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{{Other use|article=the game '''Hattrick''' often referred to as '''HT'''|title=HT}}
 
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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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From [[Rules|game rules]] introduction: [[image:Ht-splash.png|right]]
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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>
{{textreport|width=66%|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><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><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>
 
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>
 
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>
  
'''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.
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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]].
  
There are 128 [[:category:countries|countries]] represented in Hattrick with managers all over the world. Since 1997, game has been developed by the [[Hattrick Team]] from first draft, through the first international editions (England, USA, Germany and Italy) in 2000, up to last added nations, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Cameroon and Palestine.  With a constant growth the site approached the million users in 2008!
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== Development ==
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{{See|Global season}}
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{{See|Match engine}}<br>
  
Hattrick is completely free to play. As an owner of a football club you would
 
: - buy and sell [[players]],
 
: - change [[coach]] and the [[training]] type,
 
: - hire and fire your [[staff]],
 
: - invest in a [[youth|youth squad]],
 
: - expand your [[stadium]]
 
: - set your lineup for the [[match]],
 
: and much much more.
 
As with any manager game, users must assign positions to the players and choose between some basic [[tactics]] and strategic options.
 
  
===I need you===
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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>
Hattrick is always looking for new players. 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 staduim and a [[fanclub]].  
 
  
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.
 
  
The Hattrick [[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 conferences.
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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>
  
====Seasonal Goals====
 
  
There are 16 weeks in a [[season]]. Main competitions you can win are:
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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>]]
: - [[Series]], from week 2 to week 15 (7 matches first leg and 7 second leg in groups of 8 teams);
 
: - Direct elimination [[Cup|Nation Cup]]s, from week 1 to week 15;
 
: - Own[[tournament]]s and '''official ladder''' tournaments, everytime;
 
: - [[Friendly]] games, once a week from 1 to 16;
 
: - [[Hattrick Masters|International World Cup for Clubs]], from week 5 to week 8;
 
: - [[World Cup|World cups]] for National Teams or Under 20 National Teams.
 
  
===Hattrick Supporter===
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Starting from here, the game witnesses an incredible growth in popularity with half a milion users in 2004. <br>
  
Hattrick also offers a '''[[Hattrick Supporter|Supporter]]''' feature that allows additional customization.
 
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.
 
  
Supporter income helps to maintain and expand the resources needed by Hattrick.  
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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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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>
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Hattrick is been voted the Most Favourite Simulation Game of 2011!<br>
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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>
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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>
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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}}.
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://www.hattrick.org/ Hattrick.org]
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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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[[image:15_years_timeline-History.png|frame|left|link=https://www.hattrick.org/en/HT15/|Hattrick timeline from season 1 to 50<br><small>(source: [https://www.hattrick.org/en/HT15/ "About our first 15 years" anniversary page])</small>]]
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[[Category: Game Concepts]]
 
[[Category: Game Concepts]]
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[[Category:History]]

Latest revision as of 16:52, 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)