Monday, 19 May 2014

goalunited next - Product View

Hi everyone!

During the last weeks we have made great progress in the development of GU next. It’s all starting to look more complete now. But who exactly are “we”? Who are the people at northworks that develop and run goalunited?

In the next weeks we will show you our perspective when it comes to the challenges with GU next. For this we have produced a few video clips that show the perspective from the different departments. What are the specific challenges, what problems arise and how do we resolve them.

Today we start with the product department. This position is a bit more general, with the product department being the customer and product owner. 
Here of course comes the first question, what makes a game a product, and why is it worth to keep a product running for many years? Of course it should not surprise that economic reasons are a part of it. But it is easy to see that goalunited is much more than just a product, it’s a passion for all of us.

We have produced the clips in English to give most of our managers a chance to understand the context. We have also added English subtitles, as we are not native speakers, and it is always possible that the pronunciation is not quite right.

We hope you understand that we could not translate the clips into every language and that you enjoy this and the future clips!

Kind regards,
Jules (Game Director)

Friday, 2 May 2014

World Cup for all 2014

Hello managers,

the last blog post was posted quite a while ago, so we wanted to give you an insight into the next update. One big real life event is drawing close: The World Cup in Brazil!

The ideal opportunity to search for the world champion in goalunited as well. Similar to the European Championship 2012, we will hold the “World Cup for all 2014”. Starting in mid May, you can register for the event and choose your favourite country from the32 participating nations. The first match will take place on June 1st – at the same time as the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil. Your goal will be to score as many goals as possible. Countries with fewer participants will not have a disadvantage. A multiplier will make up for the number differences.

                                                                     World Cup for all 2014 Monument

And what would a World Cup be without prizes? Each club that participates in the “World Cup for all” receives a participation medal that shows your individual wins. You also receive a World Cup Monument for your stadium complex for the duration of the tournament. The winners will also receive a unique trophy, plus up to 5000 GU STARS.

Under all participants – without regard to the individual results – we will also raffle off an Apple iPad Air 128 GB WiFi, which will get you ready for the start of goalunited next…

Over the next weeks we will give you more detailed insights into the progress and development of goalunited next.

Best regards,

Robert (Product Manager)