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Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« on: 12 August 2017, 10:22:26 »


Jon Hare’s Sociable Soccer to kick off big time on Steam Early Access this Summer

The godfather of the football game returns to his roots with this fast-paced, arcade take of the beautiful game

London, United Kingdom – August 10th, 2017 – Legendary football game designer Jon Hare’s Tower Studios in partnership with Finnish studio Combo Breaker, today announced that Sociable Soccer, Hare’s latest fast-paced, arcade take on the beautiful game, will launch in summer 2017 on Steam Early Access with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and mobile platforms to follow. To celebrate the announcement Tower Studios have released a new Steam Early Access trailer that can be viewed on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DtNlaUEkm0&hd=1

“Sociable Soccer is a super quick, adrenaline soaked football action game, an unholy alliance of Guardiola’s tiki taka and Klopp’s gegenpressing, where ultra sharp passing and shooting can easily be thwarted by a well timed slide tackle.. something like Rocket League in boots”, said Jon Hare, Designer and Director of Sociable Soccer. “After nearly two years in development we are excited to be launching soon on Steam Early Access. The game has a whole world of soccer already in place and online and offline matches are playing like a dream. As we sprint towards full commercial launch in late 2017 we invite gamers and football lovers to become part of our game changing, new sports franchise as we add new features, game modes and updates every few weeks”.

‘Godfather of football games’ Jon Hare, designed two of the biggest football franchises of the 20th century in Microprose Soccer and the genre defining Sensible World of Soccer, one of the 10 most influential video games of all time according to Stanford University. Faithful to his sports game pedigree Sociable Soccer features over 1,000 club and national teams from around the world and over 30,000 players, with 67 international football trophies to compete for and lighter friendly game modes including trademark custom teams. Beneath its sleek visual presentation lies a game of significant complexity with pinpoint controls and tactical depth. Easy to play and hard to master with single player, classic local multiplayer, online multiplayer and manager modes all supported. Sociable Soccer is a perfect blend of the instant playability of yesteryear with the power of modern technology.

Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/636690/Sociable_Soccer/

About The Team
Sociable Soccer has been designed for modern technology from the ground up by a team of superstars from the European games development scene . “A designer can only be as good as the team around him” commented Jon “I waited almost 10 years until I found a team good enough to make my next football game with and the team behind Sociable Soccer is a combination of the very best of British design, Finnish engineering and French art”. Indeed the combined portfolio of Jon and the Combo Breaker team in their various roles is staggering: Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Max Payne, Alan Wake, Tomb Raider, Angry Birds, Bike Baron, Tower Bloxx, The Walking Dead. The list goes on and on with over 20 international #1 games between them.





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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #1 on: 12 August 2017, 21:48:48 »
Yeah, went to the Early Access page a couple of days ago just to see what was going on. Just a lot of info with no release date, not even for early access. So nothing much, no game at all available, for those people who like to pay for being effectivly a test employee. I will just wait for a DRM-free version of the final game, and see if it's going to be any good.

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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2017, 09:41:26 »
Yeah, went to the Early Access page a couple of days ago just to see what was going on. Just a lot of info with no release date, not even for early access. So nothing much, no game at all available, for those people who like to pay for being effectivly a test employee. I will just wait for a DRM-free version of the final game, and see if it's going to be any good.

I've fed back this to the team. We hope to reveal the release date soon.

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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #3 on: 13 August 2017, 20:33:30 »
I enjoyed trying out the game at the Sensible Days event in Budapest, although im not much of a gamepad player. In the trailer the game is played in other views than top-down. Is this locked or can you choose different viewing angles?

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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #4 on: 13 August 2017, 20:54:45 »
I enjoyed trying out the game at the Sensible Days event in Budapest, although im not much of a gamepad player. In the trailer the game is played in other views than top-down. Is this locked or can you choose different viewing angles?
Hi djowger! We used a drone feature in the trailer to capture from different angles in gameplay. You can chose to play it in different angles if you'd like. We here at the office still think that the bird view is the most favorable one when it comes to putting the ball in the net though. Newcomers might like the side view because they want another sort of view of the pitch. For now we have 2 + (VR) locked cameras to chose from. We might add more. Cheers!

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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #5 on: 30 August 2017, 15:47:57 »
Does anyone remember the "Manchester United The Double" game? That and original FIFA had an isometric view. Do you think Sociable Soccer would work well with that too? It might be worth adding.

Oh, and a release date for early access would be great please! :D

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« Reply #6 on: 30 August 2017, 16:40:39 »
Does anyone remember the "Manchester United The Double" game?

So I WASN'T the only person who played that?!  ;D

On that note, do you remember the "Premier League Champions Game?" I loved that game! It was my dirty little Amiga secret.

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Re: Sociable Soccer Early Access Trailer 2017
« Reply #7 on: 01 September 2017, 13:27:20 »
Not at all Paul, me and my buddy used to play it and SWOS for hours! As I recall, the career mode allowed 2 people to play on the Amiga at the same time. It was really good - I'd have my go, sign players etc., and then play the match, then he'd do the same. It was pretty clever really, and it's certainly not something I've seen since. We did used to trade players for next to nothing though, so I guess it could be manipulated if you were that way inclined. Didn't Champ Man have a similar thing? I'm sure I remember signing some quality players for Plymouth!

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« Reply #8 on: 01 September 2017, 13:49:18 »
Yup me and me buddy used to have marathon champ man sleepovers. We tossed a coin to see who got to buy Mark Collis, the other got dibs on Ferra Orosco :D

I STILL haven't been able to find the data update disk with those players in the game, and I have them all! I guess the rumors about it being exclusive to pirated disks must be true?!

We use to play Sensible soccer World cups too. Starting with the qualifying groups, we'd do our own draw with little cut up pieces of paper and custom leagues!

And before the amiga days, we had a dungeons and dragons-like football league on paper with dice and complex formulas to determine results!  8)

Now, back to sociable... sorry for the brief hijacking guys!
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