Can’t make it to the World Cup in Brazil? Why Not Play a Match with Podolski On Your Phone Instead

May 28, 2014

5:00 pm

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, passionate soccer fans everywhere are counting down the days. The tournament, starting on June 12th, has created more buzz than most being that it’s in the home of soccer, Brazil. With expensive flights and difficulty finding affordable accommodation, soccer-mad fans might find it difficult to attend. For those of you who can’t make the tournament, you can start feeling the excitement of the real life game on their mobile playing Fury 90.

Created by Miami-based company SWOL, the app is a fantasy simulation game where players can build fantasy teams, challenge real soccer superstars like Lukas Podolski (Arsenal and German National team player) and Leandro Damiao (Santos).

“We wanted to create a mobile gaming platform that would bring together fans, teams, media personalities and players from around the world and be enjoyable for everybody,” said SWOL co-founder Adam Davis.

The game is fun, simple to play and borderline addictive. It is a hybrid between a social game and your traditional fantasy game. Each player is given a 100 million dollar transfer budget to create a team of their top eleven players. These players perform according to real life statistics. You can regularly transfer your players if they are underperforming, challenge your friends and for the savvy amongst you, find bargains on the transfer market.

Players get a taste of managing a team of international superstars based on real-life form, without having to wait for weeks for stats to update like in traditional fantasy soccer games.  “We think the traditional fantasy model is broken especially with millennial, which is why we created a fantasy simulation where the entire game is based off of players’ real life form but after selecting your team you are allowed to immediately challenge your friends and celebrities in a fast paced simulation,” explains Davis. Hence the “Drama of 90 minutes in 90 seconds,” the game’s tagline.

The app is available on iOS.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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