A downloadable game for Windows and Android

Work in progress.  Be Warned!  Here Thar Be Bugges!!

Multiplayer VR Hockey.

Simple controls:

  • Stickhand trigger swaps the blade curve
  • Off-hand trigger accelerates you in the direction you're pointing

How about some advanced controls!

  • Swap hands by pressing the off-hand thumbpad button
    • On Oculus Touch controls, press the off-hand thumbstick button
  • Snap-turn rotate by:
    • Vive/WMR
      • pressing the stickhand thumbpad left or right
    • Oculus Touch/Index/WMR
      • Moving either joystick left/right will rotate you lef/right

Discord link :   https://chat.ParsecHockeyLeague.com

Supports up to 5v5.  Buuuut we've only played 3v3 games.  Automated testing shows 5v5 works.  And sorry.... no human goalies at this time.

It's been used by Vive, Index, WMR, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest headsets.

The UI is ugly.  Sorry.  I'm not a UX guy by nature.  I'm working on it.

Currently only supports a hockey game.  I'd like to add a practice zone in the future.

No bots, so humans only.  Well... the goalies are bots.  And the ref.

The goal was to have a quick & fun "pickup" hockey game.  Games are currently limited to 10 minutes or first-team-to-three-goals.  If it's over too quick, start another game!

Games are identified by a "tag" of 4 hockey phrases.  The game creator click on the tag to display all the tags.  Pick 4!  You can use the same tag repeatedly.  When PHL gets super popular (hah!) you can tell your friends the tag so they can easily find your game.

Does not currently have built-in voice chat.  In the meantime... Discord Shall Provide!BREAKING NEWS: Now has built-in Voice-Chat!  Yay!  PC players may need to verify which microphone is used by Windows.

The game will try to numerically balance the teams when the game starts.  Players who don't choose a side will be randomly placed.  Unbalanced teams are addressed by randomly choosing players to move.

Players can vote for which team they want to represent.  The game will choose between the teams with the highest vote totals.  Home Team is chosen first.

NOTE: Team colors are a bit hideous right now.  They are a work in progress.


Version History

2022/09/24
Version 0.1.631.4173
"Announcer says WHAT ?!?!" update.  Added an announcer to the game!
2022/09/15
Version 0.1.622.4183
"Santa Brought Sticks!" Update.  Significant change to stick physics.  Fixed voice-chat so it works in the lobby for new players.
2022/09/09
Version 0.1.616.125
"Shiny Hockey Stop" Update.  You can now quickly stop by accelerating in the opposite direction than you are moving.  It's tricky to do, so practice!  Added a slight acceleration curve -- you accelerate slower as you gain speed.   Games are now played in the home teams arena.
2022/08/29
Version 0.1.605.5597
"Another Game?" Update.  When playing another game after a game ends, the game will actually start.  Team names now show for non-hosting players.  Game lobbies can be re-joined after a game is completed.  Additional physics tweaks.

