Sunday Rivals is a fresh take on the hard hitting, action-packed football games of the past, built and tuned for a hungry generation of players ready to take back the field.
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Very Positive (96) - 93% of the 96 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 6, 2020

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Why Early Access?

“I have a vision for what Sunday Rivals can become, but I think there's a lot to learn from listening to the community who's actively playing your game and understanding what they feel is fun, not fun, or downright frustrating about it. Early Access gives me the opportunity to hear and actually act on feedback right now, so this game can organically grow into something the community wants to play for years on end.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm hoping to reach v1.0 in late 2021, which would mean roughly a year total in EA.”

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

“In the upcoming months, I will be focusing on improving Season Mode, adding customizable strategies and playbooks, improving gameplay, and polishing the overall experience (presentation, more animations, weather, time of day, etc)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is making great progress towards reaching v1.0! Right now, it's stable, fun, challenging, and is building a strong community of players.”

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

“I'm planning on raising the price as new content and features are added into the game. I'll be up front in communicating when that will take place.”

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

“Your experience playing Sunday Rivals is paramount, so I want to hear the good, bad, and ugly. We have an active Discord server and I'm always available via twitter, youtube, and the Steam forums to answer questions, hear your ideas on where the game can improve, and take in your feedback and bugs.”
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About This Game


Sunday Rivals is a fresh take on the hard hitting, action-packed football games of the past. On the field, gameplay is tuned to be snappy and fun, rewarding quick thinking and creative players with dazzling open field jukes and bone crushing hits. Simplified rules, familiar controls, and a streamlined playbook make it easy for players of all skill levels to immediately jump in and have fun, while quick, addictive game sessions and deep customization will keep you coming back for more.


Season Mode lets you take the reins of a single team and guide them through the rigors of an entire season, featuring sortable player stats, league leaders, team rankings, and the ability to play or sim any game on the schedule. With support for custom teams and a handful of league and schedule options, you'll have total control to create an unforgettable season. As Early Access continues, future updates will be integrated into the mode, unlocking its full potential!


You have complete access to customize your teams, including stadium and grass colors, endzone text, individual player ratings, and a slew of appearance options down to what kind of facemask and socks a player wears. If it exists in the game now, you can edit it!


Lead your favorite team through a 4 game, single-elimination tournament while racking up points using a fantasy football-style scoring system. As you battle increasingly challenging opponents towards victory, your stats are tracked and saved, along with 8 additional scoring bonuses tuned for maximum performance! After the game, check to see if the fruits of your hard fought victory are good enough to be enshrined in the record books and celebrated for years to come.


  • Exhibition Mode - play a game against the AI or versus a friend with a second controller
  • Custom Skill Level - tune sliders to find the perfect balance for your play style
  • Variable League Sizes - choose from 8, 16, 24, or 32 teams to build your dream league
  • Streamlined Playbook - quick access to plays gets you back on the field fast
  • Team Strategy - define the tendencies for each team that best utilize their roster
  • Quick Games - no penalties and an accelerated game clock keeps the game moving


  • Expanded Playbooks - customize each team's playbook from an expanded pool of plays
  • Weather - games will feature dynamic weather and time of day

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card highly recommended
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-7600 @ 3.8GHz +
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended

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