1980s, Football Manager, Google Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The Football Manager re-write at the Big Indie Pitch Montreal

I pitched my Football Manager re-write at the Montreal International Games Summit . What does this mean? It means the game is in playable form! Of course it is unfinished and there is a lot to do but this is a step forward.

Currently the match action is Electron/ZX81 style, but it works!

Here’s a pic of me pitching:

Football Manager 80s rewrite - pitching at the Montreal International Games Summit
Football Manager 80s rewrite – pitching at the Montreal International Games Summit 15

 

 

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Football Manager, Games Design, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The Grindstone and I

So it is three years now
I’ve been writing this game
A big part of my life
And it won’t be in vain
It’s nearly complete now
Just a bit more work
It will be a battle
But I’ll get there yet
So will it be fun?
As good as before
Another FM
And never a bore
Well nobody knows this
Except maybe me
And I am so pushy
About what it should be
And it’s me that I’m pushing
To get it all right
And the time that is needed
Is just out of sight
So back to the grindstone
And maybe the lathe
To cut a good game out
And the project to save!

 

Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Kevin Toms

Name that game

I was thinking of the game name this morning. I originally called my game Football Manager. Funnily enough, a certain other company is now using that name for their football game. So I was wondering what you all think I should call the new Football Manager game from me. I have asked this before but I would like to have some fun with this.

So, what would you call it?

Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Kevin Toms, Software Development and Delivery

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 87 – Errors are boring

Well not really, I am doing another revamp of the error handling. Sometimes I get brilliant ideas, well that’s what I think they are at the time lol! With the error handling I created a sophisticated flexible system that will elegantly handle errors in the code and produce valuable information. (<–Warning, smelly cow droppings alert!)

I thought I had produced simplicity and elegance:

But in fact I had produced this:

 

.. And I have been re-engineering it back to simplicity regularly since!

Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Kevin Toms

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 86 – Demonstrating the game

I demonstrated the game to a couple of friends, let them try it. Found a new couple of bugs as expected. It was also a chance to see if someone can work out what to do without help. It needs more work on that, but that was expected too. It’s good to at least having it functioning well enough to demonstrate the game and its structure by someone trying to play it!