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Offline Red27
« Posted 2009-05-12 20:57:13 »

Hi All,

Just a quick posting to let everyone know about a Java game I've been writing over the last couple of years - "Awesome Soccer".  EDIT - The game is now complete and has been released.

It's a modern day homage to the legendary Sensible Soccer and Kick Off 2.  Here are a few screen shots to give you a flavour of it:




My aim was to retain all of the things that made Sensible Soccer and Kick Off 2 great - ie fantastic gameplay, but to (hopefully) add some modern sheen and polish, and to incorporate the new features that we've been become accustomed to within the genre through games like ProEvo/Winning 11 and FIFA Soccer.

Windows Demo: http://www.red27studios.com/download_windows.php

Mac Demo: http://www.red27studios.com/download_apple.php

Linux Demo: http://www.red27studios.com/download_linux.php


You can also watch a Teaser Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE_22faSyKg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0

I hope you enjoy!

Thanks,

Pete (Red27).

You can read the game blog at http://www.red27studios.com/blog

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-05-12 21:12:23 »

Looks pretty cool! What technologies did you use to make this? LWJGL? JOGL? etc.

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Offline Alric

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-05-12 21:14:44 »

That looks .. awesome! SWOS is one of the greatest games of all time.
I hesitate to test it though.. what sort of reds are you?! (<- true blue!)

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Offline Red27
« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-05-12 21:19:24 »

Looks pretty cool! What technologies did you use to make this? LWJGL? JOGL? etc.


I haven't used LWJGL or JOGL - it's all pure Java2D!  Grin

I do use JInput for the controllers though.

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Offline quixote_arg

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-05-12 21:20:26 »

No linux demo, can't try it Cry
Offline Red27
« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-05-12 21:24:59 »

No linux demo, can't try it Cry

I am working on that....trying to package it up with IzPack at the minute.  No reason why it shouldn't work. Smiley

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Offline Red27
« Reply #6 - Posted 2009-05-12 22:52:43 »

That looks .. awesome! SWOS is one of the greatest games of all time.
I hesitate to test it though.. what sort of reds are you?! (<- true blue!)

Try it and I'll tell you.... :-)

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Offline Red27
« Reply #7 - Posted 2009-05-14 00:18:10 »

Many thanks for all the downloads thus far; and I'd be grateful for any feedback you can provide.

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Offline Red27
« Reply #8 - Posted 2009-05-17 12:49:43 »

Hi All.

Despite having 50+ downloads of the game, no-one has yet provided any feedback, so I'm trying to identify why that might be from some of the regular forumites.  Is it "normal" to get lots of downloads, but no comments?

Thanks in advance.

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Offline Mr. Gol

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2009-05-17 15:10:27 »

Yes, it's normal. The large majority of any forum will be lurkers who won't post. I'll give you my impressions though (tested on Mac OS X 10.5.7 using Java 5):

- I played the Mac version, which was actually an Application Bundle for once. Well done on the distribution!
- the keyboard and mouse click detection in the menu are really jerky, several times I had to click twice because the game didn't 'accept' my click the first time.
- even though I selected Juventus as my team the shirts looked like Brazil vs. Argentina. I assume this is because the game's in alpha.
- when the player in possession changes the camera has some problems.
- it's too difficult to pass, so you'll end up dribbling all the time. I know that was the style of Sensible Soccer too, but it would be nice if it's at least possible to pass.
- penalty kicks are implemented in an original way, which might actually be the best I've seen in any football game.
- long shots depend greatly on the ability of the player, so that should eliminate 30 yard shots from players like Gatusso etc.
- the AI needs some serious work. I was able to slalom around all CPU players (including the goalkeeper) and just walk the ball in without actually having to shoot.
- it's a bit weird that the tutorial/help menu contains speech. That said, there's no better voice than a women with a British accent Smiley
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Offline Red27
« Reply #10 - Posted 2009-05-18 22:33:59 »

Thanks for the feedback Mr Gol.

  • Distribution - thanks - glad you like.  Windows version is also a "proper" installer with an .exe and an embedded JRE
  • Re: keyboard clicks being unresponsive - was this the in game menu?  If so, I have recently amended this, so the next version should be much better
  • Yes, the kits are currently always Brazil vs Argentina within the Alpha.
  • Camera does actually follow the ball always - but I will take a look at how it could be improved
  • It is definitely possible to pass (by tapping the space bar or controller action button) - it will automatically pass to the nearest player in the general direction you are facing - had you tried that?
  • Thanks for the feedback on penalties - hoped it would be a little different
  • Long shots - do you mean the amount of bend you can apply should be reduced for lower skilled shooting players?
  • The default skill level is 2 (out of 5), and the AI is much improved at higher settings - it's a difficult balance between making it
    accessible to a new player but still a challenge to a regular gamer.
  • Glad you like the voice actress!  Grin  As an aside, I think I will offer the opportunity to view the tutorial rather than defaulting it on first play.

Finally, a couple of questions if I may - how was the overall peformance of the game on your Mac, and what spec is the machine?

Thanks!

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Offline Mr. Gol

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2009-05-21 15:34:23 »

Hi,

- I tested on a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo (2.1 ghz) and 2 GB of memory. I didn't notice any performance problems, but maybe it's useful to have the option of a FPS counter.
- Correct, the controls are unresponsive in the menu, in-game I didn't have any problems.
- I'm not exactly sure what I noticed with long shots, just it 'feels' like the shooting ability is dependent on the ability of the player, which is good.
- About the passing, I know it's technically possible to pass the ball, but it's just so much more efficient to just dribble and shoot.
Offline Red27
« Reply #12 - Posted 2009-05-22 21:03:49 »

Hi,

- I tested on a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo (2.1 ghz) and 2 GB of memory. I didn't notice any performance problems, but maybe it's useful to have the option of a FPS counter.
- Correct, the controls are unresponsive in the menu, in-game I didn't have any problems.
- I'm not exactly sure what I noticed with long shots, just it 'feels' like the shooting ability is dependent on the ability of the player, which is good.
- About the passing, I know it's technically possible to pass the ball, but it's just so much more efficient to just dribble and shoot.

