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28th FebFeb 23 Community Update
Welcome COs to our monthly update of all things going on at Formation Games. 🎮
Our team continues to be busy developing CLUB, our forthcoming Football Ownership Game. We’re currently focussed on perfecting our core gameplay loop or, in other words, making sure CLUB has the right blend of features to make it unputdownable!
While we’re working on this, we’d like to invite some COs into the office to meet the team. We’ll get to know you a bit better and understand what you currently like, or dislike, about other games you play. In exchange for picking your brains, we’ll pay for your travel and fill you up with pizza — seems a fair deal? 🍕
We will confirm a date shortly but if this is something you fancy, and you can make it into central London reasonably easily, please follow this link to express an interest: CLUB Open Office
Help us make a sustainable game
All of us at Formation Games are committed to creating a sustainable business and we believe we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on the planet.
We have signed up to Gamesforest to help us to meet this pledge. Through Gamesforest we will support a forestry project which will help offset our carbon emissions as a studio. We want our community to help decide the project that we support.
We’ve narrowed it down to three:
Tietê Forests, Brazil
The Tietê river in the Atlantic Biome is one of the most polluted rivers in Brazil. WeForest and AES Brasil are collaborating to restore the forest on the edges of the Tietê river and its tributaries with native species, protecting water bodies from soil siltation and runoff from herbicides and pesticides. The project is also providing a testing ground for pioneering restoration approaches that aim to reduce the use of herbicides.
The Desa’a Forest is one of the oldest remaining dry afromontane forests in Ethiopia. Over 26,000 people live below the poverty line here, relying on the forest for water, energy and to feed their cattle. This ambitious, award-winning project aims to restore and protect arid afromontane and bring water back to this region, which is directly threatened by desertification coming from the north, and lift the rural communities out of extreme poverty.
Protecting Peru’s Secret Forest
The Amazon rainforest is home to jungle giants that house sedate sloths, playful monkeys and secretive jaguars, and store large amounts of carbon which is essential for a healthy climate on our earth. Wilderness International buys these wilderness areas and protects them as undisturbed unique ecosystems, only visiting them for research and education projects. Local forest guardians protect them from mining, logging, agriculture and hunting and, in turn, they gain a sustainable income.
Please follow this link to vote for the one you think we should support.
We’re looking for a Multi-Media Marketing Apprentice to join our team. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to break into the games industry. A love of sports is a must (obviously!) and this role will involve some time in the office so the applicant would need to be in, or close to, the London area.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! All the details, including how to apply, can be found here.
Newcastle Independent FC flying high
As you may recall, the CLUB logo sits proudly across the shirts of grassroots club Newcastle Independent FC.
NIFC are in their seventh season and are living the club ownership dream. They’re currently challenging for the top spots in the Premier Division of the Northern Football Alliance League and have a massive cup semi-final coming up on 4th March for the FSOA Benevolent Bowl.
If they make it all the way to the final, we’ll be there to cheer them on and we’ll be inviting some COs to join us.
Shot or Not winners
Our new competition, Shot or Not, is proving tougher than we expected!
Every Friday, we give you six players and all you have to do is decide if each of them will have a shot on target during their match at the weekend. Simple right? Apparently not!
Only two winners so far, so congrats to community members Jackobusss and Arreaga_33 for beating the game! Your prizes are being made as we speak and will be on their way to you soon ;)
Keep an eye out for Shot or Not every weekend on Twitter and Discord, and maybe you’ll be one of our winners next time.
That’s it for now, with LOTS to look forward to! Have a great March COs. 🙌
Until next time,
Formation Games Team
31st JanJan 23 Community Update
Welcome to our first CLUB Community Update of 2023! And a belated Happy New Year to you all! 🎉
After an incredibly successful 2022, we’ve now moved into a period of building, testing and refining CLUB ready for our soft launch later this year. The CLUB Community has supported us every step of the way so we wanted to give you a bit more of a sense of what’s happening here at Formation Games during this quieter period.
Last year was a whirlwind, in the best possible way! Our MLS and Season Zero tests provided us with invaluable feedback about our ‘player engine’, which we’ll be taking forward and developing, along with more features and a beautifully redesigned game interface.
With Season Zero over, we should take a moment to celebrate the COs who finished top in our first iteration of CLUB. So a big congratulations to our overall top three:
- Sparta Kendal FC
- Mercia North End
- Real Arsanel Halendonia
…and well done to all of you who finished in the upper reaches of the table. Good work!
Season Zero showed us the appetite you have for stepping into the shoes of a club owner, with picking your players and assembling your team at the very heart of that.
We know you’re all missing playing CLUB, but we’re building for the long term, so a bit of time spent making sure we deliver on our vision is imperative. It also gives us more time to take your feedback into account, which is important to us. We’ll share more information about the building blocks of the game in future updates.
A busy transfer window!
We’re delighted to share that we’ve had a hugely successful January transfer window and added even more world class talent to our growing studio.
John Collins, is our new Creative Director and will lead the game design. John is a veteran in this space and joins us from Space Ape Games, where he was pivotal in growing the global mobile hit title Beatstar — the App Store’s most featured game in 2022.
Martin Korda is one of the most sought-after scriptwriters, narrative designers and story consultants in the games industry. He joins as Narrative Director having previously contributed to numerous critically acclaimed blockbusters including FIFA’s The Journey series, Destiny 2 and Need for Speed Rivals, among many more.
Our in-house development team is now complete with Ryan Moore joining as Lead Systems Engineer. He spent over four years at Sony, building the global analytics platform for PlayStation before joining Media Molecule to run their DevOps and server programming.
You can read more about our new hires here.
Want to join our dream team? We’re currently looking for a Lead UI/UX Designer so take a look at this job posting if that’s your niche.
How’s your ball knowledge?
While our developers get on with the business of developing, we intend to fill the time with some games and competitions for you. The first game has just launched on our socials — Shot or Not?
Every Friday, we’ll give you a selection of players and all you have to do is decide if each of them will have a shot on target during their match at the weekend. Simple right?
If you get all the answers correct, you’ll be in the pot to win a mystery CLUB prize which you can proudly show off to your friends and family as an indicator of your superior ball knowledge. You can enter via our Twitter or Discord channel (yes, you get a bonus entry if you enter via both!)
We were one of 16 football communities invited to take part in the OneFootball FIFA Cross-Community Tournament on 30 January. CLUB was represented by one of our very own COs Jolly, who was edged out in the first round after a really tight match. Big respect to Jolly for taking part and we look forward to providing more of our COs with exclusive opportunities in the future.
The team has a busy couple of months ahead so don’t be surprised if we go quiet for a little while while we get on and build. We’re likely to need your input on aspects of the game from time to time so look out for surveys and requests for feedback in our Discord (and maybe some sneak peeks too…?)
On behalf of the Formation Games team, we thank you all for your support on this journey so far and look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Until next time,
Formation Games Team
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