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Football Drama

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

60%

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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 18, 2019

Publisher: Open Lab Games

Genres: Adventure, Sports

In Football Drama, you are Rocco Galliano, the Marseillaise new manager of Calchester Assembled Football Club. After the abrupt ending of your coaching career seven years ago, the hysterical attention of the press quickly faded. But struggling results by Calchester FC convinced Boris Aluminovitch, its billionaire president, to axe the previous beleaguered manager and give you a new chance. Will your raucous shouts from the bench change the fate of the team? Will you find wiseness and karma leadership with the help of the Book of Changes? Will your shady past reach back to you and make you crumble? Chances that you can make it through a full season are slim. Corruption, crime, drugs and romance are all paths that you may take - for better or worse. This is the only football game where you may lose the championship and win the game! KEY FEATURES Interactive narrative with meaningful game-changing choices Karma or chaos: life choices, game choices Turn-based match play with live-action animations 18 dramatic weeks of procedural championship where you can be fired at any time Deck-building mechanics determined by life choices and game results Ridiculous cards about the craziest aspects of today's football Illustrated log of each of your matches Silly main commentator with his obligatory colourful sidekick Replayable - every championship is unique, several different endings Nicely designed user interface by Pino Panzarella Stunning illustrated cards and characters by Daniele Giardini "Demigiant" Share your wins with friends and enemies WHY ANOTHER GAME ON FOOTBALL? Football Drama was started after discovering and exploring the richness and quality of the literature about football. Novelists and poets like Pasolini, Galeano, Soriano, Hornby, Saba, Handke, Wenders have written about football and its evocative and poetic power. Same in movies, with fringe and beautiful works like The Lost World Cup or Wender's The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. Another great inspiration was the book Football Clichés by Adam Hurrey. This naturally lead to the question: why people love football so much? So we started designing a new, unique game around football, as we believe games can be a wonderful media for storytelling. A VERY SMALL TEAM If you’re thinking about buying Football Drama please keep in mind that we are a very passionate but small team of three - and totally self-funded by working in parallel on games for customers. This is not a blockbuster experience with many hours of content. Also if you are concerned about the price difference between Steam and mobile, we believe the right price is the one on Steam, but we are (way, way) weaker than market forces so we had to oblige. Still, the Steam version has more to offer: more information, all the in-depth parts (integrated with achievements) and full-screen illustrations.

Trailers

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Football Drama Game Teaser "Choices"

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Football Drama: a managerial, narrative & weird football game

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Football Drama: Every Goal Has A Story (gameplay)

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Football Drama is an intriguing hybrid of genres, which prefers narration with the main character that holds hope and passion for all of us.

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Football Drama carried the hopes of a title that approaches the round ball in a different aspect than the simulation. Unfortunately, completely hollow in his game system in match and very limited in the moral choices he offers as a coach, Football Drama annoys and disappoints.

Review in French | Read full review

This game would be ideal for anyone who enjoys their football genre-based games, as it adds that extra element to the world’s favourite sport.

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Despite the repetitive nature of some games, Football Drama has definitely managed to score a winner.

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