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[Pennant Chase] New manager options released!

February 08, 2019 - 12:25 PM

As promised, as I work through the redesign, I've been making an effort to add long-asked-for features where possible or as time permits.The new Edit Strategy page now includes additional controls that have often been requested:Control sac bunts with one out: Many have asked for control with one out vs. no outs. Now you can. The prior setting is now used for no outs, with a new setting specifically for one out. The default is 10% with one out.Shut down steals when trailing: Many have said they would steal more if they could control when to turn it off. Nothing worse than trying to get a lot of men on base only to see your guy take off for second, down by 4. You now have that control. More control on pen match-up usage: A lot of people turn the L/R pen match-ups off because it burns through their pen too often. You can now tell the manager to only do that late in the game (7th, 8th, 9th or later). More will be coming down the road in terms of granular controls on a player-by-player basis (ie, only allowing certain players to steal, for example).As always, let me know if you see any issues crop up with these new features.

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[Wolverine Studios] Pre-Order Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 Today!

January 21, 2019 - 11:35 AM

College Basketball season begins TODAY for you, coach! Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 will officially launch on 2/5/19 but you can get your hands on a special pre-order deal today!

Everyone who pre-orders gets immediate access to the latest beta version of the game so you can start playing before anyone else! On your email receipt you will find a link to the download page. Remember, it is a beta and there may be a few items to work out before the final release but you’ll have a great time getting to know all the new features of DDS:CB 2019.

You’ll also have the opportunity to score some big time savings. If you purchased DDS:CB 2018 from wolverinestudios.com last year go to the webstore, put DDS:CB 2019 in your cart, fill out all your personal information including the SAME EMAIL address you used before and then enter coupon code CB19UPGRADE and you’ll save 15% today!

Did you just recently purchase DDS:CB 2018 from wolverinestudios.com? We have an even better deal for you! If you purchased in the last 30 days we’re letting you upgrade for an amazing deal. Follow the same instructions as above and use coupon code CB19NEW and you will save 70% today!

Are you new to the series or purchased a prior version somewhere else? No worries – we still have a pre-order discount for you too. Just use coupon code CB19PRE and you will save 10%.

In addition to the option of playing the beta and some awesome savings you’ll also be able to request a FREE key if you want to play the game on Steam when it is released there. This deal is exclusively for pre-order customers!

If you want to learn more about what’s new in the #1 college basketball sim on the planet check out our prior blog post. But as soon as you do get yourself to the webstore and get yourself a pre-order deal because these deals are only good until Feb 4, 2019.

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[Wolverine Studios] The Best College Basketball Game Out There Is Back

January 17, 2019 - 11:42 AM

College basketball season is underway and as we countdown to March it’s time for a brand new edition of the #1 college basketball game on the market – Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019!

We’re excited to show off our brand new trailer highlighting just a little bit of what makes this franchise so great. Take a look!

As you can see we have highlighted a few of the new features in that video including the brand new UI which not only is even better to look at than before but puts more information and links at your fingertips for quick and easy navigation. Our new 2D coaching screen also is shown which puts all of the coaching features right on the game screen allowing you to make adjustments on the fly. We also added feedback for when you are trying to motivate your players so that you understand how they reacted to you trying to fire them up! We also gave you more coaching options like the ability to have your team stall on any offensive possession you want and the ability to call a timeout on a made basket to setup that all important press in the final seconds of a game!

But that’s only the start of the improvements to the best college basketball game on the planet. We added a brand new sandbox mode to the game this year which will allow you to jump to any team you want in the offseason. If you’re a hardcore simmer up for a real test we also still have the challenge mode where you will have to prove yourself to get the bigger jobs (and to keep the one you have!). We’ve also made huge improvements in player generation and the simulation engine making stats even more realistic than they already were.

You’ll find an array of new things in and around the league. The brand new scouting report gives you a clear look at head to head stats between you and your opponent and even shows you a percentage chance of winning the game. The summer camp preview magazine has been enhanced to show which players you have recruited and who has interest in your school to make it easier to target some of the top names to be recruited.

