DeathBall is a top class First Person Sport Game that combines elements of Football, Rugby and Handball. It's a mod for UT2004, but it has nothing to do with a shooter (a pure sports game). So you got these football pitches, and you have to get the ball into the enemy goal. You have a hammer tool. With that one you can kick other players around, kill the enemy ballowner with 2 hits and also kick the ball away (volley). In your own penalty zone you can kill all enemy players with one hit. With the ball launcher you can charge up a shot, the longer you hold it the harder it will be and you can even add spin to the ball, so it will curl in the air. Just like in football you should have a keeper in your goal. He has some special abilities like he's 30% faster than others,he can dodge and jump higher. Death Ball should be played with 6-10 players The gameplay is very easy too learn, but it's hard to master. At first it seems to be pretty simple, but the more you play the more...

Welcome men and women, boys and girls, to this brutal, high-speed ball game to the grave we call Deathball. That's right, two teams of five, going head to head in a 20 minute round where surrender is not an option and murder isn't even penalized

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Welcome men and women, boys and girls, to this brutal, high-speed ball game-to-the-grave we call Deathball. That's right, two teams of five, going head to head in a 20 minute round where surrender is not an option and murder isn't even a penalized!

"Hello everyone and welcome to the Murderbowl, the December Deathball event where every man can make his name, but only a few can walk out alive. I'm Joe Dick Webber..."

Battlefield: Soccer?
Battlefield: Soccer?


"And I'm Clarke G. Boozer."

"Tonight's event pits the infamous Forumites against the ModDB Spanners in a match that has been a long-time coming. The tournaments leading up to this point have been nothing but a bloody cabal, as these two icy contenders eyed one another from across the battlefield, ready to wage war with a ball."

"It's a five-on-five match tonight, folks. The Spanners are running a somewhat defensive 2-2 and a goalie, while the Forumites are bringing the heat with a 3-1 and a goalie formation."

"Here come the teams now. As you well know, every Deathball team contains five players, the fifth of which being a constantly rotating goalie to defend against the attacks of the rival team, while the rest of the players take up offensive positions across the field."

"The goal of Deathball is to shoot the ball into the opposing net to score, without getting obliterated in the process. Players can fire the ball into the net, walk it in, or even one-time it off a teammates weapon."

"Well said, Clarke. It looks like both teams are lining up to start the match. I'd like to remind you all that the Murderbowl is brought to you by the United States Navy: Accelerate Your Life!"

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"And the ball is on the court...and the match has STARTED! Methulah lunges forward and hits Chunky in the back with his weapon, sending him flying into the air. He is shooting forward like a bullet, snatching up the ball. BugSport of the Forumites is running toward him, looking for a hit."

"Boosting is a common Deathball manuever, where one player shoots another in the back to propel him across the field at rapid speed. But as soon as you grab the ball, any hit with a weapon can kill you! Methulah dodges to the right, desperately looking to make a pass..."

"He jumps into the air, but...OOOH! He didn't see Cheapy behind him and he just got absolutely laid out. The ball is up in the air...but Cheapy gets under it and controls it. A great play!"

"But the Spanners aren't about to give it up so easily. Karuto and Intense are on his ass, chasing him up the field with murder in their eyes. Cheapy fakes left, fakes right, then passes it back field to Umg!"

Incoming!
Incoming!


"Beautiful pass there, Joe. Instead of just shooting it as hard as he could, Cheapy lobbed it through the air and managed to hit Umg right in stride. So Umg's got the ball now...he seems to be just waiting back there for somebody to get open..."

"Oh, hang on, it's a trap! Umg is hanging back in the Forumite Endzone, where any player on the opposing team can be instantly killed in a single hit! Chunky is still charging forward, ignoring the boundary lines, oh! It is allllllllllllll over for Chunky!"

"With Chunky down, Umg speeds out of the Forumite area and dashes down the sideline. Three Spanners close in on him...but Umg jumps up twice and fires a bullet pass up to Blck near the Spanner net!"

"But it is DEFLECTED! Nobody saw Raton there, leaping out of relative obscurity to pound the ball away from the Spanners end zone! The ball zips upfield again, bounces high against the audience shield and......yes, it is out of the arena! Ball reset to the center of the field!"

