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The spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer for PC, Xbox One & PS4. Designed & created by Jon Hare, godfather of football videogames.

The spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer for PC, Xbox One & PS4. Designed & created by Jon Hare, godfather of football videogames. Read More
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 25, 2015.

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You can watch the Kickstarter video in HD resolution on YouTube here

Kickstarter is closed but the development continues; follow it on these channels:

Twitter: @sociable_soccer

Facebook: Sociable Soccer

YouTube: Sociable Soccer

Reddit: /r/sociable_soccer

Sociable Soccer will bring fast paced, arcade style football games up to date with endless friendly matches, over 30 single player trophies to win, DIY competitions for up to 8 player controlled teams on a single machine, an online multiplayer mode, personalised player avatars and clan based online leagues

'Backed without a second thought. I am definitely supporting this man as his games brought me the most joy as a youth.' riceNpea (eurogamer.net)

'Backed! It's the least I can do for the hours (and hours) of entertainment Sensi gave to me, and practically everyone I knew growing up.' Chris Davies (evo-web.co.uk)

'This is a breath of fresh air for the genre that's been dominated by Fifa and PES.' Fullycommando (eurogamer.net)

Listen to Jon Hare's interview with Yorkshire Radio here

Main menu concept art
Main menu concept art

 Sociable Soccer will be crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail as the very finest Sensible Software titles, to deliver a peerless gameplay experience across all platforms.

The game will be developed, under Jon Hare’s guidance, by a crack team of triple-A developers previously involved in creating games like Max Payne, Alan Wake and The Walking Dead: No Man's Land.

Read Eurogamer's exclusive interview with Jon Hare on creating Sociable Soccer

Jon speaks to gamesindustry.biz on creative challenges and our accomplished development team

Sociable Soccer will bring fast paced, arcade style football games up to date with online multiplayer mode, customisable player avatars, and clan based online leagues.

Concept Art using Early 3D Avatar Models
Concept Art using Early 3D Avatar Models

'I’m not a massive football fan but the playability of Sensible Soccer was simply amazing so I have high hopes for this' — pcinvasion (Editorial)

You can play online multiplayer matches whenever you want, representing your own Country, favourite Club or chosen Clan in an endless series of matches.

Every Sociable Soccer player will create and name a player avatar in his own likeness to be added to the clan of his choice.

Player avatar concept art
Player avatar concept art

Sociable Soccer Clans are teams of player avatars grouped together under team names such as 'Death Metal Kids', 'Surfboarders United' and 'Cambridge Old Boys' the control and progress of clan teams is shared by the players who are represented there by their player avatars.

The game will feature over 500 National, Club and Custom teams with over 10,000 researched player names. Team names, player names and kits used in game will be similar to the majority of popular titles on the market and fully editable.

The game will be completed by the end of 2016 on PC, Steam, XBox One and Playstation 4.

'A community of approximately 20 million fans worldwide have played the football games I have designed. I'm thrilled to return to the genre and look forward to delivering a football game which once again raises the bar.' — Jon Hare

Features

Sociable Soccer’s gameplay is designed to be smooth and fast, intuitively simple yet infinitely complex, featuring the same quick passing, precise aftertouch and bone crunching slide tackles that are a hallmark of all Jon Hare’s football games.

Sociable Soccer will offer a wide variety of camera viewpoints, including the zoomed-out, overhead viewpoints familiar to Sensible Soccer players and the dynamic pitchside cameras familiar to fans of FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. Along with a wide variety of control options, every player will quickly be able to tailor the game to their own preferences.

In Sociable Soccer you choose your formation, select the starting eleven, make substitutions and control the whole team on the pitch at all times.

Current gameplay prototype in action
Current gameplay prototype in action

Access to an exclusive beta version of PC game will be made available, one month prior to the game’s completion, to all backers who pledge £40 and above.

'For years I have been planning the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer. Competing with FIFA and PES requires much more than just a remake, it needs a different take on football games altogether, blending the instant playability of yesteryear with the power of modern technology.' — Jon Hare

Back our 'GET THE SHIRT' tier for an  exclusive Sociable Soccer football shirt!
Back our 'GET THE SHIRT' tier for an exclusive Sociable Soccer football shirt!

Be Sociable

Sociable Soccer allows all football fans to join a fan clan exclusive to supporters of their own club and play in an online league representing their club against the fans of rival clubs.

Represent your country in online international games against players from other countries. If you play well enough online you could even be invited to play in special tournaments representing your own club or country.

Concept Art of 3D Player Avatar in action
Concept Art of 3D Player Avatar in action

Jon Hare

One of Europe’s most respected game designers and co-founder of Sensible Software in 1986, Jon Hare has since designed over 10 number one games including Sensible World of Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Wizball. In recent years, Jon has designed and developed numerous sports titles including Mike Tyson Boxing, Real World Golf, British Lions Rugby and Speedball 2 HD.

