Lewandowski looking to become global player on computer gaming market with new footy game
Having just been awarded FIFA’s best male player, footy ace Robert Lewandowski is now looking to score another win - with his new football computer game.
Called ‘Football Coach the Game’, the hands-on game available on mobile, PC and gaming consoles is a collaboration between the 32-year-old striker and Rafał Cymerman, the man behind Poland’s first ever football management simulation game League Polska Manager 95.
Together they have now formed a new company RL9Sports Games, referring to Lewandowski’s initials and his number on the pitch.
Cymerman said: “We would like to create a Polish production that will achieve global success. There are many games where you are the club manager. We want to stand out and focus more on coaching.
“The player's tasks will be typical coach duties, i.e. supervising the team, training, determining the composition, managing the atmosphere in the locker room, taking care of the relationship with the club's management, but it will also be important to build the coach's personality.
“We also want to go towards the psychological aspects of team management so that the coach can reach their players not only through tactics and strategy, but also thanks to their own charisma.
“An important element will also be leadership during the match, participation in the course of the match as the twelfth player - this is also to be a distinguishing feature of our product compared to classic managers.”
The game will also encourage players to create their own club and compete online against other players from around the world.
As mobile gaming increases in popularity, the pair hope the new game will reach a completely different audience to that which is loyal to the traditional games on the market.
Cymerman said: “We need to reach fans who appreciate the realism of the production. We cannot afford to add elements that go beyond the authenticity of the game, as is the case with other game genres.
“We focus on maximum realism in our production.”