It sounds more like a virtual holiday experience...
Maclean: I think that's emphasised because when you play the game there's all this chill-out music going on in the background and it's strangely addictive.
White: It's like a virtual paradise as well. It's set in Tahiti isn't it? I've been to some islands off Thailand - we go there and play a lot of snooker. They take us out on these boat trips and it's amazing - wherever we go, you go to a beach on an island and into a bar, and there's always a pool table.
John Virgo and I have recently completed a tour of Cambodia - which we thought would be a bit scary because it's a bit of a dodgy place - where we worked for the British government by doing exhibitions.
As we went through the side-streets, going to kid's places, everywhere we went there was a pool table. You know, it's the most beautiful game in the world. It's bigger than any other game in the world, in fact.
Maclean: I'd say the same because I went up the Maldives which was far too many years ago to remember. But actually on the beach, under a tree - another inspiration for Pool Paradise - was a knackered pool table.
The baize had been ripped up and stuck down, and there were bits of slate showing through. Yet people were still playing it.
White: In Thailand, they use a concrete slab, which they just re-cloth and as you hit the ball it doesn't stop rolling. It's amazing.
So who's the best at the game out of you two?
White: Well Archer's better than me on the computer, obviously. But all my kids play it, all the professionals play it...
Maclean: Ronnie O'Sullivan's been playing hasn't he?
White: They all are. It's just a chill-out. You know, you're stuck in a hotel room and these days with your laptop, you can just get it out and do it.
Maclean: So if Ronnie wins on Sunday [in the World Championship final, which he did of course], you'll know why...
I hear you have some crazy 'Cueball' painting in your house?
Maclean: Everyone talks about this. I don't know where it comes from 'cos I never talk about it. (Laughs). [To Jimmy] You know that bloody great mural on my wall?
White: Yeah, it's fantastic - myself, you and Richard [Branson]. Well, that's where it all started off, wasn't it - all the first people involved, painted in a great mural by the swimming pool.
Maclean: Well, obviously the first game was very successful. It sold millions - I think about 3.5 million copies. Ridiculous. And eventually when I had time to move house, I discovered this amazing place which was rundown and which I rennovated.
There was this huge hole in the ground which was supposed to be a swimming pool. By it was this wall, which stood about 30-foot high. We painted this mural which took about seven months and tells the story of Cueball 1 and 2. It's got everything on there, him, myself... It's really quite strange!
We've read that Pool Paradise is to the be grand finale, but we get the impression you plan to carry on... ?
White: I wouldn't just put my name to a game to make a load of cash. It's got to be good as well. If Archer doesn't come up with the business - he wouldn't want to put his name to a game that wasn't good anyway. And every game he's ever done has always been number one whether they're snooker or whatever.
Maclean: What a lot of people don't know is that Pool Paradise exists in two versions and there's another one coming out in six months time. It's an update and there's an extra level on the moon. The pool table has a force-field round it and the gravity's a bit different. But don't expect there to be a loo on the moon 'cos it's a bit expensive to get there. (Laughs)
And of course, there is rumours of a PSP version in the works too?
Maclean: Ah, not of Pool Paradise, mind, but we are doing something completely revolutionary. Nothing to do with pool or snooker, but strangely enough we're using the technology from Pool Paradise. And the game concept - I can't tell you what it is - is definitely related to Cueball World...
Any idea when we can expect to see that?
Maclean: Sometime early next year.