October 2023 Community Update

3 min readOct 31, 2023


Hey COs!

No tricks this month but quite a few treats as we tell you what we’ve been cooking up at Formation Games HQ 🎃

Manny x Formation Games

We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Manny Brown as the latest investor in Formation Games! 🙌

Manny is a very familiar figure in the world of football and gaming and, just last month, was one of the stars of the Sidemen charity match, scoring a hattrick in front of a capacity crowd of 62,000 at the London Stadium. He’s also the owner of Under the Radar FC so he really does understand football ownership inside and out! 💪

We’ll let Manny tell you in his own words why he decided to join the Formation Games team:

It’s great to have you on board, Manny!

New Club Partner

We’re also really proud to reveal our new club partner…

Under The Radar FC, the club that Manny founded 5 years ago.

Based in London, like us, UTR have big ambitions for the future! 😉

Their desire to do things differently and build the club from the ground up, made them an ideal partner.

We are delighted to be sponsors on their home kits and you’ll also see CLUB emblazoned across the front of their training kits before each match.

But this is more than just a sponsorship. Through our partnership with Under The Radar FC, we‘re going to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what being a football club owner is really like. 👀

We’re following UTR & Manny on their journey throughout this season — the good days, the hard graft, and everything in between. Keep an eye on our socials to find out more!

Community playtesting begins!

As announced back in June, this season is all about testing! After internal tests, we’re now beginning to open up our prototype to a small number of Founding COs.

Thanks to the 100+ of you who answered our call earlier this year to be early game testers. We’re adding people in waves so if you’re still waiting for that call-up, it shouldn’t be too much longer now!

We’re also using this as an opportunity for you to meet the team and find out more about our vision and plans. We held our first ‘Community Summit’ with a small group of Founding COs in October, ahead of inviting them to playtest, and it’s been great to have such positive feedback.

We’ll be holding more events like this in the near future. We really appreciate you joining us on this journey! 🙏

Meet the team — Ho-Yee

For our latest team profile, we sat down with Ho-Yee, our Senior Producer, to give you an insight into her role at Formation Games. Find out what the role of a Producer is, why mentoring is her passion, and why she’ll always have a soft spot for England Manager, Gareth Southgate.

Read the interview

That wraps up this month’s updates!

Until next time,

Formation Games Team