Speaking of recruiting – no game does it better and if you’re a fan of the game you already know that. We improved the recruiting screen to make navigation a little easier and also added saving your last viewed settings so that you don’t have to reset your filters each time. We also know that recruiting isn’t everyone’s favorite job. New to Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 is the option to skip the summer activities and go right to the season! Check your in-game email on the first day of the season for this option and then sit back and relax while the summer is simulated quickly with just one click. You’ll be coaching in no time!

We’ve also expanded our popular Tournament Maker feature which allows you to take the teams in your league and make exhibition tournaments. We expanded this feature to allow 16 and 32 team tournaments now instead of just a 64 team field and stats are now tracked for this exhibition tournament so you can see which players fared the best.

We could go on and on – there’s new coach and player faces, coach outfits, player jerseys for their photos, expanded jersey numbers for players to wear, new simulation speed options, emails detailed why your request to the board was denied and so much more.

The good news is you don’t have to wait long to experience it all for yourself. We will be launching our FirstAccess program on Monday! FirstAccess gives you the opportunity to pre-order DDS:CB 2019 and in doing so you get a discount, a FREE Steam key when the game is available there and most importantly the opportunity to download the latest beta version of the game and start playing.

Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 will be officially released on Tuesday, February 5th and as always a fully playable free demo will be available then. We look forward to seeing what you can do this year, coach so get ready to get back to school and #BuildYourDynasty!

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[Wolverine Studios] Draft Day Sports: College Football 2019 FirstAccess begins

January 01, 2019 - 05:16 PM

Get Ready For Our Newest College Football Game

We are excited to announce that DDS: College Football 2019 has moved into its final pre-release stage and is ready for our FirstAccess program. FirstAccess allows you to download beta versions of the game after you pre-order and receive a license key and helps our company by getting our game in front of not only more testers but people who are invested in the game itself by pre-ordering.

As always we are offering some special pre-order savings for our valued customers. You can pre-order DDS:CF 2019 in our webstore right now and we have the following coupon codes available to use. The pre-order window only lasts a short time so don’t delay.

  • Anyone is able to use coupon code CF19PRE – that will entitle you to 15% off as a pre-order discount
  • If you purchased DDS:CF 2018 from wolverinestudios.com we offer a bigger discount to show our appreciation for your loyalty year after year and in ordering directly from us. Those customers can use coupon code CF19LOYAL and will receive 30% off for upgrading to CF19. In order to receive this discount you MUST enter all of your personal information first including the SAME EMAIL address you used when purchasing CF18 and then enter and apply the coupon code.
  • For those who purchased DDS:CF 2018 from wolverinestudios.com in the past 30 days we’re offering a 70% upgrade discount since you just purchased CF18. Follow the same instructions as above but use coupon code CF19NEW for your discount.

In addition to getting some big savings and immediately getting a license key and being able to download the beta and participate in our FirstAccess program if you wish (its totally optional but we appreciate the help) you also will receive a FREE key for the game on Steam whenever it becomes available there. So if you prefer to play on Steam, that’s fine – pre-order here and save yourself some money and you’ll be able to contact us for a key when its ready. Remember this offer is good ONLY for those who pre-order. Once the FirstAccess program ends and the game is officially launched this offer will go away.

If you want a quick look at a few of the new items in Draft Day Sports: College Football 2019 check out our earlier blog posting on it here.

We can’t wait for you to check out the game and see it all for yourself. As we said, your chance to save on our pre-order is limited so don’t waste another minute. Get to the webstore, pre-order Draft Day Sports: College Football 2019 and #BuildYourDynasty today!

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[Wolverine Studios] Your first look at college sim heaven – Draft Day Sports: College F...

December 31, 2018 - 08:19 PM

College sports live here – simulate your favorite school all year round!

As the calendar gets ready to flip over to 2019 we’re ready to bring you the big news about our college lineup. Our teams have been hard at work on Draft Day Sports: College Football 2019 and Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 and we’re going to bring you a quick look at some of the great new things to expect from both franchises. As always we want to reward our loyal WolverineStudios.com customers so there will be pre-order discounts and FirstAccess open beta testing and the great news is BOTH games will be getting ready for this stage very, very soon.  Let’s start on the gridiron and talk about some of the improvements there.

The first thing you will see when starting a new career is the new “Career Mode”. This mode gives you the opportunity to create your head coach and then face the pressure of living up to expectations. Fall short and get canned. This brand new feature brings a whole new dimension to DDS: College Football – just don’t get fired because who knows where you might end up!

