Started on June
2002, Yoda Soccer is a project which intends to create a new free
game for Windows with the gameplay and the style of the well known
Sensible World of Soccer (a.k.a. SWOS). This doesn't mean that
we'll redo swos for this OS, it would be only a waste of time, but
we'll try to add many features missed in Swos. If you want to know
more about this, please go in the Info section.
Yoda soccer is
written in Blitzmax (www.blitzmax.com) language. The source code
is open and availaible for everyone who want to help us to improve
INFO ABOUT SWOS
must say that Swos was just an evolution. The story of this great
game started in the late 90's when Sensible Software produced a
football game. This wasn't a game with particoular new features,
as the fliyng top camera was just used by Kick off series and
graphics were not so good. But when you started a match, you had
the full feeling with the ball, a lot of actions possible and it
was too easy learning the controls... only a button for every ball
touch! Sensible soccer had an incredible success, so Sensible
Soft. produced other versions of the game, like World cup 94 one.
But the big thing had to come yet...
1995 Amiga's owners (only...) could play the first masterpiece:
Sensible World of Soccer (SWOS).
The new game's features were
the same not so good graphics, "bird fly" camera, the
same brilliant and thrilling gameplay a bit upgraded and a huge
database of national and club teams, covering about 12000 players!
The game ruled the soccer videogames market for Amiga, but PC
users had to play Sensible Soccer yet. Their wait as long an year.
In fact on Novembre 1995, Swos 95-96 was for PC too, with the same
features of Amiga's one and also videos and musics. The next year
Sensible Software produced Swos 96-97, that was more a database
update than a real new game, indeed we can say that some new
features were added, like national teams career. Swos died in this
status, because, perhaps corrupted by 3D engines and Fifa series.
Sensible Software tried to continue the serie with a new partially
3D version: Swos 98. It appeared as an unfinished game and nobody