Steam: A Recap of Recent Hotfixes for Prominence Poker

Since we released the new Diamonds affiliation we've been looking through the forums and addressing your feedback as it comes up. 

Here's an overview of the minor patches that released over the last couple of weeks.

7/17/17
This update fixes the "Not Enough Chips" error when going from a ranked games search to QuickPlay It also fixes a rare crash 7/14/17
Loot cases will award items only for your current gender Improved messaging around trying to join games with an insufficient bankroll Fixed a couple of rare crashes 7/12/17

This update should fix the inability to rejoin a 6 player ranked tournament after at least one player has been knocked out. It also fixes a very rare crash on the game results screen. And those of you who have negative hands remaining on a table item boost should find that you now have more than zero hands remaining on that item, after re-Entering Prominence.

7/5/17
Player counts in the Ranked Games lobby, back by popular demand Your missing 2% table item boosts have been converted to 5% boosts A few minor cosmetic and server fixes

Introducing Loot Cases & the Diamonds Affiliation! - Now Available on Steam!

Today, the long awaited Diamonds affiliation comes to Prominence Poker! This much-anticipated update is now available to download on Steam, with a console release coming sometime in July. This update brings a ton of new features to Prominence Poker, provides a lot of quality of life fixes, and squashes bugs. Many thanks go out to the community for all their support, patience, and feedback since launch; we couldn’t do it without you!
 
Big Updates

• The Diamonds Affiliation.
o New Venue: The Diamonds Executive Suite. 
o New Underground Content.
o New Rewards.
• Affiliation Rank 5 - 50 additional levels per affiliation. 
• Loot Cases ( Earn chips, boosts, shop items, and more through Loot Cases. Players will receive a loot case each time they level up.)
• Shop items are now classified by rarity. 
• New Achievements. 
 
Notable Changes

• Changes to Ranked Matchmaking which should do a better job of matching 
players against other opponents with similar skill levels.
• The level cap has been removed! Level up to your heart’s content
• Enjoy a free boost on us!
• UI: Lots of quality of life changes.
• New VOIP System.
• New Sit Out Timer System.
 
Fix Summary
• Many bug fixes have occurred throughout the game. Make sure to let us know if you come across any! 

Quick Play Comes To Consoles In Today's Prominence Poker Update

Those of you wishing you could dive into a game immediately upon firing up Prominence Poker should be pleased with today's update. Along with a handful of minor fixes and tweaks, we've added a Quick Play option to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Here's how it works:
At the top of the Main Menu, you'll now see an option called "Quick Play." If you click that option, Prominence Poker will add you to the first available game with minimal wait. By default, Quick Play will attempt to find tables with buy-ins that are 5% of your total bankroll, but if you'd prefer higher stakes games, you can change your Default Buy-in in the Game Options menu to any level from from 5% to 80%. 
As always, the team behind Prominence Poker relies on your crucial feedback, so give Quick Play a try and let us know what you think!
 

New Ranked Season Brings a Few Helpful Changes

A new season of Ranked Games in Prominence Poker starts in just a few hours, but before you all start attacking the leaderboards, we'd like to let you in on a few of the changes you'll see during the new season.
 
 
 
 
First off, our seasons have been extended. Instead of a single month, players now have two months before the leaderboards reset and start a new season.
Second, we've heard your feedback and have changed the points necessary to reach each ranked tier. This should make it easier to break into the higher tiers. Have a look:
Tier                       Old                         New
Bronze                0-1199                   0-999
Silver                1200-1399            1000-1099
Gold                  1400-1599            1100-1199
Platinum             1600-1799            1200-1299
Diamond              1800+                    1300+
 
As always, we'll continue to evaluate your feedback and make changes to the Ranked Games system, so please, let us know what you think, either in the comments below, or in the forums: http://www.prominencepoker.com/index.php?/forums/&%2Fforums%2F=

New Update Launching for Prominence Poker Today on Steam

Greetings! We're happy to announce that a new patch for Prominence Poker will be available to download later today on Steam.

