Solecismic Software



Solecismic Software

Solecismic Software is an entertainment software company dedicated to producing cutting-edge career football simulations. We have two primary products available: Front Office Football, our professional football simulation, and The College Years, our college football simulation.

A career-play football simulation focuses on elements of the game you won't find in more traditional computer games. You'll still see the action unfold on the field, and in Front Office Football you can even call the plays. But you'll also build rosters, make trades, recruit from thousands of high schools, negotiate contracts and develop your school's academic reputation.

The games work together in forming an enjoyable simulated football experience. You can export seniors from The College Years into Front Office Football as draft-eligible rookies. The games work equally well on their own, as you'll find yourself making hundreds of decisions affecting every facet of your teams.

We invite you to try out the free demonstration versions of our games.

Steam Version

Front Office Football Seven is available on Steam. Both the Steam version and the ViaTech version use the same code base. They are identical except for the DRM and the use of Steam Achievements. However, they are separate products from a purchasing standpoint.

There is no demonstration mode for the Steam version. We invite you to use the three-day free demo from the ViaTech version, even if you're eventually interested in purchasing through Steam.

Front Office Football Seven

On December 13, 2013, we released Front Office Football Seven, a new version of our flagship product. Version 7.1c was released on April 1, 2015. The product is available through our web store. We encourage you to download the product and try it for free for up to three days before making your purchase. Front Office Football

In Front Office Football, you play the role of your favorite team's general manager. You determine your team's future through trading with opponents, negotiating contracts, bidding for free agents and building through the annual amateur draft.

You can also play the role of the armchair coach, setting game plans and depth charts, or even calling each play from an extensive playbook.

You can determine ticket prices and submit stadium construction plans for public approval. You can even move your team if the public won't properly support your franchise.

Front Office Football Seven includes a multi-player career mode with full ftp support, allowing you to compete in a league with up to 31 other enthusiastic general managers.

The College Years

Our college football product, Front Office Football: The College Years, is also available for purchase. Both The College Years and Front Office Football Seven are sold through an electronic download. Simply download the product, license it by paying though your credit card, and you're playing the game in minutes. The College Years

TCY received a 4-star review from Computer Gaming World in October of 2001, and was nominated for several Sports Game of the Year awards, including those chosen by Computer Gaming World and Computer Games Magazine. In September of 2004, we upgraded The College Years to version 1.3, which includes the 2004 college schedules and division realignments.

Please try the free demonstration version of The College Years (note that the game will not work on Windows 7 or 8 without giving it administrative privileges in both the installation directory and subdirectories).

While The College Years is an older game and can't support modern conference structures, there's still a strong demand for the game.

In The College Years, you assume the role of the head coach of a major college football team. Each year, you'll recruit athletes from any of nearly 14,000 public high schools modeled in the game (yours might well be in there), train them and try to build a winning team in the challenging world of college football.

Long-term success in The College Years requires you to win championships, develop your school's academic reputation and build a profitable football program through alumni donations, television revenue and ticket sales.

The College Years is a text-based sports simulation aimed at fans who enjoy the numbers in sports as much as they enjoy the on-field action. The interface focuses on packing enormous amounts of data about each team and athlete into easily accessible lists and charts. The game simulation is depicted through play-by-play descriptions of the on-field action. Coaches can optionally view games through a graphical representation of a stadium scoreboard.

Development Information

Solecismic Software remains committed to career-play football simulation. While we don't have a set release schedule, and in many instances over the years we have made significant changes with no notice whatsoever, from time to time we do provide updates on the work in progress.

The Football Frontier is mostly analysis of professional and college football. But occasionally, we'll put up an article detailing a piece of development or providing information about future products.

We also use Twitter once in a while.

These two sites are the best places for news and information about Solecismic Software.

"Sports Simulations for the Twenty-First Century"

Solecismic Software was founded in 1998, and soon released Front Office Football, a simulation of professional football in America. The original game won several awards and was nominated for Computer Gaming World's Sports Game of the Year.

The sequels, EA Sports Front Office Football and Front Office Football 2001, brought new features and challenges to the series. Like their predecessor, both won an Editors' Choice Award from CGW and a 4 1/2-star review. These games were published by Electronic Arts.

Solecismic Software currently self-publishes both Front Office Football and The College Years, and released eight games in its first eleven years.

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