The Making of Football Manager Edge Magazine

Edge magazine contains the Making of Football Manager (Spectrum) article

Edge magazine contains the Making of Football Manager (Spectrum) article

In the July 2009 issue of Edge magazine is a retrospective interview with me about the making of Football Manager with focus on the original Spectrum version. It focuses on the history of making it, but also a good deal on my design thinking of how I put it together.

Quoting the article:

“The term ‘squeaky bum time’ may have been coined by Alex Ferguson during the 2003 Premiership title run-in, but it couldn’t be a more appropriate one for a game made some two decades before. Addictive Games Football Manager wasn’t just the template from which all future stat-crunching management titles would draw their inspiration, it also had a special ingredient that others failed to capture: the capacity to make you squirm in your seat as shots rained in.”

Here’s a snapshot of one of the pages from the article:-

Snapshot from the Edge Football Manager Kevin Toms interview

Snapshot from the Edge Football Manager Kevin Toms interview

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2 responses

  1. [...] are rightly lauded — but a mention of the some of the innovative original games such as Football Manager on the Spectrum might have been a nice nod to how all this got [...]

  2. Hey Kevin did you know that football manager is considered one of the 4 DEMON GAMES in Korea? Demon games are games that they think are most addictive and makes the player experience “time skips” because you are so into the game!
    Hahaha I had a blog post on this last month.

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