September 13, 2006 â€“ Sports Mogul Inc. announced today that their award-winning product, Baseball Mogul 2007, had topped 100,000 units in sales. According to NPD Research, this figure makes Baseball Mogul 2007 the #1-selling PC baseball game for the current year.
In previous years, Baseball Mogul has trailed graphics-intensive games such as MVP Baseball by Electronic Arts. But this year, the continued growth of the franchise simulation genre created by Baseball Mogul has helped that product reach the top spot.
This year's Baseball Mogul was the first game ever to give the player full control of any baseball franchise while also adding the strategic option of playing each game pitch-by-pitch. To achieve this level of realism, Sports Mogul built a database tracking every season from 1900 to 2006, including individual pitch ratings and pitching styles for every pitcher.
"This is the first time we've been able to lay claim to the title of #1 baseball game," said Clay Dreslough, founder and president of Sports Mogul Inc. "Fans of realistic baseball simulations have enjoyed our games for years. It's great to finally see our game enjoy some popularity among mainstream baseball fans."
This is the first year that Baseball Mogul was published by Enlight Software Ltd. ( www.enlight.com). Dreslough credits much of the game's success to the efforts of the Enlight team. "We've worked with several publishers over the past 13 years. Enlight is by far the best of the bunch. Baseball Mogul is a game that enlightens people; it helps them enjoy and understand their favorite sport. Enlight understands that type of game and how to portray it to the mainstream game buyer."
About Sports Mogul Inc.
Sports Mogul Inc. is an electronic entertainment company that designs and develops computer-based General Manager sports simulations. The company's product line includes Baseball Mogul, Baseball Mogul Online, and Football Mogul. The Mogul series of games has received numerous accolades, including "Sports Game of the Year" from Computer Gaming World magazine and "Editor's Choice" from PC Gamer.
About Enlight Software Ltd.
Enlight is one of the world's leading developers and publishers of entertainment software. The company was founded by Trevor Chan in 1993, with a mission of creating games that are not only entertaining, but of equal importance, enlightening. Since the company's inception, Enlight has won numerous industry awards for its innovative and top-quality game products.