Blackout Rugby is a modern, multiplayer, social, world class Rugby Manager Game. Take control of a novice rugby club and sidestep and fend your way to glory. Take on people all around the world as you strategise, conquer the league, battle your way up the ladder, and build up your club infrastructure.
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Mostly Positive (61) - 72% of the 61 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 19, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game may still contain bugs, and is still under heavy development as we continue to add features, polish and refine. We want to involve the community in a more public and easy-to-use manner than at present. Lastly we want to start publicly testing monetisation features which is impossible without releasing on a destination platform.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3 months to a year, depending on various factors.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Blackout sports manager games are online multiplayer games which will continue to evolve each year, even after full release. However, before we remove the 'Early Access' tag, we would like to have implemented the Academy feature, Ladder and Cup competitions, a more complete match experience, and various monetisation features such as cosmetic items, and a monthly premium subscription.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All features listed in the 'About This Game' are implemented unless otherwise marked with 'Coming Soon'.

The features listed there which are still in development are Academy, and the Cup and Ladder competitions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game is free-to-play now, and forever. In-app purchase prices are subject to change throughout the entire lifetime of the game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We'll continue to communicate with the community via our Discord server:”
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About This Game

Blackout Rugby is the most in-depth rugby management simulation ever made. Create, control and shape the destiny of your own rugby club in a quest for silverware and glory. Compete against friends and strangers in a massive multi-player rugby world, where your every decision can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Blackout Rugby is currently an Early Access game and is free to play, so download, create your club and take your first steps on the path to sporting immortality!


  • Design and create your own player training regimes with 20+ different session types to fill them, along with proactive physical training where monitoring the progress of your players can pay big dividends.
  • A balanced finance system that allows you to concentrate on the things that actually bring your club success whilst leaving the boring mundane money counting to your club’s board.
  • An innovative card system that shapes what you can accomplish during a day, giving bonuses to those areas you want to prioritize, be it boosting a training session, improving a youth prospect, or strengthening a tactical aspect for an upcoming match.
  • Anatomically specific injuries that present you with difficult choices about whether to rest or play players.
  • Develop your club’s infrastructure, from training centers and medical facilities to building statues of past club heroes and broadcasting studios.
  • Multiple tech trees for you to invest in to steal an advantage and shape the destiny of your club.
  • Individual player avatars and multiple technical rugby skills and physical and mental attributes that make every player unique.
  • A straightforward interactive contract system that allows you to negotiate the contract you sign with your players without getting submerged in multiple clauses and sub-clauses.
  • Create and design your own match-day game-plans, taking advantage of your team’s strengths and targeting the weaknesses of the opposition, with a vast array of tactical options available, from attack patterns and ruck commitment, to kicking strategies and defensive systems and lineout targets.
  • Set and save your line-ups, bring on substitutes from your bench and create positional depth charts to help organize your squad.
  • A transfer market that encourages active auctions, but also allows you to make quick sales if you need cash quickly, or to pay well above the market value to ensure you capture the player you want.
  • A youth academy system that allows you to take a raw talent and turn them into a promising young superstar.
  • Unions, our take on clans/guilds.
  • And much, much more!

Coming Soon

  • Union competitions.
  • Cup competitions.
  • Opportunity to manage international sides and take them into World Cups.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Multi core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen size: 1280x720
    • OS: OSX 10
    • Processor: Multi core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen size: 1280x720
    • OS: 64 bit
    • Processor: Multi core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen size: 1280x720

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