"Chunky, back in business, gets a boost from Raton and flies toward the ball. BugSport, sitting back minding the Forumite net, gives DarkCyde a boost and he is moving to meet Chunky. This is gonna hurt..."

"DarkCyde hits the ball first, but Chunky's on him in a second, pounding him out of commission with his launcher! I've never seen someone gib apart like that, Clarke."

"This looks like it might be the best opportunity yet for the Spanners. Chunky was playing defensively, so he's still got 2 men upfield...but the Forumite offense is closing in on him fast. He jumps up and...OH! Gets the pass off, but he gets crushed. At least he didn't gib again..."

"Two deaths in one round, that's going to sting the 'old ego."

"The ball is sailing through the air...Blck jumps for it, but it's just out of his reach. But up at the Forumite goal is Karuto...he's running forward, trying to catch it...he jumps...and slams the ball with his launcher! It zooms across the goal line works, leaving a brilliant tracer behind it!"

"And there's Intense, leaping into the air with determination across his brow and revenge in his eye!"

"He readies his launcher and smashes the ball into the net. It traces a brilliant streak across the sky...and sneaks past the diving goalie! He might be faster, but he wasn't fast enough to stop that! GOAL SPANNERS!"

"Oh man, Clarke, that right there is why you watch this game. The back and fourth thrill of the match, the searing one on one player battles and the thrill of the split second goal, showering the arena in your team's fireworks. Let's see the replay."

"The goalie was on the other side of the net and didn't even have a chance. A textbook one-timer here...a stellar example of great teamwork."

"I think it is safe to say that this is going to turn into one heated match. Stay tuned, folks."

Special thanks go out to DolphinDude31, who wrote at least half of this article with me.

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cryora
cryora

Why are they putting old mods in MOTM?

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DavidM
DavidM

I have emails listed, cuz emailing with me is like instant messaging ;)

Babuzaa...ut2004 costs 10 euros here...which is not much

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Jambozal
Jambozal

Didn't know development was continuing... what a pleasant surprise :)

Anyone know what the community is like these days?

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killamike718
killamike718

I like, WOW first post!

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::idiot::
::idiot::

When was soccerjam made and when was this first made?

Just wondering.

and joe. I really didn't like the video all that much. sorry. talking mostly. the written commentery and games stuff was great though.

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beefsack
beefsack

great mod, 100% gameplay, make sure you check it out :D i installed UT2004 just for this

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DavidM
DavidM

I didn't even know that you made it mod of the month up to now! Thanks a lot! <3
We are also releasing a new version later today.

DavidM
www.deathball.net

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JoeX111 Author
JoeX111

DavidM:

I would have warned you sooner, but you don't have any sort of instant messenger listed on any of your profiles or sites! And I kept forgetting to email you.

Anyway, it says "December," but its actually a January MOTM, since we posted it so late. Expect that to be changed soon-ish.

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Babuzaa
Babuzaa

So Iron Grip got like Dec and Nov? Thanks Joe :P

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Babuzaa
Babuzaa

I wish I had UT :(

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dar_
dar_

Perhaps it should be made January 2006 MoTM... :P It's been around for quite a while... Shame that it isn't too popular, but then, no UT2k4 mods are these days.

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1mJohnny5
1mJohnny5

i voted for this in msu contest... cause red orchestra blows... this is about 10000 x better and more original... kudos to the deathball team!

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ghostkiller7
ghostkiller7

this mod is fantastic, what would be great is for some levels with traps, moving floors, or some kind of hazards it would boost up the skill involved a bit, overall very good mod and professional feel to it

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Hardlegend
Hardlegend

for what game is this mod?? and when is is coming out?

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laserpanda
laserpanda

why is this still mod of the month?
We're in April, not January

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DavidM
DavidM

ghostkiller, that would be the most horrible thing. it has all been tried, but didnt work at all. what deathball needs is an empty pitch with no gimmicks at all.

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unrealwikiy490
unrealwikiy490

pretty cool make the game so you can download it....if you did i'd download it.

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DaBeowulf
DaBeowulf

here's the official site: Deathball.net
I give it to you that it's stupid they don't put any links on this feature page, I mean not even to the mod's profile here?
The mod's a blast! :D

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