The rebirth of a cult classic with some added twists. Unleash your 90s football prowess for all the world to see in Gridiron Heroes. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 8, 2012.
About this project
The rebirth of a cult classic with some added twists. Unleash your 90s football prowess for all the world to see in Gridiron Heroes. -Coming soon to Facebook!
Featured on Kotaku.com! - LINK
We developed Gridiron Heroes to address a void in today's social gaming scene. There's been nothing for the American football fan. Gridiron Heroes will change that, utilizing Facebook as the platform for the ultimate head-to-head competition in American Football GM-style Simulation.**
In Gridiron Heroes, you take total control of your own football franchise from its inception: giving it a name, choosing your team colors, and designing your team logo. You're in charge of everything—from training your players and developing strategy and tactics, to managing your roster and even buying and selling players in the free agent market. Once you've built up your own dream team, you can join in a league and jump right into the action. We've designed the system to group Facebook friends automatically, so you won't have to worry about finding them yourself—you'll always be placed in the same league as your friends, when possible.
It's not just the team itself you're managing; you also have to pay careful attention to your team's arena and infrastructure, including the stadium itself, the training facilities, and so on, as these factors can impact each game you play. For example, a larger stadium can hold more fans, which gives your players a morale boost and earns you more ticket money.
One full season of Gridiron Heroes lasts 28 days, with every team playing one league game every day—and for every game, you can watch a live simulation (for now**). At the end of the season, the top four teams qualify for the next season's Derby, and the top seven teams progress to the next level. In order to win matches,you need to have top-tier players on your team—either by acquiring them from the market, or by bringing them up yourself.
Gridiron Heroes will be among the most comprehensive and engaging sports sims on the market today—and, as you'll soon discover, it's also one of the most fun.
For all you football fanatics out there; ever feel like you're being railroaded into a plethora of complex play-calling? Sick of football games that claim they are 'all about simplicity and gameplay' then end up giving you four hundred decisions exactly at the same?
We share your pain! So instead of waiting for a gaming giant to live up to their promises, we went ahead and recreated a classic where you get to have your cake and eat it too. And we're almost done with it - we just need your help!There are a few twists that come with this recreation! You will now have defensive formations, pre-snap audibles and even the wildcat formation at your finger-tips. Perfect your strategy and coach your team to the championship!
Let's break it down!
=Gameplay In Detail=
You manage your franchise and take them head to head-to-head in a coaching simulation. How you setup your strategy affects how the AI will react against another user's team. Want to throw Hail Marys every play? It's on you! Love to blitz? Why not!
Future updates will allow full-on live man vs man, head-to-head multiplayer play!
=Offense In Detail=
You have total control. Your offense still has it's high-octane, arcade-style scoring ability. You can opt to control it to the next level, it's your choice.
You have 10 plays to choose from your playbook per game. TEN. You won't have 927656 active plays like 'other' football games out there.
There are a number of formations to call plays from including, but not limited to:
=Defense In Detail=
The ever important all-out blitz still exists. -Don't worry. You just now have more control of how your players react and how to deter an offensive juggernaut. You can use the following formations:
You can also use these coverages within your formation:
- Cover 0 - All man to man
- Cover 1 - Man - one deep & man to man
- Cover 1 - Zone - one deep & zone
- Cover 2 - Man - two deep & man to man
- Cover 2 - Zone - two deep & zone
- Cover 3 - Man - three deep & man to man
- Cover 3 - Zone - three deep & zone
- Cover 4 - Zone - four deep & soft underneath coverage
Keep it super simple with a base defense or dial in your strategy and shut down the field!
=Player Attributes In Detail=
Each player and position have their own set of attributes. These attributes increase over time making your player's rating rise.
- AGL - Agility
- ACC - Acceleration
- SPD - Speed
- TGH - Toughness
- AWA - Awareness
- THP - Throw Power
- THA - Throw Accuracy
- THC - Throw Control
- FTW - Footwork (FTW?)
- CLC - Clutch
Attributes are increased by game experience, training and optional upgrades.
- Man vs Man live p2p multiplayer play (*** Man vs Man will be served via a webplayer to also be available without Facebook.)
- 7v7 Mini-tournaments
- Expanded training options
-=Gameplay & Cutscenes=-
** - Gridiron Heroes is currently a team-manager GM-style simulation. As we grow, this will become a full-blown live multiplayer scenario. Start working on your D-pad thumb now!
Q: What happens if you go over the goal?
A: The extra money will be put back into the game and it's expansion. Goal Numero Uno is to progress immediately into live p2p play.
Q: When can we expect the release?
A: We’re aiming to start beta-testing with our Kickstarter backers in April of 2012. We’ll give the project as much time as needed to ensure the it meets our and everyone's standards!
Q: How do I get access to the beta?
A: You will be invited through the email address you provide and given access in Facebook to 1) the game itself and 2) our hidden community where we all discuss strategy, balancing, and all the fun stuff!
Q: Where do I join the discussion & community?
A: Two places.
1) Our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GridironHeroes
2) Our Forum: http://forum.pixelrampage.com
Q: Q: What kind of other expansions/DLC can we expect in the future?
A: LIVE P2P!!!!!, 7 vs 7, 50yd field, more equipment, arcade mode (HIGH SCORES), unlockable characters & many more!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Our thanks and a virtual high five. Much like an imaginary high five!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive your name listed in the Credits and About Us sections within Gridiron Heroes. Your initials, full name, or whatever else you want to say! Keep it clean, please.
20 character limit.Estimated delivery:
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You are given beta-access to version 1.0 of the game. We will ask you for your feedback of gameplay and team management and you will be a vital part of our testing process! Your franchise team will also be given a BETA banner that can only be acquired during the beta-testing process!
You will also be given all rewards above this. ^Estimated delivery:
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You will be given the ability to name a player in the game!
You will also be given all rewards above this. ^Estimated delivery:
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You will be given the ability to create a player in the game! Name him, select his position, assign him a number and hope for the best. All players are randomly assigned attributes and are assigned a superstar rating. Bench warming scrub to game-changing superstar, the GH gods will determine their fate! ^ You can also jam on these rewards.Estimated delivery:
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You will be given the ability to create a STUD in the game! Name him, select his position, assign him a number and know that your player will one day be a superstar. Your player will easily be the best player on your team. You will also be included in our version 2.0 (live multiplayer) beta. ^ You can also jam on these rewards.Estimated delivery:
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First, you are a BOSS! Also, you will be given the ability to create TWO STUDS in the game! Name them, select their positions, assign them numbers and know that you are going to have some sweet highlights.. You will also be included in our version 2.0 (live multiplayer) beta. ^ You can also jam on these rewards. *Only two superstars though, sorry brah!Estimated delivery:
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14 backers Limited (11 left of 25)
Have you ever wanted a Mini-me? What about a Tecmo Mini-me? You can now have your awesome mug Tecmo-ized and it will be used as a default headshot within Gridiron Heroes! Your face will be plastered all over our game! -
Example: http://d.pr/bUE8 -
You will also be working with us on designing an offensive play and will get a collaborator credit.
^ You will also get to two STUDS on your team and all the other awesome rewards listed above.Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)