We’re also excited for some big changes to recruiting in the game. First, players can now transfer and you will have an opportunity to recruit those transfers prior to the start of each new season. We also know that recruiting isn’t necessarily everyone’s favorite past time so we’ve added both an auto-recruit and auto-scout mode to help you do some or all of the dirty work on the recruiting trail. By the way, take a look at the brand new user interface which puts all of the game links at a glance on the left side so that anything you want to find in the game is just a quick click away.

For all you coach wanna-be’s out there you’ll be in heaven with the new features in the depth chart and strategy sections. Fans of Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2019 will appreciate these additions as you will now have the ability to setup multiple packages on offense and defense, see how all of your players line up in the formations in graphical format, setup the percentage you want to use each formation, create custom playbooks full of your favorite plays and analyze how each play works out for you. You’ll feel just like a real head coach!

That’s only some of the upgrades in the 2019 version. Don’t forget all of the other amazing features of DDS:CF like the ability to watch your games unfold in exciting 2D gameplay, new customization options to let you have control over prestige, training and camp improvements and of course the ability to send your players to the big leagues by exporting them for use in Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2019. You can follow your favorite players from 5 star recruit all the way to hall of fame player!

College Football fans aren’t the only ones in for a treat this year – Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2019 will surely delight whether you’re a hardcore fan or only tune in for March Madness. Our beautiful 2019 UI has made it’s way to DDS:CB as well. Everything you want to access is available with a quick click and we’ve reorganized some screens like the recruiting screen to make it a little bit easier to find what you’re looking for and not be too overwhelmed.

There is not a college game out there with the in-depth recruiting options of DDS: College Basketball but we know that for some people they want to get right to the games and not worry about recruiting. In the past you could assign those tasks to the AI but you would still have to click through every week of the summer while camps and recruiting took place. We made a big change this year giving you the opportunity on the first day of the season to skip right through the summer and get right to the games! You can now temporarily hand over control of recruiting and practice decisions to the AI and take back control when it’s time for the season to start. For those of you who wanted to get right down to business each season- this one’s for you!

The most exciting part of college basketball is that it’s fast paced and decisions have to be made in a split-second. That’s why we are so excited about our new 2D interface. Rolling over the big logo on the side will now give you access to the usual options like calling timeouts and working the ref but you’ll see some brand new options guaranteed to make the coach in you giddy with excitement. There is now a stall option that will force your team to go into a slow down for as long as its selected. You can use it to close out a half or a game, to just slow down the pace and get control of what’s going on or to drive your opponent nuts by slowing the pace to a crawl. You will also see the “on score” checkbox area which will allow you to call a time-out immediately after a made basket letting you be able to set up your press, make a key sub or go into a full court man to man press to make sure you get a quick foul if needed.

You’ll see some other new buttons there – now you will find buttons for offense, defense, matchups and team stats which will display those items in the side window allowing you to make changes on the fly as opposed to having to go to the subs/coach popup like before. This makes for a much more seamless in game experience and makes it far easier to make changes as the gameplay takes place.

Those are some of our favorite new things but it’s far from all. We’ve made (and are continuing to make) so many improvements based on user feedback. You’ll see things like a new sandbox mode so that you can jump from any team you want on a year to year basis, our new coach and player faces (with coach suits and player jerseys) are coming over from DDS: Pro Basketball 2019, you will get an email explaining why your request from the board was denied, an enhanced summer camp preview magazine to help you better see who has interest in your school and tons of other tweaks including reworking the sim engine to make wing players more effective scorers and more realistic in terms of their shot distribution – things like using a dribble to get a mid-range shot instead of shooting too many three pointers.

We rely on our community for improvement ideas in all of our games and we are confident once you get these games going you’ll find just how many areas something (large or small) has been added based on a request from our amazing community members. We can’t wait to get you back at your favorite school for the 2019 campaign – stay tuned as you will not want to miss the pre-order and upgrade discounts as well as the opportunity to get your hands on these great games before anyone else does!

We hope you’re excited about these new additions. If you want to discuss or ask questions don’t forget you can hit us up on Twitter, Facebook or even in our new Slack Channel. We look forward to seeing how you #BuildYourDynasty with our new college football and college basketball games coming in 2019!

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