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Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2019 Coming to Retail in February 2020

Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2019

Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2019

Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2019 Coming to Retail in February 2020

Maximum Games have partnered with Canuck Play & Spear Interactive to physically publish Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football series in North America.

Global video game publisher Maximum Games today announced their partnership with Canuck Play & Spear Interactive to physically publish the simulation football series Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football in North America next year.

Maximum Football is a simulation of North American football and features the ability to play multiple rule sets including US Pro, College and Canadian. Gamers can play as brand ambassador and Hall of Fame Quarterback Doug Flutie, but can also create their own football universe by customizing every team, uniform, logo and player in the game. Other game modes include College Dynasty, Season, Play Now, The Spring League (Practice) and Logo Editor. The game also features licensed equipment by Wilson Sports, Xenith, Phenom Elite and Mokom Gloves. 

“We are very excited to bring this fresh football experience to players in North America,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games, “The team at Canuck Play have created a dynamic game that brings a new spin to the sports genre.”

“Our partnership with Maximum Games will further grow the Maximum Football brand and spread our reach as a company,” said David Winter, Founder and President of Canuck Play. “We’ve heard the requests for a physical release, and we want everybody to have the opportunity to play our game.”

Originally released digitally on September 27, 2019, the physical edition of Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2019 will be available among select retailers in February 2020. For more information, visit http://www.maxfootballgame.com.

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  1. Spear
    It will be at a new price - $19.99

    Wow! How in the world are you guys able to sell the physical copy that cheap? Why such a discount from the digital version? Thanks.
    tonybologna
    Wow! How in the world are you guys able to sell the physical copy that cheap? Why such a discount from the digital version? Thanks.

    I've noticed "the not wanting to get off your butt to change discs" tax on a lot of games (digital). I remember back in the day companies saying digital would be cheaper as there was no box to make and no freight. So much for that. :brickwall
    tonybologna
    Wow! How in the world are you guys able to sell the physical copy that cheap? Why such a discount from the digital version? Thanks.

    The digital version price will go down with it.
    Like the movie industry, you capture the majority of your sales on "opening weekend". Most of the sales we get from now until 2020 is gravy on top.
    baconbits11
    I've noticed "the not wanting to get off your butt to change discs" tax on a lot of games (digital). I remember back in the day companies saying digital would be cheaper as there was no box to make and no freight. So much for that. :brickwall

    We've discussed this in the past. Digital sales we get about 70% of the listing price from Sony/Microsoft. That's industry standard.
    When we looked into physical distribution for launch we were only going to make a few dollars per sale. So, you can probably imagine why that would be counter productive for our growth.
    Digital will always be the most cost effective way for a game studio to generate revenue. You don't have to worry about fulfillment, printing, manufacturing, etc which is why distribution companies make more of the money than the studio does with physical releases.
    Onward and upward! We're excited for the opportunity to release this physically and see how it goes.
    The game is crap and will do poorly as a physical sale. I wanted to like it, but it does not resemble the college game one bit. Each team plays the same way, same playbooks... Money spent on producing physical copies would have been better spent on further developing this years game.
    rupe
    The game is crap and will do poorly as a physical sale. I wanted to like it, but it does not resemble the college game one bit. Each team plays the same way, same playbooks... Money spent on producing physical copies would have been better spent on further developing this years game.

    We aren't spending any money on producing the physical copies but thank you for the feedback. We already reinvested our sales into expanding our development team.
    I would have went the route that Hello games went and just kept fine tuning your product until a playable version came about instead of making a yearly iteration. Honestly I won't buy next years after getting this years game. In no way does it resemble a college football game. No read option, running game is horrible, and what good is it to have 130 teams if they all act the same? My advice would be to continue to update this until it plays like a college game should.
    rupe
    I would have went the route that Hello games went and just kept fine tuning your product until a playable version came about instead of making a yearly iteration. Honestly I won't buy next years after getting this years game. In no way does it resemble a college football game. No read option, running game is horrible, and what good is it to have 130 teams if they all act the same? My advice would be to continue to update this until it plays like a college game should.

