Developed by Arda Kaan Alpman and launching for iOS Devices, Kukaball is an innovative soccer game app that places the player physically in the game through physical interactions with the ball using fingers. Kukaball aims to entertain people in short breaks (45 seconds total game duration) while enforcing imagination and creativity. The player has to come up with quick creative moves to score against the Kuka (goalie).
In Kukaball, players can have fun interactions using their fingers with a soccerball/football (dribbling, shooting, passing) with the ultimate aim of scoring as many goals as they can against the Kuka (the Turkish name for a cone) in 45 seconds. Players have to be creative with their interactions with the ball to score goals (dribble the ball to certain angles then shoot, pass off screen borders or shoot off screen borders etc,). As a benchmark, users can try to beat the developer’s highest score of 21 goals in 45 seconds. Or anyone who doesn’t want to be competitive can simply just play it for fun and make creative plays to defeat the Kuka.
Scoring a good number of goals against the Kuka (goalie) requires that the player develop the necessary skills to handle the ball with his fingers in appropriate ways (as is the case when people learn to play soccer with their feet). So the player is challenged in a fun way to improve ball handling and shooting skills to be able to score more goals against the Kuka. Mostly, the Kuka will not conceed a goal from a straightforward shot and the player needs to make creative plays (i.e. dribble to an appropriate angle and shoot, make passes of the screen borders and then shoot). As ball handling skills of the player improves, the player becomes capable of scoring more goals however the Kuka is also adaptive to the skill level of the player and its performance as goalie also improves.
Kukaball, the fun soccer game anyone can pick-up and play in seconds, is available now in the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/kukaball/id1000870521
About Arda Kaan Alpman
Based in Turkey and with over 15 years as a Corporate Finance Professional, Arda Kaan Alpman’s interest in software has lead him to using technology to solve problems in his financial career.
As a hobby, and as a means to explore the world of app development, Arda has developed Kukaball for iOS devices – a fun app based on a childhood soccer game of using your fingers to kick a small soccer ball.
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