Kickster - Score with skills and style
July 31, 2008
Score with skills and style
– Individual player characters make the difference in Kickster –
In a first screencast on the official Kickster weblog publisher Frogster shows the creativity of individual characters in the new street soccer game for the PC. The appearance of the player character is not only a question of style in Kickster but strongly influences their abilities in the match, just like a role-playing game. Thus, gender, body type and height can be selected first during character creation. These statistically defined body characteristics decide directly upon speed, stamina, shooting power, precision, trick skills and defensive skills of the player. Crucial for the gameplay in particular is the chosen position on the pitch. Deep-fielder, midfielder and forward can be selected as main classes, each with different attributes.
Forwards are decisively better at scoring for example, while midfielders have theirstrengths in tackling among others. Football fans can personalize their character further by configuring the facial features of their player, the hair and skin colour, the clothing and sneakers without influence on the player’s qualities. After the first successful matches, the character can evolve with cool street wear articles and special skills in the item and skill shops. From level 17 on, players can specialize even further. The expert level offers even more strategic gameplay and lots of new powerful moves.
The character creation’s screen cast is available as a flash video on http://kickster.eu/en/node/171. Interested players can register immediately for the beta phases. Furthermore two community videos of alpha user “Moon” offer more interesting insights into this fast-paced online street-soccer game: http://kickster.eu/de/node/152.