I remember when this were all trees, and we'd ride the hog to market to play football on the village green with Amiga joysticks for goalposts. Proper football, that, proper football. Developers OutOfTheBit remember those simpler times too, and this week released the first version of their arcade kick 'em up onto Steam Early Access.
Super Arcade Football is, like, an arcade football game. Imaginary men run around an imaginary pitch, kicking an imaginary ball towards an imaginary goal. It's got a little after-touch action to bend balls, and folks can send shots into slow-motion too. It sounds pretty fun? It looks pretty fun?
Super Arcade Football is £6.29 on Steam Early Access right now for Windows and Mac. It currently has singleplayer and local multiplayer for up to four players, but online multiplayer (including things like tournaments) is on the docket to come later in the run-up to release. Also planned are a career mode to take a club from local heroes to mega winners, and plenty more modes and tournaments and things. This being Early Access, OutOfTheBit are planning to listen a lot to what players want as they move towards properly releasing it in 10-12 months.
Elsewhere in the world of arcade kick 'em ups, Sensible Soccer chap Jon Hare failed to Kickstart his "spiritual successor" Sociable Soccer last year but the gang are still working on it - check this recent video.