Our buddies over at Sportando have launched a new basketball management simulator and it’s free. We checked in with their editor, Emiliano Carchia, to ask him all about the project.
BallinEurope: Why did Sportando decide to produce this game? How long did it take?
Emiliano Carchia: We decided to launch the video game after we reached an agreement with the guys who made PC Fantacanestro over the last few years. This season it took a lot to launch the video game. Usually they had the game available for November-December but we had to wait till March.
The promise is that next season we’ll try to make a better game releasing it early in the season.
BiE: The game is freeware, is there any way such as advertising, that you will be able to generate revenue from it?
EC: The game is completely for free. It is at his first version with the name of Sportando Basket Manager. There are a couple of banners in the game but our goal is to find a naming sponsor. That would be great for us and to develop a better game.
BiE: Previous iterations of basketball management games haven’t been received warmly by fans, were you looking to fix this?
EC: Yes, the goal is to have people happy with the game. We know the way to have the most perfect game is very long but we are trying and we’ll try.
BiE: In terms of licensing, are there any leagues/player names that are real in the game?
No, all the names are fakes. No real licenses. We know PC Fantacanestro used the real names of the players and the fact that we don’t have them generated unhappiness among the users. But having real names is not too easy so we went with not real names.
Check out Sportando Basket Manager here.