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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 84 – Coffee(Red wine?) in the Grand Place

So I finally did what I wanted to do. Part of this game has now been developed in the Grand Place in Brussels. In a coffee shop overlooking the square and those great buildings! What I was working on was some of the animation pieces that I decide to add just recently. So it’s still a case of just keep working working I know what I’m aiming for and I know when I get there.

This game has taken some stamina!

My work place…
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Football Manager, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Kevin Toms, Management

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 83 – Managers get smarter

The managers have got smarter. Not sure about real life, has Arsene Wenger made the right choice to try another season for example? But in the game they have. I have been adding to that. I also know what the piece is that is missing, what it is that I need to change. So there is more to do but the game gets qualities that are faster, higher, stronger 😉
Olympic doughnuts - get fat and fit! :)

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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 82 – Sunshine and AI

You know sometimes it’s great to sit in the sun. I have red wine, a cool bar, and a pavement table. Not much of a summer this year so this is great!

I’ve been working on the AI of the teams. Adding to it. I have plenty to work with now, lots of related variables. This game has a lot of scope to evolve over time. I’ve been playing it. It’s good. But something is still missing. I can’t place it yet, but I will.

I was asked in a comment about Software Star. That was a good game too. And worth another look. I will in time I suspect, but for now I have to continue to cut my App Store teeth on this football game! 🙂

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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 81- Picture on the Cover??

Well no, I’m not planning that! And as you now can see in recent pictures I don’t have a grey old beard. 🙂

But the game itself, yes it is at an advanced stage now. The only problem I have is that I am still getting new ideas. But, it is just a case of continuing, continuing, continuing until it’s ready.

But I’ll say this, writing it has been an experience of re-discovery. Re-discovery of how much I just really enjoy writing computer games. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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

My iPhone/iPad Football Manager type game 80- Will it play well??

The thing is, I can talk about it here as much as I like, but all that really matters in the end is whether the game is fun. And, it is a bit, now. I am a critical judge and I am still working on it, but I think the basis that I am looking for is there.

I am full of ideas of things to add, but I will do none of those, because if I do the game will never come out! So here’s a screenshot again. Remember these are placeholder graphics, it will get better!! 🙂

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.