There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!

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With Jailbreak: Source 0.6 weeks from release, we're showing off a round of gameplay from the second gamemode, Deathball!

Posted by Wills on Nov 13th, 2009

After 492 years of development, Jailbreak: Source 0.6 is almost done! So this week we're following up last weeks reveal of the King of the Hill gamemode, with the second of several trailers showing off ingame footage from the next release. This week, it's all about Deathball!

Deathball is simple, keep the ball in, keep the enemy in. If you find yourself dead and locked up, just hit the release button and run straight out... Unless the ball is in your goal, in which case... Watch out for the ducks. No really. Pro-tip: Chainguns are rather efficient ball propellants. Your face is not.

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DuckSauce Nov 14 2009 says:

Hmmm ducks?
And I love how that map is a DeathBall map, it seems perfect!

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medve Nov 14 2009 says:

replace the gordon hands already

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Wills Nov 14 2009 replied:

Once you've learned some manners, maybe we will ;)

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Guessmyname Nov 14 2009 replied:

More to the point... those aren't gordon hands.

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DuckSauce Nov 14 2009 replied:

indeed, though different hands for each team would be suhweeeeeet

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Wills Author
Wills Nov 14 2009 replied:

Working on it! Don't expect it for this version though :)

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IZaNaGI Nov 14 2009 replied:

Each team have different hand/arm skins. The Dino's have green scaly fingers while the Robot's have fully gloved hands with robotic sections. We will be replacing the hand models in a later version like Wills pointed out.

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LORDDEREX Nov 14 2009 replied:

Lol so long the hands don't interrupt the game play experience: Low priority.

But that's my opinion and I have no idea how much work it is to re skin, but i do not think its done in a snap, then it would be alot of add-ons to hl2 already.

Awesome with the new gamemode :)
Keep up the good work! Maybe JB:S will get the MOTY this year.
ps: maybe u could replay how long it would take to just, hm lets say make just a diffrent color?

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Snarboo Nov 17 2009 replied:

I think the biggest problem isn't reskinning the hands but modeling new ones. New hands have to rigged and animated and I doubt they will be able to use the same hand models for both teams. A dinosaur's hands look different than a robot's after all. :p This means the team might have to create two separate models for each gun, which is quite a bit of work.

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awesomepossum Nov 14 2009 says:

Katana-ing the death ball, Nice!

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Asskicker Nov 14 2009 says:

Deathball is the most fun I ever had in Jailbreak, It's pure Chaos, pure fun, pure WIN!

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Nathanius Nov 14 2009 says:

No one's commented on the bold-ed 492 years of developement? That's odd...

Why is it 492 years? How can I live that long too? Or perhaps, more importantly, where did you get modern computing tech and software in the 1600s so you could get such a head start?

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Eegah Nov 14 2009 replied:

Doc Brown, of course.

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Rukus_ Nov 14 2009 says:

So many awesome things coming out. First, it was Nazi-controlled dinosaurs, now, its robots versus raptor humanoids in a battle of life and death over a seemingly useless ball.

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IZaNaGI Nov 15 2009 replied:

The ball isn't useless bud. As well as being quite the weapon in its own right (getting steam rolled by it, isn't recommended), each team is able to let itself out of jail until the opposing team actually scores, and keeps the ball inside the goal. So if the enemy team scores against you, and then you are killed, you will not be able to escape.

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LoudCore Nov 14 2009 says:

I really love the so called "tron" look to it. I absolutely love the whole style of the game. I will give it a shot soon.

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