Welcome to the Knockout League, an arcade style boxing game built from the ground up for VR. Its intuitive gameplay involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement that lets you attack how you want. Fight a crazy cast of characters to become the champion of the Knockout League!
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Mostly Positive (126) - 77% of the 126 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 24, 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 at Grab Games want to get this into your hands as soon as possible so that we can incorporate community feedback, iterate, and create the best experience possible!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Knockout League will be in early access for approximately 3-5 months.”

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

“While the core gameplay of Knockout League is polished and fun to play, we still have much more to add, including:

• More crazy opponents to challenge, each with their own unique moves, strategies and outrageous personalities.
• Refined & polished opponent tuning to keep fights fair & challenging.
• Additional game modes to hone your boxing skills.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version features Knockout League’s core gameplay, with four opponents of varying difficulty to step into the ring with:

• Tri-Tip: A Brazilian bruiser with tenderizing fists of fury.
• Crimson Fang: A mysterious warrior princess whose ancient mystical mask makes her a spiritual force of reckoning.
• Scurvy Jones: Alongside his trusty parrot Petey, this scourge of the seven seas will have you wishing for the plank instead of the ring.
• Sir Octopunch: This prim & proper pugilism powerhouse is no squid. He’ll have you in a TKO right after he finishes his earl grey tea.

To prepare you for this gauntlet of opponents, the greatest fighter who has ever lived, Douglas Johnson (you’ve heard of him, right?), has agreed to train you to the best of his ability in the basics of boxing in the Knockout League.

Current Known Issues:
- The location of opponents within the ring is incorrect during specific animations
- Load times sometimes cause a slight hang
- Game performance is still being optimized
- Some mechanics are not final
- Sound effects, voiceovers, and sound engineering are still in early development
- Some lighting, textures, character/environment models, and animations are not final
- Calorie calculation is still a work in progress
- UI is not final”

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

“Early Access users will gain access to the game at a discounted price, and will also receive all of the content of the final retail release. Final price and content is still TBD”

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

“We will be listening to your feedback on game systems and features as we continue development, as well as considering your feedback on overall game balance. In return, we will post regular community updates addressing your questions and concerns, and we will also give you insight into the development of future characters and features.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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August 14

Iron Update Patch: 8/14/17

It’s time for the second major update for Knockout League! We’re super excited to release a new character, Iron Maiden. She’s fast, frantic, and very spiky. Better watch where you place your punches!

We’re also releasing another training game, Reflex Alley. Doug’s taking you out back and introducing you to his famous creation, the Doug-o-Matic 5000. It’s one of Doug’s favorite training tools, and we hope you like it too! You’ll have to dodge, block, and punch the various objects that are launched by the Doug-o-Matic 5000. And if you think you have what it takes, see how long you can last in Stamina Mode. Just make sure you have a workout towel handy…

We also changed/added some gameplay features:
  • Crimson Fang
    • She now takes damage on every hit you land, instead of only taking damage in her stun state. She also no longer restarts her attack chain from the beginning if you are hit by one of her attacks. Instead, she does one less attack for each attack you successfully dodge/block and counter on your way to her stun state. These changes mean that you can now make progress on her even if you don’t make it through her entire attack chain.
    • To compensate for her attack chain and damage changes, her health and stun lengths were tweaked slightly.
  • Dodge Timing
    • Once a character starts winding up, you can now dodge without penalty. Before, players often dodged properly on attacks such as Tri-Tip’s flaming uppercut and Crimson Fang’s jumping slam, but they would still get hit because they didn’t dodge at the last second. This behavior often confused and frustrated players, so we decided to simply remove it. That being said, you still cannot “pre-dodge” before an attack begins.
  • Hitboxes
    • We made some adjustments to our damage system which, combined with our dodge timing changes, should make dodging feel more accurate and responsive.
Finally, we addressed a handful of miscellaneous bugs, including an issue that caused opponents to fall outside of the ring’s ropes when knocked down. We also added a few miscellaneous visual improvements such as bouncing ring ropes.

We hope you enjoy the new content! And be on the lookout for future news about our next update, which will include a host of mechanics changes and features shaped by all of your awesome feedback!
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About This Game

Welcome to the Knockout League, a single player arcade style boxing game built from the ground up for Virtual Reality. Its intuitive gameplay involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement that lets you attack how you want without relying on buttons for main gameplay. Train up with various boxing drills to take on a crazy cast of characters with different fighting styles and gameplay in order to become the champion of the Knockout League!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or greater
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX970, or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater.
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or greater
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX980, or AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater.
    • Storage: 7 GB available space

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