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By Kevin Toms
NZ$ 3,840 pledged of NZ$ 28,099 goal
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About

Remember Football Manager on the Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC, Vic 20, BBC Micro, Electron, Atari, Amiga etc?? Do you want it back again today?

In the early 1980s I wrote a game call Football Manager which went on to be very popular with millions of players and is now considered both a classic and the founder of the genre of Football Management games.

Many people have happy memories playing that game and recently I proposed online that I could rewrite the original game for modern mobiles etc. A lot of people really liked that idea and I started working on the project. 

This Kickstarter project is for the  rewrite of 1980s Football Manager to iOS, and Android and with a plan to convert to other platforms later.

I have never lost my love, and aptitude for developing games. 

I have great enthusiasm to do this. I respect and value your support

Kevin Toms (Football Manager designer and programmer)

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What will be created

From the original 1980s game:

I will rewrite my original Football Manager to be so similar you will recognise it, but to run on today's mobile platforms. I have already started (see below), and I need your help to finish this project and make it as much fun as the original was all those years ago! :)

From the re-write work-in-progress (rough and ready, but working :) --

The code running on Android, iPhone and iPad
The code running on Android, iPhone and iPad
Sell or List players code running on Android
Sell or List players code running on Android

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You are part of this process. 

When I wrote the original it was long before the Internet and today's communication. Games were sent out by post at the start. So the communication I got was letters. But today, I have a Facebook page, Twitter,  a blog and a mailing list. I WANT communication with you as I develop this, and I welcome your feedback. This time around you are part of this too, and I have designed the rewards to make that so. 

(NOTE: Rewards are priced in New Zealand dollars, NOT US dollars, exchange rates are therefore more favourable!)

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Thanks for your consideration of supporting my project.

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Risks and challenges

I have taken steps to reduce risk in this project by trying out the multi-platform dev tools and producing the work done so far.
Also, the writing of Kevin Toms Football, the game for iOS gave me plenty of experience developing for mobile.

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    Free Game Play 6 = Secret game code for 6 months of free game play. This secret code is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Feedback Team Member. See very early access builds of the game, and have direct email feedback to the designer Kevin Toms

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    Free Game Play 12 = Secret game code for 12 months of free game play. This secret code is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.
    NOTE: All backers of $49 or more also receive this award for free!!

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    Football Manager 80s Digital Scrapbook. My personal collection of memento photos and documents from the 1980s Football Manager heyday. (Sent as digital document)

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    Your name on the in game roll call of supporters. See your name in the published game credits as direct supporter of the game. All versions of the launched game will list supporters this way

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    Pledge NZ$ 59 or more About $38

    Your personal "About Football Manager" question answered with a signed posted reply

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    Pledge NZ$ 89 or more About $58

    Flash drive of digital snippets from the game development. Some of the game code, Images, designs, Docs, Notes etc

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    Free Game Play 99 = Secret game code for 99 months of free game play. This secret code is exclusive to Kickstarter backers.

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    Pledge NZ$ 99 or more About $64

    99 to Continue Signed T shirt (limited edition).
    Unique T shirt design with the iconic words from the original game "99 to continue".
    This limited edition of the T Shirt will be personally signed by Kevin Toms

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    Pledge NZ$ 129 or more About $84

    Watch the work on Skype. 1 to 1 Skype call during work on the game to show the process of making the game. :)

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    Pledge NZ$ 139 or more About $90

    Your 3 questions video. 3 questions only, answered by Kevin Toms on digital video, sent to you personally by email

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    Pledge NZ$ 149 or more About $97

    Be one of the Managers in every game. Each copy will have 63 opposing managers. You will have your name (polite only :) coded into the game as one of the opposing managers

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    Pledge NZ$ 299 or more About $194

    Kevin Toms Signed print of the original Print and Plotter design for the Trophy in the original Football Manager originally created as part of the game development in 1982

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    Pledge NZ$ 399 or more About $259

    Kevin Toms Signed print of the original commissioned Football Manager inlay background painting, originally painted in 1982

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    Pledge NZ$ 699 or more About $454

    Your email interview with Kevin Toms, along with your photo and your name, published on Kevin Toms Facebook, Twitter, and Blog pages

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    Pledge NZ$ 2,499 or more About $1,623

    1 on 1 1-hour post development interview with Kevin Toms, on Skype, about the process and experience of developing the game. You will be free to publish this.

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Funding period

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