Jon 'Jops' Hare
Jon 'Jops' Hare

Jon is also the songwriter behind ‘Goalscoringsuperstarhero’, a song which first featured in Sensible World of Soccer. Recently remixed by his new teammate, hit record producer Sami Arola, the song will feature as the title track for Sociable Soccer and is available for all backers who pledge £20 and over.
 
Sami Arola's 2015 reimagining of 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' takes shape
Sami Arola's 2015 reimagining of 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' takes shape

The Core Team

Sami Vanhatalo founded a small game studio in a basement together with friends in 1995. That studio is now known to the world as Remedy Entertainment and continues to work on some of the biggest triple-A titles on the planet. Sami is best recognised as the Lead Technical Artist on the landmark titles Max Payne and Alan Wake, both of which received countless games industry accolades. Sami is also known for his demo scene background and his fondness for cats.

Jouni Mannonen decided to become a game developer when he was just 10 years old. Growing up on a steady diet of Amiga games and assembly language programming he’s been creating games and 3D game engines professionally since 1994. His first company was acquired by Nvidia, and most recently he co-founded Mountain Sheep, creator of several number one hits on digital platforms including Death Rally, Bike Baron and Ice Rage. Sensible Soccer is the only sports game he really likes.

Sami Arola is the co-founder of Finnish developer Sumea which was later assimilated into Digital Chocolate and went on to create dozens of mobile games and rack up over 200 awards including 9 IGN ‘Wireless Game of the Year’ and ‘Best Developer’ accolades. Sami worked at Digital Chocolate until 2009 as a technical architect responsible for research and development, but then returned to his indie roots making small games. Sami leads a dual life writing game code during the day and producing music at night, which is why he never gets any sleep.

Amar Djouad is a French born comic book artist who migrated to Finland for love and got drafted into the booming video game industry. His art and concept work is most visible in games like Super Stardust Delta and Dead Nation from Housemarque, and also the very recent, number one charting zombie epic The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land from Next Games. Amar is taller than anyone else on the development team and practices martial arts, making him a really good guy to know in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Early Player concept art
Early Player concept art

Supporting Team

As we continue to develop the game we will at various stages in production need to add a sizeable cast of additional developers, artists, game testers, server technicians and researchers to help us to deliver this ambitious online sports game for all 3 platforms.

£15 – THE GAME – Access to our development updates plus a digital copy of Sociable Soccer for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (Team Editor includes access to player hair styles and colours exclusive to Kickstarter backers)
£15 – THE GAME – Access to our development updates plus a digital copy of Sociable Soccer for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (Team Editor includes access to player hair styles and colours exclusive to Kickstarter backers)
£20 – GOALSCORINGSUPERSTARHERO – All previous rewards plus: A digital version of Sami Arola’s 2015 remix of classic theme tune 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' and a bumper pack of exclusive Sociable Soccer digital concept artwork
£20 – GOALSCORINGSUPERSTARHERO – All previous rewards plus: A digital version of Sami Arola’s 2015 remix of classic theme tune 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' and a bumper pack of exclusive Sociable Soccer digital concept artwork
£30 – EARLY ACCESS – All previous rewards plus: A digital version of Sami Arola’s 2015 remix of classic theme tune 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' and a bumper pack of exclusive Sociable Soccer digital concept artwork
£30 – EARLY ACCESS – All previous rewards plus: A digital version of Sami Arola’s 2015 remix of classic theme tune 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' and a bumper pack of exclusive Sociable Soccer digital concept artwork
£60 – GET THE SHIRT – All previous rewards plus: Sociable Soccer football shirt. Wear it with pride (one size fits all, postage included)
£60 – GET THE SHIRT – All previous rewards plus: Sociable Soccer football shirt. Wear it with pride (one size fits all, postage included)
£100 – SUPER SUPPORTER – All previous rewards plus: Your name listed in the credits of the game as a supporter of the club or country of your choice
£100 – SUPER SUPPORTER – All previous rewards plus: Your name listed in the credits of the game as a supporter of the club or country of your choice
£250 – GET IN THE GAME – All previous rewards plus: Immortalise yourself forever in the game. Create your very own personally named player avatar and add yourself the Custom Team of your choice.
£250 – GET IN THE GAME – All previous rewards plus: Immortalise yourself forever in the game. Create your very own personally named player avatar and add yourself the Custom Team of your choice.
£500 – FANATICAL FAN – All previous rewards plus: A quote from you to appear in the credits of the game as the true words of a fan of the club or country of your choice (Content to be vetted by the team before publication)
£500 – FANATICAL FAN – All previous rewards plus: A quote from you to appear in the credits of the game as the true words of a fan of the club or country of your choice (Content to be vetted by the team before publication)
£1500 – CLANTASTIC –  All previous rewards plus:  Gain early access to our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s initial Clans including the 18 default team member avatars.
£1500 – CLANTASTIC – All previous rewards plus: Gain early access to our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s initial Clans including the 18 default team member avatars.
£2500 – PIMP MY TEAM – All previous rewards plus:  Become part of the development team and use our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s permanent Custom team including all 18 team member avatars.
£2500 – PIMP MY TEAM – All previous rewards plus: Become part of the development team and use our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s permanent Custom team including all 18 team member avatars.
£3750 – A SOCIABLE DAY OUT – All previous rewards plus:  A day with Sociable Soccer designer Jon Hare starting at an English Premier League match and nicely rounded off with a slap up meal and drinks at a top restaurant.
£3750 – A SOCIABLE DAY OUT – All previous rewards plus: A day with Sociable Soccer designer Jon Hare starting at an English Premier League match and nicely rounded off with a slap up meal and drinks at a top restaurant.
£5000 – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS – All previous rewards plus:  Fly out with Jon to Finland to meet up with the whole development team, jump into an ice lake, eat reindeer, drink beer, hang out in Sami's recording studio and stay in a cabin in the forest.
£5000 – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS – All previous rewards plus: Fly out with Jon to Finland to meet up with the whole development team, jump into an ice lake, eat reindeer, drink beer, hang out in Sami's recording studio and stay in a cabin in the forest.

