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An enjoyable history of soccer but with limited interactivity.

What's New

- Bug fixes
- Performance improvement

App Description

The history of the beautiful game is brought to life on the iPad. Kick-Off tackles the history of football (soccer) right from its roots in 2 B.C. China through its organisation into the game we recognise and love today. The e-book is packed with rare, vintage videos including some of the oldest recorded clips of football dating back to the early 1900s, and offers a unique insight to the development of the game throughout its history. A particular highlight is a video clip of a young Pele announcing his precocious talent in 1958, and the 1962 ‘Battle of Santiago’ between Chile and Italy.

The e-book offers insights into the history of the world’s most popular sport, the embedded videos transport the reader back to the terraces of the 1930s and to the 50s and 60s where the Samba-mad Brazilians set the world alight. Kick-Off is an interactive experience for readers where they can read, watch, and listen to content that brings the story of the world’s greatest game alive. No other e-books on the iPad market about the history of football contains the kind of content that Kick-Off has, making it a unique e-publication.

*** Buy Kick-Off and stand the chance to win a signed Gordon Banks print of the "World's Greatest Save" ***

*** What others have said ***

"Kick-Off offers a fully immersive experience where readers can read, watch, and listen to content that brings the story of the world’s greatest game alive." - AppAdvice

"The beautiful graphics and the vintage background images will make you enjoy your time browsing this e-book." - AppRumors

"Kick-Off offers unparalleled insight into the much-loved game." - Appdictions

"Regardless, if you are a “Samurai Blue” or “Nadeshiko Japan” fan in Japan, or favor another football team from around the world, Kick-Off is a must download to garnish a better understanding and detailed appreciation for the history and love of football." - Modern Tokyo Times

"With Kick Off you can gain an amazing overview of this history in a well presented, easy-to-read format that could easily inspire an interest in history." - Wired

Important note: When you purchase this publication, the initial download is about 6 MB. The first time that you run the app, it will download all the remaining content, which is about 315 MB for the iPad and iPad2, and 410 MB for the New iPad (retina).

Optimised for iPad (1024x768) and the New iPad (2048x1536) - our app will automatically determine which iPad you have.

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App Changes

September 03, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
April 02, 2013 New version 4.1.2
December 05, 2012 New version 4.04
October 31, 2012 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
October 04, 2012 New version 4.0
May 02, 2012 Initial Release

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