A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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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.

You will decide on what kind of activities Yuu should pursue. This could be advancing routes of 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 finally be crowned the Interhigh Champions?

  • Over 15 hours of content over 45 days
  • Progress individual routes as you like (if unlocked and available)
  • Interact with a cast of interesting characters!
  • Partial voice acting (>2000 spoken lines) to bring the characters to life
  • Over 35 original, professionally composed soundtrack
  • Stat, money, and bond management system
  • Choose what to do during your free time during the day/night cycles
  • Timed events that might reward you with bonus stat points and CGs
  • Your decisions matter! Bad decisions made repeatedly will end up with a game over
  • Artwork made for Full HD quality, with over 70 CGs and BGs to explore

Language: English

Resolution: 1920 x 1080


The game might contain content which is unsuitable for some audiences including veiled nudity and mature themes.

You can download the demo here. The demo is playable up to Day 5, where you are able to experience most of the features mentioned in the game features section below.  Do note that this is an early build and is slightly different from the official release.

We will update this page with the latest demo once we have created a newer version 🙂

Published 23 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
PublisherReading Cow Studio
Release date 23 days ago
GenreVisual Novel, Interactive Fiction, Sports
TagsAnime, Casual, Comedy, Dating Sim, Funny, Romance, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button


Buy Now$12.90 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $12.90 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Into The Hoop 1 GB
Version 2
Into The Hoop - Mac 1 GB
Version 1

Development log


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hey, super loving the game so far!!! i plan to leave a more in depth review once ive finished it, but im having a bug problem... ive been trying to do the least event for jin's route, but every time it should send me back to the main route, it resets back to the main menu? im not sure whats causing it!!! 

for reference, i did complete his route just fine earlier in my playthrough, but my game crashed and i had to re do it. its only become a problem now. :(

Hey Muftiday, thanks for letting us know that you are enjoying it!

Can you kindly advice if the version you played which is causing you the issue is before the update patch was released or after? If you managed to complete his route in an earlier playthrough it shouldn't suddenly be causing issues.

Let us know the details and we will look into it for you.

Thank you!

i downloaded it just the other day, so post update patch i presume? ive deleted and reinstalled a few times but it still keeps happening   :(

thanks for the quick reply!!! im enjoying the game so far but i love jins character and i would really like to complete the game with his relationship maxed

Hey Muftiday sorry for the late reply! I think you'll need to clear the game data by going into 'Settings' and click on 'Reset Data' which should give you a fresh game state. **(But do note that all the persistent data will be lost, such as fast forwarding through read content)** 

We can't seem to find the issue from our side which might cause a game over (which resets the game to the menu) now,  and Jin's route was the one we patched previously as we identified an issue there.

Hopefully this will solve the issue, and our apologies for the inconvenience :(

Thank you.

Can you romance the guys as well?

This looks interesting! Too bad it won't be released on Steam, though. May I ask the reason why Steam rejected it?


Hi felindamuliadi,

Thanks! The guys are not romanceable as we didn't set out for them to be love interests. They are more team members than date options :)

As far as we can gather its the high school setting and having  mature themes in the game will normally get you rejected. We're not the only ones who experienced this though, so that's unfortunate for some of us.


Last update on KS was "Steam rejected game"... then released here. WTF? Have you forgotten your KS backers? I know Perth is locked down, but it's like a big country town so get your sh1T together & release to KS. 😋


Hi AjHere,

We are organising the keys for our backers, should be done in a couple hours :)

We did mention in the update that we will be sending itch.io keys for the backers, but the page and download has to be live in order for us generate them.

Expect an email with your key once we organised everything in the next few hours!

Thank you for your patience as always.