If you come across any isssues within the game please take the time to report them in the forums. We actively monitor and address the feedback!

Bug Fixes
 
Some additional server side fixes Applied some fixes to socket errors which should help reduce the level of errors between the players and the servers Fixed multiple invite failure messages being shown when an invite fails Show more specific invite failure error messages when possible Fixed the table item remaining hands being invisible in main menu shop Fixed the community cards becoming blank as they animate out between hands Fixed the previous game's community cards animating out at the start of a new game Corrected the Spades level 50 rank 3 affiliation reward value (was 50000, now 80000)
Regards,

The Prominence Poker Team

Meet The Team: Cameron Austin-Connolly

Meet the Team is a regular feature in which we interview members of the Pipeworks team working on Prominence Poker to give you a brief introduction to the people working behind the scenes to maintain and improve your favorite poker game. Today, our subject is Senior QA Tester Cameron Austin-Connolly.


 
 
 
Can you give us your name and title?

My name is Cameron Austin-Connolly aka LowkeyCamo, I am a Senior Tester and Pipeworks’ resident SoccerDie World Champion.
Where are you from, and how long have you been working in games?

I was born and raised here in Oregon, and I’ve been working in games just over 3 years, all with Pipeworks.
What have you worked on in the past that people might know?

I was lucky enough to test the console versions of Payday 2. We had a lot of fun working on that game. It wasn’t uncommon to hear, “Grab the bags of cocaine!” or other crazy things coming from QA.
Can you tell us what you do on the Prominence Poker team?

I am the QA lead on the project, so along with testing the game on a daily basis I also work with Design and Production to write test plans so QA can effectively test Prominence Poker.
What makes you passionate about working on Prominence Poker?

The entire team is passionate about making Prominence Poker the best game they can, and the passion is contagious. Also, this is the first project I’ve been the QA lead on so it’s been a big opportunity to learn and progress in the game industry. It makes me proud knowing that I was able to contribute in some way to the development of the game.
What would you like to tell players about the future of Prominence Poker?

The team has a lot of great ideas to keep improving the game, so I only see it getting better and better in the future.

1/18/17 New Patch Available on Steam

Greetings, Sharks! We’re happy to announce that a new update is available for Prominence Poker, which includes bug fixes and the addition of Quick Play.
 
 
 
 
Features
A Quick Play option is now available for people looking to get into games faster. This option uses the default buy-in value stored in your Game Options to search for a match with as little as 1 button press. To increase/decrease the percentage of your bankroll used for Quick Play! Please visit your Game Options menu. Stability/Functionality
Fixed a bug where players would get stuck in the lobby screen and were unable to enter a game Fixed a bug where ranking up within a affiliation would cause the game to freeze Fixed a bug where the player never loaded into a multiplayer game when they left and rejoined the same game before the hand ended Fixed a bug where hole cards were being displayed immediately after the first time entering a game Fixed some additional instances of server disconnects  
Audio
Fixed multiple areas of the game that had no highlight or selection SFX. Fixed multiple sound issues within the Game Options menu Fixed sound effect issues within the leaderboards, lobby, and other miscellaneous menus Fixed a bug where sound effects were still audible when the audio was set to mute Fixed a bug where venue sounds were heard in the ranked lobby UI
Fixed a bug where the button icons in the UI would be for a Steam Controller, when using a gamepad Fixed a bug where sale items on discount wouldn’t appear when viewing directly in the shop Fixed a bug where incorrect cards were shown in the HUD We’ve applied a fix that we believe has helped resolve the RAM issue the community has been reporting, please let us know if this issue has been resolved for you Fixed a bug where the selectable area for starting a ranked game was much smaller than the UI when using a mouse Fixed instances of duplicate bundles being observed during a sales period Fixed a bug where the player info UI on the Pause Menu disappeared after navigating to the challenges menu Fixed a bug with the UI highlighter in the Nicknames menu Fixed a bug where the refill table pop-up was carried to the result screen Fixed a bug where the new blind amount wouldn’t display when blinds increased Gameplay
Fixed a bug where some daily bounties did not appear Fixed a bug where the “End Your Hand With a High Card X Times” was missing Fixed a bug where the tournaments pot stack model wasn’t correct in some instances Fixed a bug where the Chip & Bet stack models in tournaments didn’t update appropriately when 5 or less players started a game Fixed a bug where the “Bully”, “Dealt In” & “Winning Streak” challenges were awarding players with the incorrect amount of REP Text
Some localization fixes Fixed some text issues within the Shop

