Sociable Soccer flies the flag for UK games industry in inaugural Chinese Import Expo

Press Release 12th November 2018

Sociable Soccer flies the flag for UK games industry in inaugural Chinese Import Expo

During the first-ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), held in Shanghai from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November 2018, British creative companies signed eight deals with Chinese enterprises worth more than 40 million pounds ($52.7 million). The deals involved areas including TV, film, advertising and gaming.

“This is fantastic news which will bring growth to the creative sectors in the UK and China,” Baroness Rona Fairhead, British minister for Trade and Export Promotion, said at a signing ceremony for the eight deals on Wednesday “We see the CIIE as a really momentous event,” she said.

Representing the UK gaming industry was UK-based game developer Tower Studios, who along with China’s sports game company Crazy Sports and Chinese mobile game company Migu Interactive Entertainment agreed on a deal to produce, license and distribute popular mobile games in China.

“We and Crazy Sports will bring Tower Studios’ soccer-themed mobile game Sociable Soccer into the Chinese mainland market,” Fang Zhongjun, vice president of Migu Interactive Entertainment, told the Global Times.

“We provide internet broadcast services of top soccer matches for Chinese audiences, and now we are looking forward to offering domestic fans a good soccer mobile game.”

The signing ceremony between the companies was featured on CCTV’s national TV News in China, Jon Hare CEO of Tower Studios said “We are thrilled to be able to partner up with such powerful publishing partners here in China. Crazy Sports and Migu Interactive Entertainment are truly supportive publishing partners and their affiliation with the Chinese Super League and China Mobile gives us access to the 100 million football fans here that use their live football services.”

The long awaited football action game is due for release on mobile formats in China and throughout Asia early next year.

This article includes citations from an article dated 12.11.18 from en.people.cn

http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/1112/c90000-9517373.html

Update on the Chinese mobile version #1

Hi, an update on our Chinese project. 5000-10000 Chinese testers has had the opportunity to try out the game from Thursday and forward. This test mainly focus on making sure the servers work and that the “Build your team” mode has a good feeling of flow to it. We’re giving away cards and tokens all week to the beta testers to see how they do. We need to hit that right formula where people keep coming back for more.

  1. You chose your team from any of the Chinese teams in the game. You get a default squad with crap/low quality players. You receive some tokens so that you can buy new card packs and improve your team. You can sell your players or just let them get eaten to improve the hungry players stats.
  2. You setup your team, currently we only have formations and squad setup available.
  3. You match up via the server and play games versus the opponents team and tactics. This is controlled by AI as games via the mobile network is not stable enough for this quick paced game.
  4. You receive rewards in accordance with your performances and can improve the team.
  5. The mobile version will release on Android and iOS this autumn and will fully use the touch screen, either with an on screen joystick and 3-on-screen buttons (for shot, lob, pass) or with a one button does it all (light touch for pass, hard press for shot).

Having a huge user base of testers from the beginning is really good. We collect a lot of stats on what is going on, this will be useful when we go to other markets too.

That’s what is going on right now and you can also check out Crazysports official site – http://qcfy.fengkuang.cn/

Cheers!