We didn’t know that Chevrolet liked baseball so much that they made a new baseball app for the the iPhone, the iTouch, and the iPad. Now, you won’t mistake it for something along the lines of what you would normally play on the Xbox or Playstation, but for sheer entertainment value, the game’s got a little juice on its swing.
Teams are predictably named after Chevy vehicles, two of which are the "Sil", as in Silverado, and the "Cam", as in the Camaro with game settings varying from a regular baseball game to spring training sessions. If you want to put your bat down for a second, you can head over to the Chevy dugout to check the latest four-wheeled machinery to carry the Bowtie badge.
As with most apps to come out lately, Chevy Baseball does come with a catch of its own: someone’s going to win a trip to the 2010 MLB All-Star Game. How’s that for a little incentive? And if you’re already itching to swing some cork on those seam-lined balls, you can now download the app for free over at the App Store.
Press Release after the jump
Play Ball Courtesy of Chevrolet: Chevy Baseball App Available
Chevy Baseball, an exhibition game version of Flick Baseball Pro, available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
App includes access to the Chevy Dugout where players can learn more about Chevrolet vehicles and enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2010 All Star Game.
DETROIT- Chevrolet is offering iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners a chance to play a fully 3D simulation baseball game and a chance to win a trip to attend the 2010 All Star Game* with Chevy Baseball, a new application from Freeverse.
Users can play multiple three or nine inning games with life-like control of pitching and hitting via the accelerometer and simple tap to throw fielding mechanics. Chevy Baseball also includes a fun catching mini-game and a Spring Training tutorial mode to teach newcomers the ropes.
The app also allows players access to the Chevy Dugout where fans can learn more about select Chevy vehicles like the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox as well as enter for a chance to win a trip to the 2010 All Star Game.*
"We think the Chevy Baseball App is a take on two American icons delivered in a modern way," said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president Chevrolet Marketing. "The program is designed to give baseball fans the opportunity to experience some of the magic of America’s favorite pastime, and provides information on our cars, crossovers and trucks from Chevrolet."
To bring this game to life, Chevrolet partnered with Small Planet Digital, a software developer with a particular concentration on the iPad and iPhone platforms.
Players can also send Postman postcards to all their favorite social networks to brag about their baseball skills. Plus+ integration allows players to track their progress around the world with online leaderboards and unlockable awards.
Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that range from "gas-friendly to gas-free," Chevrolet has nine models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers two hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold. Chevrolet delivers expressive design, spirited performance and strives to provide the best value in every segment in which it competes.
About Small Planet
Small Planet Digital http://www.smallplanet.com is a Brooklyn, NY based software and game developer with a particular concentration on the iPad and iPhone platforms. Founded in partnership with highly regarded software publisher Freeverse, Small Planet brings an award winning staff of mobile app designers and developers to client projects.