Toplitz Productions and developer 2tainment is bringing the latest entry in the ANSTOSS franchise, GOAL! The Club Manager to PC in 2022. Following in the footsteps of German managers like Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, this international soccer management version is destined to become a fan favorite.
First released in 1993, the ANSTOSS series sets the bar for realistic sports management. The series is known for its mix of depth in all areas of club management from finances to stadium expansion. A successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2020 paved way for the development of this latest franchise entry as it approaches its release later this year.
Gameplay utilizes a tactics engine that combines classic management gameplay with the latest methods and rules in modern soccer or football for international readers. Both players’ and a teams’ performance can be displayed on a heatmap to help managers analyze and evaluate tactics and changes. Each decision’s impact can be directly seen on the heatmap, allowing changes to be made by the player.
Scouting and data analytics are critical for a club’s success. Managers will want to develop a global network to discover new talents. Every player has their own personality, dozens of abilities, and a range of character traits that influence their development and playstyle.
As a coach and manager, players will find their abilities can be enhanced with the help of an extensive skill tree. Players can use these options to specialize and decide if they want to be an old-school manager or a football scientist.
Multiplayer allows up to 8 managers to play online. Players can host their own sessions, join others, or play with friends. This new edition of the franchise offers a clear and efficient interface that is both simple and intuitive. The in-game mentor and companion, Pallino, offers assistance to those who need it and is always a click away. Pallino’s advice is helpful for all newcomers taking on the challenging job of being a soccer club manager.
GOAL! The Club Manager is heading to PC for Windows, Mac, Linux users in 2022. Interested players can wishlist the game now on Steam.
Toplitz Productions (@Toplitz_Prod Twitter) is an Austrian publisher and developer with the goal of offering games that feature “Heart and Soul” to consumers. The company is comprised of veteran game developers and executives who collaborate with multiple studios throughout the world. Toplitz’s portfolio comprises a mix of sports, strategy, adventure, and simulation games for PC and major console platforms.
2tainment (@2tainment Twitter) is a global video game publishing company based in Germany. The company was founded in 2014 by industry veterans Stefan Weyl and Wolfgang Duhr. Drawing upon a global network of experience in finance, development, and marketing, the company uses its worldwide distribution network to reach over 80 countries and more than 90% of the international market.