Meet The Team: Geoff Rich

Meet the Team is a regular feature in which we interview members of the Pipeworks team working on Prominence Poker to give you a brief introduction to the people working behind the scenes to maintain and improve your favorite poker game. Today, our subject is Geoff Rich, Art Lead.
     
Can you give us your name and title?
I am Geoff Rich, and I am the Art Lead on Prominence Poker.
 
Where are you from, and how long have you been working in games?
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve been with Pipeworks for a little over six years. I’ve been working professionally in the games industry since 2006.
 
What have you worked on in the past that people might know?
Before Pipeworks, I worked as a contract artist for a number of different clients. Some of the big ones were for Gearbox on Borderlands, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Brothers In Arms: Hells Highway, and for Microsoft on Kinect Adventures.
 
Can you tell us what you do on the Prominence Poker team?
As the Art Lead, my job is to oversee all aspects of art production and the visual style for Prominence Poker. I work directly with the studio Art Director at a high level to set the visual style and quality bar for the project and manage a team of talented Character Artists, Animators, UI, and Environment Artists who do all of the hard work to make the game look great. I also work directly with the Leads in the other departments to ensure they get everything they need from the Art Department, and that my Artists get everything they need from the other departments.
 
What makes you passionate about working on Prominence Poker?
The Art team here at Pipeworks is incredibly talented and tight knit. Getting to work with these folks every day is a pleasure, and we’ve really made the development on Prominence Poker our own -- which is something anyone would be excited to continue working on.
 
What would you like to tell players about the future of Prominence Poker?
I’m really proud of all the work our team has put into Prominence Poker, but there’s plenty of room to expand the world of Prominence and the games we play within it. We love to hear what keeps bringing you guys back to the table and that feedback regularly enters into our development discussions and meetings, so be sure to let us know what you love, and what you’d like to see next!

Meet The Team: Mike Kruse

Meet the Team is a regular feature in which we interview members of the Pipeworks team working on Prominence Poker to give you a brief introduction to the people working behind the scenes to maintain and improve your favorite poker game. Today, our subject is Mike Kruse, Senior Producer.
 
Can you give us your name and title?
My name is Mike Kruse and I am a Senior Producer. Been here at Pipeworks for six years now.
Where are you from, and how long have you been working in games?
I am originally from the Bay Area in California. I started working in games in the early 90’s as a tester at the original Atari Games. Yup, that’s a long-@$$ time ago! I even have credits on some 8-bit console games, so you know I have seen a lot.
What have you worked on in the past that people might know?
I have worked on a wide variety of games in many different roles, but I will just list projects that I have either worked on in QA or as a Producer: Prominence Poker, World Series of Poker: Full House Pro, The Sims 2 Console, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy, San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing, Primal Rage, Dr. Muto, and R.B.I. Baseball 4, to name a few.
Can you tell us what you do on the Prominence Poker team?
My role is to organize and track progress of the team against budget and schedule, and to ensure a timely, high-quality delivery at each milestone – and anything else that needs to get done! I am the administrator, and the interface between everything and the team. Sounds important, right?
What makes you passionate about working on Prominence Poker?
I have a very talented team. We are doing big things with very few people, and there is a level of passion about this Pipeworks-born game that keeps us motivated.
What would you like to tell players about the future of Prominence Poker?
I would like to tell them that we have only just begun! There are so many features and directions we can go with this game that the sky is the limit. We want to know what our users want to see!
 

Prominence Poker Named TrueAchievements' Best Card And Board Game of 2016!

