FootLOL Embraces The Silliness Of The Beautiful Game
Football (or soccer if you’re inclined) is a hell of a drug, I spent this past Sunday sprawled on at least two couches glued to the TV watching some fine matches. It’s easily my favourite sport but if the recent transfer madness has taught me anything it’s that this sport is unexpected and deranged at the best of times.
It’s filled with biters, sociopaths, egomaniacs, potential James Bond villains and the most mind-boggling footwork this side of a tap dancing troupe. Lions Shade is embracing all of that with FootLOL: Epic Fail League. Think Worms but with a novel twist on everything. The game is published by HeroCraft, a company with “Top Developer” status on the Play Store.
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The premise is rather simple. Have you ever been watching a match and wishing that some sort of miracle would happen so that your team can just win? Maybe the opposition’s star player gets injured or a rabid sheep bursts onto the field and scores a goal for your team. Well this game takes that idea and blows it up.
You will sabotage the match with all manner of gadgets and traps from UFO’s to bombs and airstrikes. Also a stampeding herd of mad cows.
As a manger you will be able to upgrade your team’s skills through training and gadgets. This in turn unlocks more planets to take the action to. There are four unique planets with a total of around 60 levels across them in the game’s tournament mode. Each level has specific conditions which must be met and sometimes this might involve parking the bus or even losing the game. Once you’ve cleared that you could launch into online multiplayer or play against the computer.
Andrey Babak, CEO & Co-Founder of Lions Shade: “In fact, I couldn’t care less about football (sorry all you footy fans out there) and know nothing about Ronaldo, Messi, Ben Affleck and the rest. So, I wasn’t ignoring the game rules per se, so much as acting in total ignorance of them. I was just focused on making a fun, addictive, silly little game – and I think I succeeded.”
“We really liked working with the super-talented guys at Lions Shade. Their irreverent, affection attitude resulted in a great atmosphere – and in a game that everyone at HeroCraft truly loves to play”, says Alexey Sazonov, Sales and Marketing Director of HeroCraft.
The game is currently awaiting approval on Steam Greenlight although you can also expect it to release on iOS and Android