Paris, France – July 21st, 2021.
The France-based indie games developer Realcast are today very pleased and excited to announce that its upcoming hand-tracking VR basketball game “In da Hoop!” is now available for PC via Steam (for Valve Index, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and Rift S) at the price of $14.99 / €14.99 / £10.99.
A PSVR release is due to follow later this year. Brought to you by the creators of Just Dance, In da Hoop! uses unique motion-tracking technology with physical hand gestures to simulate the act of shooting hoops.
In da Hoop! lets you compete with your friends to rack up the highest score. Unlike real basketball, In da Hoop! lets you tweak a variety of variables for extra wacky spins on the popular sport. You can play a variety of hoop distances, positions, and movements. From Small Arcade Coin-up to Free throw Backboard. There is a Training mode with a 3-star achievement system including Tutorial levels. All levels have Combo rewards and unlocks to compete in Quick Play mode. Later on, special challenges will be added as Earthquake Basketball challenge, Treehouse Basketball shot, Bigball Basketball Shot, Upside-Down Basketball Shot, 2 Player Team Challenge, Ghost Mode, Basketball Bowling and 3 Strips Basketball Shot.
In da Hoop! features online leaderboards allowing you to compete with the global community. A post-launch update will add online multiplayer, allowing you to play directly with others from all over the world.
“We’re very pleased by the reception In da Hoop! received when it launched last month on the Oculus Quest store, so bringing it to a whole new audience of VR and basketball enthusiasts is a thrill,” said Realcast Creative Director, Diego Fernandez-Bravo.
“In da Hoop! captures the sheer physicality of shooting hoops without the need for any basketball equipment. We’re excited for even more players to have a baller time with it!”
Realcast is an Award-winning* studio founded in 2017 by Nino Sapina and Diego Fernandez-Bravo. The founders have been working for 20 years in video games development with 12 shipped video games on 8 consoles including creation of multi-millions seller Just Dance game at Ubisoft. The company develops entertainment technologies and content, with the idea being “Forget about the technology, focus on the experience.”
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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