Hello Defold friends! I’d like to introduce a game I’ve been developing part-time since September. It’s called a la goal.
what is it?
a la goal is a football/soccer game with an emphasis on quick, refined gameplay. I love sports, but sports games are usually either too simple or too complex for my taste. a la goal is my attempt to find a good in-between point!
I keep some of the strategy, tactical depth, and management/simulation features of big sports games, but casual-ize them so they aren’t so technical. For the actual match gameplay there are only 2 buttons – one to kick the ball, and one to change team tactics. The rest is handled by your players! I think it’s a fun, engaging mix between passively watching the match like Football Manager and having to position your players, pass, tackle, etc all on your own, like FIFA.
I took this approach in a previous game called bit ballers and it worked out well, so now I hope to bring the same philosophy to football/soccer.
This is my first project with Defold. I chose it because it seems like the simplest and most performant choice for 2D games and the community here is so active. I also really like that the editor has such a small footprint instead of requiring multiple GBs to install. Defold and Lua have been a lot of fun to work with so far!
The basic match engine is essentially completed. I’m now working on the team management features and menu UI (with Druid!) I also have to make more teammate graphics. Hopefully I’ll be ready to release in February or March!
If anyone has any feedback or questions I’m happy to answer! I like being part of this community, even if I’m not quite as pro as some others here Thanks for reading!