Factsheet

Developer:
Steven Nicola
Based in Surrey, UK

Founding date:
March 2015

Release date:
29th November 2015

Platform:
iOS (Universal App, including dedicated iPad version)
App Store link

Price:
Free - one In App Purchase of £2.99 ($3.99 in US) after four seasons. No other IAPs

Website:
socceragentgame.com

Press / Business contact:
info@socceragentgame.com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook

Phone:
Email me for my number.

Description

Soccer Agent is an innovative strategy game aimed at fans of the Football Manager genre. Available to download for free on iPhone and iPad, you must seek out promising young footballers and sign them to your agency with just one intention - to make money. Winning matches and trophies is not your concern as a football agent - instead, you must build up your client roster and look after your players' careers. Negotiate their contracts, engineer transfers for them and look after their private lives, all the while taking your 10% of course. As the money rolls in you can buy flash status symbols - how quickly can you become a filthy rich Super Agent representing the best players in the world?

Features

* Find promising youth players and sign them up to your agency
* Tout your players to other clubs, but don't let their chairman find out!
* Negotiate transfer deals and contracts on behalf of your players
* Find lucrative sponsorship deals for your players — don't worry, youll get your 10%!
* Upgrade your office so you can represent more players
* Upgrade your Scout to discover better players — can you find the next wonderkid?
* Upgrade your Commercial Manager to attract better sponsors
* Buy luxury items and properties — show off your bling!
* No ads
* Just one in-app purchase to unlock the full game — the first four seasons are free
* Achievements and Leaderboards on Game Center

History

Early history

As a teenager I would write basic games for my BBC Micro, but I never pursued games development as a career - it just wasn't an available subject when I went to University. It seemed as if my chance to write and publish a game had been left behind in my bedroom in the late 1980s, but the phenomenal success of the App Store changed all that. The ease with which independent developers could get their products to a mass audience encouraged me to try my hand at writing a game. By now a web designer, I realised that my industry wasn't that far removed from an app developer's - after all, we both use code to present images and text on a screen - and so I set about teaching myself how to program for Apple's devices in my spare time. It was the beginning of a long but enjoyable journey.

After that

I had long thought that being a football agent was a good premise for a 'Football Manager' type game, so when I was ready to start my first project it seemed like something that would work well on the iPhone/iPad. After much planning and research I sat down to write what would eventually become Soccer Agent. Trying to earn a wage as a self employed web designer and finding time for my young family meant that progress was slow. Eight months later though and Soccer Agent is on the verge of the App Store. Whether it's a success or not, I'm proud to have come this far and finish off what I'd started as a 13 year old boy.

Quote

"As a massive football fan I know full well that transfers are an absorbing part of the modern game and the most fun aspect of games like Football Manager," said developer Steven Nicola. "So why not make a game built around them? When I was ready to start my first project it seemed like something that would work well on the iPhone/iPad and I am really proud of the finished product."

Price

The game is free to download, with no ads, and only features one in-app purchase - a Game Unlock for £2.99 ($3.99 in US) which must be used after four seasons to continue. "I am keen for gamers to try out the game for free for the first four seasons so they can see if they like it," said Steven Nicola. "If they do and want to continue, I feel a one-off purchase is then fair for everyone."


Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (20MB)
iPhone5-FindPlayer.png
iPhone5-ScoutSearch.png
iPhone5-Office.png
iPhone5-Clients.png
iPhone5-NewsSponsorship.png
iPhone5-NewsTransfer.png
iPhone5-NewsPerformance.png
iPhone5-PlayerProfile.png
iPhone5-Shop.png
iPhone5-Dilemma.png
iPhone5-TransferOffer.png
iPhone5-PlayerGraph.png

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Awards & Recognition


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Steven Nicola
    Game Developer


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