SG Organisations has announced the release of their latest open beta of a retro-style soccer crossed-with-chess title called Goalscorer. This latest ‘Training Edition’ version of the game sees players aiming to score as many goals as they can by promoting their pieces to the end of the board and capturing the opponent's team, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Each of your team is a youth player, pro, or star, and has their own kit number. This is the same with the opposing team, however, you don’t get to see what the numerical designation is of many of your opponent’s pieces, and their locations change places at the start of each game. So, when your pro captures another piece, you get an outcome based on that piece’s position in their team, which can either be good or bad.
Take an opponent’s attacking pieces numbered seven to eleven, and you will get a goal, four to six will result in an offside, allowing your foe to see the number of one of your youth players. Two or three, that's a penalty and one of your players is sent off. So that's half the team bringing bad results, so you will need to bring your tactical awareness, and a rather healthy dose of bravery to the pitch. And you should protect your star player at all times, as the star is worth two goals and its game over when a star is revealed.
SG Organisations has laid out a roadmap for future plans, hoping to release a Goalscorer Premier edition where every soccer team at any level could be Premier League, but for now, there is a selection of custom teams, with players having the ability to create their own if that strikes their fancy.
With a determination to also support amateur and youth soccer teams, the developers have also launched a program where the top three players each month, at least until the end of 2023, will earn their nominated soccer team some prizes. This can be any team, but for obvious reasons, a smaller team amateur team or a school team is preferred, so it makes the most impact.