Rally Call Software presents Executive Hockey, a brand new hockey management sim. Be the GM. Be the coach. Be the champion.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Executive Hockey already provides many features of a management simulation of professional hockey and is largely working and playable. To finish the game for final release, the developers need to know what features are working well, which ones need improvements, which ones are unnecessary, and what should be added. We feel that only the community can truly help with this.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are expecting that the Early Access period will last roughly one year. On final release, player data and dates will be refreshed.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Executive Hockey will look and feel largely the same as the Early Access version. Some moderate-sized features will probably be added, including things like a dedicated player information page, a match search function, and notification windows about major game events such as AI player trades. The full version will probably not be able to load games that were saved in Early Access, unless this is something the community really desires.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a playable game, has a completed Windows installer, includes player data updated to September 2017, and allows players to load and save games. It doesn't quite simulate professional hockey to the extent that we hope, although in some ways, it purposely simplifies some of the minutiae and tedium of running a real team.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access price will be lower than the price of the full release. The price may come up slightly as features are added and the full release approaches. Executive Hockey is a niche title, and we do not plan to charge AAA game prices at any point.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be setting up a website with a discussion forum and an email mailing list for anyone who is inclined to join up. We do not anticipate a large volume of participants upon the beginning of Early Access, which will give us time to absorb and consider the suggestions of those players.”
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May 8

New build is live!

Today's build includes the following features and bug fixes:

  • Goalies no longer decline with age as quickly as skaters
  • Added an 'Ageless' tag. Players with this tag don't decline as quickly as others
  • Fixed several crashes and bugs in the waivers functionality
  • Added ROW, L10 and STK to standings page (only shown when screen resolution is sufficient)
  • Layout improvements to main standings page
  • Improvements to when teams clinch playoff spots
  • Minor player updates
  • Waiver claims now shown on 'Moves' page
  • Playoff rounds now start on a fixed date, not as soon as previous round ended
  • East and west teams now play playoff games on alternate dates (except finals)
  • Retirements added to 'Moves' page
  • IR placements removed from 'Moves' page
  • Improved 'Moves' page layout
  • Players who clear waivers can be sent to the minors as much as desired by a team for 30 days before having to clear waivers again
  • Improved match list screen (clicking 'Previous' on line scores screen)
  • Retirement algorithm now retires players over age 30 if they drop below a certain threshold for value

    Let us know if you find any problems or if you have any feature requests! We are continuing to work toward a full release.
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March 24

Another March update!

Hello friends,

We have updated Executive Hockey today with some new features and a few bug fixes.

  • Wildcard standings page added and made default
  • Improved list boxes on standings page
  • Players on forward lines are now sorted by Left Wings first, then Centers, then Right Wings
  • Fixed bugs in algorithm to determine when a team clinches a playoff spot.
  • Fixed bug where human team (and last opponent) only showed 81 games in the standings table at season's end
  • Minor player adjustments
  • Fixed bug where players signed as FA's would not have the correct contract displayed on their tooltip/popup
  • New logo for New Jersey Demons

    More to come in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
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What's next?

Now that Executive Hockey is in Early Access, the development team can begin to prioritize what matters most to you:

  • Bug Fixes
  • Displaying data for multiple seasons
  • Victory screen
  • Wildcard standings view
  • Improved 'Moves' screen
  • High DPI support
  • AI teams making trade offers to you
  • Steam achievements
  • Cloud saves
  • Improved save times for large games
  • Calendar screen improvements
  • Support for players with multiple positions
  • Import player stat history
  • Player info screen
  • Ability to change which lines are on ice

About This Game

Rally Call Software presents Executive Hockey, a brand new hockey management sim. Pick a team with a philosophy that appeals to you -- offense, defense, toughness, and more -- and sign players, trade players, ice your best lineups and go all in against 30 other teams for the Gretzky Cup.

The trade deadline is 5 days away. Your best center will be out six weeks or more, and your team is on the playoff bubble. Do you double down and pick up some more help in the middle, or do you pack it in for the year and try to get something for assets that are about to become free agents? The choice is yours.

Put playmakers and snipers together on a line for an added offensive bonus. Pick a franchise known for its toughness and load your team with grinders, pests and enforcers and draw more penalties. Get the first overall draft pick and grab the hotshot young generational player that's will be the cornerstone of your team for years to come. Put weaker players in the lineup more and watch them improve with the extra ice time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i3 1.3 GHz or Higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or Higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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