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iPad: Through the Hoop - A basketball trick shot game [TestFlight beta testers needed]

08-13-2013, 04:12 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 34
Through the Hoop - A basketball trick shot game [TestFlight beta testers needed]

UPDATE (October 5th)

Through the Hoop is coming out on October 9th (yes, next Wednesday!). I wanted to share with you the official teaser video with lots of gameplay footage:



Through the Hoop is a new type of 2D basketball game where the player’s goal is to complete each level with one or more trick shots using a one-of-a-kind throwing mechanism. Unlike in other basketball games, the intuitive and accurate throwing mechanism allows players to throw spinning shots and bounce the ball off different objects in order to pass the levels - adding a whole new dimension to the game.

Through the Hoop launches with 85 levels packed into six level packs and will regularly add new levels via app updates.

Features:

◦ Revolutionary throwing mechanism that allows throwing spinning shots
◦ Extremely realistic physics (powered by a full-blown physics engine)
◦ 85 carefully crafted levels in 6 level packs, and free updates coming up
◦ Game Center leaderboards
◦ 100% skill, 0% luck
◦ 60 FPS
◦ Retina graphics
◦ Realistic sound effects
◦ Excellent replay value
◦ Universal app - Play on iPad, iPhone or iPod
◦ No ad networks
◦ No virtual money or in-game item shops


The original post

I'm new to this forum and would like introduce myself. I'm a 31-year-old professional software developer, who decided to try his wings in the world of indie game development.

I've almost finished my first iOS game called Through the Hoop and I'm now looking for beta tester to try out the game and give some feedback on it.

The game is a 2D basketball trick shot game unlike anything else on the market.

Here is a teaser video on Youtube, that I made couple of weeks ago, it should give you a pretty good idea of the game:


Youtube link | Pop Up


If you are willing to help me and test the game, please follow this TestFlight link: http://tflig.ht/19NYIPu (Beta is now closed!)

The game is universal so all iDevice owners can join (requires iOS v5.0 or above). I would especially like someone to try it on the 1st generation iPad, iPhone4 and iPhone4S (just to verify the performance on those devices).

I've also listed some questions in the release notes of the beta build, and would appreciate if someone would answer those as well

Last edited by Rivernos; 10-05-2013 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Added details about release date etc
08-14-2013, 07:25 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,302
Hi, love basketball and games that go with it! This looks like good fun!

Jus signed up to beta test it, I have a 4S which I have used to ask for the beta, but I have an iPad Mini as well if you want me to test on that as well

08-14-2013, 12:04 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mess View Post
Hi, love basketball and games that go with it! This looks like good fun!

Jus signed up to beta test it, I have a 4S which I have used to ask for the beta, but I have an iPad Mini as well if you want me to test on that as well
Great, thanks! I added your iPhone 4S to the distribution profile. You should be now able to install it via TestFlight. Just connect your iPad mini to your TestFlight account and I'll add that to the profile as well
08-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 142
Sweet add me too, looks awesome, i love. These type of games.
My email is rhys.mackenzie15@yahoo.ca
08-14-2013, 12:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waffer15 View Post
Sweet add me too, looks awesome, i love. These type of games.
My email is rhys.mackenzie15@yahoo.ca
Wait i added myself, when can we excpect a build
08-14-2013, 01:09 PM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waffer15 View Post
Wait i added myself, when can we excpect a build
You should be now able to install it
08-14-2013, 02:06 PM
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Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,313
I assume that the teaser was made some time ago, because Openfeint no longer works (was shut down iirc)

Btw game looks awesome, I might just have to sign up at some point.
08-14-2013, 02:24 PM
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Installing now

Where do you want the feedback sent?
08-14-2013, 02:31 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,205
awesome...i can test this on my iphone4 6.1.3 and iphone5 6.1.4

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08-14-2013, 02:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pocketnova View Post
I assume that the teaser was made some time ago, because Openfeint no longer works (was shut down iirc)

Btw game looks awesome, I might just have to sign up at some point.
Wow, I didn't know that. Yes the video was made about a month ago. Anyway, the OpenFeint leaderboards were going to be only in the Android version of the game. But I guess I'll have to use something else instead...

The main focus is now on iOS and I'll do the missing parts for the Android version later on

Thanks, please do sign up