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App description: "An MMA simulator as beautiful as the bloody and bruised fighters it celebrates, MMA Manager is nevertheless fun and well-constructed" - Bronze Award from PocketGamer

This is a free, ad supported version of MMA Manager.

"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." - Michael Dalgleish, Zero1Gaming

"You must go on. You cant go on. Youll go on. All for 10%." - Josh Rosenblatt, Vice's Fightland

Take on the role of a MMA manager in the modern fight business. Manage your gym and build your fight team from the local scene to the heights of managing world champions in the top promotions.

This is your fight team. Recruit fighters from multiple weight classes and hire coaches to train them.

Negotiate with leagues, book fights, and guide your fighters up the ranks to win titles.

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 will age out, fight each other and move up and down the rankings.

Fully Simulated player fighters and personalities including greed, happiness, bad habits and career goals.

Manage your fighters careers, keep them happy but remember you can always get rid of them.

Complex fight simulations with a huge number of possible combinations of action that can make up each fight.

Corner fighters and influence key moments in the fight.

Different martial arts styles affect what techniques fighters can use. Fighters can learn new styles from their coaches.

Deal with issues like missing weight, injuries, and PEDs.

Upgrade and equip your gym with the best equipment to compliment your coaches.

Caffeinebomb's comments:


Hi, this thread name may seem a bit familiar to anyone that saw the MMA Manager thread a couple of months ago here. We've released a new free version of MMA Manager now so that players can actually try it instead of being put off by it being a premium game. This has the added benefit of MMA Manager Free launching with all the great improvements we've added to the original launch from player and review feedback .

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.
More details on http://www.mmamanager.com

Since launch, the original has held steady at a solid 4.5 stars on the App Store and it's had several solid reviews.

For example:
PocketGamer gave it their Bronze Award
Zero1Gaming said it was a great management sim to pass time or any train journey or whenever you get a spare moment

Our launch trailer:


If you like management games or MMA, why not give it a try?
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11-18-2015, 05:30 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,329
I thought this came out a few weeks ago
11-19-2015, 02:01 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2013
Location: Guildford, UK
Posts: 45
We released the original premium version a few weeks ago yeah. Here's the link to the thread for it http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=269904

Based on a lot of feedback from people that found the idea interesting but wanted to be able to try it first before purchase we decided to release an advert-supported version as well. We've kept the 2 versions separate mainly because having seen other apps "go free" over the years, very few achieve it cleanly without annoying the hell out of the existing players. Two separate versions is risky as hell for us, the new version has launched "clean" without the benefit of the existing reviews and 4.5 star rating in the App Store. But it's better in our opinions that we do the extra work to avoid negatively affecting the experience of anyone that's already paid for the game.

The existing players of MMA Manager have been awesome, they've interacted with us via email, twitter and forums and given us a ton of feedback and suggestions for the game. The last thing in the world we'd want to do is risk screwing up their games, especially since it's a single player game that can result in serious time investment. (We've had players hitting 8 hours in within a day of installing it).
01-11-2016, 12:24 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 2,742
Great game. Bump