You know that flat, square thing in your pocket? You can now play Pool on it! It’s now out on iOS and Android and it’s pretty neat.
At 6 months long this has been my biggest project at Miniclip so far, and a pretty ambitious one at that. Besides being our first online title for mobile, the original game already had a fanbase. The goal was to radically change it while keeping them happy.
The reviews and overall online buzz are pretty great! We currently have more than 12 million monthly online players across all versions, which is insane compared to my previous projects.
If you want to know more about 8 Ball Pool’s development, our Senior Producer wrote this cool post about it called “How our Flash game reached 18 million monthly players in two years”.
I’ve moved away from the project at the start of the year to work on other titles such as updating and localising Mini Pets, tweaking Anger of Stick 2 and 3 and helping the revamped Robot Rage, along with promising pitches for future games.
The new version of Pool was released earlier this month! I’ve been working on it for the past six months. It has a lot of new features including a level progression system, unlocks, ingame currency and tables with varied stakes – and unique cue awards!
The new features are explained in Miniclip’s blog: here and here.
It’s breaking studio records every day, and climbing facebook game charts. The number of daily active users went up to 1.300.00. There’s 92736 players online as I write this.
Players voted it Miniclip’s Game Of The Year.
New features will roll out the next months, and I can’t wait to see the player reaction. I’ve been playing it too, so come say “hi” if you see me.
If a year ago you’d told me about this I wouldn’t have believed you.