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 Greenlight Campaign
Please visit our Steam Greenlight Page and vote for Front Office Football Seven on Steam. If you haven't voted already, please join in. And if you could add a "Follow" and a "Favorite" on Steam, that could make a big difference as well. This will help us continue to create bigger and better products in the future. We appreciate every vote. If we're Greenlighted, those of you who already own Front Office Football Seven will have the option to trade your order ID for a Steam product ID. We think we have enough votes for Greenlight, but a new push, especially one with follows and favorites, may get their attention in time for this season.
In return for your votes (or in anticipation of your votes), I will periodically release pieces of a minor update for Front Office Football for the 2014 season. The first piece (October 14, 2014) will be a new first names file for Front Office Football. The first names file released with Front Office Football Seven was tuned to the 2012 Census report on new first names as well as lists of the most popular African-American baby names. However, that was a little jarring for many people, as today's baby names are quite a bit different from what we see with the 20-30 year-olds who are most likely to play football today. So I reorganized the names file to emphasize common baby names from the 1992 Census report. Download the first names file and replace the FNames.dll file in your Front Office Football Seven installation. It will immediately work with new games and the end-season command in existing games.
Thanks again for all your support.
Front Office Football Seven
On December 13, 2013, we released Front Office Football Seven, a new version of our flagship product. Version 7.0b was released on March 12, 2014. The product is now 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.
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.
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).
We've dropped the price of The College Years to $12.95. It is an older game and can't support modern conference structures.
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.
Up and Down the River
As a special thank you for more than 15 years of support, we invite you to try our card game, Up and Down the River, now completely free of charge. It has our signature extensive record-keeping, plus a theme straight from the pages of William Shakespeare.
"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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