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Axiom Soccer represents a new generation of high-adrenaline digital sports, combining the best of real world ball games and third person shooters.
Start scoring goals within minutes, and hone your shooting skills and team tactics to eventually play tournament matches in front of a live, virtual, in-game crowd.
"Axiom Soccer could make Rocket League into a sub-genre"
"One to watch out for in 2019"
"If you are looking for some fast fun in a 1vs1 to 3vs3 setting and you're a fan of ball games and things that go boom, Axiom Soccer is for you."
Axiom Soccer is Earthbound Games’ big entry into the online sports arena genre and combines already loved action elements from games such as Rocket League and FIFA with fun shooting mechanics more familiar to players of games like Splatoon and Fortnite.
The influences feel reassuringly familiar but the mix is entirely new, with one player describing their experience of Axiom Soccer as “pool mixed with football and flying robots – it’s as wild as it sounds!”
In Axiom Soccer players pass, dribble and shoot their way to victory on the pitch by skillful piloting of their projectile-firing drone. Fast paced action and football tactics combine with to on-pitch obstacles and goal keepers to keep you scoring, winning and moving up the leagues!
Axiom Soccer supports competitive and collaborative play both off and online and can be played against either AI opponents or up to 5 other players. Later the game will also be breaking new ground with its use of interactive crowd features to let players play in front of a live, virtual, in-game crowd watching on live streams. Whether it’s next-goal-wins, sudden-death or the dreaded penalty shootout, Axiom Soccer delivers the ultimate in nerve-wracking tension.
Why Early Access?
“We’ve always set out to develop Axiom Soccer with our community's feedback and gameplay experience helping to shape the game's development and direction with each new update. By releasing on Steam's Early Access platform players will be able to support Axiom Soccer's development and help us create the popular soccer-shooter we all want Axiom Soccer to become.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“Axiom Soccer has already been developed to be visually polished and balanced for a challenging yet fun gameplay experience. This is the version you can download and play right now. Our next task is to learn what players enjoy most about the game and to focus on building out the experience to deliver more of that. We're currently anticipating an Early Access period of between 3 to 4 months at this time before we'll be ready to announce a Full Release.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Although the game is already fun to play in its Early Access form the full version will offer detailed player progression, much more content to unlock, more play modes to try, as well as different types of competitions to challenge your opponents. These are the aspects we want to involve our community in prioritising, to be sure we are focusing on building what players want most.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“After extensive Closed Beta testing Axiom Soccer is ready to hit the pitch and play right now. The core game takes the fast-paced frantic action of arena shooters and gives it a fun football twist that our community have had a blast playing. We know there are still bugs and things we can improve and iterate upon but we think fans of shooters and sports games will instantly be able to pick up, play and have fun!
The game already offers:
Online dedicated server multiplayer with Quickplay and Competitive modes.
Up to 6 player online multiplayer
Up to 4 player local multiplayer
Singleplayer progression against tiered AI opponents
3 Unique drones to choose from, each with customisable strips, paints and projectile trails”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“It is our intention to make sure Axiom Soccer is always Free for our community to play and enjoy. As an independent developer we obviously need to ensure we can afford to continue developing the game and will therefore be adding paid content and other premium options in due course. However, we want to reassure our community that this content will always be optional, and where available will not provide any gameplay advantages to players who purchase premium content.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“Axiom Soccer has been in Closed Beta since September 2018 and our community – mainly through Discord - have been crucial in helping to shape the development of the game by providing us with gameplay testing feedback. For us Discord has become an essential part in the future development of Axiom Soccer, not only to allow our current community to provide feedback but for future ventures such as organising exclusive events and as an opportunity for the players supporting us to have exclusive access to test builds.
We're always open to new suggestions and ideas from our community, so if you have anything you'd like to share with us please head over to our Discord to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you - see you on the pitch!”