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I spoke to our friends at Mac Gamer HQ, who spoke to the developer of Sociable Soccer [Steam, Official Site] and it seems with enough demand a Linux and Mac version of the game could be made.


Here's what the developer said to them:
QuoteWe would be happy to consider Mac/Linux versions of Sociable Soccer if we know the demand is sufficient.


If you're interested in showing your support, there's this post on Steam where you can make yourself count. Remember though, only post if interested in buying it. Don't inflate our numbers. I'm not as sceptical of these types of posts as I once was, as multiple titles have come to Linux thanks to people asking on Steam, so it can't hurt to try.

Jon Hare, one of the developers, helped to create Sensible World of Soccer, a game I spent many hours playing on the Amiga when I was younger. I'm pretty keen to see how this turns out, especially as they claim it's a little like Rocket League, with boots.

We don't really have any decent football games and no I'm not counting Football Manager, since that's a management sim. The gameplay from the trailer certainly makes it look like a sped-up version of Sensible World of Soccer, so it could be good fun.

About the game
QuoteFootball has never been so much fun, in this stunningly playable, adrenalin fuelled recreation of the beautiful game. Intuitive controls & lightning fast online play. A world of soccer is waiting for you.

The first in a new series of fast, fun easy to play sports games, Sociable Soccer© is a fusion of old fashioned arcade playability and modern technology, a serious sports game with a friendly face.

Using a secret formula to accurately speed up player selection, passing and tackling the ridiculously addictive gameplay stems from simple, familiar controls where every tenth of a second really counts.


Also, yes, I realise the start of the article reads a little like "a friend of a friend told me..."
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Pattedetable 21 August 2017 at 9:23 pm UTC
Looks nice! Soccer Simulator from the Quattro Sports compilation, one of my favourite games on the NES, was very similar to Sensible Soccer from what I can see. Hope this one comes to Linux!
STiAT 21 August 2017 at 9:32 pm UTC
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If the developer is open to a port, we could send Ryan Gordon a hint to the developer ..
Tchey 21 August 2017 at 9:36 pm UTC
I only want Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition
fagnerln 21 August 2017 at 10:40 pm UTC
Steam could create a way to "donate" to developers do a port, I mean:
-Dev show interest.
-Create this fund with a X dollars goal.
-We "donate" (pre-buy?)

If the goal is achieved
-Steam pays the dev if the game was released
-donators receive a copy of game

Otherwise donators receive a refund
slaapliedje 21 August 2017 at 11:42 pm UTC
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Couldn't we create some sort of Kickstarter/Patreon thing like that? Pick a game a lot of us would want, get a sign up of X amount of people, show the amount of possible money from purchases for it then show the developers? Talk is cheap, but putting a value behind the work could... well work.
jasondaigo 22 August 2017 at 6:08 am UTC
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon is looking for new games to port to Linux, pay not required

ehm
wleoncio 22 August 2017 at 6:20 am UTC
I won't buy it, but I hope the port happens and it sells like hotcakes on Linux. With a success case like this, we might draw the attention of Konami and have them port some PES game (which is still not my kind of game, but something I think Linux should have in its AAA portfolio).
wojtek88 22 August 2017 at 6:28 am UTC
wleoncioI won't buy it, but I hope the port happens and it sells like hotcakes on Linux. With a success case like this, we might draw the attention of Konami and have them port some PES game (which is still not my kind of game, but something I think Linux should have in its AAA portfolio).
Regardless success of potential port of Sociable Soccer, we should have Konami on Linux board.
Each year I pay over 50 euro for PES series game, I would like to start to pay for Linux version of this game.
And of course I would love to see first Metal Gear Solid on Linux.
The dream come true would be remake of MGS on Linux...

Sorry, I started to dream
Duckeenie 22 August 2017 at 8:59 am UTC
slaapliedjeI finally got around to buying Sensible Soccer for the Jaguar, haven't gotten around to playing it though! I am strying to remember the last time I played a computer soccer game.... may lbe the Atari 8bit or 2600...

So you will be looking to buy SociableSoccer circa 2040 then.
thewho 22 August 2017 at 9:21 am UTC
If you are interested in Sensible Soccer-alike games, you should take a look at ysoccer which is OpenSource.

I am sure i would like Sociable Soccer, but i will miss the management part known from SWoS. Maybe this is the chance for Pixel Soccer which will release in December and should support Linux, too.
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