We are absolutely flattered to have been awarded "Best Card & Board Game" of 2016 by the TrueAchievements community!
Instead of simply patting ourselves on the back though, we'd like to thank all of you for making this possible. We've said from day one that Prominence Poker is a collaboration between our developers and our players, and without your honesty, insightful feedback, and attention to detail, our game wouldn't be nearly as good as it is today. 

That said, our best days are still ahead of us. Prominence Poker is a growing, ever-evolving game, and if you like what you've seen so far, we encourage you to stay tuned. We've got big plans for the future, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts as we continue to build the best poker game available! 
https://www.trueachievements.com/n26158/the-trueachievements-game-of-the-year-2016

Prominence Poker Leaves Early Access - Officially Launches!

Prominence Poker has made some incredible strides since our Closed Beta in April with frequent updates that included tons of new features, bug fixes, and tweaks that helped us understand what you, the player, really wanted. It wasn’t always easy, but this has been an incredibly rewarding experience for the entire development team at Pipeworks. 

Believe us; we couldn’t have done it without you. 

We are happy to announce that today Prominence Poker is exiting Early Access and officially launching on Steam; giving thousands of new players their first look into the world of Prominence. 

While our path in Early Access is coming to an end we will continue to support the game with additional patches that add new features, tweaks, and fixes in 2017. 

Our journey to keep expanding what we believe is the best poker experience on Steam is far from finished, and we hope that you will continue to follow our developments as we move into 2017 and beyond. 

See you at the tables! 

The Prominence Poker Team 

The Spades Affiliation & Ranked Games Now Available on PS4 & Xbox One

Today is the big day for Prominence Poker! At long last, we’re thrilled to announce that our much-anticipated update is now available to download on Xbox One & PlayStation 4. This update brings a ton of new features to Prominence Poker and lays down a great foundation for the game going into 2017. Many thanks go out to the community for all their support, patience, and feedback since launch; we couldn’t do it without you!
 
Big Updates
 
        The Spades Affiliation o   New Venue: Motherland Meats
o   New Underground content
o   New Rewards
        Affiliation Rank 4 o   50 additional levels per affiliation
        Ranked Games o   Ranked Rewards
o   Ranked Seasons (1 calendar month)
o   Ranked Leaderboards
o   Ranked Nameplates
        New Achievements
Notable Changes
         Daily Cut Reward values have been increased 5X          New Shop Items (including holiday specific items)          All Shop Items will have their unlock levels removed and can be purchased at level 1
Bug Fixes
 
Fix Summary
         Various crash bugs have been fixed          Various disconnection bugs have been fixed          Fixed localization bugs          Various fixes have been made to the UI, including the Radial Action Menu (RAM) Notable Fixes
        Fixed a bug where joining the game through the friends list after the friend had left triggered a pop-up and prevented the player from joining the game         Fixed a bug where the game would enter an unresponsive state for an extended period of time when the player exited a tournament during an all-in situation         Fixed a few issues with voice chat in which certain conditions prevented people from using it         Fixed a bug that caused players to force check/fold         Fixed an instance where voice communication would persist outside of the game in some instances

Introducing Ranked Games & The Spades Affiliation!

Today is the big day for Prominence Poker! At long last, we’re thrilled to announce that our much-anticipated update is now available to download on Steam, with a console release coming early next week. This update brings a ton of new features to Prominence Poker and lays down a great foundation for the game going into 2017. Many thanks go out to the community for all their support, patience, and feedback since launch; we couldn’t do it without you!
 
Big Updates
 
        The Spades Affiliation o   New Venue: Motherland Meats
o   New Underground content
o   New Rewards
        Affiliation Rank 4 o   50 additional levels per affiliation
        Ranked Games o   Ranked Rewards
o   Ranked Seasons (1 calendar month)
o   Ranked Leaderboards
o   Ranked Nameplates
        New Achievements
Notable Changes
         Daily Cut Reward values have been increased 5X          New Shop Items (including holiday specific items)          All Shop Items will have their unlock levels removed and can be purchased at level 1
Bug Fixes
 
