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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 79- Games Britannia Screenshots 2

One of the things I discussed at Games Britannia, is you are not going to be wowed by the graphics, and the screenshots themselves are even more limited. This is no great concern to me. There was nothing spectacular about the look of the stick men in Spectrum Football Manager. However, what they did was clever, and the action had meaning in the game.

These 2 elements, the action having intelligence, and it having meaning and purpose in the game, -are important to me, and I take care and time to get that right.

In many ways, I am hungry to get this game on the market, but there is a standard it has to reach, a standard I set myself. Until it reaches that standard I won’t release it.

On the other hand it is worth mentioning it is not far off now.

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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 78- Games Britannia Screenshots

Well I did show those screenshots at Games Britannia. So let’s take a look at one. I’ll be honest. I have removed things from this. Until release is under way I will keep some information quiet for obvious reasons. So, taking the comparison of the new screen, with the original Spectrum Football Manager, what is different?

There is the pitch in the new one, a top view, not a pseudo 3d perspective. So, there is scope to show what is happening on the pitch. There is a box with text in it, indicating some kind of commentary, and there is a Strategy section with 3 sliders. What do these sliders control or change? Aha! My secret for now, you’ll have to guess at this stage!:)

Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, The 80s

Games Britannia Replayed well

Games Britannia Replayed was an enjoyable experience. Thanks Mark for the invite, thanks to Miles of Sports Interactive for adding fun and entertainment to the day. And thanks to the organizers.

However, if I am going to do penalty shoots against Miles again I am going to need to practice!

It was great to meet people who knew my original games and are interested in what I am writing now. I showed some screenshots for the first time. Not exciting ones, buy maybe interesting once I explain them a bit. I’ll do that more and more in the coming weeks.

Miles answers, I wonder what to say? :)
Miles answers, I wonder what to say? 🙂
Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Kevin Toms

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 75- Screenshots soon

Screenshots, I have shown snippets before. Why I am saying soon? Well I am under the cosh to do this, working away in this gem of a northern Europe summer, lol!

I am saying this because I want to show some at the show, the show next month. I am always reluctant to show them,  because they are a work in progress until the final run in. The truth is whatever I show I might end up changing before release. But that is close now, relatively, so the changes are much reduced.

Well I’ll see what I can get together in the next couple of weeks…

 

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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 74- Better bugs

Better bugs? Like clean cockroaches? No, I was just being brief. The UI upgrade I am doing is paying off. It’s getting easier to use. That’s important. It’s also highlighting some weak edges. I made some changes that mean a screen is re-entered from different points. There’s a timer running on it. And now everything gets out of sync. But, this bug will make the whole thing better(aha) because of what I have found. – More robust, more logical in its flow, so its worth it. A “better” bug. 🙂

Screen shot.. what??