Risks and challenges

‘Our aim with Sociable Soccer is to create a new and different type of football franchise to rival FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. This is obviously no mean feat, but we relish the challenge!’

‘Getting the playability right is the easier part for us, persuading a modern audience to embrace speed of gameplay and subtle control over and above graphical realism could be a challenge, but we definitely think it is worth the risk.’

‘Technically, our biggest challenge will be getting the online multiplayer right for such a fast paced game. We look forward to sharing our experiences in overcoming these challenges in our development updates! So please be Sociable and leave a comment if and when you wish!’

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.52 USD

    SUPPORTER

    Access to our development updates

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    THE GAME – EARLY BIRD

    Access to our development updates plus a digital copy of Sociable Soccer for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (Team Editor includes access to player hair styles and colours exclusive to Kickstarter backers)

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    Pledge £15 or more About $23 USD

    THE GAME

    Access to our development updates plus a digital copy of Sociable Soccer for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (Team Editor includes access to player hair styles and colours exclusive to Kickstarter backers)

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    Pledge £20 or more About $30 USD

    GOALSCORINGSUPERSTARHERO

    All previous rewards plus:

    A digital version of Sami Arola’s 2015 remix of classic theme tune 'Goalscoringsuperstarhero' and a bumper pack of exclusive Sociable Soccer digital concept artwork

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    61 backers
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    Pledge £30 or more About $46 USD

    EARLY ACCESS

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    Access to the Beta version of the game on PC prior to its release and a special digital copy of the game (Team Editor includes access to kit styles and colours exclusive to Kickstarter backers pledging £30 or more)

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    Pledge £60 or more About $91 USD

    GET THE SHIRT

    All previous rewards plus:

    A Sociable Soccer football shirt. Wear it with pride (One size fits all, postage included)

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    28 backers
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    Pledge £100 or more About $152 USD

    SUPER SUPPORTER

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    Your name listed in the credits of the game as a supporter of the club or country of your choice

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    24 backers
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    Pledge £250 or more About $379 USD

    GET IN THE GAME

    All previous rewards plus:

    Immortalise yourself forever in the game. Create your very own personally named player avatar, via exclusive early access to the player avatar creation tool, and add yourself the Custom Team of your choice.

    (Custom Team List supplied)

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    13 backers
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    Pledge £500 or more About $759 USD

    FANATICAL FAN

    All previous rewards plus:

    A quote from you to appear in the credits of the game as the true words of a fan of the club or country of your choice

    (Content to be vetted by the team before publication)

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    0 backers
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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,276 USD

    CLANTASTIC

    All previous rewards plus:

    Gain early access to our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s initial Clans including the 18 default team member avatars. Select from kit designs exclusive to this reward and your clan will always get to wear the shirt, even when playing away from home. Design your own hoarding for display around your clan’s home pitch

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    Pledge £2,500 or more About $3,793 USD

    PIMP MY TEAM

    All previous rewards plus:

    Become part of the development team and use our team creation tool and player avatar creation tool. Create and name one of the game’s permanent Custom team including all 18 team member avatars. Select from kit designs exclusive to this reward and design your own hoarding for display around the team’s home pitch

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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge £3,750 or more About $5,690 USD

    A SOCIABLE DAY OUT

    All previous rewards plus:

    A day with Sociable Soccer designer Jon Hare starting at an English Premier League match and nicely rounded off with a slap up meal and drinks at a top restaurant. (Travel and accommodation not included)

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    Pledge £5,000 About $7,586 USD

    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

    All previous rewards plus:

    Fly out with Jon to Finland to meet up with the whole development team, jump into an ice lake, eat reindeer, drink beer, hang out in Sami's recording studio and stay in a cabin in the forest. (Travel costs to Finland not included but we'll pick you up from the airport)

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