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There’s only 45 days until the Interhigh Championship! Can you balance training, dates, and studies to victory as your team’s MVP?
There’s only 45 days until the Interhigh Championship! Can you balance training, dates, and studies to victory as your team’s MVP?
257 backers pledged AU$ 10,166 to help bring this project to life.

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Into The Hoop ☆ Adult Visual Novel ☆ Dating Sim ☆ Basketball

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Download our Demo today!
Download our Demo today!

 Both Windows and Mac demos are available for download HERE!

Click on the image to view the Demo CG unlock guide!
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Yuu Kazehaya - Protagonist
Yuu Kazehaya - Protagonist

About Into The Hoop

Into The Hoop is a light-hearted slice of life visual novel/dating sim where you assume the role of Taiyou High School's basketball ace.  

You are Yuu Kazehaya (優風早) of Taiyou High School, and your team has recently won the regional tournament to compete in the Interhigh Championship which is 45 days away! Being a final year senior, this means that once the Interhigh Championship is over, so is your high school basketball life. With a desire to build an everlasting album of high school memories with the remaining time available, you will decide on what kind of activities Yuu should pursue. This could be advancing routes of particular love interests, hanging out with your teammates, or raising stats with activities such as studying, training, or doing a part-time job!  

In your quest to win the Interhigh Championships, can you make the right decisions to balance athletics, studies, and relationships with your remaining days to reach the perfect ending?

Story & Setting

Enjoy An Exciting High School Life With Your Team
Enjoy An Exciting High School Life With Your Team

Yuu and his team have won the rights to join the Interhigh Championship. Being a top performing team, they will go through various challenges such as:

  • Training Camp from Hell
  • Conflict with another star team
  • Passing their exams
Make Sure You Balance Both Academic and Athletics!
Make Sure You Balance Both Academic and Athletics!

While you need to stay focused to win the Interhigh, you'll also get to experience some fun moments such as:

  • Beach outing
  • Dates
  • and more...
Romance-able characters!
Romance-able characters!
Enjoy Some Down Time Too
Enjoy Some Down Time Too

One of the main highlights of this Visual Novel is your ability to pursue and advance the route of any of the major characters on any non-linear days. Think you've seen enough of Yui for now? No problem, you can advance another person's route instead.

Stat and Bond Management Screen
Stat and Bond Management Screen

Into The Hoop is a light-hearted, funny, and exciting high-school basketball adventure!

Final Game Features  

  • Over 10 hours of content planned for the direct route over 45 days  
  • Over 20 hours of content if you explore all character route options 
  • Original soundtrack 
  • Multiple romanceable characters 
  • Partial voice acting 
  • Stat, money, and bond management system
  • Day and night cycles with a Map system
  • Mosaic free patch available upon release 
A note about Stat Points
Stat points are used to trigger special events on specific days or unlock your ability to further pursue a route. For example, if a love interest's route requires you to have enough intelligence to solve a problem, you won't be able to until you reach the required intelligence points to proceed. In saying that, there are plenty of opportunities to raise stat points throughout the game!

You Could Get Bonus Stat Points At Various Points In The Game
You Could Get Bonus Stat Points At Various Points In The Game
Map Screen (In Progress)
Map Screen (In Progress)
You Decide Whose Route You Want to Advance
You Decide Whose Route You Want to Advance
Go on Dates!
Go on Dates!
You're A Poor High School Student, Find A Job and Earn Some Money... and Perhaps Someone's Attention!
You're A Poor High School Student, Find A Job and Earn Some Money... and Perhaps Someone's Attention!

 CG Examples

Advance A Route Far Enough and Someone Might Sneak A Kiss, Or More...
Advance A Route Far Enough and Someone Might Sneak A Kiss, Or More...
Whose Route Will You Pursue First?
Whose Route Will You Pursue First?
Proceed At Your Own Risk...
Proceed At Your Own Risk...
Some Basketball Action Going On There
Some Basketball Action Going On There
Akane Being Akane
Akane Being Akane

Dakimakura Example

NSFW side. All Dakis will have front and back sides.
NSFW side. All Dakis will have front and back sides.

