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Frey United Software Games

Since 2002 we focus mainly on sport management games, but as you can see on the list below we also ventured into other genre of browser games.

Domestic cups round-up


After first two rounds of domestic cups in Division A there are no real surprises, right now FC Comandoh looks like the favorite to reach the final - in first round they beat FC TWINS 2-0 and in second East Cardiff FC 3-1. In Division B there is one big surprise - in second round Chievo Verona, last season champions, lost to 3rd division team Rapid Marcq-en-Bareul after penalties. Also current division leader, FC Joker, was beaten home by Sport Recife 2-1. In Division C last season champions, Nothing Toulouse FC, won both their matches 4-0 and now clearly are favorites to win the trophy. In Division D FC 020 lost their first round match against 3rd division FC Klasterec nad Ohri 17 after penalties, while in second round FC National Esenyurt, which started the season well, lost 2-4 to 2nd division FC Cuauhtemoc. Next round of domestic cups will take place on January 26th since next week the first round of Inter Cups will start.

Another milestone reached


No, not the one to reach 1 million users. Not yet, anyway. The milestone is the introduction of game events. Those of you, who played our other game, Santa Monica FC Online, should know what do I mean by that. The game events are semi-random incidents that can occur in the clubs and affect the bank account, stadium, staff members, players in the squad or any other aspect of the club. And usually not in a good way. They can cause injuries, damages to infrastructure, etc. But in some cases can bring something good. But what does that mean that they are assign semi-randomly? It means that those events can take place in any club, but only if some additional circumstances will occur. For example a tornado could destroy part of stadium, any stadium, but that would take place only in the parts of the world where tornadoes are common, not in just randomly chosen club. Another example - a player could get in trouble and be unavailable for some time, but only if his character meets some criteria. The game events will take place on Mondays, together with training reports and other in-game activities.

Season 12 kicks off


New season of Football-o-Rama opens with few new features, like weather system, inter-divisional cups, friendly tournaments and RPG elements. What has changed? - interface was upgraded, - Rama can now be multi-lingual, - several minor fixes were made, - weather system was fully implemented, - your stadium will degrade due to weather, - pitch on your stadium will degrade after each match played, - RPG elements in your profile were fully implemented, - new Inter Cups were introduced: HSLS Cup and LLLB Cup, - forum was slightly improved, - changes were made to player data availability, - changes were made to the influence of tactics on match, - better training reports are available.

Season 11 ends


In Division A1 Junior MKS won with 10 points advantage over FC Comandoh. Despite 4-0 win in last round Potion Drinkers finished on 3rd place. In Division B1 the finish was a bit tense, with top 3 teams having 4 points difference at the end of the season. Chievo Verona kept their advantage until the very end and won championship. Three points behind their backs were Astrokids with just a single point advantage over Bombezni Lamantyny. In Division C1 Nothing Toulouse FC managed to keep perfect score until the end and with 22 straight wins they left no chances to their competitors. Galanis Team took 2nd place, 8 points behind at the end of the season. In Division D1 GoeBezig Vilvoorde won championship with only 1 point advantage over FC Soldiers and 8 over SPTTJS. Next season Junior MKS, FC Comandoh, Chievo Verona, Astrokids, Nothing Toulouse FC, Galanis Team, GoeBezig Vilvoorde and FC Soldiers will take part in Elite Cup. Potion Drinkers, Sporting Alsace Football, Bombezni Lamantyny, Spireites, MU Krave FC, Addicted float club, SPTTJS and Dream Never Give Up will take part in new, HSLS Cup. Teams that will take part in third cup, LLLB Cup, will be announced with start of the new season. Congratulations to all teams!

Elite Cup Winners


In final match of this season Elite Cup home team proved that first leg results was no accident - Nothing Toulouse FC won the trophy beating Junior MKS 3-0 two weeks ago and 4-0 today. Congratulations to both teams for reaching the Elite Cup final! This season Nothing Toulouse FC won every single match in Division C1 and domestic cup and now they added another trophy to their collection. Renato Marino of Nothing Toulouse FC also was the top scorer of the Elite Cup with 9 goals.

New training reports are available


New, improved, training reports are available right now. The new elements are: 1. the progress bar, which shows how close each player is to increasing his main skill level, 2. progress report, which lists players that last week made some progress towards increasing main skill level, 3. training feedback, which gives manager some insight into how he can improve the training effectivity (feedback requires a team captain to be selected). Soon further elements of training reports will be available.