Thanks again for the feedback.  By the way, pressing F9 in game will show the (internal) current and average FPS counts.

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Offline gouessej
« Reply #13 - Posted 2009-05-23 21:39:24 »

Where is the Linux version? I don't find it  Undecided

Offline Mr. Gol

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2009-05-24 11:00:45 »

Where is the Linux version? I don't find it  Undecided

In his blog it says he'll create a Linux version if enough people ask for it. I guess this is +1 vote Smiley
Offline Red27
« Reply #15 - Posted 2009-06-01 21:35:41 »

For info:  I have a Linux distrib (IzPack installer) and I'm be looking for volunteer testers...post here if you're interested.    Cool

Thanks!

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Offline JavaMan2

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2009-06-01 22:16:25 »

That's pretty cool. I didn't try out much gameplay, but for Java2D it looks good. I thought Java2D was too slow for graphics like that, maybe I'm wrong.

What did you use to make the windows installer? Is that IzPack?

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Offline Red27
« Reply #17 - Posted 2009-06-03 21:36:27 »

That's pretty cool. I didn't try out much gameplay, but for Java2D it looks good. I thought Java2D was too slow for graphics like that, maybe I'm wrong.

What did you use to make the windows installer? Is that IzPack?

Thanks JavaMan2 - Java2D is red hot!  Grin  And the new Java 6u10 release brings so much to the table - wow - the guys at Sun have worked wonders!

No, the Windows version uses NSIS as opposed to IzPack.

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Offline swpalmer

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2009-06-12 01:37:47 »

If it's all pure Java2D (cool) how about a WebStart version so everyone with Java can try it?  I'm on OpenSolaris, but I doubt there are enough of us to justify the effort for a Solaris-specific download.

Offline Red27
« Reply #19 - Posted 2009-06-13 01:12:03 »

If it's all pure Java2D (cool) how about a WebStart version so everyone with Java can try it?  I'm on OpenSolaris, but I doubt there are enough of us to justify the effort for a Solaris-specific download.

Sorry to dissapoint, but game shall be installer based for Windows, Mac and Linux only.

As an aside, I'm still interested in any Linux based users out there to test the game for me,

Thanks.

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Offline h3ckboy

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2009-06-13 06:07:33 »

Sorry to dissapoint, but game shall be installer based for Windows, Mac and Linux only.

As an aside, I'm still interested in any Linux based users out there to test the game for me,

Thanks.
If you are worried aobut the visual performance for the end user. then just make the linux, mac, and Windows. But then have and option for other people, and just have webstart Grin.
Offline pjt33
« Reply #21 - Posted 2009-07-27 14:41:06 »

I could test it on Linux. I have Debian lenny with Sun Java 1.6.0u14 and fond memories of playing Valetta in the Maltan league in SWOS.
Offline Red27
« Reply #22 - Posted 2009-10-18 16:54:07 »

Just a quick update to say that the game has undergone some MAJOR changes and has vastly improved since the Alpha version, and these are now available to download:




Windows:  http://www.red27studios.com/download_windows.php

Mac:  http://www.red27studios.com/download_apple.php

Linux:  http://www.red27studios.com/download_linux.php

Thanks...  Grin


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Offline Red27
« Reply #23 - Posted 2009-10-31 13:04:14 »

[size=10pt]Awesome Soccer - Preview Video[/size]

Check out the latest video of the game:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE_22faSyKg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0


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Offline Red27
« Reply #24 - Posted 2009-11-06 01:56:02 »

[size=3]Beta #3 (Final) Now Available[/size]

 

Improvements:

  • Much Smoother Game Camera
  • Improved Ball Physics
  • Multiple Gameplay Enhancements
  • XBox Controller Support
  • Quick Control Summary (removed automatic Tutorial)
  • Slightly Reduced Download Size (~2MB smaller)
  • Major Team Editor and Formation Editor enhancements
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

[size=3]Windows Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_windows.php

Mac Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_apple.php

Linux Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_linux.php
[/size]

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Offline Red27
« Reply #25 - Posted 2009-11-22 04:04:17 »

[size=20pt]Awesome Soccer Released![/size]

                             

The game is finally complete and available to buy for anyone who's been following the progress of the game.  It's been a long journey getting to this stage, but I'd just like to thank the people from this site for all the support I have recieved over the last few months.

For those that haven't yet played the game, you can check out the demo version for both Windows, Linux and Mac using the links below:

[size=3]Windows Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_windows.php

Mac Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_apple.php

Linux Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_linux.php
[/size]

Thanks,

Pete (Red27).

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Offline h3ckboy

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« Reply #26 - Posted 2009-11-22 07:28:54 »

congratz man, way to stick it to the end Wink.
Offline Red27
« Reply #27 - Posted 2010-01-22 00:57:00 »

[size=12pt]Awesome Soccer - Linux Version Now Available![/size]

 

Finally got around to creating a Linux Version....hope you enjoy!

[size=3]Windows Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_windows.php

Mac Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_apple.php

Linux Downloadhttp://www.red27studios.com/download_linux.php
[/size]

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Offline Cero
« Reply #28 - Posted 2010-07-14 19:25:26 »

Very very nice to see that there are other people who develop a big game in purely Java2D, as I am.

That's pretty cool. I didn't try out much gameplay, but for Java2D it looks good. I thought Java2D was too slow for graphics like that, maybe I'm wrong.

Yeah, you're wrong.

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