Previous   June 02 2010 -

FREE Kickabout updates!


Howdy folks! We have some great free updates for you today.

As many of you are aware, there is a rather large event about to occur in the world of football, and we thought it would be a shame not to update FunOrb's best (okay, only) football game.

Firstly, be sure to check out our Kickabout World Cup event if you haven't already. If you've already seen it, you might be a bit confused at the mention of level 50 players - the exciting news is that this is linked to the first piece of free new content…

Exhibition Mode

Exhibition Mode is a new unrated game play mode. We designed it to help you determine the better player, once and for all. It's like a normal game of Kickabout, but instead of using your own team, you'll use a selection of level 50 players (3 Tanks, 3 Rangers and 3 Hotshots). You can't earn experience or league points in this mode, but you'll still earn money. And, for your convenience, you can use the new Quickplay menu button to bypass the game lobby and head straight into the first available Exhibition Mode game.

Exhibition Mode can be combined with our next exciting update…

Tournament Mode

Now you and up to 15 other people can take part in a knockout competition, comprised of 1v1 games that you can play using your own team, or as an Exhibition Mode game with a team of level 50 players. All players play simultaneously; the losers are knocked out and the winners progress to the next round. Do you have what it takes to be the tournament champion?

New Statistics

Ever left a game of Kickabout and wondered who tackled the most, or how many tackles were successful? Or who scored which goals, and when? Well, we've added a post-game stats menu, showing possession, goals, kicks and tackle information for all players in a game. Hopefully this should resolve a few of the arguments over who spam-tackled the most. ;-)

New Rating System

We've taken on your feedback about the rating system, and we've added a new rated game option - now you can find an opponent with a similar rating, similar league points or a similar level! We'd really like to hear your feedback about this new option, so come and talk to us on the forums.

New Achievements

What would an update be without Achievements? In a sudden burst of competitiveness, I went over the top and added a total of 40 new Achievements! Yes, Kickabout now has 73 achievements for you to collect.

Finally, I've included numerous bug fixes to improve your Kickabout experience.

I hope everyone has fun with these new game modes and, again, please let us know what you think in the forums. Oh, and also, what do you think of the new-look logo? Be sure to check it out during the World Cup… ;-)

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