Today I thought I’d write a bit about an upcoming Amiga game called the 1980’s Football Manager. The reason is that the author, who is also the guy responsible for the AmigaPD website (I’ve written a post about it here) by the way, is getting close to finishing his project. 🙂
What I find particularly interesting is that the game is actually set to the 1980’s. This means that you’ll find lists of players from this wonderful era of football, references to films and pop bands, as well as old pictures of cars and stadiums. This will be fun!
The author has listed the features of the game on his website. I’ve included them below for you to read:
- 4 Skill Levels
- Messages from the Chairman
- Player Agents
- Pre-Match comments
- Game Commentary
- Half time team talks
- Post Match Interview
- Bank Loans
- Stadium Improvement
Interesting stuff, isn’t it? Looking forward to put some extra effort into the corruption part, since I’m not that good at football. 😉 Anyway, let’s have a look at some screenshots from the game:
Love the picture of that car. Fits the retro theme of the game perfectly. Here’s another picture, this time featuring the Police:
Here’s another one:
I’m really looking forward to see the final version of this game. I love the idea of basing such a sports game on the 1980’s. Maybe it’ll inspire others to do similar stuff in the future? For us that enjoys travelling back memory lane, such games are a bit more interesting than usual.
There is a lot more I could say about this game, but if you want to know more, I recommend you visit the official website of the game. It can be found here. There you’ll find tons of screenshots, videos and information. 🙂 Before I’ll stop writing, here’s a small preview video (from December 2011) from the game. Enjoy!
Have a good weekend folks! 🙂
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Soccer for those of us in the States. 😀
Hehe.. that’s true! 🙂 Is soccer popular over there by the way, like it is in Europe?
It is getting there sliwly, but it isn’t as popular as our football and basketball.
What is the most popular sport in the US? Always thought ice-hockey was big over there. 🙂
American Football (not soccer, the brown odd shaped ball one, with the guys in tons of padding and helmets) is our most popular sport with baseball and basketball right under it. None of which I watch, especially for how fanatical some of the people here get over the sport.
Looks like a lot of fun to play. I really would love to see more old school style games.
Thanks for commenting. 🙂
Me too, would be great to see more of these games and I have a feeling we will. Have you tried Downfall? It is quite a new game made by Graham Humphrey from the English Amiga Board forum. It’s fun!
Hope you’re having a good weekend. 🙂
Never tried it. Something to add to my to do list. 🙂
Good to hear. 🙂
OK. Maybe I am too catty today… I hate AMOS look and feel. This is something I consider as a plague of the last days of Amiga… One of few, alright.
You are right about Amos, Dunno what it is that makes us Amos fans defend it. Even Blitz Basic had all the stuff Amos did not have but we believed. First love maybe?
Must be. I find it charming, but then I’m an old AMOS user and probably got a special feeling with it because of that.
I think it is a bit charming nowadays. 😉 Still, I know what you mean. By using an extension, for example AMCAF, he could have changed fonts, colours and interfaces so it would look much less AMOS.
I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?
Hi there Beton,
Thank you for commenting. 🙂
I do my best to update the blog about three times per week.
Hi there. Do you have a date or timeframe in mind to release the finished version of 80s football manager? Cheers!!
Many thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting. 🙂 Sadly I don’t know of a specific release date yet, but according to the author it is nearing completion. Hopefully it’ll be released in time for Christmas.
Hi – I am the creator of the game and after a weekend of coding its now pretty much as close to being finished as it will get – it was my first ever program and basically I did everything you shouldn’t do when planning and making a game but learnt so much from the process.
The game is available for final play testing and any major bugs will be removed but no new features will be added – I might consider a sequel 1981 Manager which would contain real players names for each team – FA Cup _ League Cup – maybe European cups – and playing styles to choose from – better font for the text – team and player editor so those wanted to use current team data could do. But I wouldn’t start this until Xmas at the earliest but more likely summer next year –
The link below is where you can download the latest version – and leave and feedback about bugs
If anyone wants to spend some time improving the presentation by adding new fonts to make it look less AMOS then I can supply the source code – the idea was really to inspire non coders to have a go and making Amiga games by sharing routines and hopefully get more games up and running – that aim unfortunately didn’t seem to happen – maybe it will with the next project.
Anyway thanks for all the kind comments – I hope you enjoy it –