★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: *** Offseason Special Price, Save 60% ***

Guide your favorite baseball team to glory! Out of the Park Baseball, the most realistic and best-selling baseball management game ever created, is available for iOS as a brand new 2013 version.

"With a great menu system driving the entire game, excellent AI, and the ability to micro-manage almost everything you could dream of in a sports game, it's hard to want anything else of a mobile baseball management sim." (Touch Arcade)
"Baseball freaks who want that heavily stat-based front office experience will find a rich and detailed sim." (GamerPops)
"The only baseball sim I've ever gotten addicted to." (Curt Schilling)

PLEASE NOTE: The iPhone 3G / iPod Touch 2nd gen or older are NOT supported!

New features in iOOTP Baseball this year:
- Real 2013 rosters! Every player on every major league team is available, along with the top 20 minor league prospects for each team. Major league player ratings are based on PECOTA by Baseball Prospectus, the best player projection system today.
- Unlock exciting achievements
- Redesigned interface
- Improved play-by-play commentary and news stories
- Brand new Trading AI
- Recoded & much more realistic player creation
- New player development system
- Improved roster & contract negotiation AI
- Historical career play with real rookie import each season (requires successive years via in-App purchase)
- Universal build, the iPad HD version is included for free!
- Plenty of small tweaks & improvements

iOOTP Baseball 2013 features a living world that uses the same robust simulation engine found in Out of the Park Baseball for Mac and PC, the best-selling and best-rated baseball management game of all time. Out of the Park Baseball is the second-highest-rated PC game ever on Metacritic and also received the PC Gamer Sports Game of the Year Award.

The game offers three gameplay modes:

- Major Leagues: Choose a team and play out the 2013 season. Will Strasburg dominate the NL? How will Hamilton perform in LA? Find out!

- Fictional: iOOTP creates one of four fictional baseball worlds and populates it with fresh players and clubs. Select a team and build a dynasty from scratch.

- Historical Replay: Choose one of three past seasons -- 1901, 1902, or 2009 -- and see if it produces a different outcome. Every other year in history is available as in-app purchase!

After selecting a gameplay mode, choose a team and handle every aspect of managing it:

- Manage your team, set lineups, depth charts, pitching staff and more!

- Call the shots from the dugout and watch the games unfold.

- Step into the shoes of the General Manager: Negotiate contracts, sign free agents, put together trades, draft amateurs, promote players from the minors etc.

During games, the play-by-play text is generated from a huge database of tens of thousands of lines that bring the action alive. Bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded, you're down by two runs and you have your best hitter stepping to the plate against your opponent's rock-solid closer ... What will happen next?

During the season, news tickers bring you headlines from around the leagues! Your biggest rival just pulled off a blockbuster trade with the trading deadline looming ... How will you respond?

As iOOTP's living world evolves, players develop their careers, age, and eventually retire, with a possible spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for them. New players drafted by you and groomed in the minors take their place and become the next generation of superstars.

iOOTP Baseball is the ultimate game for baseball fans!

Visit us on www.ootpdevelopments.com!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ootpbaseball
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ootpbaseball
04-03-2013, 10:48 PM
Sweet! Is this game iphone 5 optimized? Can't find that info anywhere

04-03-2013, 11:06 PM
just bought, want to fire it up but need some sleep.
04-03-2013, 11:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,123
got it and started my fictional league. I picked oakland as it had the biggest budget but once I moved them to seattle, the market was too small and the budget changed. makes sense, markets need to grow when you move teams.

once thing I noticed is that in the player drafts you can actually get worthwhile players in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Like established 4 1/2 star potential. that is certainly welcomed. loving it so far.
04-03-2013, 11:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,876
Originally Posted by jnt325 View Post
Sweet! Is this game iphone 5 optimized? Can't find that info anywhere
The App description under requirements will say "This App is optimized for the iPhone 5" if it is. Didn't see that on the info page on iTunes, so this game won't be widescreen unfortunately. Makes no sense for any new game to not be optimized IMHO...
04-03-2013, 11:39 PM
Just saw over on their official forums that iphone 5 optimization is coming in one of the first updates.
04-04-2013, 12:24 AM
Yeah, both iPhone 5 support and Retina will be supported in one of the first free updates.

Especially the iPhone 5 support is a lot of work since we have to hand-edit almost every screen and we want to make it right, so not just stretching it but add additional info wherever it makes sense.

OOTP Developments
04-04-2013, 05:52 AM
Bought! Looking forward to digging into it
04-04-2013, 07:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 293
Bought and looking forward to iPhone 5 and Retina support!
04-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 293
If I have my iPhone turned with the home button on the left then taps on buttons seem intermittent - every other tap or every third tap seems to be ignored. If I have it so the home button is on the right everything seems responsive and no taps are ignored. This is on an iPhone 5, 6.1.2.