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:-