Football games (Part 2) — An old story about a soccer game
In the first part you found that I like the soccer games. Being a child I thought about what it was working in video games development.
Start of an idea
In college I had the idea of creating a soccer game where you had to stop a penalty kick with your movements.
This was many years before Microsoft’s Kinect. Instead the plan was to use the old technology of recognising movement from a webcam.
You can watch a simple example in this video:
And also with help of a green screen, the effect could be more realistic.
Penalty kicks in Soccer videogames
I got inspiration from a lot of games, from the very big classics like FIFA and PES, to a lot of Web games made in Flash.
Make your way to the final match of the World cup in penalty shooting. Shoot and defend.www.flashfooty.com
Well, from all those games, the way of kicking and saving that a liked more was from International Superstar Soccer 2000 (ISS 2000).
Instead of only having 8 directions to shot and kick, you had an analog control, with more movements available, and a reaction chance for a last try to save the kick. Also you could change between that new mode and the “classic” for different strategies.
But why the game wasn’t made?
I tried to make that idea a real game, but I didn’t have enough experience and will to make that game. I made some designs but never started to make it real.
Now, many, many years later, I know a little bit more about game development. I’ve worked in software and I’m aiming to work in the entertainment industry, so I want to prepare a porfolio of games.
So after many years, I’m decided to finish this game.
In next entries I will tell you about the progress of the game. Keep tuned if you want to know more about it…