Fix Summary
         Various crash bugs have been fixed          Various disconnection bugs have been fixed          Fixed localization bugs          Various fixes have been made to the UI, including the Radial Action Menu (RAM) Notable Fixes
        Fixed a bug where joining the game through the friends list after the friend had left triggered a pop-up and prevented the player from joining the game         Fixed a bug where the game would enter an unresponsive state for an extended period of time when the player exited a tournament during an all-in situation         Fixed a few issues with voice chat in which certain conditions prevented people from using it         Fixed a bug that caused players to force check/fold         Fixed an instance where voice communication would persist outside of the game in some instances

First Console Patches Now Available

Greetings Tourists! As you may have seen already, we've released our first patch for PS4 & Xbox One. If you're interested you can check out the patch notes for the Xbox One version here, and the PS4 version here.
This patch included months worth of fixes, additional customization items, another buy-in, and additional hidden content that will unlock over time. Looking toward the future, we're working on getting additional affiliations out, ranked, and some other neat things that you'll be excited about.
We appreciate everyone's support as we continue to make Prominence Poker the best it can be.
Regards,
The Prominence Poker Team.

Prominence Poker Patch 1.25.420.3 Now Available - Includes a Ton of Fixes!

Greetings Steam users! We're happy to announce that a new patch which addresses over 150+ bugs has been released on Steam. Most importantly it should help address a lot of the heavily reported issues from the community. Keep in mind that these patch notes don't cover the full extent of all the fixes, and as such we've highlighted particular issues and changes we believe are noteworthy.
As always let us know what you think in the comment section! We appreciate the support as we work on making Prominence Poker the best it can be.
Note: If the update isn't appearing, restart Steam, and it should automatically start downloading.
Big Updates
20k buy-in added to all game modes New cosmetics for males and females Over 200 new shop items will be periodically added to the game over the next 14 weeks! Keep an eye out in the shop  
Notable Changes
The following changes were made to bring parity between all platforms.
The Tough Guy Bundle Price has undergone some tuning to maintain parity between all platforms: STEAM: The Tough Guy Bundle will now award 33,000 chips at an increased price of $2.99. This bundle still has the same bonus chip value of 10%. Additional Table Item interactions!  
Bug Fixes
In total more than 150 bugs were fixed in this patch. In an effort to keep the lists readable we’ve keep the notes on the shorter side.
Stability:
       Fixed a bug where a disconnect error would occur if the host launched a lobby before the client connected        Fixed a bug where in some instances a user failed to join a game session when accepting a game invite from outside of the game        Fixed an instance where the emote menu could get stuck on the game results screen        Fixed instances of the RAM getting stuck and misplaced        Fixed a freeze that would occur when a user attempted to leave the game during a tournament or the tutorial        Fixed a bug where the RAM became unselectable if the user was navigating through the shop when it was their turn        Fixed an instance where the player would get stuck in an endless loop joining a empty table        Fixed other instances of instability  
UI/Art:
       Fixed instances of avatars incorrectly interacting with table items which would cause clipping        Fixed additional instances of clipping within character customization        Fixed instances of duplicate text or items being shown in the game         Fixed a bug where the RAM would flicker repeatedly        Fixed instances of incorrect highlight states in menus        Fixed instances of NPC’s clipping in the environments        Fixed a bug where the Table Ranking displayed inconsistent rankings        Fixed a bug where the user’s entry in the leaderboard wasn’t highlighted by default        Fixed some text inconsistencies within the Helps & Options menu        Fixed a bug where the RAM could overlap the emote menu        Fixed instances of flickering shadows in the environments        Fixed instances of items that couldn’t be identified based on gender        Fixed a bug where NPC’s would do a T-pose.  
Gameplay/Functionality:
       Fixed a bug where users were unable to send game invitations        Fixed a bug where a user couldn’t select cancel after selecting bet on the RAM        Fixed numerous bugs related to Events        Made some tweaks to speed up gameplay

