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Due to a scheduling error, the local rec center has been double booked for a charity basketball event and a karate championship! Luckily basketballers these days have the moves to please EVERYONE in attendance.


Note from the Developers:

We've updated the game to remove likenesses to real people after a very polite request. Apologies for the downtime!

How to Play

  • Pass the ball when in danger to avoid getting kicked.
  • Shoot close to the goal for a better chance to score or jump into the ring to DUNK!
  • Karate the other team to steal the ball, just as the masters taught you.
  • Dodge opponents attacks, grab a multitude of weapons to hurl at your opponents
  • Plug in some controllers and play with up to 4 in local-multiplayer

Created by the following SeaDads for Ludum Dare 37:

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PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(37 total ratings)
AuthorsSeaDads, Powerhoof
TagsBasketball, Local multiplayer, Ludum Dare 37
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4
LinksLudum Dare


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

KarateBasketball-1-5-Win.zip 19 MB
KarateBasketball-1-5-OSX.zip 33 MB
KarateBasketball-1-5-Linux.zip 32 MB


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Can't play the game on linux. Playing on arch linux, gnome 44, wayland, rx 590 gme with mesa 23.1.3-2 drivers

Im playing keyboard but i cant figure out the controls


Wowowow that's insanely fun :D ♥


Amazing if you play with your friend!


It doesn't just look like some amazing fun, it absolutely is! While I'm not a sports fan at all, this game made me laugh so hard because of its gameplay. <3 It felt overpowered and a bit unfair at the same time, but never frustrating! Kick, slam, kick, pass, kick kick kick! :D An absolute delight, which well deserved the 5th place overall in the Ludum Dare 37. Happily I wrote a recommendation article and uploaded a short gameplay video, which really made its way around the whole internet, when I take a quick look at the views count. :'D Thanks for that experience, it was a blast.

Best wishes,

Holy moly this looks amazing!

Hi! This game is a really cool game! I like the concept of the game and would be awesome if more features is added and I made a video on youtube in INDONESIAN! Check it out! TERIMA KASIH!

This game is freaking hilarious! I wanted to keep playing just to here all the different things the announcers would say

Why is this game so hilarious and addictive at the same time? I've had a ton of fun playing this!

I highly recommend you to play Karate Basketball if you like playing basketball, lol

The cpu is very stupid

Game free.... 1$


How to start game on mac, it just stucks on the player join screen


If you like Karate you will LOVE this game! If you like Karate and Basketball you will really LOVE this game! If you don't like either you will still LOVE this game! This game is so much fun, especially when you are playing against a friend. The controls are silky smooth, the graphics are retro and pleasing, the announcers and sound effects are amazing! This game was so much fun, it should be illegal. KARATE + 🏀 = AWESOME!!

Not downloaded this yet but just discovered it. Concept, execution and visual looks so damn fun that my inner child is backflipping! Will check back in when I've played it.