!”


Cherry Pop Games aren’t afraid to get creative in order to get noticed. Confirming “we’re proud of the games we create, and are pleased that the community agrees too”, with what has been widely accredited as the best pool game on any console. Pool Nation FX ® is set to be launched this November on PlayStation 4®– and as always Cherry Pop promise a fresh approach to the launch.


Date posted: August 19, 2013

Gamescom Teaser: Pool Nation is coming to PS4!

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Pool Nation FX for PlayStation 4


Following on from the critically acclaimed Pool Nation on PS3 and X360, comes Pool Nation FX for PlayStation 4, launching this holiday season. The game has a host of new features and exclusive game modes for the PS4 release, which will be announced over the coming months. However – a glimpse of what’s to come can be seen in the PS4 teaser video, featuring the all-new Box of Tricks.


Cherry Pop’s Gemma Jessop confirms, “Not only can you pull off the maddest, craziest trickshots ever seen in a pool game, but you can use the objects in pretty much anyway you see fit – let your imagination go wild!”


Gemma also added “Our Box of Tricks, just one of the new PS4 Features, is a really cool bit of kit, utilizing what the hardware has to offer we have developed the editor further than we first imagined – there has never been a trickshot mode quite like it. It gives gamers the opportunity to create hours of fun gameplay, completing and creating challenges all of which they can then share with their friends… personally I can’t wait to see what trickshots are created!”


Cherry Pop Games are an indie Studio based in Manchester, UK, with one ballsy aim – to take the simple game of billiards to another level. The PS4 launch of Pool Nation FX is the best version yet, packed with new and exciting gameplay features.


Date posted: August 13, 2013

Pool Nation Reviews



Critically acclaimed Pool Nation launches to rave reviews… don’t believe us, here’s what the press have to say:


PSNATION 9.5/10 

“In so many words, I love this game! I found myself playing for two or three hours at a crack and not even noticing that time had passed.”





“In fact it could be the shiniest game to ever grace an Xbox 360. Now as Pool Nation nears its North American debut on PlayStation 3, 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.”





“Cherry Games have effectively created a control scheme that will inevitably make every player believe in their heart of hearts that they’re the next Ronnie O’Sullivan… Take some advice from an old pool table fitter, buy Pool Nation as soon as humanly possible.”





“If you’ve ever enjoyed playing pool in real life or in video games, you owe it to yourself to try this new release, as it is the best version of the sport available in the virtual world.”





“It’s easy to suggest that Pool Nation is the finest example of virtual pool on the PlayStation Network, 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.”





“Pool Nation is not just another pool game. Really, it isn’t, it is the pool game that all others should be judged by from this point onward… This highly polished, stylish pool game will have you racking up hundreds of hours of play time.”





“I’ve played many pool games in recent years, but this is by far the best use of trick shots I’ve seen. I can safely delete Hustle Kings forever now.”


Date posted: June 25, 2013