The Ball is an Unreal Engine 3 singleplayer action/puzzle game. The game will be released October 26, 2010 for PC on Steam, and it will also be available on Impulse, Gamersgate, D2D, and in shops world wide!
You play as an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, and a technical malfunction gets you stuck in a cavern. It doesn't take long before you realize this is more than just a cave. You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball. As you venture deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind's greatest secrets...

Playing from a first person perspective, you solve puzzles and crush monsters with a large physics driven ball, manipulated by the pushing and pulling forces of an ancient device.

  • Best Singleplayer Mod of 2008 according to ModDB MOTY 2008
  • Five-time first place winner in the UT3 MakeSomethingUnreal Contest
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24 comments by tores on Nov 5th, 2010

The Ball has just became available on GamersGate, Impulse, our own website, and thanks to Wendros can now be found across stores in Scandinavia!


Coinciding with the release, we now got a demo available! Ready for you try to out! Afraid of the concept? Not sure what to expect? Then give our demo a go! It doesn’t bite, it’ll only try to crush you :)

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And if that wasn’t enough yet, how about all whole batch of new reviews?

  • incgamers.com – 8.2/10 – “The Ball is inventive, creative and something refreshing”
  • zeden.net (French) – “A very good puzzle game… the player will be satisfied for sure”
  • trgamer.com (Turkish) – 8/10
  • gaminglives.com – “This game deserves support, it is easily my favourite downloadable game of 2010 so far, and I cannot recommend it more highly to fans of the genre”
  • 9lives.be – 8.3/10 “The Ball is an exceptional good game… One of the most suprising games this year”
  • azerothtozork – “There is a lot to like, especially for $20.”
  • Gameplay Magazine (Dutch) – 8.3/10 “Simple but addictive… Ingenious puzzles and beautiful level design”
  • tgdb.nl (Dutch) – 8.9/10 “A great game”
  • Beyondunreal.com – 8.5/10 “The Ball offers a tremendous value and the level of polish is admirable.”
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    The Ball Demo

    The Ball Demo

    Nov 5, 2010 Demo 0 comments

    The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic’s Unreal™ Engine 3 technology.

    Press Kit

    Press Kit

    Jan 26, 2010 Other 0 comments

    A press kit that contains: three high resolution logos, and a presentation that aims to introduce the game to the reader in less than two minutes.

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    mikett66
    mikett66 Nov 19 2013, 9:39am says:

    I just bought the game. The graphics are weird, it looks a bit like a cartoon, but it's a pretty good game.

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    jafar25
    jafar25 Aug 5 2011, 2:35am says:

    amazing and creative. dont let any of the critics bother u, they're just a bunch of old gamers expecting another "run and gun" fps. this game definitely gives more life to first person puzzles just like portal did and it's really inspiring just to play it. cant wait for your next game.

    +3 votes     reply to comment
    EbuGamer
    EbuGamer Oct 30 2013, 6:54pm replied:

    choice words, but not all old gamers are run and gun. This game was awesome(40yr old)

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    wolfbrother9393
    wolfbrother9393 Jan 31 2011, 6:09am says:

    I bought this game and it is awesome! I followed your tutorials and updates, hourences, and I'm glad to add you on indiedb. Great game!

    +5 votes     reply to comment
    Awesome_ninja
    Awesome_ninja Dec 17 2010, 7:40pm buried:

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    horrible.....mod it was...mod it is.... I will never consider this as game, it's so boring and not fun that I asked Steam Support to remove it from my steam games to not be ashamed of my purchase... Now I feel peace and harmony again

    -18 votes     reply to comment
    PsychoEliteNZ
    PsychoEliteNZ Feb 27 2014, 4:36am replied:

    Clearly need a slap in the face to wake you up.Show you what real games are!

    +1 vote     reply to comment
    medve
    medve Jul 20 2011, 2:56am replied:

    its not boring. the only problem is replayability, and lenght. no mods, no coop, no dlc, no nothing. at least they made a demo for guys like u. im looking forward to the next episode with the options mentioned above.

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    Sanyika
    Sanyika Nov 12 2010, 10:16am says:

    I've read in your faq, that the game will be available in Europe by Iceberg Interactive. Will it come to middle-eastern Europe (Hungary in my case)? If so, when?

    +2 votes     reply to comment
    HungerSTGF
    HungerSTGF Nov 6 2010, 10:48pm says:

    Any chance of this getting ported to Macs? :P

    -1 votes     reply to comment
    medve
    medve Oct 31 2010, 2:21am says:

    almost the same as the mod, with some better models/textures. the transparent thing was a good idea at least.

    +3 votes     reply to comment
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    y u no add mapeditor?

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