Position:Lead QA Tester
Release Date:2005-10-21
Genre:Sports Simulator
Platform(s):PC, MAC

Football Manager 2006

Football Manager 2006 was developed by Sports Interactive and published by SEGA. I worked on this title as a Lead Quality Assurance Tester for SEGA Europe.

About the Game

Football Manager 2006 gameplay consists of taking charge of a professional football (soccer) team, as the team manager. Players can sign football players to contracts, manage finances for the club, and give team talks to players. FM06 is a simulation of real world management, with the player being judged on various factors by the club's AI owners and board.

FM06 adjusts some gameplay that was found in the original football manager release. These adjustments include team-talks, simplified training and in-game help screens. As has been customary with the series a beta demo of the game was released on 12 September 2005. This was later followed on 30 September by a gold demo. This is a cut-down, limited time version of the full game which is sent to the game manufacturers

Skills and Experiences

I'm not a football fan, and did not enjoy working on this game. This was also the first MAC game I worked on, so I needed to learn how to use this hardware for testing.