Football Drama Achievements

Every goal has a story
what’s behind the making of the game

In this set of pages you find explanations and more informations about features of the Football Drama game. The sections are linked to Football Drama’s Steam achievements.
Your opponent scored their first goal! What a fantastic achievement! :D
Following up the video of basic match tips here is one with more advanced techniques.

First opponent’s goal

Game's Tips

You scored your first goal! While Football Drama user interface looks simple also in matches, behind the scenes it’s not “just random”, it will consider all your choices and better play will get better results. Here is a video of basic explanations and tips.
See also the video of Advanced match tips.

You scored your first goal!

Game's Tips

Won first match

You won your first match!
Let’s see whether it will never happen again!

The football’ universe depicted in Football Drama portraits the football of the past. There are many people interested in the story of football, here are some Twitter streams:

A conduit to lo-fi comedic football mediocrity from the last decade of the 20th century. Curated by @JR_Tiger

Alive and Kicking; The original 90s Football Podcast with @AshRoseUK.

Lady Cat: Bastet

Football Drama is a videogame that is filled with homage to the art of comics. The Lady Cat character is inspired by mythology and some amazing comic novels.

See also:
“Videogame Dialogues: Writing Tools And Design Ideas”

Bastet or Bast was a goddess of ancient Egyptian religion, worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE).

The Nikopol Trilogy is a series of three science fiction graphic novels written in French by Yugoslavian-born Enki Bilal, published between 1980 and 1992.

Survived meeting the president

Boris Aluminovitch

You met the owner of Calchester Assembled, Boris Aluminovitch. This character is inspired by several picturesque club owners. If you explore the history of modern football you’ll find that the constant need for more money to burn will attract very “flexible” managers to this world... Aluminovitch speaks a language that is inspired by Clockwork Orange - read more below.

Nadsat is a fictional register or argot used by the teenagers in Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange...

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is a Russian-Israeli billionaire businessman, investor and politician...

Coach Drama: handshakegate

A game called Football Drama must also be about football’s main drama: the managers’ willing / not willing to shake hands at the end of the match!

A book that gave us so much inspiration on such matters:
“A wonderfully insightful analysis of the language of soccer”

Inside battle of Old Trafford

Press Meeting

Press conferences supposedly very plain and boring, but that is not always the case. Could we miss an opportunity to be just stupid in Football Drama?

Top 10 FUNNY Football Press Conference Moments:

Bring Splatter Down

2015 FIFA corruption case

While many large entertainment organizations see their management behave in bizarre ways, FIFA and its management has beaten them all. There is immense literature on the topic, you could start from this:

“Near the end of May 2015, fourteen people were indicted in connection with an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) into wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering.”

Why a Narrative Game On Football?

We bring you on a journey through football and its surrounding universe

Won the Championship!

Football Drama has 24 different endings.
It’s a rare case of a football game where winning the championship does not mean reaching the highest goal (no pun…)

Pasolini and football

“Football is the last sacred ritual of our time”.
This Pasolini quote defines perfectly what Football Drama’s tries to depict.

La prima biografia-antologia di un Pasolini pressoché inedito, quello che amava e viveva lo sport con la passione di un ragazzo di borgata e la complessità di un intellettuale raffinato.

Monty Python imagined that, in a football match played by philosophers, the ball would remain at the centre of the field until someone like Socrates had an idea. In such a match, the mind was always above the physical, like two different entities unable to reconcile.

I-Ching and P.K.Dick

Football Drama homages also P.K.Dick. It shares with the author the belief and usage of the Book Of Changes.

That events can take place outside of time is a discovery that strikes me as dismal. My first reaction was, "Good God, I was right; when you're at the dentist it does last forever."

Enrolling Ted

Football corruption scandals

Enrolling Ted on your side may lead to a plot twist…
A reference to periodical football corruption scandals that are one of the distinguishing features of this sport.

The French football bribery scandal (French: Affaire VA-OM) occurred during a 1992–93 French Division 1 match between Valenciennes and Olympique de Marseille. Marseille president Bernard Tapie and general manager Jean-Pierre Bernès contacted Valenciennes players Jorge Burruchaga, Jacques Glassmann, and Christophe Robert through Marseille player ...

Bernard Tapie (French pronunciation: ​[bɛʁnaʁ tapi]; born 26 January 1943) is a French businessman, politician and occasional actor, singer, and TV host. He was Minister of City Affairs in the government of Pierre Bérégovoy.