    We’re looking forward to the release of your very own college football game then... these guys did a great job for the amount of manpower and resources they had. If you don’t like the game, all well and good, but try to give them better feedback than this game is crap and this sucks, this sucks, this sucks... tell them what specifically you think could make it better.
    The NCAA games on PS3 are far far far far better than Max Football 19. Period.
    As someone who paid the full $29.99 at launch, then to see the game at $19.99 after all the talk of physical copies being to expensive is a slap in the face to your existing customers.
    Sure hope the game is MUCH better next year and close to being worth the asking price.
    I'm not saying that it's not a great effort for the small team, but just a bit aggravated by the talk of we need X amount for bills etc, and all of a sudden it's 10 less and a physical copy which wasn't previously offered.
    The biggest things that could make the game better are lack of atmosphere. Just sit down with even NCAA 09 and the way the entrances and presentation is. I know that's hard to do now, but even just having the stadiums being louder, more bands etc.
    ohio_bobcat_06
    The NCAA games on PS3 are far far far far better than Max Football 19. Period.
    As someone who paid the full $29.99 at launch, then to see the game at $19.99 after all the talk of physical copies being to expensive is a slap in the face to your existing customers.
    Sure hope the game is MUCH better next year and close to being worth the asking price.
    I'm not saying that it's not a great effort for the small team, but just a bit aggravated by the talk of we need X amount for bills etc, and all of a sudden it's 10 less and a physical copy which wasn't previously offered.
    The biggest things that could make the game better are lack of atmosphere. Just sit down with even NCAA 09 and the way the entrances and presentation is. I know that's hard to do now, but even just having the stadiums being louder, more bands etc.

    Well first of all - I don't think anybody would argue with you about NCAA being a better game than us. Anybody who thinks an indie game is better than a full AAA release is being a little optimistic.
    We had to form a partnership with Maximum Games in order to make a physical version even possible. Even if we were able to form that partnership sooner, we wouldn't have done a physical release initially because of the economics behind it.
    There is no upfront fixed cost to us on the physical distribution but we only net approx $5 per copy on a $20 price tag of a physical copy. It's an incredibly tiny run of physical copies and will mostly satisfy the European market we couldn't service digitally. It's not being released in the EU physically but they can pick up a copy from a US retailer and play it in their console. Something they couldn't do before.
    For a digital version at $30, we net $21 - that's why it doesn't make sense to do a physical release at launch. We would literally be giving away our sales numbers to accommodate a physical release supply chain and partners. Instead, we have been able to reinvest our sales into adding two more developers to the team. We've gone from 1 developer for the 2019 version to now 3 developers for 2020. That's huge.
    The physical release in February is our attempt to offer the best of both worlds and gives people a chance to pick up the game 6 months after release.
    I do wish you guys all the best. I'm hoping that it will take a big step forward.
    For me, I think the biggest things are the atmosphere. I could never feel like I got invested in a game. As far as if I was playing a 4 quarters game, with the current atmosphere, it was hard to stay interested.
    The other big thing I think was mentioned was playbooks. Where you can run a lot of different formations. And just breaking the playbooks up to be easier to navigate.
    Other things I think are just general gameplay improvements in game. But moving to 3 devs from just 1 should help a lot there.
    ohio_bobcat_06
    I do wish you guys all the best. I'm hoping that it will take a big step forward.
    For me, I think the biggest things are the atmosphere. I could never feel like I got invested in a game. As far as if I was playing a 4 quarters game, with the current atmosphere, it was hard to stay interested.
    The other big thing I think was mentioned was playbooks. Where you can run a lot of different formations. And just breaking the playbooks up to be easier to navigate.
    Other things I think are just general gameplay improvements in game. But moving to 3 devs from just 1 should help a lot there.

