Hockey fans love their stats. Most of us can browse hockey databases for hours and why shouldn´t a game offer the same possibility? Therefore all player and team stats are highly detailed, saved over the seasons and plays an important role in the game, not least when picking your next transfer target.
Although the game doesn´t contain real players or teams, it´s designed to feel as realistic as possible. Even with a great roster you won´t win any games if you don´t pay attention to players confidence, contract happiness, fatigue, the team spirit or even who you pick as captains. It all adds up to what makes a team a success or a failure.
Height, weight, skills, age, psychological profile, you name it - it all matters. Every detail you see in the game is of importance. Nothing is for show. And why should it? A manager game is all about the little things and it´s by paying attention to the details that can give a manager an advantage over his or hers fellow competitors.
No one wants a random game result. That´s why all games are simulated play by play. Your players will face the opponents players shift by shift throughout the entire game. The tactics you choose will be up against your competitors. This will force the game momentum to change, so choose them wisely.
If you’re new to the game or just want to refresh your memory on what this game is all about then this is the blog post for you. Continue reading
When currently working on the extended game analysis reports for the next release I needed to, for the first time in almost two years, re-enter the true heart of the game - the game engine.
Given that there only been five open game worlds during most of 2016 with a potential 400* simultaneously users, the numbers are fantastic.
I wouldn’t blame anyone thinking the blog died and was never to return. Well the truth is I thought so too.
Game Plan Hockey Manager is a free to play online hockey manager game that is played directly in the browser. It’s designed for desktop computers as well for smart phones and tablets.
All development is based on the four core values described above.
The game is played within the context of a game world which means that there is a limited amount of teams available. Game worlds come in different simulation speed options to fit most schedules; Slow (24h), Normal (12h) and Fast (6h). Each game world contains of five playable league levels with 16 teams in each level. Together these leagues form the main competition where teams may be promoted or relegated throughout the league levels where the ultimate goal is to win the Golden Cup. These leagues are fictive leagues based in North America, but there are also non playable leagues, teams and players in Europe making each Game World the complete hockey experience.
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Take a closer look from inside the game