Football for Friendship unites world: Uganda musicians create fan chants for the new F4F World game

Football for Friendship unites world

Moscow – Kampala, October 1, 2020. A transnational developers team (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, Australia, China) is creating a new online game – the Football for Friendship World (F4F World) international football simulator. Fan chants created by musicians from Uganda will become a bright feature of the gameplay.

The new simulator will have several special features. One of them is the three modes: football player, coach, and fan. 18 chants of different levels of difficulty (with and without music) were created especially for the fan mode. The musicians will create over 40 tracks for the fans. Over 30 people from different countries of the world are creating the sound design for the game.

As fans, players will have the opportunity to choose favourite teams, earn fan merchandise, support the players of their favourite teams. The quality performance of the fan chants increases the players’ speed, affects their recovery after injuries, and gives the team extra points.

“What is football? First of all, football is emotions. It invokes incredible strong emotions, and it doesn’t matter whether you are playing it or watching your favourite team play or if you are playing an online game. You want to experience intense emotions and share them with your teammates, your friends. That’s why the element of fan support in football has such an important role in the development of the F4F World simulator,” notes Andrey Inyushin.

The release of the simulator is scheduled for the autumn of 2020. The game is created with the support of the International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship. The Football for Friendship World helps organise in real time games of international teams with players from different countries. The format is the same as in the offline championships of Football for Friendship, which unite players from 211 countries and regions of the world.

“I’m lucky to be one of the Football for Friendship participants. We were so amazed by the event that unites the whole world that we created and offered our friends from other countries a new song – the project’s hymn,” shares Kay Davis, a musician from Uganda. “When we found out that a new online game is under development, we wanted to participate in the sound design. We hope that the players like our fan chants, and that everyone will be able to immerse themselves into the atmosphere of a football game, and truly experience these emotions.”

DataArt is the developer of the F4F World game. The company created the Skillotron educational gaming platform that won multiple awards. It is also the global solutions developer for Nasdaq, Travelport, Ocado, Centrica/Hive, Paddy Power Betfair, IWG, Univision, Meetup. The game will be available on MS Windows, Apple macOS, Android, iOS.


About the programme

The International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship is implemented by Gazprom since 2013. Over the previous seven seasons, the programme has united over 6 000 participants from 211 countries and regions and over 5 000 000 supporters.

Young Players and Young Journalists are the participants of the programme – boys and girls aged 12 including children with disabilities. Young Players represent different countries and cultures united in the mixed teams. They show that nationality, gender, and physical abilities aren’t a barrier to becoming a team. Young Journalists cover the events of the programme in the International Children’s Press Center. All participants become Young Ambassadors of the programme and continue to share their Football for Friendship experience and promote universal human values: friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions, and honour.

UEFA, FIFA, football federations and the world’s leading football clubs, international charity foundations, famous athletes, politicians, and artists support Football for Friendship. The project has received multiple national and international awards in the field of social responsibility, sports, and communications, including the world record for the most nationalities in a football training session in history.

In 2020, Football for Friendship will be held in the online format. A special digital platform will unite over 10 000 players of all ages. It will become the home for international children’s competitions and a playground where anyone will be able to train, join into the international mixed teams and play their favourite game in the Football for Friendship format without leaving the comfort of their home.


About DataArt

DataArt is a global software engineering firm that takes a uniquely human approach to solving problems.

With over 20 years of experience, teams of highly trained engineers around the world, deep industry sector knowledge, and ongoing technology research, we help clients create custom software that improves their operations and opens new markets. Powered by our People First principle, we work with clients at any scale and on any platform and adapt alongside them as they evolve.

We integrate our engineering excellence with deeply human values that drive our business and our approach to relationships: curiosity, empathy, trust, honesty, and intuition. These qualities help us deliver high-value, high-quality solutions that our clients depend on, and lifetime partnerships they believe in

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