Hockey

It’s out. Franchise Hockey Manager – FHM 3 (PC, Mac)

FHM 3 is now available for download. We are including details from the OOTP developments Press Release. General Manager (GM) Games intends to have a review as soon as possible. In the meantime, have a read on the new features with some slight alterations on the adjectives used by OOTP marketing. OOTP Developments today announced that Franchise Hockey Manager 3 has shipped and is officially license...[Read More]

Franchise Hockey Manager 3, Officially Licensed by the NHL

Some recent news has come out about the next version of Franchise Hockey Manager 3, otherwise known as FHM3. In line with their best selling simulation baseball game, OOTP developments have made the real hockey experience closer to reality. Although everyone is capable of loading the modifications available from their website or our forums, there is a certain luster these games have when the real ...[Read More]

Review of Franchise Hockey Manager 2 – What a difference two years makes!

After two years, OOTP Developments are back with a brand new release of Franchise Hockey Manager. Unlike the previous two iterations (namely FHM 2013 beta and FHM 2014), this latest version drops the year from its name and is simply called FHM 2. This might seem like a very minor thing, but it marks something more significant and very positive for hockey sim fans: Finally, we have a game which liv...[Read More]

Franchise Hockey Manager FHM 2, Now available (PC, Mac)

After two years, the makers of Franchise Manager Hockey are back with the next iteration of the game. Version 2 is being described as a great leap forward after less than stellar reviews in the first version. The first version released quite a bit of raw code and user interfacing that lacked the realism and immersion necessary to bring a buzz around the game. OOTP Developments (the makers of FHM) ...[Read More]

Feature set update on Franchise Hockey Manager FHM2 and release date

A communication was sent out today courtesy of OOTP developments. It’s good to see the continued commitment from this development house in the hockey simulation market. With several hockey games available in different formats, FHM 2 is attempting to improve on it’s first release and forge its own identity. Here are the main elements from the newsletter while modifying some of the marke...[Read More]

Review of Eastside Hockey Manager – Well worth the eight year wait

More than eight years after the Eastside Hockey Manager series was put on indefinite hold, the undisputed king of ice hockey management is back. A lot has changed since EHM 2007 was released in September 2006; not least the rise of the likes of Steam and social media. These platforms make niche games cheaper to launch and easier to market. Indeed, Eastside Hockey Manager: Early Access (or EHM:EA f...[Read More]

(Preview) The goods on Franchise Hockey Manager FHM2 (PC, Mac)

The well known team over at OOTP developments have arrived on a release date and what will be in store. At the moment it is looking like late-May 2015. OOTP will be attempting to make up for the first release of Franchise Hockey Manager through new features and code stability. Franchise Hockey Manager is best described as full of potential with a knowledgeable group of programmers to tap into. GM ...[Read More]

Exclusive: Risto Remes (EHM) joins GM Games in conversation

As GM Games continues to highlight the evolution of sports management games, there are certainly those who must be recognized for their contributions to where we are today. We plan over the next little while to compile exclusive conversations with influential people in the sports simulation industry. One of these integral people happen to be Risto Remes of Sports Interactive Games (SI Games). Here...[Read More]

Interview with Anders Granberg of Game Plan Hockey Manager (Online)

Online versions of sports managers have been increasing in popularity in recent months. Although they will never be able to benefit being a member of Steam, they have the potential for very large user communities. This can lead to very fun multi-player experiences and often the games themselves may even be free. One of the most recent games to come around is Game Plan Hockey Manager. GM Games has ...[Read More]

First update on the FHM2 Dev Journey (PC, Mac)

As per Brad Cook, of OOTP Developments summarizing the development progress of Sebastian Palkowski. Early summary from OOTP Developments Over the past several months, we copied and pasted every forum post about FHM 2014’s GUI into a file and reviewed it. We took every comment to heart and reworked the new game’s GUI based on the “flat” look used by OOTP 15. Our goal was a shinier game with less cr...[Read More]

Review of Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 (PC, Mac)

In my first review for GM Games, I am going to provide you with an in-depth look at Franchise Hockey Manager (FHM) with minimum Patch 1.6+, a relatively new game offered by OOTP Developments. This review will include looking at some of the neat (and not so neat) aspects of the game, and then the outlay of the game. In a future review, I will break FHM down to look at it more in depth, and provide ...[Read More]

Web Sim Hockey goes Mobile

It’s been over a year since Web Sim Hockey 2 has been launched and they would like to thank everyone for helping them go through this transition period. You have efficiently assimilated the new features and your suggestions have helped them improve the game concepts when necessary. After this significant development had been achieved, WebSimHockey decided to go on with the community’s most p...[Read More]