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Cricket Manager

Overview

Cricket Manager is a sports simulation game that offers in-depth control of tactics, finances, and backroom management. Released for mobile devices, this MMO allows players to build a cricket franchise and compete against friends and fellow fans from around the world. The game was created completely full-cycle by the team at Program-Ace.

Audience

Cricket Manager is aimed at fans of cricket and sport simulation games.

Target Demographics:

  • Research has found that the majority of cricket fans are male and between the ages of 21-45.
  • Cricket is most popular in Great Britain and the former colonies of the British Empire (primarily, Australia, India, Pakistan, and the West Indies).
  • Players who are looking to play an average of 1-2 hours per day.

Technologies Used

  • Art: 3ds Max 2016, Autodesk Maya 2016, Substance Painter 1.7.2, Adobe PhotoShop
  • Development: Unity 5.3.4

Objectives and Challenges

The objective was to develop a completely in-house, full-cycle MMO sport simulation game. It was our goal for it to incorporate a slew of features in order to create an in-depth and engaging gaming experience. The principal challenge was to create an MMO that ran easily on mobile devices from both a technical and user perspective.

Solution

Our solution achieved our goal of creating a substantial and engaging sports simulation experience by focusing on providing both in-game and backroom functionalities. Players must choose positions for their players and strategize by analyzing their cricket-specific skills. Bowlers, for example, can learn various deliveries, such as doosras. In the backroom portion, players must manage transfers, wages, and training regimens for their players as well as build stadiums. The variety of play mimics the complexity of real-life cricket management while simplifying the more complicated processes into an appropriate gaming format.

In order to develop a fast-running application and a uniform experience for users stretched across the world, best practices for mobile applications were employed. This meant static and dynamic batching, texture atlasing, and optimal texture compression. With respect to the MMO aspect, all the computing and calculation is done on the servers and relevant information is sent to client devices.

Solution Advantages

  1. Full-cycle development completed in-house by the Program-Ace team.
  2. Successfully implemented system for microtransactions, which can be done to purchase in-game soft/hard currency.
  3. Two viewing modes for cricket matches: a simple 2D layout for tactical analysis and 3D highlights for greater immersion.
  4. Diverse gameplay offers users complete control of cricket management, from the pitch to the boardroom.

Benefits of Working with the Program-Ace Team

  • We have a proven track record of developing and releasing games of high-quality and depth across the major genres.
  • Our dedicated cross-platform team allows us to provide crisp, seamless solutions for the client’s preferred platform(s).
  • Formulate your perfect product by sharing ideas and discussing concepts with our experienced game designers, modellers and project managers.

Results

  • An addicting MMO game for mobile platforms with social network integration.
  • Well-researched and highly accurate cricket simulation.
  • Graduated league system and game center to drive competitiveness and user retention.

Get your cricket fix and prove your mastery against friends and rival fans from around the world!

To download Cricket Manager, click on the links below:

Google Play App Store

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