Into The Hoops Alpha – Basketball Drama Demo Hands-on

Into The Hoops is a basketball visual novel and dating sim indie game.The story of  Into The Hoops is about a high school basketball player named Yuu Kazehaya. Yuu goes to  Taiyou High School and his team won the  regional tournament. Now Taiyou basketball team is now training to complete in the Interhigh Championship which is 45 days way. Yuu is failing in school and the only way he will play is to study for exams. Although Yuu doesn’t care about school and loves playing basketball with his teammates. His childhood friend Yui is worry about him and his grades. Will Yuu focus on his studies or will his future be a slam dunk?

What do you do in the game?

Into The Hoop has a blend of Slice of Life and high school drama in this game. Yuu and Yui is now the only characters to meet in this game. Yuu teammates and members of Taiyou basketball team like Kenji, Mamaoru, Jin, Daichi (team captain) and Emi (team manger).  In the game, you can interact and build relationships with them.  Yuu has money and make sure you spend it wisely. Money could be use to buy food, supplies and etc. In the demo, you up to five days  and experience Yuu school life. The game has limited voice acting but there will be more in the full version of the game.

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The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot – Detective Visual Novel Hands On

What is The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot about?

The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot is a detective visual novel indie game developed by RockTheClock. I got a hands on experience playing The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot. The plot of the game is Grace Sinclair  just got kicked out of her house by her dad for poor performance at school. Grace has not place to go and needed a job. One day Grace experience a convenience store robbery and a witness to the crime. After being question by a young detective Delilah, she offers Grace a job to help her save the case.  Amaze by Grace intellect in piecing together what happen in the  convenience store robbery. Delilah talks with her boss Lem Yasui to test Grace to see what she has what it takes.

The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot is very different from most visual novel games. There are different paths and routes throughout the game. Crace is  vasovagal syncope which means fear of sight of blood.  Vasovagal syncope mechanic is play apart in looking for evidence. Some evidence have blood on them and cause Grace to faint or lose her employment. Note: you don’t have to look at the bloody evidence but be careful and choose wisely. Highlighted object are important to interact for looking for evidence.

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