Axis Football is an American football simulation featuring massive customization and a complete franchise mode
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Mixed (58) - 65% of the 58 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 16, 2017

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September 14

Axis Football 2017 v2.0 Is Now Live!

Hi, folks!

We have officially launched Axis Football 2017 v2.0. Please see the list below for complete update notes.

You can also watch and listen to developer commentary on the update here:

Update Notes:

  • Redesigned and improved individual player stat tracking for games. All players - including backups - that have stats in the selected category will be shown. All individual stats are now sortable.
  • Individiual player stats are also tracked for Franchise Mode. All teams in the league and all players on the teams will have their stats tracked. You can also view the individual stats of any team - not just your own.
  • Several new stat categories have been added to the game including Yards Per Carry, Yards Per Game, Longest Rush/Pass/Reception, Forced Fumbles, and several more.
  • A new League Leaders window has been added to Franchise Mode. This shows the top 5 players in each stat category in the game.

  • Simulated matches will now take into account the current roster and depth chart of a team.
  • When you lose it the playoff, the game will now simulate the remaining games to show the conculsion of the season and the winner of the Axis Bowl.
  • Team-based season stats can now be sorted in both ascending and decending order.
  • Improved QB throwing accuracy so receivers can catch the ball in stride more often.
  • Added a "Years Pro" attribute to each player that is visible when you are cutting players. This will help show which players were just drafted.
  • Improved offensive line blocking and adjusted the logic for how often (and how quickly) blocks are broken. We were seeing a higher-than-desired number of sacks.

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing running back from being able to locate holes to run though.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the announcer to sometimes say the wrong return amount for kick and punt returns.
  • Fixed a bug in Spectator mode where the popup stats would sometimes be incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a higher than normal number of interceptions that occur.

Thanks again for all of your support of the game. We are working hard to make it better!


Danny Jugan
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August 22

Axis Football 2017 v1.2 Patch Notes

Hi, folks!

We just pushed a patch for Axis Football 2017. This was not a content update, but we did fix a few bugs and gameplay issues that popped up.

Patch Notes:

  • Fixed the bug where certain player's routes/instructions were not properly flipping when the user flips a play
  • Fixed the stadium preview images to properly match their stadium
  • Fixed the bug where punt returners were often not catching the punt
  • Fixed the bug with the player editor where the name was not getting saved
  • Game options like difficulty, quarter length, and player fatigue on/off will now be saved to each franchise so users won't have to set those each game.
  • Reduced the effectiveness of D Line power and finesse moves.
  • Reduced the likelihood of interceptions

Our next update will include new content and features. You can expect it to release in about two weeks!

Happy gaming,

Danny Jugan
Lead Developer, Axis Games
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About This Game

Axis Football is an American football simulation featuring massive customization and a complete franchise mode.
We are back for our third season with tons of improvements and upgrades!

New in Axis Football 2017

  • Physics-based collisions and player interactions
  • High quality, custom player models
  • In-game uniform editor/created with virtually unlimited customization
  • In-game player editor for easier modding
  • 3-person, broadcast inspired commentary system, featuring the legendary voice of Dan Stevens, who's credits include "NFL 2k5" and "All Pro Football 2K8"
  • Expanded Franchise mode including player progression, drafts, better stat tracking, and more!
  • Redesigned and upgraded UI/UX design.
  • Drastically improved stadium, crowd, and grass graphics

Game Modes

  • Player vs AI
  • Coach Mode: Call the plays and watch the action
  • Spectator Mode: Watch a simulated game between the AI
  • Local Player vs Player
  • Franchise Mode

Franchise Mode Features

  • Unlimited seasons
  • 16 week seasons
  • Playoffs
  • Player progressions based on performance, age, potential, and playtime
  • Drafts featuring 50 years of customizable draft classes
  • Season-long team stats
  • Franchise stats
  • Depth chart control
  • Play, coach, spectate, or simulate your matches
  • League and team schedule viewer
  • Spectate other matches

Game Features

  • 32 unique teams
  • Full uniform control (visors, bands, wraps, sleeves)
  • Day, night, rain, snow and wind conditions
  • Four difficulty levels
  • Choose between aimed or icon/button passing
  • Player fatigue
  • Formation subs and depth charts
  • Supports a variety of controllers
  • Audibles and hot routes
  • Pre-snap defensive shifts

Modable Features

  • Team names, colors, logos and rosters
  • Full player attributes
  • Player portraits
  • Uniforms
  • On-field logos and endzone graphics
  • Cheerleader uniforms
  • Crowd graphics and clothing

Our Story

We are a tiny, dedicated indie team, motivated by the lack of sim football options and determined to deliver a customizable football sim with a deep franchise mode and dynamic gameplay. Our budget for the 2017 game was about $10,000, and the majority of that came from sales from Axis Football 2016. Our small team works on this game during nights (and often early mornings) and weekends, relying on our day jobs to sustain our families and our passion for sim football gaming and the support of the community to continue to improve the Axis Football franchise.

The Future of Axis Football

Axis Football has come a long way in three years, but it's certainly not where we want it to be in terms of graphics and depth of features. We made huge strides from last year and have even bigger plans for what we can accomplish next year. Your purchase and support of this game helps to make those plans a reality. We heavily reinvest back into the game, and we hope that is evident with the progress we've made. We plan to release annual versions of the game with improvements to graphics, animations, features, and more! Let us know what you'd like to see in the game, and share Axis Football with your friends! Find us on Twitter @AxisFootball or Facebook at

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04.05
    • Processor: Quad core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz +
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible 512 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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