Contents

Factsheet

Regular price:
Free

Developer:
iGP Games
Based in London, United Kingdom

Release date:
December 11, 2011 (Browser)
March 22, 2017 (Android & iOS)

Website:
igpmanager.com

Press / Business contact:
contact@igpmanager.com

Social:
twitter.com/iGPManager
facebook.com/iGPManager

Address:
iGP Games, Third Floor
207 Regent Street
London
W1B 3HH

Description

iGP Manager is a massively-multiplayer online motorsport manager game. Hire drivers and engineers, develop your car and technology, find the best car setups and race in real-time multiplayer, formulating the best tactics to win with your friends and opponents. The race engine features rich 2D graphics and real-time weather, streamed directly from weather stations at real-world race circuits, with a slick interface to make strategy decisions and send orders to your team. Your decisions in every race impact the outcome of the championship.

Background / History

iGP Manager was founded in 2011 by Jack Basford after financial difficulty pursuing a career as a racing driver. In 2008 Jack entered and won a talent search for a Formula One driver, via an Esports competition. It was due to be televised and the winner would race in Formula BMW the following year. But as the competition ended, F1's television rights were sold to a new company that cancelled the TV show. This eliminated funding for the competition overnight and the prize disappeared. Being the time of the financial crisis, there were few other opportunities.

Jack Basford, CEO, iGP Games

From there Jack founded the illustrious Esports team 3ID Motorsport, which won multiple championships on various racing simulators. Somewhat disillusioned with racing, Jack also started pursuing his passion for technology as an entrepreneur. Moving in to a cold, cramped flat in Inverness (Scotland) with his friend Andrew, where the pair coded the first version of iGP Manager and released it in December 2011 as a browser-game.

The turbulent and unsustainable lifestyle of young startups gradually led Andrew to other projects. Jack meanwhile took a calculated risk, going in to debt to fund the building of a new and improved cross-device iGP Manager. In 2017 the new and revised iGP Manager was released and has been a huge success, growing rapidly ever since. Now one of the largest games of its kind, with a young and ambitious team behind it, all working from home, iGP Games remains a fully independent studio.

Features

  • Create and customize your own racing team
  • Live & interactive races with team orders, strategy and live weather streamed from real-world race circuits
  • Race online with your friends or head-to-head with real people from around the world
  • Race how you want, when you want - setting race length and times to suit you and your friends
  • Create your own racing championships
  • Hire drivers and staff, upgrade your cars and build facilities, train your team and invest in technology
  • 17 international race circuits
  • A loyal community of motorsport enthusiasts and gamers
  • Automatic updates and improvements to the service

Videos

Video embed code:

Images

These are official iGP Manager graphical resources that you can include on your article, blog, webpage, or in printed material. All uses of the iGP Manager trademarks, logos or other branding elements are subject to our Marks Usage Agreement.

Logos

iGP Manager logo iGP Manager logo Default - This is the main iGP Manager logo and should be used in this form wherever possible, preferably with a black background.

Download EPS, PNG

iGP Manager logo iGP Manager logo Light - For use on dark backgrounds where Default is not appropriate.

Download EPS, PNG

iGP Manager logo iGP Manager logo Dark - For use on light backgrounds.

Download EPS, PNG

Colour Palette

These are iGP Manager's brand colours. We have listed the rgb & hex codes for each colour.

#000
R: 0, G: 0, B: 0

#7ab542
R: 122, G: 181, B: 66

Awards & Recognition

"I've enjoyed auto racing management style games for years. iGP Manager does a great job of providing an easy to understand fun experience for me and my friends."

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NASCAR Driver
Two-time Daytona 500 Winner

"iGP is great fun - there's a huge amount of depth to the mechanics meaning I keep having to push to find the secret of a great team. But being a real-time league, it doesn't require a massive time commitment so it's well balanced with my busy schedule and need to go 'all in' on the simulation!"

Stuart Taylor (AKA. Chain Bear F1)
F1 video producer

"I love iGP. It's like having your own Formula 1 team but without the politics. And you don't need pay drivers to keep the team alive."

Pablo Elizalde
Managing Editor of Autosport.com

"iGP has found a fantastic niche in the gaming market that is perfect for motorsport fans. It is detailed, realistic and fun, whilst seemingly ever evolving to include more and more of the things involved in running a Formula One team. It is the Football Manager of the F1 world, and if it goes on to be as successful as that franchise then we could be looking at iGP becoming a true classic. I sincerely recommend it."

Simon Melluish
Former FIA F2 press officer

"iGP Manager is a very enjoyable and involving F1 manager game, allowing participants to develop cars, staff, a team, develop facilities and select race strategies. I would recommend it to any fan of the sport."

Edd Straw
F1 Editor, Autosport

"Succeeding where massive gaming companies have failed for the last 15 years since the Geoff Crammond era, there is now a Formula 1 management game that is actually worth playing. And being able to race in a championship against your friends means they know exactly how slow and rubbish your team is!"

Steven English
Digital Manager at Caterham F1

"iGP Manager is great fun. It's the first manager game to get me hooked, and now it's the only one I play."

Dennis Lind
Formula Ford Festival Winner

"At first I was sceptical about iGP, but it has been a revelation. There's enough depth to make the die-hards happy, while the easy functionality means those who just wish to play every now and then won't be penalised. Now if only I could figure out how to win, all would be rosy"

Steve Tremayne
Autosport