If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Bounce Upon A Time: Basketbelle

Michael Molinari's browser game But That Was [Yesterday] brought an actual tear to my eye, an act not incomparable to summoning a squirt of lemon juice from a pebble, so I'm pretty excited to have just found out what he's working on next (via the Indiegames blog, of course). It's a project titled Basketbelle, a game of flashbacks and "good old 1-on-1 backyard basketball action" that "does not have [brackets] around its title". You can watch the debut trailer below. If you can get past... ME!

C'mon, small fry! Whaddya got! Huh! Watch out!

Oh, OK. You got past me THIS time. Best of three?

And here's what Molinari himself has to say about it.

The teaser above is made up of footage taken from a demo edition I put together for submission to this year’s IndieCade. I’d say I spent about 3 months working on the game so far, though the current version represents about 10% of what I have planned. I have no release date in mind yet, so in general I’m going to keep working on it until it’s finished. It’s been really helpful to look at the game as a whole so early, allowing me to tweak and tune things before it’s too late (thanks testers!).

While I still don’t want to reveal too much, here’s a little run-down of what to expect:

Good ole fashioned 1-on-1 backyard basketball action
Face off against a bunch of opponents, each one requiring a different play style in order to be beaten
Take part in fancy flashbacks/sequences in an unfolding story
Makes heavy use of the cardboard/handmade visual motif
Introduces all-new dynamically-driven music (including what you heard in the trailer!)
Does not have [brackets] around its title

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch