Having traded experiences in the course of some spirited discussions, they came up with the idea of building a full-sized table football game out of cardboard. The first question that had to be answered was whether such a product was even feasible. After all, the demands in terms of stability and functionality would be high.
Without further ado, the pair contacted a Taiwanese company, which at that time had no idea about table football. From that moment on the game developed rapidly. Through weekly Skype conversations on Fridays, the Germans, Ludwig and Markus, and the Taiwanese, Jack and Flora, exchanged ideas, which were implemented by the following week.
In March 2012 the first prototype from Taiwan was set up in a German living room for the first kick-off. All doubts evaporated – the game worked. Once a few minor issues had been ironed out, the decision was made to have the game made in Germany so that further development and production could be quickly and directly arranged.
Everywhere the table football game met with an enthusiastic response, and soon new features were added. For example, a loudspeaker for fan chants, which can be played by the Kickpack app, was integrated into the game. The players can also be individually designed through the app. Who would pass up the chance of playing with Messi in their team?
Test players queued up and provided the proof that functionality, stability and fun are guaranteed.