Sprite Examples

Sprite samples of Yuu and Yui
Sprite samples of Yuu and Yui

Listen To Examples Of Our Original OST!

Our talented composers have created a beautiful soundtrack to immerse you in the game. Please enjoy!

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$15000 Improved Art

Unlocking this tier will allow us to produce more art on top of the already impressive amount that we are creating. This means more CGs, sprite variations, and BGs.

 $18000 Additional Love Interest (+2 months development)

5 girls are better than 4! When this tier is unlocked, we'll be able to introduce another romance-able character route in place of the 'locked' character as seen in the stat screen.

$22500 Epilogue (+1 month development)

A bonus chapter of what happens to everyone after the Interhigh Championship is over.

 $27500 Extra Days (+1 month development)

Think 45 days are not nearly enough? If this tier is unlocked we will extend the number of days in the final release before the Interhigh Championship so that you can advance more routes per playthrough. This means more content and more flexibility with route choices.

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Risks and challenges

We have seen many projects, big or small, falling behind their intended release dates. We are fully aware of this and the frustrations that come with it. Team members can leave suddenly, impacting the release date, which can be out of control for the content creator.

What we have set is a release date that we think is realistic based on the vision that we currently have. If we are fortunate to meet some stretch goals that might affect this, such as an extra chapter, we will be transparent and will share this information outright in the campaign to say how much additional time we will need to create the content.

To alleviate some of the risks associated with manpower, we will use the Kickstarter funds to onboard more people to help to push things through, and if someone has to, unfortunately, leave us, we can still keep multiple development streams going while we find a suitable solution.

We will not be providing any physical reward tiers at this point in time so that we can focus our resources purely on finishing the game. Once we have the resources and more people, and with your input, we will consider physical rewards after careful consideration so that it doesn't deviate us from focusing on the build.

We are dedicated to seeing this project through, and with your help, we will be able to expedite some of the development processes to provide you with a more enjoyable experience. Thank you and we hope that you enjoy the demo!

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    Benchwarmer

    You'd like to watch the action from the side, but still be a part of the team!

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    Starter

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    Team Manager

    With your analytical and strategic mind, you'll get beta access at various development milestones to provide feedback and ideas. You'll be invited to our dedicated Discord feedback channel.

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    Buzzer Beater

    You're the type that helps your team beat the odds. At this tier, you'll contribute immensely to the team and receive a digital copy of our OST.

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    MVP

    You're recognized for your invaluable contribution to the team and will be rewarded with everything in the previous tier plus a copy of our Digital Artbook. You'll be listed as MVP Backers in the credits for your contribution.

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    • Named As MVP Backers In Credits
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Digital Steam Download Key
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    Legend

    Being a legend comes with its perks. On top of the prior tier's rewards, you will get an additional DRM Free copy of Into The Hoop, a special Legend or above backer only Harem wallpaper with all girls, and be recognized as a Legend backer in the credit.

    Includes:
    • DRM Free copy of Into The Hoop
    • Named As Legend Backers In Credits
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Digital Steam Download Key
    • Beta Access Key
    • Digital OST
    • Digital Artbook
    • High Quality Harem Themed Wallpaper
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    Team Captain

    As a Team Captain, you'll get everything in the previous tier plus ONE digital dakimakura of your choice.

    Includes:
    • One Digital Dakimakura Of Your Choice
    • DRM Free copy of Into The Hoop
    • Named As Legend Backers In Credits
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Digital Steam Download Key
    • Beta Access Key
    • Digital OST
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    Team Owner

    As a Team Owner, you'll get everything in the previous tier plus ALL digital dakimakuras of all available female love interests. This is the full digital suite of Into The Hoop.

    Includes:
    • Digital Dakimakuras Of ALL Female Characters
    • DRM Free copy of Into The Hoop
    • Named As Legend Backers In Credits
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Digital Steam Download Key
    • Beta Access Key
    • Digital OST
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