Today’s modern Racing games consist of you, the driver putting in the effort to bring home the wins for the all critical game money and points. iGP manager is a new web based simulation taking you through the running of a modern F1 team from the hiring of staff and driver, expanding of facilities and the hustle and bustle of the race weekend.
iGP manager brings a new meaning to Racing games as you control every aspect of your racing team from money, staff facility, races and even down to pit strategy of your drivers. The browser based game requires no installation and automatic updates meaning there is no time to wait between playing. iGP manager is a free to play game that also has a premium service giving access to many other features making the experience more realistic.
iGP Manager, browser based features a brilliant, simplistic interface that the user will find easy to navigate. Upon launching iGP manager the interface presents a nice layout featuring the latest league information of team signings such as Drivers, Engineers and Supplier contracts. Information on league races is nicely laid out your homepage featuring, practice, qualifying and Race features along with a track layout and predicted weather forecast for a four day period at the track.
iGP manager consists of many features that make the experience more pleasant and closer to the realism of running a racing team. Many options are available to you such as Driver and staff training which are an effective way of increasing driver performance to gain higher finishing positions as well as training certain aspects of the engineering and design team to further advance your cars technology.
Along with the training of staff a key point to having a successful team is the hiring of staff. Using a very nice and simple search system you can simply search and hire staff for certain jobs such as Chief Designer or even a Doctor. The more staff you have the ability to hire, the more productivity your facility’s can produce and the better your car becomes.
However this isn’t as simple as you think, you are bidding on the staff with every other player around the world in your league. Do you have a higher bank balance than them to bid more? Thus making the experience more exciting being in a bidding war against fellow friends and races to hire your Chief Designer to increase your cars performance. There are also many other features of iGP manager worth noting :
- Create and customize your own grand prix team
- Create your own public or private racing leagues
- Live races with team orders, strategy controls and dynamic weather fetched from real-world locations
- Race how you want, when you want – setting race length and times to suit you and your friends
- 17 international race circuits
- Race head-to-head with your friends and thousands of real people from around the world
- Browser-based: No installation required
- Automatic updates and improvements to the service
Race Features & Experience
The race experience is where your decisions are tested, is your car good enough to win the race? iGP manager features 17 different international circuits all features on the F1 calendar for you to test your ability to run a team head to head with other players from around the globe. During the race your managerial skills will be tested as you monitor your drivers status from fuel, tyres, position and even health as the race happens. Throughout the race you have the ability to control how your drivers are reacting and driving, do you wish them to push for a higher position, meaning heavier tyre wear and less fuel, or do you wish them to hold position and defend as they are approached. All these decisions are your own as you guide your drivers to the highest possible finish. After races you have the ability to look into how the drivers cars are doing, check if they require a new wing or even an engine. Just like the real F1 series you are limited to a certain number of engines and the cost of buying and replacing the parts.
Although iGP manager is free to play with many different features, there are also features that you can’t access in the free game that will come in useful. The premium service gives you access to some brilliant additions giving you more fun in this already awesome game.
One of the things available is the Live Timing and orders allowing you to track many aspects of the race such as lap times, split times and gaps between your opponent allowing you to make the tactical decisions around pushing your drivers or holding there position. Overall Premium content is a must have for those serious about the game and looking for the extra fun from more races per week, 100% race distance and a tactical timing advantage.
iGP manager has set the bar high for future releases of Racing manager style games. The game has many brilliant features that makes the game stand out from any other game on the market allowing you to take full control of different aspects of managing a Racing team. With the game being free you can’t go wrong with the work the developers have put into the game from the brilliant, simplistic interface to the features and premium content available.