Update 24.388.006 Now Available on Steam – Includes Quality of Life Improvements

Greetings! We’re happy to announce that our latest patch for Steam is now available. This update includes several quality of life improvements, and fixes around 250 bugs in total. Keep in mind that these patch notes don’t include everything, so if you notice anything that didn’t make it in the patch notes let us know in the comment section.
Also, if you register on this site with a valid Steam ID we will credit your account 1,000 free chips.
Everybody loves free chips, right?
Stability:
Fixed an issue where the game may freeze when other players enter and leave either a lobby or a Ring Game; games are automatically ended when there is only one player left at the table. Fixed bug disallowing you to start a single player game  Added check to make sure player exists before allowing them to purchase Added countless fixes and polish to The Deck tutorial - Give it a shot if you haven't! Fixed other instances of crashing  
UI/Art:
Added Gender Icons to clothing so you can distinguish what's being rewarded to you during level up We now show the all-in action icon when blinds put player all-in Fixed instances of table standings displaying incorrectly Changed boss bartender priority so that it always shows up in the intro Removed "Sandwich Making" animation Made the Tourist Tea icon pink to match the mesh Fixed display bug with rank in prestige menu Fixed flickering in various environments and menus Lobby buttons no longer scoot down the screen when you click on them Various localization fixes Fixed not hiding matinee avatar standing in t-pose in background Fixed issue with randomizing disabled features in avatar creator Disabled ear morphs and hair for certain headwear  Adjusted pivots on weapons to de-conflict with Biker Bar. Implemented UI fixes to address confusion over Underground mode Chip and Rep rewards  Fixed hang waiting for winning animations to finish  Emotes now speed up when another action is trying to play  Fixed nameplates hanging around after not having enough chips to complete a table refill  Fixed weird scroll-box behavior  Fixed many text boxes so they now scale text appropriately Allow emotes to interrupt other emotes  Added in new animations and polished existing ones Avatar no longer puts down deck when all-in and no more betting  Updated deal idle animations to fix issue with prop location. Fixed clipping bugs with full beard and English mustache Pass on Metal Blades to brighten in the store, reduce chrome look. Fixed store minimizing when invoked immediately after the user's turn Fixed bug where male long sleeve outfit and bracers intersect Fixed bug with the mayor's neck clipping his collar Fixed the Daily Cut timer not disappearing correctly Polish art pass on buttons Fixed clipping issues with medium messy hair and hats Fixed issue where client would try to show emotes menu when emotes aren't allowed Fixed not hiding matinee avatar standing in t-pose in background Fixed issue with randomizing disabled features in avatar creator Disable ear morphs and hair for certain headwear  Adjusted pivots on weapons to de-conflict with Biker Bar. Implemented UI fixes to address confusion over Underground mode Chip and Rep rewards  Fixed hang waiting for winning animations to finish  Emotes now speed up when another action is trying to play  Fixed nameplates hanging around after not having enough chips to complete a table refill   
Gameplay/Functionality:
Players now have the option of spectating after busting out of a tournament Clicking the in-game shop button now transitions you directly between shop and table Highest level player now always deals the high card Removed all traces of Dry Cleaning feature Fixed an issue where at max level of any affiliation, the remaining hands of any equipped table item still continues to be used Fixed an issue where REP earned from gifting during a game isn't applied until the game is restarted Fixed an issue with viewing profiles with a mouse and keyboard  Fixed issue with tracking of "Muck it" challenge  Fixed issues with REP bonus being rewarded incorrectly for events Fixed an issue where the RAM becomes un-selectable if the user is navigating through the shop when its their turn to act The scroll wheel is now enabled on store front featured items Implemented new Freeze Frame timing system across all levels. Fixed slight t-pose when checking when ram becomes fully active.  

