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{{Interwiki/Hattrick}}'''Hattrick''' is a free browser-based massively multiplayer online football management simulation video game developed in [[Sverige|Sweden]] and started in 1997.
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Currently the game is available in 54 different [[Translation|language versions]] and contains 140 [[league|leagues]] (139 [[country|countries]] divided in 2662 [[region]]s, plus the [[Hattrick International]] for HT-[[Supporters]]), each with its own [[division|league pyramid]].<br>
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In the game you play simultaneously with hundreds of thousands of [[manager]]s all over the world.
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The [[match engine]] is always under development, and the game developers are constantly adding new features to the game and enhancing the current ones. These additions, and proposed ideas, are usually accompanied by heated debate in the game's [[forum]].
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As well as the game, the [[community]] of users provide a great deal of entertainment.
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== Gameplay ==
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{{Infobox Manager}}
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Hattrick is completely free to play and always looking for new managers. After a short registration period, the user receives a [[team]] with an initial set of [[players]], a weak coach, a small stadium and a basic [[fanclub]]. Nearly always, the [[newbie]] takes over someone's old, defunct club, and the club's position in the league structure.
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The user is then free to manage his or her squad, define a training scheme, sell and purchase the players, and much much more.
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As an owner of a football club you would:
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* [[transfer market|buy and sell]] players,
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* change [[coach]] and [[training]] type,
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* hire and fire your [[staff]],
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* invest in a [[youth|youth squad]],
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* expand your [[arena|stadium]]
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* set your lineup for the [[match]], assign positions to the players and choose between some basic [[tactics]] and strategic options
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* create [[tournament]]s or join in many different [[Category:Competitions|Competitions]].
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...and so forth.
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From [[Rules|game rules]] introduction:
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{{textreport|width=0|text=Hattrick is a game where you get to lead a virtual football team to glory, in competition with other participants from all over the world.<br>
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You perform the duties of both club owner and manager. You buy and sell players, invest the club's money in utilities like a bigger stadium, or in the youth squad. You select a team from the players who are in top form at the time, plan your tactics before the next match, decide on what sort of training is needed, and much, much more.<br>
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You can keep yourself continuously updated on the state of your team by logging on to the Hattrick website, reading your team reports and checking out the latest news on the transfer market. This is also where you give your team orders for upcoming games and where you decide on how the team will train during the week.}}<br>
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Main goal for successful managers that win a league and/or [[qualifier]]s and get [[promotion]] to a higher level for the next four-months-long [[season]].
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== Development ==
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{{See|Global season}}
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{{See|Match engine}}<br>
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Hattrick was launched in August 1997. At that time of the first release, his game designer, [[HT-Bjorn|Björn Holmér]], was the sole developer of the match engine. <br>
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In the beginning of 2000, after 7 seasons, [[Extralives|Extralives AB]] was founded and a [[Hattrick Team]] restarted development from scratch, with an all new graphical interface. As a team they developed and modeled the game as it is today, through the first international editions in 2000 (England, USA, Germany and Italy) up to last added nations. <br>
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In 2002 is time for National Teams, International Friendlies, Special Events, Weather for a Match and Tactics. A complete engine renovation launched with Hattrick version 6 (intended to remain in operation for the next 8 years). [[Image:League-History.gif|frame|right|The number of worldwide users peaked in February 2009 with almost one million!<br><small>Animated history from season 1 to 31 created by [[User:Jhattara|jhattara (FC Kakskerta)]])</small>]]
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Starting from here, the game witnesses an incredible growth in popularity with half a milion users in 2004. <br>
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Part of the Hattrick servers [[Server move|move to Switzerland]] on November 2006, when the game was offline, forcing users to wait two days (for several countries the calculation of league matches was also postponed). <br>
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{{Other use|article=the game '''Hattrick''' often referred to as '''HT'''|title=HT}}
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With a constant growth the site quickly approached the million users! In 2009 there were up to 990 000 human users in Hattrick, the maximum number ever recorded so far.<br>
  
'''Hattrick''' is an online football game where you trade players and [[coach]] your team in [[League|competition]] with hundreds of thousands of opponents playing simultaneously from all over the world.  As well as the game, the [[community]] of players provide a great deal of entertainment.
 
  
Currently, there are 124 [[:category:countries|countries]] represented in Hattrick. Each season, the HT team add new ones to the spectrum. There are over 780,000 managers all over the world.
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Hattrick is been voted the Most Favourite Simulation Game of 2011!<br>
  
After a short registration period, the user receives a [[team]]. Nearly always, the newbie takes over someone's old, defunct team, and the team's position in the [[league]] structure with an initial set of [[players]], a weak [[coach]], a small [[stadium]], [[fanclub]], and [[staff]]. The player is then free to manage his or her squad, sell and purchase the players, define a [[training]] scheme, and so forth. If the player is successful enough to win their league, he or she is granted [[promotion]] to a higher league the next four-months-long [[season]], half of the time by automatic promotion and the other half via a [[qualifier]] game with a team that finished in the qualification zone in a league above.
 
