The Greenshoots-backed games company Team Football scored big yesterday, securing the licence rights necessary to make them the official football tablet and mobile game for the England team. This news arrives just in time for the 2014 World Cup and allows the Birmingham-based development company to use official branding, kits, logos and player likenesses in their new game, ‘Official England Football'. In addition to this exclusive access, the game also boasts the vocal talents of BBC sporting legend John Moston and will launch later this month on iOS and Android platforms.
This isn't the only licence that Team Football have been lucky enough to secure. They also have ‘Official Football' titles in the pipeline for teams like Brazil, Japan, China and France, where they're poised to be the official game for each country. These impressive collaborations put the company's debut game in a prime position for success during the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
World Football 2014Founded by Steve Huckle, Team Football was just a few weeks old before it applied to be part of our Greenshoots programme which we launched in partnership with Microsoft. Supported by the Government's Regional Growth Fund, this initiative is designed to help startup game studios create new and exciting titles for the Windows platform. The £25,000 funding we provided Team Football allowed them to secure the appearance of Moston, radically overhaul the visuals of their ‘Official Football' title using high quality UI graphics and create two new marketing jobs within their company.
Last week, the team held a promotional event at Wembley Stadium, something they wouldn't have been able to do without the help of the Greenshoots programme. Creative England's Head of Games and Digital Media Jaspal Sohal had this to say about the company's success: "Team Football is a shining example of what the Greenshoots programme is all about: supporting new and emerging game developers with innovative ideas that have huge potential.”
‘Official England Football' will be available to download on iOS and Android devices later this month. For more information, visit their Website.
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