Domestic cup winners


Final matches of Domestic Cups took place and we have the first winners that will play next year in interdivisional HSLS Cup. In Division A FC Comandoh beat the division leader Junior MKS 3-0, which was surprising since Junior so far lost only twice this season (once in a league match and once in Elite Cup). FC Comandoh gave the opponents no chance and completely dominated the match. In Division B Bombezni Lamantyny won 3-0 in the final against FK Partizan. The result was expected - Bombezni has a good run lately and in the semi-final they beaten the division leader, Chievo Verona. In Division C ubeaten Nothing Toulouse FC is still unbeaten. They won the cup final against Addicted float club scouring four goals. In Division D cup final FC Cape Town Thunder, the sole non-1st division team, won 2-1 against 1st division FC Bartalona. This match was the most interesting of the finals, not only because 3rd Div team reached that level, but also because both sides were very active and until last minute the win was still up for grab.

New training reports


We are finishing tests of the new version of training reports that will be in use from next Monday. In new version the training reports will not only contain the information about progress in technical data, but also main skill. Up to this point only the increase of main skill level was reported, but since it is quite rare (so far) it was a problem for new managers. Now you will see not only how close your players are to reaching next level of the main skill, but also who made progress in latest training sessions. Another new elements will be the short info how effective the latest training were, which could indicate if club needs more or better staff members to make better use of the training sessions. In future (hopefully not far future) the training report will also show more detailed description of the training itself, which could give hints which player should be given a place in starting lineup.

Elite Cup Final


In first leg of the first Elite Cup Final Nothing Toulouse FC proved to be too strong for home side, Junior MKS, they scored 3 goals and kept the clean sheet. This puts Toulouse in good position before second leg that will take place on their own stadium. Nothing Toulouse FC is currently the only team in top divisions that did not lost a league match with 16 wins in a row. No wonder two of the top scorers in Division C1 are players of Toulouse: Christian Thygesen scored 23 goals this season and Renato Marino managed to score 13 times. Junior MKS is leader of Division A1, with 9 points advantage and so far it was their second defeat this season (one in league match and now one in Elite Cup). Second leg of Elite Cup Final will take place next Wednesday.

Worst. Job. Ever.


I have to admit that recent couple of weeks were pretty tough - together with improvements to interface I started implementing changes that will allow Football-o-Rama to be multi-lingual. And this turned out to be the worst job I ever had. Literally! I spent so far about 3000 hours on developing Rama, but about 30 hours I spent in last 2 weeks changing interface to work on any language package proved to be the single worst, most irritating, boring, depressing, tedious, monotonous, mind-draining, soul-destroying, tiresome and dull thing that I ever did. But on the bright side at least it is unbelievably repetitive. If any of you think you had worse imagine taking every single bit of text on every single page of Football-o-Rama, checking if it was used before, placing in package, linking spot in interface to package and then repeat. And then repeat. And then repeat few thousand times more. Oh yes, and the help text too. And the match description. And the title texts. And the privacy rules. And so on... Now, about 80% of the interface is done, Polish version is coming pretty soon and, hopefully, Ukrainian version will follow. Together with Polish version the improved interface will be available.

Case #4 - Lightning never strikes twice


Elderly couple was found dead in their home on the outskirts of the town. It looks like someone broke into their house and attacked them using some sort of blunt instrument. There is however one disturbing detail in that story hidden in the past of the male victim. New case on The Lone Detective is mixture of cold case files and classic whodunit formula - hope you will find it interesting.

Domestic cup finals


Domestic Cups are reaching the final stage, the last matches this season will take place on December 1st. In Division A FC Comandoh will face the, so far, unbeaten leader Junior MKS. In Division B Bombezni Lamantyny, after surprising win against Chievo Verona in semi-final, will face FK Partizan. In Division C leader Nothing Toulouse FC is the clear favorite against Addicted float club. In semi-final Nothing Toulouse FC beat their most formidable rivals from Galanis Team. In Division D cup final FC Cape Town Thunder, a 3rd division team, will face 1st division FC Bartalona. In semi-final FC Cape Town Thunder managed to beat 2nd division leader, SC Shkoder.