Let’s be honest, all of us have played or have been hooked on this game at least once in our life. I know I was when I was in school. 8-ball pool is just a really fun game, not very hard to learn, and absolutely rewarding. I still occasionally pick up the game. Now the awesome-ness of the game is clearly indicated by the fact that it completed a decade. TEN whole years of people playing 8-ball pool inside their homes. That’s a long, long time. In fact, the game is half my age! Crazy, am I right?
To celebrate this feat, Miniclip launched an update for the game and is giving away rewards almost daily since the past week. For the first time, Miniclip is also releasing information about the player base and the stats are honestly astounding.
New Cue and other rewards
First off, there’s a new cue in the game called the ‘Bismuth’ cue. Bismuth crystals are beautiful and can alter their structure and appearance. Just like the crystal, this cue is the first animated cue to be released and will change its appearance with every upgrade. Of course, this is not all. Miniclip has planned a whole series of activities, quests, and challenges throughout the month of June and you can win a TONNE of rewards for completing this. They are also giving out a host of free rewards to players and you can keep track of these through their official Twitter handle. Like right now, you can download free wallpapers by clicking this link.
8-ball pool also introduced a 10 year themed season pass with exciting rewards waiting to be won. More giveaways are also planned, and it is rumored that there may be some celebrity appearances as well. Looks like Miniclip is going all out here. Have you started completing the season pass?
“8 Ball Pool has been a pillar of Miniclip’s success and has evolved into much more than a simple pool game. With several modes, clubs, leagues, leaderboards, live events and a Trophy Road, we’ve given players new and exciting ways to enjoy their time online. We look forward to announcing more new features as part of the anniversary celebrations and to continue bringing players together for many more years to come.”Rob Small, President Miniclip
Time to get a little technical. Since its launch, 8-ball pool had not publicly released in-game statistics but to celebrate this occasion we officially have stats for this entire decade. You will be AMAZED.
Every single month:
- 100 million friends are made
- 550 million gifts are sent
- 15 billion minutes of in-game time. For the math enthusiasts, that’s nearly 29,000 years, going back to literally the end of the Paleolithic period. EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH.
- 1.6 billion matches
- 19 billion shots
- 15 billion balls potted into the holes
Again a reminder, these are stats for just one month. The game has been here for a decade. There’s a reason that 8-ball pool is Miniclip’s number one game. This isn’t the only reason for Miniclip’s celebration. They are also celebrating their 20th anniversary. I owe my childhood to Miniclip. If you have never played 8-ball pool, then considering everything they are giving away right now, it’s now the perfect time! So get into the game and enjoy!
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