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You are Rocco Galliano, the Marseillaise new manager of Calchester Assembled Football Club.

After the abrupt ending of your coaching career seven years ago, the hysterical attention of the press quickly faded. But struggling results by Calchester FC convinced Boris Aluminovitch, its billionaire president, to axe the previous beleaguered manager and give you a new chance.

Will your raucous shouts from the bench change the fate of the team? Will you find wiseness and karma leadership with the help of the Book of Changes? Will your shady past reach back to you and make you crumble?

Chances that you can make it through a full season are slim. Corruption, crime, drugs and romance are all paths that you may take - for better or worse.

This is the only football game where you may lose the championship and win the game!

Key features

  • Interactive narrative with meaningful game-changing choices
  • Karma or chaos: life choices, game choices
  • Turn-based match play with live-action animations
  • 18 dramatic weeks of procedural championship where you can be fired at any time
  • Deck-building mechanics determined by life choices and game results
  • Ridiculous cards about the craziest aspects of today's football
  • Illustrated log of each of your matches
  • Silly main commentator with his obligatory colourful sidekick
  • Replayable - every championship is unique, several different endings
  • Nicely designed user interface by Pino Panzarella
  • Stunning illustrated cards and characters by Daniele Giardini "Demigiant"
  • Share your wins with friends and enemies


Why another game on football?

Football Drama was started after discovering and exploring the richness and quality of the literature about football. Novelists and poets like Pasolini, Galeano, Soriano, Hornby, Saba, Handke, Wenders have written about football and its evocative and poetic power. Same in movies, with fringe and beautiful works like The Lost World CupVimeo.com or Wender's The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. Another great inspiration was the book Football Clichés by Adam Hurrey.

This naturally lead to the question: why people love football so much?

So we started designing a new, unique game around football, as we believe games can be a wonderful media for storytelling.

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We were not happy about the amount of feedback one got by winning an achievement in Football Drama, i.e. a label and an image. So! We created a site where for each achievement there is an "in-depth" page that gives you context for it. The page is this:

Football Drama Achievements

Open-lab.com

but to see the stuff you need to unlock the achievements. You can access it with all your achievement pages unlocked by clicking on the achievement banner from Football Drama.

Achievement link from Football Drama

Actually, there was also a bug on an update we did after the first release so you weren't seeing achievements al all :P (it's fixed). But now you get them and also the candy on top \o/

Football Drama Now Available

Football Drama Now Available

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Football Drama is a narrative game with choices, that generates cards and power to be used in fast turn-based matches as part of a football championship...

Football Drama will obscure FIFA 20! Or maybe not...

Football Drama will obscure FIFA 20! Or maybe not...

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We found out that we were releasing on the same date as FIFA 20 (September 24) so... we changed date.

Football Drama: There is a story behind every goal

Football Drama: There is a story behind every goal

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Football Drama's is now in beta and we are releasing screenshots and gameplay videos. The game will be released on Steam, Google Play and Apple Store...

Football Drama: "Choices" Teaser Video

Football Drama: "Choices" Teaser Video

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The first teaser video for Football Drama is online: choose your own narrative, and play turn-based football matches via tactical cards and hard choices...

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