Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course and collect coins before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. The current version of Neverbal features over 140 challenging levels divided into six sets. Bonus levels can be unlocked by playing "challenge" mode. Neverball also supports mouse, keyboard, gamepad and joystick input. Please see the in-game Help screen for playing instructions. Our official forums can be found at nevercorner.net along with the Nevertable, an online "Hall Of Fame" where replays can be uploaded and shared with the community.

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0 comments by Cheeseness on Oct 24th, 2012

1.6.x Development Teleporters and Goal EffectsRecently, Neverball contributors came together for their first IRC gathering to discuss current development status and progress towards a 1.6.0 release.

Before we get into details, here are some links to recent development builds for MacOS and Windows that we're welcoming feedback on:

Linux users (or interested people on other platforms) are free to compile source from our SVN repository ( S.snth.net neverball )

The most noticeable features in these builds (which also include Neverputt) are:

  • Rendering engine overhaul to support OpenGL ES (which will aid us in porting Neverball to mobile platforms and other OpenGL ES compatible devices. This is also responsible for the new look of goals and teleporters)
  • New default camera responsiveness (which we're hoping will make the game more friendly for newer players)
  • Chase and lazy cam now work smoothly with manual camera adjustments (left and right mouse buttons)
  • New UI implementation (allowing for "skinnable" GUI elements)
  • Interpolation of game states (which apparently "makes people not get seasick")
  • Rotating objects (examples of these can be seen in Nevermania 9 and Nevermania 18)
  • Replay speed can be adjusted with the mouse wheel (which is pretty neat)
  • Some new bonus balls (which aren't currently bonuses - that's just what we call them)
  • Netradiant friendly Neverball "gamepack"  (a set of Neverball specific stuff to make mapping in Netradiant a bit simpler)

We still have a few items left on our collective todo lists, most of which revolve around making Neverball more friendly for mappers:

  • Updating of the mapping documentation to match new features and to give it a general polish
  • Migration of mapping documentation to the SVN repository for inclusion in release packaging (distribute the docs with the game)
  • Implementation of the curve tool as a Netradiant plugin?
  • Creation of additional tutorials and resources

We don't have a timeframe on the release at this stage, but we'll definitely be making announcements when we have release candidates available.

For anybody who's interested in such things, we now have Neverball themed t-shirts available, details of which can be found here.

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Neverball 1.5.4 (Windows)

Neverball 1.5.4 (Windows)

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Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of...

Neverball 1.5.4 (Source)

Neverball 1.5.4 (Source)

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Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of...

Neverball 1.5.3 (MacOS X Universal)

Neverball 1.5.3 (MacOS X Universal)

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Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of...

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Oelkanne0815
Oelkanne0815 Oct 7 2011, 5:43am says:

looks like a bit from the PSX Game Kula World. Great Stuff Guys :)

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Wilberforce
Wilberforce Oct 6 2011, 10:29pm says:

It would be nice if there was an option for players to use keyboard controls instead of just mouse controls. I always like using keyboard for movement.

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Cheeseness
Cheeseness Oct 6 2011, 11:24pm replied:

You can play Neverball with the arrow keys on your keyboard :)

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Cheeseness
Cheeseness Oct 7 2011, 12:21am replied:

(that's mentioned in the Help available from the main menu in case you missed it - I'd definitely recommend having a look)

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Cheeseness
Cheeseness Oct 4 2011, 8:20pm says:

I've seen a few reviews complaining about camera responsiveness.

If you have a quick flick through the Help available in the main menu, you'll see that there are keys for camera control. F1, F2 and F3 will set the camera to "Chase" (default), "Lazy" and "Manual" (which I personally I play with, though some of the game's levels have been designed with the "Chase" camera's responsiveness in mind).

The left and right mouse buttons will rotate the camera clockwise and counter-clockwise respectively (though in "Chase" mode, this is less effective).

Neverball is not an easy game, nor is it meant to be. It is a game that takes time to master and skill to excel at. in the same way that the difficulty of a game like VVVVVV is celebrated (not that I'm saying Neverball is comparable), we celebrate the challenge and difficulty of many of the levels and sets in Neverball.

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Venn
Venn Oct 1 2011, 12:05am says:

Venn, from L.G.C. Seems you took a bit of content. Linking, yeah solid. Ripping it for your own? FSM help you.

Venn Stone
L.G.C.

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INtense!
INtense! Oct 2 2011, 4:29am replied:

I am discussing with venn now, as this is our mistake and i want to make that clear

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Cheeseness
Cheeseness Oct 2 2011, 12:47am replied:

For anybody confused by this post, the content in question (a gameplay video which you can watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IxcqxXhYRc ) was removed as soon as we discovered that it had been uploaded without Venn's permission.

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parasti
parasti Oct 1 2011, 7:58am replied:

We messed up. But hell. The game in the video is one that a small group of us have been developing for a long time. I think we've earned a little more courtesy than being accussed of stealing (as you have said on your site). I enjoy watching your stuff occasionally and it'd been great to work with you and fix this on friendly terms, but now we're just taking the video down and moving on.

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Cheeseness
Cheeseness Oct 2 2011, 12:38am replied:

I feel the need to clarify that "we" didn't do anything aside from remove the video when Venn requested. I too would have liked to see this resolved on friendly terms.

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