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Sociable Soccer launched on Kickstarter

Jon Hare has taken to Kickstarter to launch the successor to the immensely popular Sensible Soccer.

If you remember the classic Sensible Soccer game, you’ll be pleased to hear that its spiritual successor is being launched via Kickstarter.

It’s original creator, Jon Hare, has launched Sociable Soccer as a new Kickstarter campaign, with the following description:

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

The slight issue is that it’s been launched with the rather lofty goal of £300,000, with the game only having reach just under £18,000 at the time of writing.

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If it reaches its goal, Sociable Soccer is pencilled in for a December 2016 release date on PC, Steam, Xbox One and PS4.

“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.”

The final game will feature over 500 National, Club and Custom teams with over 10,000 researched player names. There will be Sociable Soccer Clans, where you can create a player with its own name and your own likeness to be added to the clan of your choice.

“For years I have been planning the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer,” said Hare. “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.”

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