1:43 PM Pacific time, 1/12/15: We’re no longer accepting entries for this contest. We received hundreds of submissions and thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts!
Today we unveiled Beyond the Sideline Football’s logo and start screen. As our stable of sports management games grows, we realized that we need a great tagline to pull them together. (Kind of like The Big Lebowski’s rug, only without the soiling part.)
We thought about it a lot, and we realized that “We Make the Best Sports Management Games on the Planet” didn’t have the right ring. Markus’ suggestion, “Bow Down Before Us,” wasn’t quite right either.
So we’re turning to you, our loyal fans. As explained in last Friday’s newsletter, we need you to send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Eastern time on January 11, 2015. The winner will score some cool stuff.
We’ll announce our favorite in that month’s newsletter and give that person a $100 gift card, along with free copies of FHM 2015, OOTP 16, iOOTP Baseball 2015, and BTS Football.
Remember: The tagline needs to work across all our games, not just one or two of them, so think about ways to encapsulate the overall excitement of sports management games. Any entry with a specific sports reference won’t work.
As of Dec. 22, we’ve received 60 entries, some with multiple suggestions, which is okay. Someone even included variations on our logo with his entries, which went above and beyond but doesn’t earn him bonus points. (We really appreciated it, though.)
And then there was James Alesi, who voted for Markus’ suggestion and then proceeded to run down his top 10 OOTP Developments logos:
10) “OOTP: Because you’re going to miss your bedtime anyway.”9) “OOTP: Because EA Sports has just sort of given up on the PC.”8) “OOTP: Because we’ve already thought of your fantastic new sports sim idea.”7) “OOTP: Because we’re Agile*.”6) “OOTP: Because Google hasn’t tried it yet.”5) “OOTP: You could write your own sports simulation, but let’s face it – you’ll probably just download porn.”4) “OOTP: Because you’ll need something else to do during Colbert’s timeslot.”3) “OOTP: We’re so tech savvy that we even crowdsourced our tagline.”2) “OOTP: It’s only a matter of time before we crowdsource our code too.”1) “OOTP: Because North Korea hasn’t hacked us yet.”* What, you’re not Agile??? You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.