    Did you play the game after the third content update? As we added a number of new plays and formations. You can select plays by formation by pressing right on the d-pad on the "Select Formation" button on the play call screen.
    I think the three little items could have made a big difference in the quality of this game:
    1. As everyone said, the atomsphere is a bit of a downer, louder music and fans (esp. since there is no commentary, which is fine)
    2. An "ask coach" feature like Madden has, where the game calls the play. I use this in football games to keep me from choosing the same play or money plays.
    3. More user options, like accelerated clock, camera views, game speed.
    baconbits11
    I think the three little items could have made a big difference in the quality of this game:
    1. As everyone said, the atomsphere is a bit of a downer, louder music and fans (esp. since there is no commentary, which is fine)
    2. An "ask coach" feature like Madden has, where the game calls the play. I use this in football games to keep me from choosing the same play or money plays.
    3. More user options, like accelerated clock, camera views, game speed.

    And if it actually played like a college football game.
    I will have to try to go back and play to see. I lost interest and haven't played this game in months now to be honest.
    Commentary is bigger than you think. I personally think that it would add to it. I don't care if you have a network called Max Football Network and have regular guys doing commentary. Wouldn't have to be a big name like ESPN or something. Just something to add to the atmosphere.
    Don't take it wrong because I know you guys are a small team, but the poster above is correct, it doesn't feel like a college game in some ways. The game has different modes from Canadian Football, College, etc, just too much mixed in. For guys in the US, most bought it because of it being a college game. So it should reflect more of that imo.
    rupe
    And if it actually played like a college football game.
    Dude, you've made your opinion about the game known; move on.
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    Man, negative Nancy is going to keep giving his money (3-5x as much of it too) to EA's bloatware, then whine because it never gets fixed.
    Maximum Football has made more progress with a tiny team, than Madden has had in ten years.
    Really excited to pick it up next month. (just found out about it yesterday. Can wait for physical copy)
    I do have a question. I notice it says "Champion Edition" on the physical case. Is there anything special vs the digital copy? Or not really?
    Martdan
    Man, negative Nancy is going to keep giving his money (3-5x as much of it too) to EA's bloatware, then whine because it never gets fixed.
    Maximum Football has made more progress with a tiny team, than Madden has had in ten years.
    Really excited to pick it up next month. (just found out about it yesterday. Can wait for physical copy)
    I do have a question. I notice it says "Champion Edition" on the physical case. Is there anything special vs the digital copy? Or not really?

    There is no difference between the physical and the digital copy. We gave it "Championship Edition" to differentiate that its an actual physical copy and not just a download key you're buying from the stores.
    The game will have the third content update already loaded on to the disc.
    Reminder that this Tuesday our physical edition releases. We want to thank everybody for their support as we had a great first run of preorders and now on the second run.
    You can pick up your copy from Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy or Family Video.
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    Spear
    Reminder that this Tuesday our physical edition releases. We want to thank everybody for their support as we had a great first run of preorders and are now on to our second run.
    You can pick up your copy from Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy or Family Video.
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    I will be picking up a copy congrats guys on the disc version excited to see what happens for 2021. ��
    I'm currently trying to learn C# computer programming while taking a JuCo video game development course so that maybe by the grace of God I can someday make a football game that's at least 1% as playable as a Madden 20, Axis, or Maximum.
    I'm having a hard time getting 3D cubes to move around a png picture of a football field. Nothing but the utmost respect to every game developer out there.
    RayLenearl
    I'm currently trying to learn C# computer programming while taking a JuCo video game development course so that maybe by the grace of God I can someday make a football game that's at least 1% as playable as a Madden 20, Axis, or Maximum.
    I'm having a hard time getting 3D cubes to move around a png picture of a football field. Nothing but the utmost respect to every game developer out there.

    Join our Discord (link in the signature). We're happy to help you learn.

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