Baseball legend Bill "Spaceman" Lee is lending his experience to Strategy First. Lee will help the developers fine-tune their latest sports title, Baseball Mogul 2008
. The game will be available for download on the 28th of February. More details, and a few baseball puns, are in the press release below.
Silverstar’s Strategy First Signs Eccentric Major Leaguer, Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee, for Baseball Mogul 2008
Strategy First to Offer Title for Digital and Retail Releases
Canada, MONTREAL, January 31, 2008. – Strategy First Inc., a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC and a wholly-owned unit of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), has signed baseball legend, Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee III, along with Enlight Software, for the upcoming release of Baseball Mogul 2008. The famed former major league pitcher will bring his unconventional insights to Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee’s Baseball Mogul 2008®, the latest edition of the award-winning Baseball Mogul series.
The outspoken Red Sox and Expos starting pitcher will share his unique perspectives on a variety of topics affecting baseball and the world in an exclusive, never-before-seen 90 minute video interview which will accompany the game. The Spaceman will elaborate on what makes a great general manager, his career triumphs and challenges, and his books, ‘The Wrong Stuff’ and ‘Baseball Eccentrics.’
“This is a homerun for us,” said Strategy First business development manager, Emanuel Wall. “Bill Lee is one of baseball’s most intelligent, entertaining and controversial players -- a hero to some and a villain to others. It was a tremendous honor to interview him and we are proud to present Bill Lee and Baseball Mogul 2008 together in this one terrific offering.”
Baseball Mogul 2008 will be available on multiple digital networks February 28, 2007 to coincide with the opening of Spring Training.
Baseball Mogul 2008 is the 10th edition of the award-winning game that puts you in complete control of a professional baseball team of your choosing. This is the baseball game for fans who want their success on the field determined by their strategy, not their reflexes. Baseball Mogul 2008 also gives you complete control on the field, with the most realistic baseball simulation ever created, and combined with an easy-to-learn interface and thousands of stats at your fingertips. With customized ratings and head-to-head stats for every player, you have everything you need to win the battle of wits between batter and pitcher. Whether you are age 8 or 80, Baseball Mogul offers the thrilling baseball experience you have always wanted.
According to leading game reviewer, CNET’s Game Spot, “With Baseball Mogul 2008, this franchise is moving back to the top of the order….Combining the stats demanded by baseball gearheads with great ease of use, Baseball Mogul 2008 hits the ball and touches 'em all.”
For more information about Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee’s Baseball Mogul 2008, go to: www.strategyfirst.com/en/games/BillLeeBBMogul08/
About Strategy First Inc
Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (NasdaqCM:SSTR), is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, like the award winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance and Space Empires series of games, which are under continuing development. The company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. For more information about Strategy First visit http://www.strategyfirst.com.
About Silverstar Holdings
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is an international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. It currently owns Empire Interactive, PLC and Strategy First, Inc. Empire Interactive (http://www.empireinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games, including Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut. Empire's products are delivered on both console and PC platforms. Strategy First (http://www.strategyfirst.com) is a developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. For more information about Silverstar Holdings visit http://www.silverstarholdings.com.
About Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee
For 14 years as a left-handed pitcher from 1969 to 1982, ten with Boston and four with Montreal, Bill Lee was anything but a conventional major league ballplayer. His career record is a respectable 119-90, including three consecutive 17-win seasons with the Red Sox from 1973 to 1975 and a 16-win season with the Expos in 1979. He was selected to the American League All-Star squad in 1973 and pitched in the World Series in 1975 against the Cincinnati Reds. But it was Lee's rebellious spirit and opposition to the conservative baseball establishment that usually rated more attention than his performance on the field. It was in this context that former Red Sox teammate John Kennedy first dubbed him "Spaceman," a nickname writers thereafter used as shorthand to describe his free spirit. Although no longer with any major league baseball, Lee still plays baseball whenever and wherever he can, participating in fantasy camps and organized leagues or competing in any sandlot games he can get into. A resident of Vermont, Lee continues to break barriers and blaze new grounds, having recently barnstormed Cuba with a team of American old-timers competing against senior Cuban players.
Enlight is one of the world's leading developers of entertainment software. The company was founded in 1993, with a goal of creating games that are not only entertaining, but of equal importance, enlightening. Enlight is making an entry into the publishing business, establishing Enlight Interactive Inc., the U.S. publishing arm of the Enlight group as well as consolidating strategic partnerships with distributors all over the world. For more information, visit the company's website at www.enlight.com.