NOTE: network changes means break backwards compatibility with this version.  Previous versions wont see or be able to join this version.
2022/08/28
Version 0.1.604.3519
"Git Taller!" Update.  Now auto-normalizes player height.  Now people in chairs (read: developers sitting in comfy dev chairs) will appear as the same height as standing players.  Also players stay in the same game room at end of a game.
2022/08/25
Version 0.1.601.4412
"Mixed Bag O'Bugs!" Update.  Reduced flashing (Z-Fighting) on Quest.  Improved rink floor texture.  Improved wall colliders to keep that pesky ball inside.  Improved ball contact handling.
2022/08/13
Version 0.1.588.5727
"Lets Play Again!" update.  Cleaning up the menu behaviors.
2022/08/11
Versipon 0.1.587.4481
Sneaky little update to improve debugging of automatic team balancing.
2022/08/11
Versiom 0.1.587.53
"Room Name?" Update.  Fixed bug preventing players from joining games.
2022/05/25
Version 0.1.509.129
"So Many Teams!" Update.  Changed the teams to 12 teams, split across 2 divisions.  Vote for your favorite teams in either or both divisions; all votes count!  Extended the team colors to include a 3rd color, but this won't be widely used until a future model update.
2022/05/16
Version 0.1.500.3697
"Stop Stealing Our Votes!" Fixed an issue counting votes.  Fixed a disconnect with the Home/Away checkboxes.  Disabled a debug tool, whioch shoudl also help performance a bit.
2022/05/16
Version 0.1.500.367
"Get Out The Vote" Update.  Voting to select team,  and performance improvements.
2022/03/06
Version 0.1.429.183
"Stick Goes In Hand Update" Improved hand and stick positioning on other players.  
2022/02/28
Version 0.1.423.312
"Bobblehead Update".  Remote players remembered how to stand and how to move their heads.  Good job!  Also players no longer constantly accelerate.  Good job stopping!
2022/02/17
Version 0.1.412.560
Oculus (Meta!) Touch controllers now use the joystick to snap-turn left & right.  Should apply to Index & WMR controllers as well.  Vive still uses the thumbpad.  WMR can probably use the thumbpad as well.... but why?  Joystick FTW.
2022/01/28
Version0.1.392.5581
Tweaked light settings to prevent post-game scene from getting baked.
2022/01/23
Version0.1.387.255
Minor update.  Added PSA board ads to the new rink.
2022/01/06
Version0.1.370.391
"Oh! There's the menu!" Update.  Rotates the players correctly at startup so the menu is visible.  And orients players when placing before a faceoff.  And at the post-game menu. 
2022/01/03
Version0.1.367.178
Minor UI cleanups.  Renamed a couple default teams.
2022/01/01
Version0.1.365.136
"Fasty-Questy" Update.  Significant performance gains in multiplayer.  PC will also benefit, but Quest players will benefit A LOT
2021/12/27
Version0.1.360.3708
"In Hockey, No One Can Hear You Scream" Update.  Disabled a debug setting that could record microphone data to the local filesystem.
2021/12/26
Version0.1.359.5427
Fixed issue blocking issue with itch.io uploads.
2021/12/17
Version 0.1.350.5615
"Ooops" Update.  Multiplayer has been fixed.  Apparently it's been toast for a few months.  Oooops.  Enabled voice chat in the game lobby.  You can switch it on/off in the game, but it's currently always on in the lobby.
2021/12/08
Version 0.1.341.5505
"Wrist-Breaker!" Update.  Corrected a rotation problem using Oculus nee Meta Touch controllers that made the stick tilt up too much.  Also removed the Grip button as a rotation trigger -- it was causing too much random rotation.
2021/09/16
Version Version 0.1.258.94 
"Rando Was His Name-O" Update.  Added a new button to randomly generate the room name (game tag).
2021/09/14
Version 0.1.256.4271
"Can You Hear Me Now?" Update.  Added Voice Chat.  Performance enhancements, most notable on the Quest.
2021/06/17
Version 0.0.1.11
"Mobilification" Update.  Quest support.  Changed gameplay rink.  Significantly improved physics.  Significantly rewrote things behind the scenes.
2021/03/29
Version 0.0.2279.165
"UX-N-Bugs" Update.  Minor tweaking of the User Experience, and added some PSA ads to the rink walll.
2021/03/28
Version 0.0.2278.352
"Ads For Good" Update.  Added some... uhh.. ads.  Because hockey rinks look weird without ads on the walls.  (Not real ads!)
2021/03/27
Version 0.0.2277.116 
"Come On Back" Update.  Fixed an issue preventing players from leaving a game and joining another.
2021/03/24
Version 0.0.2274.5619 
"Now YOU Can Play, Too!" Update.  Fixed problems blocking people from joining someone elses game.  Now you can.  GAME ON !!!
2021/03/15
Version 0.0.2265.4113
The "Look Over Here!" Update.  Players now face the right way at faceoff.
2021/03/15
Version 0.0.2265.305
The Refs and Rockets! Update.  Increased ball speed, much more responsive and controllable now.  Refbot now makes an appearance at center before dropping the ball.
2021/03/14
Version 0.0.2264.96
Something Stuck To Your Feet Update.  Added skate blades.  
2021/01/31
Version 0.0.2222.101
Save the Titanic! Update.  Fixed a bug that caused the players body to sink through the floor.  No More Sinking!
2021/01/26
Version 0.0.2217.3617
On The Bounce Update.  Significantly improved ball handling (read: made the ball 75mm in  diameter).  If I could dangle in real hockey, I'm sure I'd be able to in PHL now.  Except I couldn't.  And I can't.  /sadface
2021/01/24
Version 0.0.2215.5681
STOP GOING THROUGH THE FLOOR! Update.  Redid the floor detection, so now the stick won't drop down through the floor.
2021/01/22
Version 0.0.2213.4381
Auto-Grip Update.  Stick now auto-resizes itself relative to the rink floor.  Now you can try slapshots without the stick going crazy.  Still some improvements to go, but it's way more usable now.


Install instructions

Parsec Hockey League uses OpenXR, so it should work with HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest.

The Quest version will need to be installed manually via ADB (hard!) or by Sidequest (easy!)(well... easier!  It's still a process... sorry..)

Download

Download
parsec-hockey-league-windows-x64.zip 387 MB
Version 0.1.631.4173 3 days ago
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parsec-hockey-league-Quest.zip 356 MB
Version 0.1.631.4173 3 days ago