In light of our latest release Football Unleashed 17 JAMAAL CHARLES, we teamed up with the Kansas City Running Back and asked him a few questions on the game, and his triumphant return to Football after an almost year long break…
What’s it like to have your own mobile video game?
JC: It’s been really fun and quite surreal to be honest. I love to find new ways to heighten my brand and interact with my fans of all ages so this was a great opportunity for me to do just that.
What inspired you to get involved with this particular project?
JC: It’s pretty evident that times are changing and people are now glued to their phones at all times throughout the day, for better or for worse. I know my two little girls are always on their tablets or phones whether they’re watching movies, playing games or surfing the web. I wanted to find a way for my brand to capitalize on that and get in tune with my fans in more ways off-the-field. I met with Distinctive Games and was very impressed with the work that they’ve done with other athletes, so for me it was a no-brainer.
Can you tell us what the game is about and what makes it different to other Football games?
JC: The game is an arcade style 5-on-5 Football game where you play offense and defense. There are no flags or penalties; you just focus on taking your opponent out and scoring touchdowns! You can also use crazy powerups in game to lightning strike your opponent or get them abducted by aliens!
What else can we expect to see in the game in the future?
JC: There’ll be more plays, more gamechangers and more Jamaal Charles!
You must have grown up playing video games, are you a big player of games and what are your all-time favorite games?
JC: Of course I’m a huge fan of games, which was another reason why this made so much sense. I even have a “2 Minute Drill” Arcade game (think “Pop A Shot” but with football instead of basketball) in my house. I play Call of Duty, Destiny, Madden, 2K…and of course Football Unleashed 17 with Jamaal Charles!
Finally, are you excited to be back on the field? How you are you feeling about Chiefs and the rest of the season?
JC: It’s such a blessing to be back out there with my teammates to play the game that I love and for such an amazing organization. It’s going to be a heck of a season and I can’t to see what our team will be able to do together this year.