Front Office Football

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Developer(s)Solecismic Software
Publisher(s)Out of the Park Developments
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release1999
Genre(s)Sports (American football)

Front Office Football is a series of sports management games where the player directs an NFL football team. It was designed by Jim Gindin, as part of his one-man company, Solecismic Software, founded in Hamburg Township, Michigan in 1999.[1]

In 2018, Gindin announced after years without a publisher following being dropped by EA Sports, he had joined forces with Out of the Park Developments and is currently developing a reboot for Front Office Football set for a 2019 release.[2]

Series[edit]

It has had seven sequels: Front Office Football 2, Front Office Football 2001, Front Office Football 2002, Front Office Football 4, Front Office Football 2004, Front Office Football 2007, Front Office Football 7, and Front Office Football 8. A college football version titled Front Office Football: The College Years was released in 2001. Having received many favorable reviews over the years, it has been called the most realistic American football simulation for the computer.[3]

Front Office Football 2004 was the first version that allowed for multi-player capability, resulting in the creation of several on-line leagues.

Front Office Football 8 is the newest version of the simulation. It was released on November 23, 2016.

Reception[edit]

The editors of Computer Games Magazine nominated Front Office Football: The College Years as the best sports game of 2001, but ultimately gave the award to High Heat Baseball 2002.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Front Office Football: A Windows PC Football Simulation". www.solecismic.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ "Out of the Park Developments Announces Front Office Football - Sports Gamers Online". Sports Gamers Online. 2018-02-28. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ "Front Office Football Review", Gamespot, http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sports/frontofficefootball2004/review.html
  4. ^ Staff (March 2002). "11th Annual Computer Games Awards". Computer Games Magazine (136): 50–56.

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