  
Hattrick is completely free to play. The normal service includes the ability to change the training type, hire and fire your staff, buy and sell players, set your lineup for the match, invest in a [[youth|youth squad]], and run the club as an owner of a football club would. As with any manager game, the player must assign positions to the players and some basic [[tactics]] and strategic options.
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At the beginning of 2012, Hattrick joins Zattika, a games publisher focused on social and mobile gaming. Surprisingly, but to the relief of many users, Zattika sells Hattrick back to the old owners in 2013, only a year after his purchase, due to financial problems.<br>
  
Hattrick is always under development, and the game developers are constantly adding new features to the game and enhancing the current ones. These additions, and proposed ideas, are usually accompanied by heated debate in the game's conferences - a recurring topic is whether the top teams should be invited to a Champions League-style tournament, which as of 19 December 2005 has been implemented in the form of the [[Hattrick Masters]].
 
  
Hattrick's leading leagues in terms of user numbers are Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Argentina and Switzerland, although countries such as Poland, Denmark, Finland, Romania, Israel, Colombia and Germany are growing quickly.
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The development of the game goes on, but unfortunately in this period some well respected and known colleagues such as [[HT-Klas]] and [[HT-Tjecken]] have to say goodbye.<br>
  
Hattrick Fan federation [[HT-fans]] [http://www82.hattrick.org/Community/Federations/Federation.aspx?AllianceID=102056] Join now!
 
  
== Hattrick Supporter ==
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The game is today owned by [[Hattrick Limited]]. The global season that is being played at the moment is the number {{AgeYears|1997|05|25}}.
  
Hattrick also offers a '[[Supporter]]' feature that allows additional customization. The customization options include designing the arena, assigning numbers to your players, and designing a logo. With the Supporter add-on, the game also offers the ability to join various message board groups called '[[federations]].' A federation is designed to allow aligned Hattrick players with common interests to share newsletters and a message board and organize friendly cups. Federations provide a place to talk about chosen topics away from the main forum boards.
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://www.hattrick.org/ Hattrick]
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* [http://www.hattrick.org/ Official site]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattrick_(video_game) Wikipedia main article]
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Revision as of 15:52, 8 August 2020

Disambiguation icon.png This page describes the game Hattrick often referred to as HT. For other uses of HT, see HT (disambiguation)

Hattrick is a free browser-based massively multiplayer online football management simulation video game developed in Sweden and started in 1997.

Currently the game is available in 54 different language versions and contains 140 leagues (139 countries divided in 2662 regions, plus the Hattrick International for HT-Supporters), each with its own league pyramid.


In the game you play simultaneously with hundreds of thousands of managers all over the world.

The match engine is always under development, and the game developers are constantly adding new features to the game and enhancing the current ones. These additions, and proposed ideas, are usually accompanied by heated debate in the game's forum.

As well as the game, the community of users provide a great deal of entertainment.

Gameplay

Hattrick is completely free to play and always looking for new managers. After a short registration period, the user receives a team with an initial set of players, a weak coach, a small stadium and a basic fanclub. Nearly always, the newbie takes over someone's old, defunct club, and the club's position in the league structure.

The user is then free to manage his or her squad, define a training scheme, sell and purchase the players, and much much more. As an owner of a football club you would:

...and so forth.

From game rules introduction:

Hattrick is a game where you get to lead a virtual football team to glory, in competition with other participants from all over the world.

You perform the duties of both club owner and manager. You buy and sell players, invest the club's money in utilities like a bigger stadium, or in the youth squad. You select a team from the players who are in top form at the time, plan your tactics before the next match, decide on what sort of training is needed, and much, much more.
You can keep yourself continuously updated on the state of your team by logging on to the Hattrick website, reading your team reports and checking out the latest news on the transfer market. This is also where you give your team orders for upcoming games and where you decide on how the team will train during the week.


Main goal for successful managers that win a league and/or qualifiers and get promotion to a higher level for the next four-months-long season.

Development

   Magnifier.png   Further information: Global season
   Magnifier.png   Further information: Match engine



Hattrick was launched in August 1997. At that time of the first release, his game designer, Björn Holmér, was the sole developer of the match engine.


In the beginning of 2000, after 7 seasons, Extralives AB was founded and a Hattrick Team restarted development from scratch, with an all new graphical interface. As a team they developed and modeled the game as it is today, through the first international editions in 2000 (England, USA, Germany and Italy) up to last added nations.


In 2002 is time for National Teams, International Friendlies, Special Events, Weather for a Match and Tactics. A complete engine renovation launched with Hattrick version 6 (intended to remain in operation for the next 8 years).

The number of worldwide users peaked in February 2009 with almost one million!
Animated history from season 1 to 31 created by jhattara (FC Kakskerta))

Starting from here, the game witnesses an incredible growth in popularity with half a milion users in 2004.


Part of the Hattrick servers move to Switzerland on November 2006, when the game was offline, forcing users to wait two days (for several countries the calculation of league matches was also postponed).


With a constant growth the site quickly approached the million users! In 2009 there were up to 990 000 human users in Hattrick, the maximum number ever recorded so far.


Hattrick is been voted the Most Favourite Simulation Game of 2011!


At the beginning of 2012, Hattrick joins Zattika, a games publisher focused on social and mobile gaming. Surprisingly, but to the relief of many users, Zattika sells Hattrick back to the old owners in 2013, only a year after his purchase, due to financial problems.


The development of the game goes on, but unfortunately in this period some well respected and known colleagues such as HT-Klas and HT-Tjecken have to say goodbye.


The game is today owned by Hattrick Limited. The global season that is being played at the moment is the number 76.


External Links

Hattrick timeline from season 1 to 50
(source: "About our first 15 years" anniversary page)