Racket: Nx is an Arcade Space Sport. It's a high paced, psychedelic, and competitive AF. Some say it's like playing rackquet-ball inside a giant pinball machine, with classic arcade game rules and styling. Not us, though. We don't like fun.
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Release Date:
Jan 31, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're trying to do something new within the already new world of VR.
So while our vision for RNX is crystal clear, we're treading uncharted territories here.
With Early Access, we get to have you guys as our compass, reality check, and travelling companions :)

Additionally, we are a new studio with no previous products, and Early Access provides us with a great way to start getting some traction.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're planning to release 3 large Early Access versions before our final launch by the end of the year:

* Early Access 1 - Q1 2017 (current)
* Early Access 2 - Q2 2017
* Early Access 3 - Q3 2017
* Full game launch! - Q4 2017”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We have a detailed roadmap in the Community Hub here on Steam, but here are the highlights:

* Music! (God damn we can't wait for this one!)
* Competitive features (Rank based match making, stats, etc.)
* Unlockable Avatar and Racket types
* Spectating, replay and streaming tools
* Level creation, sharing and rating tools
* More game modes (single and multiplayer)
* Lots of gameplay content (Sets, hex and powerup types, etc.)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access 1 has most of our game's major pieces in basic form:

* All major game modes
* Multiplayer > Competitive (1v1 tug of war, played over Sets)
* Solo (single player Sets, with the goal of finishing in the minimal amount of time)
* Arcade mode (infinite wave run with increasing difficulty, previously known as Training)
* Sets (hand crafted “playlists” of waves, with a beginning and an end. A bit like levels)
* Powerup infrastructure (currently just a single, insta-activate powerup)
* First pass on a grand unified UI scheme”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Each of our three large releases will see the price rise slightly. We prefer this to having one big price bump upon launch, but if you think differently, please let us know in the Community Hub.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Community Hub here is probably going to be our main channel.
We'll be updating our roadmap as things develop, sharing our considerations as we consider them, asking for your opinions, and collecting your feedback throughout.
Come say hi.

... Was that the last question?
Cool.”
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August 7

EA 2.0.5 Released!

Hey all,

We just updated the game a bit, here's the shortlist of changes:

  • Multiplayer matchmaking and friend invite bugs fixed
  • Game stuck syncing in start room bug fixed
  • Entanglement counter fixed
  • Voice comm loss bug fixed
  • Added 'stream cams' feature (activated through settings) this feature enable auto-directed action cameras to be displayed on your monitor. This is aimed at streamers who want a cooler view of the game but is also useful for your friends while they're watching you play
  • Undersampling was added because stream cams can affect performance

Also, in a few hours we'll be updating our free demo, to reflect all of EA2 changes.

Do let us know if you run into any issues

Yours,
The RNX Team
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July 27

IT'S HERE!



We are happy, tired and proud to announce Racket: Nx, Early Access 2!

EA2 is a huge update; we've basically taken the game up a notch on every front:
    - A new Arena with dynamic topology makes the game more fluent and pinbally.
  • Competitive Multiplayer is now ranked!
  • We've added an original soundtrack with outstanding electronic music from the likes of Mr. Bill and Electrypnose.
  • Players now have career stats and ratings.
  • Tons of visual and auditory changes.
  • Tons of gameplay improvements.
  • Tons of tons!
We feel that the game is finally showing its mature form. Despite all the fatigue we've accumulated recently, we're already psyched about where it's going and are eager to continue developing more content, more features, and really let it shine.

A special shout out to all our beta testers and discord residents. You guys keep us motivated, and as always, you've been a tremendous help!


We hope you enjoy the new update!


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Free Weekend

Oculus support, free weekend & more!


Racket:Nx officially announces OCULUS SUPPORT with a FREE WEEKEND for all users! From Thursday May 25th at 10am until Sunday May 28th at 1pm (Pacific) users can compete against each other at no cost — and for those who want to keep playing, Racket:Nx is 15% off until Monday! Play on Oculus or VIVE.

FOR MATCHMAKING, make sure to join the official Racket:Nx Discord at https://discordapp.com/invite/mQsrRUr

On top of this, we've added some bonuses:

- A new Solo set - "Diagonals".
- Rotation counter to help unwind cables.
- A bunch of extra tweaks

See you in space!

About This Game

RNX is one of those games that are easy to enjoy, but hard to master. On the surface, it's a high paced arcade game with pretty colors and driving music. But once you get into it, you discover you can do amazing things with a little practice and imagination.


"It is, fundamentally, a game about hitting things with other things and not since Wii Tennis have I felt so excited about such a simple premise."
- Road To VR

"My pizza burned in the oven, because i forgot about it while playing this game..."
- Tumult

"This is the first game I played where I actually almost forgot that I was in VR"
- Failinbad





RNX is a game of skill. It's all about landing that clutch shot that saves you from the timer, or nailing that perfect streak that wins you the match. It's about flow; being in the zone, pushing your skills and sweating it out.

To that extent, Racket: Nx is the first game to use Waves' Nx 3D audio technology. This tech does high quality realtime positional audio simulation, substantially easing your immersion and allowing you to rely on your ears to tell you what's where.

Ultimately, our vision is to create the first eSport for VR. That means making the physics tight and precise, encouraging you to always push the bar and improve your game. It means giving our all to the audio-visuals, making the game fun to play and to watch. It means introducing game elements that adds drama and make competitive games nail-biting, skill based and tactical. And above all, it means nurturing our community and treating our players with respect and honesty.

We're very excited about all this, and we're just getting started.

Please enjoy responsibly!
(No, really. Be careful not to hit stuff when you play.)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64bit) or higher
    • Processor: Core i5 4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 970 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64bit) or higher
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 980 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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