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  1. Backyard sports was one of the most popular sports video game series that came out of the late 90s making itself onward into the 2000s and 2010s and loved by the casual gamer and the young at heart sports gamer. Humongous Entertainment captured the atmosphere of playing your favorite past time sports with neighborhood kids in alleys, ballparks, rec centers, and the school yard playgrounds in a more colorful and cartoonish world. drafting your team roster from a cast of both backyard kids with unique personalities and backgrounds but also kid versions of your favorite pro athletes that played or still play the sport. fast-paced powered up arcade action with lite simulation like team management and season mode leading your team to victory was certainly the fun of the series. Starting off with Backyard Baseball on pc (with no MLB licenses til 2001) it quickly grew in popularity to acquire many licenses of many major professional sports leagues in america as well its professional players of said leagues. and went on to create other sports games for Computers and consoles ranging from Baseball, American Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Skateboarding. then in 2002, Infogram and Humongous Entertainment decide to faceoff with the NHL to create Backyard hockey. like any formula followed in the Backyard Sports series, players create their own teams choosing from more than 30 "neighborhood kids" who each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Players may also choose from several National Hockey League hockey players as children, such as Steve Yzerman, Mike Modano, Joe Sakic, Jaromír Jágr, Jarome Iginla, Martin Brodeur, and Curtis Joseph. and play fast paced 3 on 3 ice hockey with on ice powerups and rock, paper, scissor fights that swings the momentum of the game. commentary is provided by the all-around Backyard sports league commentator, Sunny day and colorful commentator of the sport, Buddy cheque (his name is a play on body check). in season mode the player managing their roster and battle though BHL season game after game dominating the ponds and ice rinks til they reach to final game of the season and win the Clanky Cup. in 2004 Atari release its next hockey installment: Backyard Hockey 2005 the gameplay and replayability in its season mode is the same but also made the jump to 3d even with titles like Backyard Baseball 2005, Backyard NBA Basketball, Backyard Baseball 2006, and Backyard Skateboarding. The backyard sports games have been fun when it came to any sport, even hockey. sadly things were not looking good for atari, and Humongous Entertainment as backyard sports was going into the decades of the late 2000s it will be backyard sports last hockey entry of the series. On 2007, Backyard hockey came out on the Nintendo DS, it was the last hockey game in the backyard sports series going forward. Backyard sports was a fun game franchise with unique gameplay, atmosphere, and a cast of characters and real athletes and offered a lot to come back to and play. Unfortunately, the series in recent memory has been a victim of many things that happened in the 2010s from Humongous Entertainment given its rights to developers and publishers that later on merged or went bankrupt to the BYS franchise rights itself being bought and held hostage to this day after their 2015 mobile games that was meant to be a plan to relaunch the series but didn't see any return. If there is one sports game series i missed the most, it was backyard sports.
  2. It does take a while to get used to but i think people who play games like nes ice hockey as well nhl94 will fit right in. not mention those that like to run a cpu played or multiplayer league.
  3. Formally known as Pond Hockey simulator' 84 during its early stages of development sense last year, Hockey legends is a indie game that can be played from the comfort of your browser, that throws back to the old school hockey both in 5 on 5 gameplay of nhl 94 or blades of steel and the pond hockey decade of the 80s. and not only you get to play the game against the cpu or another person, but its also a league simulation where you can create your own season with how many teams you want in your league and how many matchups are played between each teams. Keep in mind, once you have created your season, the teams, players, and calendar order are randomized when the season you created is generated but your free to edit each teams team colors, names, logos and cities, and players' names and jersey numbers to your own liking. Also like most sports games with sim-based features, you can watch 2 ai controlled teams duke it out on the ice or simulate a game to see the outcome results, the game engines also can compile, update, and keep track of the stats of each game played in the season. So no need to worry about downloads, sign ins, buying the game, or even buying DLCs or microtransactions, its free to play on the browser on itch.io: https://frost914.itch.io/hockey84
  4. After 2 years of development, Puck off skated its way on steam on May 13th to bring its own brand of rough and tumble no rules hockey on the frozen pond, think of it as Rock the Rink and the World of Chel turned on its head. its physics-based no holds barred hits and contact on ice gameplay it has, that other indie games like hockey? and slapshot rebound sadly is missing. The downside is that currently there is no online multiplayer and it requires a controller in order to play. so, also no keyboard support yet but has a challenging single player mode and you can play with your friends on remote play with up to 4 players for co-op or versus. You can check it out for yourself here:
  5. So last year, the creator of this game himself, Jason Gauci, has emerged with a insightful retrospect of his work on threadpool: https://threadpool.cc/undead-hockey-club-0-0-2-89eecdb7a2b3
  6. So, after a few days later... Tape 2 tape kickstarter had been successful funded. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tapetotape/tape-to-tape/posts/3509541
  7. Tape to Tape a indie game that's part hockey, part RPG, has just landed a demo on steam, so far there is no keyboard support yet, so it can only be played with controllers only. The developers are also looking for testers to playtest the game. here is a link to try the demo out for yourself. You can also play with 4 people via remote play: The game is aiming for a December release date of this year, but they also have a Kickstarter coming up so watch that prelaunch space as well https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tapetotape/tape-to-tape
  8. Colorful graphics and exciting intro music yet primitive sound effects and the teams are all red and green shirts. and the players of every team are named after Canadian political figures at the time. but the gameplay is identical to Konami's blade of steel.
  9. Like another love letter to the blades of steel hockey game with some 3 on 3 action? Then watch this space for Light the lamp Hockey going for a late 2022 release on steam.
  10. Ready to drop the gloves again at the Bush hockey league of the 70s this time on the road? https://www.terminals.io/games/bush-hockey-league-switch/news/3596?fbclid=IwAR2nziGcWCATu0oJaFSpVL72tD8GoPa7Uuu_IvF8yTQVHbd7CItrntn0IUk
  11. despite 2021 being over, i hope to make a thread that list every indie hockey game in a new topic, even the ones i went over and newer ones that are oncoming or released.
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