Football Tactics’s Press Kit


Based in Kyiv, Ukraine

Release date:
1 June, 2015

Humble Store
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Regular Price:
USD 16.99
GBP 12.99
EUR 16.99
RUB 599


Contact email:

Football Tactics page


Table of Content

  1. Description
  2. History
  3. Features
  4. Selected Reviews
  5. About Creoteam
  6. Gameplay Video
  7. Game Graphics


Football Tactics – is a turn-based strategy with RPG elements. It’s a game for those who enjoy any combo of turn-based mechanics, team development, tycoon-style games and football. It is inspired more by the likes of JRPGs, Civilization, and XCOM rather than by Football Manager.

There are many games based around ‘development’: you can develop your country, a theme park, a video game company, pizzeria, alchemy shop and so on. But there has NEVER been a strategy game based on developing your football club!

Sure, there are hardcore football simulators, but it’s difficult to play them and, even more importantly, they don’t give you enough feedback to assess the accuracy and wisdom’ of your decisions.

Football Tactics is a game about a coach who no-one believes in. So to prove them wrong, he takes an amateur club and attempts to raise it to the pinnacle of world football! Playing the role of this coach, you start out with an old stadium which has just a single bench for your fans.Your goal is for your team to become so successful that you will ultimately transform this worthless bench into an arena with 80 000 seats by which time your club will have won all the major prestigious trophies in world football!

You play matches by utilizing the unique, turn-based mechanics, at the same time developing your club to its highest potential. Your decisions concerning team development affect the match results so choose wisely because your results, in turn, affect the strategic development of your club.


By the end of 2011, the team decreased to 3 people: programmer, animator and game designer. So they decided to make something small but addictive. Andrey Kostyushko, the leader of Creoteam, had a dream to make football strategy which is “right”. Which gives feedback on the every player’s decision, which does not overwhelm players with tonnes of useless spreadsheets, which allows developing a football team, and finally, which allows winning stronger opponents by using smart tactics. The game about being an underdog. It was Football Tactics: turn-based strategy with RPG elements.

The development went hard as the team lacked the needed financing. There was even a year-long pause in the development. But after hard times, the team decided to release Football Tactics on Steam.

So at spring 2015 developers passed Steam Greenlight just in one month. And at June 1st Football Tactics was released on Steam Early Access.

This decision allowed the devs continue development because players were happy with the game.

After the first year in Early Access, the game plays and looks like a finished product. It is already fun, polished and very addictive. The Steam reviews are Very Positive.

But developers continue working on the game, listening to players and releasing big content updates. Now their goal is to turn Football Tactics from a good to the great game. So they do not want to leave Early Access. Because it shows to the players that the devs are listening to the feedback and continue working on adding new cool features to Football Tactics.

It worth to mention that the players help developers to translate the game to different languages. At the moment, players translated the game to Portuguese-Brazilian, Turkish, French, German, Czech, Norwegian languages. Additionally, the game supports English, Russian and Ukrainian.


  • Turn-based matches – Unique turn-based system allows to use your strong sides against tactical mistakes of an opponent
  • Campaign – Make your way from Amateur to Premier League, play in the Cup matches, buy and train your footballers, improve your club
  • Skills System – Experiment with skills and talents to build unique team
  • Ultimate Face Editor – the editor allows you to edit any face in your team, and modders can create their favorite players in their mods
  • Smooth Animations – footballers move like in real football with smooth and realistic animations
  • Club’s Upgrades – upgrade your stadium, invest in the young footballers and hire coaches to make your club stronger
  • Mods support – create your own leagues or play the leagues created by other players
  • Online mode – Call your friends and create a playoff tournament. Who is the best tactician among you?
  • Hot Seat – choose a favourite national club and play against a friend on one PC
  • Twitch Support – The streamers can interact with their viewers

Selected Reviews

  • “Football Tactics is the most captivating indie PC game I have played. In addition to the strategic gameplay and management aspects, the fact that games play out quickly helped keep me going “just one more turn.” In that way, it is very much like bigger strategy titles, like the aforementioned Civilization series. Plus, it is polished and charmingly animated, with easy to read menus and a very helpful tutorial.”
    – Caley Roark , Operation Sports
  • “Think Heroes of Might and Magic but with footballers instead of griffins..”
    – Alan Passingham, The Pixel Empire
  • “Love child of Football Manager and Civilization franchise”
    – NinZa, Steam Review

About Creoteam

Creoteam is a game studio based in Kyiv, Ukraine. We like to arouse emotions. Triumph, sorrow, joy, compassion, excitement, surprise, pride, hope. We believe, that feeling emotions makes our lives more interesting.

More information about Creoteam, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Core Team

Anton Shekhovtsov
Technical Director

Sergey Savyak
Lead Animator

Andrey Kostyushko
Game Designer, Director


Gameplay video

Face Engine

Twitch Support


You can download screenshots, art assets and logotypes in one zip-archive (27Mb).


Art Assets