MLB Dugout Heroes News Post


MLB Dugout Heroes will include MLB Licensing with
All Major League Clubs and Ballparks

San Jose, Calif. (November 18, 2008) - San Jose-based online game publisher, GamesCampus (www.gamescampus.com, run by OnNet USA), announced today that it has signed an online interactive licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, granting it the right to incorporate official Major League Baseball league and club marks and logos, MLB ballpark images and more in its upcoming micro-transaction based online baseball game, MLB Dugout Heroes. It will be a free PC-based baseball game, expected to be available in North America for the 2009 baseball season. Interested parties can visit http://MLBDugoutHeroes.gamescampus.com for more information and to register to receive updates as they become available.

"It is an honor to be working with MLBAM to bring baseball fans a fully licensed online baseball experience," said David Chang, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, GamesCampus.
"Baseball fans are so passionate about the teams they enjoy following, and now they will have the opportunity to play as their favorite team in a high-quality online game experience.

The multi-year agreement gives GamesCampus the rights to all current and historical Major League teams, ballparks, All-Star teams and jewel events such as the home run derby. GamesCampus will also have rights to the official 2009 Major League Baseball regular season game schedule, enabling fans to simulate real seasons through actual game and series matchups.

Fans can expect a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls. The game will offer four different modes of play for fans to choose from: tutorial, practice, single player and multi-player. Fans will be able to experience the fun of strategically managing a Major League Baseball club by forming a team, fostering its players and making all of the base-running, batting and pitching decisions - providing true interaction with on-the-field baseball play. With realistic character motions and unique verbal exchanges occurring between pitchers, batters, and color commentary, MLB Dugout Heroes will offer a truly unique and engrossing baseball game play experience - free of charge.

"We are excited to partner with GamesCampus in offering fans this interactive baseball gaming experience," said Alex Pigeon, VP of international at MLBAM. "The ability to utilize current or historical teams and ballparks along with simulated on-the-field management will be an engaging way for players to interact with the game."

For more information about GamesCampus or the upcoming baseball game, please visit www.gamescampus.com.

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Member Comments
# 1 bhurst99 @ 11/18/08 12:52 PM
"Fans can expect a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls."

Not going to work. Wrong market. If you think casual baseball fans are going to spend time on-line playing a casual baseball game, you're off your rocker.

This is a niche market product. You want to appeal to the hardcore baseball market or on-line sports fan with a realistic on-line baseball experience they don't feel they can currently get with another product.
# 2 boomhauertjs @ 11/19/08 08:04 AM
I might check it out. It can't be any worse that MLB 2k9.

Is it going to have real players? I couldn't tell from the press release whether it would.
# 3 ComfortablyLomb @ 11/20/08 11:57 AM
Are these the same guys who made Shot Online Golf? I see a link to that in the download section. This could be good, or it could be bad, who knows. I'll give it a shot.
# 4 Hooper15 @ 11/25/08 11:00 AM
It's one of those things that would normally not generate much interest with true baseball fans, but considering that it's free, it'll be able to get quite a few more people to try it out!
# 5 ubernoob @ 11/25/08 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by ComfortablyLomb
This could be good, or it could be bad, who knows.
Is that you John Madden?

I, for one, can't wait for more info to surface. Variety is the spice of life.
# 6 ComfortablyLomb @ 11/26/08 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by ubernoob
Is that you John Madden?
The key to making the best baseball game is being better than the other guy's.
# 7 OliDegu2008 @ 11/27/08 12:05 PM
All these online baseball game concepts are making me dizzy!

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