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(4.4+) MMA Manager

09-16-2015, 04:51 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 45
(4.4+) MMA Manager

We've just released the Android version of our Vice Sports featured sports management game onto Google Play. It's a premium game priced at only $1.99 USD/ $ 2.49 CAN / £1.98 GBP.
There's more details in the thread for the iOS build, but the core of the game is to run a fight team, recruit fighters, train them, corner them in fights and win championships while trying to get your fighters to the best leagues in the world.

Bit By Bit is just the two of us and we've done a lot of simulation coding over the years on games like Black & White 2 and Fable 2 and 3, so the fighters, promotors and coachers are all procedurally generated and have unique looks, names, personalities and skills. So your experience is different on every play through.

Feature List

- An open-ended game in a simulated MMA world with 10 different fight promotions and at least 940 AI fighters.
- Wide range of procedurally generated fighters with differing appearances, skills, stats, martial arts backgrounds, records and personalities. Fighter appearances can vary in hair styles, colours, tattoos, skin tone, facial hair and cauliflower ears.
- AI Fighters that age out, fight each other and move up and down the rankings as part of a full simulation.
- Complex fight simulations with a huge number of possible combinations of action that can make up each fight.
- Real world dilemmas like fighters missing weight, getting injured, and PEDs.
- Players corner fighters and influence key moments in the fight.
- Different martial arts styles affect what techniques fighters can use and they can learn new ones.

Launch Trailer

Sample Reviews From the stores
  • Google Play - “Outrageous game, super fun and addictive”
  • Google Play - “Great so far”
  • Google Play - “As a massive mma fan I’m happy to see this game here, so far it seems great, can’t wait to see how it grows”
  • iOS - “I love sports management sims! And this is one of the best I’ve seen on mobile”
  • iOS - “Great game, look forward to seeing more updates”
  • iOS - “Haven’t noticed anything about the game that I don’t like, which is rare. Great game, worth the money plus some.”
  • iOS - “It’s completely addictive.”

We've written up some tips that aren't included in the tutorial for brevity on our site:
09-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 45
New Update & First Review!

We've released a new update for MMA Manager and it's got its first Website review! A Bronze award from PocketGamer - http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/...ew.asp?c=67545

Basically marked down a bit for needing some MMA knowledge and being text heavy, but has some great quotes like:
  • • "An MMA simulator as beautiful as the bloody and bruised fighters it celebrates, MMA Manager is nevertheless fun and well-constructed."
  • • "If you spend your days flexing your fists and practising your fighting footwork, this is the perfect game to liven up the bus stop."
  • • "Waiting for the next line of text to tell you whether your fighter has landed a kick or been bludgeoned is as intense as if you were watching the match in glorious 3D."

Still holding strong at a solid 4.8 stars on Google Play.

The new update contains:
  • • Metric Measurements Option
  • • Explanation why your fighter may not be offered a fight
  • • Fights changed to No Contest only when the winner fails a drug test.
  • • Players can now skip tutorial on subsequent playthroughs
  • • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements.
10-02-2015, 04:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 45
Update 1.2 is out!

Update 1.2 is out on Google Play now!

We submitted earlier today and it's a big update:
  • - Sharing screenshots via the camera button.
  • - Fighter stats gradually decay down to 40, if they're not training in that discipline.
  • - Happy fighters train more effectively.
  • - Cross training now takes a little longer and only trains the specific Stat for that gym.
  • - Your corner gives advice between rounds.
  • - The Fighter's info screen now has more complete data. This includes their complete fight history (from this update). Also, the number of times they've failed PED tests or missed weight.
  • - Coach negotiations now only allow 2 attempts to recruit them. Also, coaches will never accept a pay cut.
  • - Training Dilemmas Changes: Giving your fighter the day off will mean they don’t train this month.
  • - Gameplan Techniques are now explained better.
  • - On changing Leagues your Fighter's new Rank takes their old Rank into account.
  • - The end of the month will now always show your monthly finances and will show any fights booked for the coming month.
  • - Miscellaneous fight system improvements.
  • - Various bug fixes, including a very rare crash and a small issue where you could get stuck in the Objectives screen.

The game has also got a good new review from Zero1Gaming

Our favourite quote is probably:
"MMA Manager is a great management sim to pass time or any train journey or whenever you get a spare moment. It is deep enough to allow you to feel like you are running things without ever being too overwhelming and will keep you entertained for many an hour. A must for any MMA fan."
11-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 45
Update 1.3 is out!

Update 1.3 is out!

It's mainly focussed on behind the scenes improvements and bug fixes but we've also added Google Play achievements that link up to your Gym Objectives and Interim Titles for when a Champ has vacated a belt (through injury, retiral or suspension).

If you've already completed an objective, it will be awarded the first time you launch the game.