Our sociable man Jon Hare has been visiting the Game Developers Conference 2016 (GDC16) in San Francisco for the last couple of days. For many game developers the GDC is probably the first event of the year and the biggest place to show their game to other colleagues in the business. It’s a place where you look for inspiration, learn about the new tech stuff, and get feedback on your early-in-development product.
On the pic Jon can be seen with Dave Nottingham, an old friend who was part of the team that published SWOS at Warner back in the 90’s.
We’ll have more news from the GDC and about the game soon.
Today, I updated the old kickstarter so that about 1700 people could get info on what we are doing. Many of them are probably already following us, but there could be a big number whom are in the dark. We excused ourselves for not being in contact for so long and then we showed the video and talked a little bit about the side view angle. I also described how I came to be Community Manager and gave some interesting facts (!?)
Lastly i briefly mentioned what we are working on now and in more detailed form it’s been a lot of art work, how we create different emblems, how we show maps when you are selecting teams and how every different screen in the menus should look etc. The kind of stuff that you don’t think about when you are a fan, but it still takes time to create these things I assure you. When it comes to the actual gameplay we are tuning passing and how the ball reacts, also goalkeepers animations are being inserted into the game engine.
I don’t have any specific pictures to show you right now but check out the new marketing pic at the top. Can you see the differences between it and the old one?
So on Saturday we released the latest video and the focus for it was to show some of our menus and how the graphics will look in the side view angle. The general feedback through FB and Twitter has been good on both. I’ve added a few screenshots to the gallery to the right here on the blog. Check them out!
Also, listening to our fans, we know that goalkeepers was the main question mark after the video release, somebody even asked if they were based on a certain Chelsea keeper. Well truth be told then, they are. But you guys rest assured the GK:s will be worked on during the coming months.
If you got some more feedback just have your say on any of our social media. I read everything and try to reply or react to any comments as well as I can.
Hi there footie fans from all over the world. I’m glad to get this page up and running and on here you’ll get all the info you’ll ever need about our game Sociable Soccer.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m Gustav Hedenborg, also known under the nickname Caniggia for fans of other football titles. I took that nickname because of a beautiful goal that player scored against Nigeria in the World Cup 1994.
So how come i’m posting on this blog and how did I get involved in this? Well after a few years as a Community Manager for Konami in the Nordic region I decided to quit and try something else. Like selling alcohol. It is actually my four year anniversary this month at Systembolaget, Sweden’s state regulated store which is the only store in Sweden which is allowed to sell alcohol to the public, excluding restaurants and bars.
Anyhow back to my career in games. Three weeks ago I got a mail that I had sent to Jon during the kickstarter campaign forwarded to SamiV, we had a brief interview on Skype and now I am here as Community/Social Media Manager for Sociable Soccer. It’s a great opportunity for me to work close with a development team and also to work with Jon who has been such an awesome inspiration in the games industry.
Sensible Soccer was one of the first football games I ever played and that was back in 92/93, before that I had only played Nintendo’s World Championship Soccer which was fun but didn’t come close to the realism I thought I had with Sensible Soccer. I really liked that the players had different attributes and real names, and the feeling when you picked up passing and shooting was also a genuine wow moment.
That’s some of the info about me and my history.
I’m looking forward to answer all of your questions, so fire away!
The goal that made me take the nickname “Caniggia”