I’ve spoken typically about how much I like the indie development scene, mostly since it’s where crazy concepts can be combined to make something truly unique. Grapple Hoops, as the name suggests, is a grappling hook-based basketball video game and if that does not sound distinct to you then I don’t understand what you want.
Established by the one-man group of Andreas Georgiou, Grapple Hoops includes physics-based puzzles where the objective is to make the ultimate jump shot or dunk on a hoop that is impossibly far away from where you began. It’s tough, enjoyable, and exceptionally fulfilling when you nail your shot from midway across the level.
Fun? While the demo currently only flaunts the single-player puzzles, there is a scheduled multiplayer mode that Georgiou hopes will be the driving force behind the game. Among the modes they want to implement is a “Dunk Race,” wherein you need to dunk on a series of hoops before your challenger does.
Georgiou wants to have actually the video game ended up by the middle of this year however was extremely candid when I asked him about the timeline stating “It will be a difficulty since I’m only one individual developing this.” As of now, Grapple Hoops is just on PC, with Georgiou intending to bring it to both Mac and Linux. Presently, there are no plans for a release on any of the major consoles.