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  Football Drama, the satirical managerial narrative game is now available on the Nintendo Switch store for pre-order
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04/22/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Florence, Italy, 22 April - Open Lab Games have today launched their weird and wonderful narrative strategy adventure Football Drama on Nintendo Switch store (Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Americas) for preorder, going on sale on May 6th.

Pre-order here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Football-Drama-1959954.html

The game was already available on Steam (PC, Mac) for €9,99 / $11,99 / £9,29; and iOS and Android for €5.49. Check out the gameplay and story trailer right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnGyaoDu1yI

Have you ever wanted to play the role of a football manager who is judged by a cat? Well, now you can in Football Drama, a satirical managerial narrative game that sees you take on the role of unlikely Calchester Assembled FC manager Rocco Galliano, both on and off the pitch.

Make tough, game-changing choices, side with Karma or Kaos, build your perfect deck of tactical cards, train your struggling team, and risk it all or control the ball in 18 raucous games of fast turn-based football. Every game could be your last as you face off in a battle of words and ego with billionaire owner Boris Aluminovitch; will you be able to survive the axe? Will your bizarre instructions from the bench change the fate of the team? Will your shady past come back to haunt you?

We don't think that football and its universe make any sense at all, and the humour we've put in both writing and design is a way of expressing that,” said Pietro Polsinelli, Director at Open Lab Games. “One way to make sense of the paradoxical world of football is to look at it as a form of catharsis. Humour is a powerful way to express paradox and turn it into something that can affect you. So that's why we've put together football and humour in several dimensions of our game: in the story, commentator's texts, and illustrations of cards and characters”.

Get Football Drama on Nintendo Switch:

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Football-Drama-1959954.html

Get Football Drama on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/876190/Football_Drama/

Get Football Drama on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.openlab.footballdrama&hl=en-GB&ah=a3OpBUmO_mDMPzX-OwGAY-JBij8

Get Football Drama on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/football-drama/id1401903505

For more information and assets, visit the press kit: https://www.open-lab.com/games/footballdrama/presskit/

For press/influencer enquiries, contact: [email protected]

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” - Bill Shankly

About Open Lab Games:

Open Lab was founded in 2001 in Florence, Italy. Led by Pietro Polsinelli, a researcher in applied games and games for health at Bicocca Milan University, Open Lab has released over 20 applied games with a strong narrative component, such as Redesire, Feel Better and Coop and Dragons. In September 2019, Open Lab released its first commercial game, Football Drama, and is now developing the second one, Roller Drama.