Axis Football is an American football simulation featuring a deep Franchise Mode and full customization.
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Mixed (105) - 69% of the 105 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 14, 2018

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October 29, 2018

Axis Football 2018 v3.8 is now live!

Version 3.8 is now out! There were a lot of balance changes and bug fixes. Thank you to all of the community members helping us to test the beta so we can keep making Axis Football the best we can!

  • Deep Safeties will cover better when in zone
  • Man-To-Man defenders will be assigned more logically based on their field orientation with receivers
  • Fixed a kickoff bug for when a ball goes out of the side of the endzone (will now come out to the 25 instead of being placed in the endzone)
  • AI won't call a timeout if there's a penalty on the play
  • Fixed a bug causing the camera to flip the wrong way on a kick return
  • Increased the AI QB decision making when using the harder difficulties (does not affect AI vs AI)
  • Defensive AI will decline a penalty on the offense if the play did not end up past the line to gain on a 3rd down
  • Fixed a bug that wouldn't allow you to set the "ALL" playbook via the team editor
  • Generated players will no longer rarely have a blank first or last name
  • Fix for existing franchises where a player got a blank first or last name
  • Fixed a bug where the proper roster file for Penalties wasn't getting loaded for Franchise Games, causing Penalties to be called on players from original rosters not the franchise roster
  • Updated the team editor with a fix for xbox 360 controllers to save a team, clarified what "college options" means, added a button to reset all teams at once
  • Fixed an issue when loading the college field after selecting "College Options" for a team
  • Lowered the frequency of Offensive Holding calls
  • Fixed an issue where Franchise matchups weren't using Franchise Rosters to calculate overall ratings in the team select screen
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October 26, 2018

Axis Football 2018 v3.7 is now live!


Version 3.7 has been out for a bit, but I wanted to officially post the patch notes. Please see them below.

AI Passing Game Improvements:
  • Decision making has improved, based on QB throwing power, throwing accuracy, and awareness
  • The AI QB will now take down and distance into account
  • Decoupled QB scrambling from frame rate. QBs will scramble based on a timer instead of on frames to help slower PCs.
  • Throws at the sidelines will go upfield a little bit instead of directly to the receiver to prevent short gains on ugly passes

AI Running Game Improvements:
  • AI will be more likely to follow blockers and run inside when an inside run is picked.
  • Blocking improvements should keep running plays from going for lossses as frequently.

Other Changes:
  • Improved blocking. Inside runs should be more of a possibility. Offensive linemen will hold blocks, even in HoF mode (depending on their blocking attribute)
  • Improved man coverage. If a linebacker is covering a WR he will give more of a buffer to make up for the speed difference. Should result in fewer wide open receivers downfield.
  • Improved difficulty levels. The higher modes should be harder, but not unfair (OL will maintain blocks, speed of defenders will remain consistent)
  • Fixed a bug where the formation text (in the scorebar) wasn't moving side to side to indicate who was on offense.
  • Fixed a bug where the punt or kick returner was catching the kick already out of bounds, causing some issues
  • Fixed a few bugs where stats weren't getting tracked properly on a turnover
  • Connected the attribute "P1 Lead Receiver" to AI passing. Please reset your value to 0. If the AI is consistently overthrowing, lower this value. Similarly if the AI is consistently underthrowing passes
  • Lowered the angle that passes are thrown at to get a more realistic feel
  • QB audio will now be tied to the Sound Effects volume slider
  • In-Game Injuries have been reduced to more realistic levels
  • Normalized values for starting QB, WR, and RB for each of the base teams. Some players were way too overpowered and some were way too underwhelming.
  • Improved catching for DBs when they have a clear shot at a ball. If a ball gets thrown to a wide open DB there's a good chance he will catch it (based on catch/awareness ratings).
  • Updated timeout logic. The AI will now call timeouts more reliably when losing and on defense.
  • Fixed the bug where the awards weren't showing all the time at the end of a season.
  • Fixed the bug where the rookie's contract years and salary were displaying in the wrong field
  • Fixed the bug where that would crash the game if you selected "Spectate" from the franchise dashboard, then went back to the dashboard and simulated the game.
  • Fixed a bug where defensive facemask penalty would be called on your defenders when you were on offense.
  • Fixed a bug causing the game to hang up when loading uniforms and only using Mods.
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About This Game

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

New in Axis Football 2018

  • Massive Franchise Mode overhaul (see Franchise Mode below)
  • Penalties
  • 50+ new formations
  • 1000+ new plays
  • Stylized playbooks
  • New player movement controls and animations
  • Six new stadiums
  • New uniforms
  • Four new teams
  • Defensive hot routes
  • Improved stat tracking
  • Improved player attribute system
  • Improved gameplay and AI

Franchise Mode Features

  • Player contracts
  • Trades
  • Injuries
  • Practice squads
  • Free agency
  • Retiring players
  • Weekly and yearly awards
  • Dynamic, tiered league structure featuring playoffs, promotions, and relegations
  • New GUI design for ease of use
  • Unlimited seasons
  • 16 week seasons
  • Player progressions based on performance, age, potential, and playtime
  • End of season drafts
  • Season-long team stats
  • Individual league leader stats
  • Franchise stats
  • Depth chart control
  • Play, coach, spectate, or simulate your matches
  • League and team schedule viewer
  • Spectate other matches

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

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 simulation with a deep franchise mode and dynamic gameplay. Our budget for the 2018 game was about $15,000, and the majority of that came from sales from Axis Football 2017. 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!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible 1 GB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04.05
    • Processor: Quad core Intel or AMD processor, 3 GHz +
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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