Sebastian Palkowski

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 MLB Manager 2015 – A game that’ll be a time killer

If you go into playing MLB Manager 2015 with the idea that you’re getting a stripped-down version of OOTP ‘16 for your desktop, well, that’ll tell part of the story. Sure, there isn’t as much details as a game that we gave a 98/100 just a couple months ago. And for an iOS game, of course that level of detail won’t be able to be condensed down into a version that’ll fit on your phone. But honestly,...[Read More]

(Preview) Details of MLB Manager 2015 (iOS, Android)

iOOTP is making a big push to become one of the most popular mobile video games. Traditionally sports management games have been niche yet this power-play in association with the MLB branding will be very interesting to see. As part of building the awareness of the original game, OOTP Developments has made iOOTP 2014 available for free through the iTunes Apple Store. Below is a summary of what can...[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]

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]

iOOTP 2014 Now Available (iPhone, iPad)

Today is the official release of iOOTP 2014. We just earlier today put out our review of OOTP 15 for (PC, Mac and Linux) and now you can play the handheld variation. Keep in mind the games are different by platform. New features in iOOTP Baseball this year: Real 2014 rosters and schedule! Every player on every major league team is available, along with the top 20 minor league prospects for each te...[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]