Seven days, 310 levels: Xbox One Has Its First Max-Level Player

We'd like to extend a massive congratulations to El Blakeo for being the first Prominence Poker player on Xbox One to reach the game's current level cap! Like all Xbox One players, El Blakeo started playing when the game debuted on August 16, and in the week since that time, El Blakeo not only reached level 310, but also reached Rank 3 in both Hearts and Clubs Affiliations! 
How'd he do it? El Blakeo says the key is playing lots of $100 buy-in head to head games, always having a table item equipped for the 10 percent Rep bonus, and playing when the in-game events are offering even more Rep bonuses (see our Calendar for more info on that). He also says racing up the leaderboards against FIGMENT79, one of the other highest-ranked Xbox One players, helped to keep things focused. "She was definitely the hardest to best and inspired me to go all the way," El Blakeo told us.
Perhaps most impressively, El Blakeo did all of this without spending a single dime on Prominence Poker. Like we say, the game is free-to-play, but absolutely not pay-to-win, and El Blakeo's rapid leaderboard climb proves as much.
 
 

Prominence Poker on Xbox One: Our First Week, by the Numbers

It's been about a week since Prominence Poker debuted on the Xbox One and we couldn't possibly be happier with how things are going. Players have been absolutely flooding into the game since the moment it was available for download, and we can't thank you enough for your support!
However, what we can do is share with you all some very important numbers that demonstrate exactly why we're constantly high-fiving one another here in the studio:
Number of Prominence Poker players on Xbox One who have already surpassed level 100: 28 Tournaments played since launch: 48,093 Chips spent on Avatar Customization items: 732,947,250 If those chips were stacked vertically, they'd create a tower that stretches 1,540 miles into the air, or could wrap around the moon almost 1.5 times. Chips bet in multiplayer Ring Games: 2,856,552,433 That's enough chips to cover the entire length of the Amazon River 1.5 times over. Like I said, these numbers have absolutely annihilated our expectations, and with the PlayStation 4 version of Prominence Poker launching today, the future looks very bright for our game -- which is good news for players, as it gives us more freedom to build on the solid base we've created with more content, more polish, and additional technical enhancements. 
We'll have more on our future plans very soon, but for now -- and at the risk of sounding repetitive -- thank you all for enjoying Prominence Poker!
 

The Tables Are Now Open: Prominence Poker Arrives On PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 owners hoping for an authentic, engrossing, and most importantly, fun poker experience will be happy to hear that Prominence Poker is now available on PlayStation 4 in the US for the low, low price of “absolutely free to play.” Don't worry, European players, you'll have access to the game within the next 24 hours.
Prominence Poker invites would-be card sharps to the city of Prominence to seek their fame and fortune in high stakes poker games amidst the sort of crooked folks who populate a city built on fat chip stacks, luck, and human greed. Only by defeating the cunning, cutthroat factions of Prominence can players earn the opportunity to go up against “The Mayor” – the mysterious town founder, who controls both the city’s bankroll and its intimidating muscle.
Thanks to the input of four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Max Pescatori, Prominence Poker offers PlayStation 4 players the most legitimate poker gameplay available on the console. Boasting gorgeously seedy locations, intricate character customization, and unprecedented, high-stakes poker action, Prominence Poker provides unparalleled immersion, whether you’re playing against computer-controlled players in singleplayer, or placing bets against other people in Prominence Poker’s competitive online multiplayer modes. Daily events, regular tournaments, and a host of unlockable outfits and table items ensure players will return to the tables over and over again in the hopes of striking it rich.
You can download Prominence Poker at no cost by visiting the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 4 console, or via web browser at http://bit.ly/2bSCweB
For more on Prominence Poker, follow us on Twitter @prominencepoker and @pipeworksstudio, or on Facebook at facebook.com/prominencepoker.
 

Congrats to BL1P, the First Prominence Poker Player to Reach The Level Cap!

It's a day of firsts here at Pipeworks HQ!
Not only are Xbox One owners now able to enjoy Prominence Poker for the first time, but we've also had our first Steam Early Access player reach both the current level cap and the current Affiliation Rank cap!
To date, BL1P has reached level 310 and worked his way through all three ranks of both the Hearts and Clubs Affiliations, earning every Affiliation-exclusive reward along the way. Despite this impressive feat, BL1P also finds the time to be one of the most active users of the Prominence Poker Steam forums.
We'd like to thank BL1P for his passion for Prominence Poker, and we wish him a hearty congratulations on this accomplishment!