"£40m, it's a bargain!" Reality goes out the window in January as every fan urges their team to splash the cash and watches through their fingers when it's their rivals spending instead.
Front pages are full of rumours and TV channels talk about transfers 24/7. Betting companies open fanciful "who will he sign for markets" and fans discuss in pubs around the country who their team needs and what it'll cost. For one month the football world goes transfer mad and everyone thinks they know what the big moves will be.
This upcoming January madness inspired us to come up with the transfer window challenge idea.
Designed and developed in just few weeks in December 2014, we wanted to create something fun but simple for the January Transfer Window.
We started by prototyping the game simply with pen and paper before testing it on a group of football fans and using their feedback to refine the rules. Then in two quick iterations we designed and developed a responsive web app that is both easy and fun to use.
Launched over Christmas 2014 it received positive feedback from the online football community.
Lovely looking gamification of the transfer window here, with £100 up for grabs.Bootifulgame Football & Data Visualisation.
Nice little bit of transfer window fun. transferwindow.coElizabeth Ammon BBC county cricket broadcaster