Friday 1½ week ago we did a live broadcast at my place where I answered many of the fan questions. A bunch of mates of mine who had never played the game before got together and tried out the latest build. Nationalities represented were: Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Germany & Syria which gave interesting and different perspectives on the game. You can see it by clicking the two links below.
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”