This man’s Twitter joke about making a soccer game escalated hilariously

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LONDON — There are plenty of football games in this world made by people who know a lot about the sport, but there’s always been a tragic shortage of football games made by people without a clue.

Until now, that is.

British game developer Dan Marshall — a man with a self-proclaimed lack of interest in football — has turned a simple Twitter joke into an actual working football game.


It all started in early April.

Things quickly escalated from there.

As the weeks progressed, Kickmen was born.

Soon there was even a trailer.

At this stage, Marshall is on to the finer details.

“I have no interest whatsoever in football, it passes me by completely,” Marshall told Mashable. “I’ve picked up some bits and bobs over the years because, well, I’m not a complete idiot, but I’m being gleefully flippant with what I know in order to make the game better.” Read more…

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7 Dramatic Storylines to Make Anyone a World Cup Soccer Fan

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Maybe you just. Can’t. Get. IntoSoccer. Maybe 20-odd guys kicking a ball around a large expanse of grass in hopes of nudging that ball over a painted white line once or twice doesn’t do it for you. Maybe you’ll never give two figs about the technical brilliance of Lionel Messi or savant-like vision of Andrea Pirlo

That’s fine — but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this summer’s World Cup

The world’s biggest sporting event has enough subplots and storylines — players gunning for immortality, teams looking to stake a claim to history, fans and players seeking escape from unspeakable tragedy — to interest even the most casual observer Read more…

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