Basketball Classics is a new video game born from a love of the great ballers of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras. 5 on 5 pro basketball, arcade-style action built for single or multiplayer gameplay.
We set out to create an all-new basketball experience, just like we used to see in the early days of video games. This had to be fast-paced, rhythmic, and include play calling. Then, we wanted loads of teams and players from different eras, and the players needed to have attributes that make a real impact. Finally, 3 button gameplay, pixel art with a limited color palette, and chiptune music would capture the retro vibes.
The game has been in early access for over a year now and the feedback we have received has been invaluable. We are proud of a 92% positive rating and hope to continue to find ways to improve.
We are shooting for a full release by Thanksgiving. This will include the exciting new “street” arena, a story+ mode with several new unlockable teams, and new halftime shows along with a few minor AI improvements. Then, we are committed to making further updates on the game after release, including expanded rosters in the future.
Finally, our biggest goal is to get onto more platforms. Players are looking for more ways to enjoy Basketball Classics, and we are working to make it available on the platform of your choice.
We absolutely cherish hearing from those of you who have tried our game and love the friendships we’ve made. Please feel free to contact us on Twitter or email us: info (at) namogamo.com
A big thank you to some of our greatest supporters. You’ve taken a chance on a totally unknown game by unproven developers and we won’t forget it:
- Andrew and R4zor from NLSC
- Tom, Matt, Sean, DPS, Green Majik, Mort – the Retro Sports Gamers
- 2 Dudes and a NES / Genesis Gems podcasts
- Aaron Hickman ~Dya~ – chip tune master
- Pat and Ian – CUPodcast
It has been a dream come true for us to make this game and we couldn’t be more delighted to see you play it, conquer it, mod it, review it, stream it, and hopefully enjoy it. To all of you (too many to name), we are sincerely grateful.