As an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, 1940, you get 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…

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Toltec Studios welcomes its newest recruit to help with online PR and marketing duties.

Posted by stenchy on Apr 11th, 2010

Hello ‘The Ball’ fans (ballers?), my name is Ryan. You may have seen me on other websites, such as ModDB, Instant Respawn or sometimes Podcast17. In the past I’ve helped mod and indie projects on the online PR and marketing front. Now I’m joining the ranks of The Ball’s development team to help them push out a commercial version of the game. I’m ecstatic to be a part of the team and excited to deliver this fine tuned and polished experience to more gamers than ever before.

Most of you will know of The Ball’s past as a mod. Hourences and his team did a great job of prototyping the gameplay; building out a unique experience with frequent iterations. The awards speak for themselves: 5-time first place winner in the Make Something Unreal Contest and 2nd overall; Best Singleplayer Mod for the 2008 Mod of the Year Awards. It’s quite an accomplishment.

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The Ball

However, what you may not know is The Ball as a UDK standalone title will be offering much more than what you can currently play. Revamped visuals, achievements, additional levels and enemies, and a great ending to explain why you found The Ball down in the belly of a volcano in the first place! As we gear up for a summer release you can expect some nice surprises from Toltec Studios coming your way, along with heap of updates.

To get the ball rolling here (oh c’mon, I couldn’t resist), I’d like to ask you guys out there: what questions do you have in regards to The Ball’s UDK release? Leave us a comment here or shoot us an email and we’ll answer all that we can in the next update.

Thanks for your support, if you like The Ball and want to keep in the loop on our progress (and any future special offers), follow us on ModDB, Twitter and Facebook.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Apr 11 2010, 8:22pm says:

Good luck Ryan.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Apr 11 2010, 10:04pm says:

jolly good, i expect to see a ton of content from this team

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methy
methy Apr 11 2010, 11:41pm says:

Good luck getting out there guys. Look forward to being able to buy The Ball.

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InStars
InStars Apr 12 2010, 8:28am says:

Will standalone version support DirectX 10 like UT3 one do?
I am really interested into this, because in UT3 I can use Ati's Anti-Aliasing, but it doesn't work in many other UE3 games.

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Arxae
Arxae Apr 12 2010, 4:05pm replied:

you rate a game based on its ability to do AA? O_o

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Maxivz
Maxivz Apr 12 2010, 7:30pm replied:

Thats a really strange way to rate games o.0

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Hourences Creator
Hourences Apr 13 2010, 5:10pm replied:

It is technically supporting it yes, but we are not certain yet if the option will also be available in the menu. Some people seem to have trouble getting DX10 to run smoothly so we may do more bad than good by adding it into the menu.

But in any case, one way or another you will be able to turn it on if you would want to.

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ne_zavarj
ne_zavarj Apr 12 2010, 10:10am says:

Achievements? That means Steam. Will there be a non-Steam version? Will it be released on other DD sites,like Impulse or D2D ?

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Hourences Creator
Hourences Apr 13 2010, 2:01pm replied:

You don't necessarily need Steam for achievements.

We intend to get it out on as many of those platforms as we can. We will talk more about who/what/where closer to release.

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ne_zavarj
ne_zavarj Apr 13 2010, 3:57pm replied:

Try Impulse GOO instead of Steam.
Developer.impulsedriven.com

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Johnchief117
Johnchief117 Apr 12 2010, 11:54pm says:

Will The Ball be free or is it going to be sold?
Either way, I wanna get it :)

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Hourences Creator
Hourences Apr 13 2010, 1:56pm replied:

It is going to be sold, but it will be a very reasonable price.

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