The Galaxy’s Most Violent Virtual Sport!

Check out our web site at Smashball.tv to learn more, watch video, or download the game!

  • Are you tired of slow, boring games?
  • Do you yearn for superhuman powers and extremely violent deaths?
  • Do you like hookers, and your balls?

Smashball is a fast-paced, ultraviolent first-person-shooter played as a highly structured team sport. Two teams use superhuman maneuvers, a high-tech grappling hook, and high-powered weaponry to try to get a single ball into their opponent’s goal.

What's it like?

  • INCREDIBLE MOBILITY! Smashball players can use their Turbo Power to amp up their speed. The Grappling Hook can be used to swing across open areas and wrap around corners. Combining the two allows for supreme feats of acrobatics.
  • INTENSE ACTION! Play is focused on The Smashball. Every second has to be used to score. Brutal slugfests, fast breaks, and last-second saves abound. All weapons have Infinite Ammo, and players Regenerate Health, so you never get distracted from the real point of the game.
  • CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION! Players get XP for playing, and can buy special Skills when they gain Levels. Skills are used in-game to tailor your character’s capabilities for specific roles. There is an entire dimension of strategy in picking the right combination of skills.
  • BUILT-IN LEAGUE PLAY! When you play, the game will automatically register you for the Intergalactic Smashball League. Through the league web site, you can create or join Teams, and compete in Tournaments for Prizes! The league site can also be used to schedule matches and automatically start servers!
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6 comments by voodooc on Feb 5th, 2010

This update contains a ton of new stuff, and major changes to address the large amount of feedback we've had over the past year.



Major Balance Changes

We've spent several months radically changing the pacing, and focus of the game. There's now a much larger emphasis on combat. The knockout and auto-heal systems have been changed to actually give players a reason to do something other than kamikaze the goalie. The skills have been reworked to make them easier to understand and choose. While you still need to develop your technique to achieve top speeds, we've narrowed the mobility gap between new players and our experienced veterans. We think we've got a much better game now: one that is more accessible to new players, but at the same time rewards the real pro hookers.

New Maps

There are now two more arenas that you can smash balls in: Cargo Bay Six and Spiral. Cargo Bay Six features lots of large open spaces, and multiple routes through the chokepoint. Spiral is a smaller map more suitable for small games. Murderplex has also received a major facelift!


Instant Replay System

After every score and at the end of every round, the game is paused and the last few seconds of action are shown to everyone. This seems to make it a lot easier for new players to pick up on what's going on.

Replay Library

Every replay that you see is also now stored locally as a small demo file. From the in-game main menu, you can review and play them! Our current objective is to make a one-click process for generating video and uploading it to YouTube. For now, enterprising players could use FRAPS or Source engine movie making techniques to make their own video.

In-game Player Management Window

From the main menu, you can now pull up an in-game browser window that shows your player page on the Smashball.tv web site. This is just a quick way to check your season stats, or to look at the overall stats for that match you just finished.

Coming Soon

We've got a whole pile of other features we're working on, and we plan on releasing them gradually over the next few months. Some of the exciting ones are:

  • New Custom Weapon System. Not only are we looking at adding new weapon types, we're going to create a whole new system that allows us to quickly and easily add new weapons on an ongoing basis.
  • Player Names & Numbers on Jerseys. Team owners will be able to assign numbers to players, which are then shown, along with their name, on the back of the player.
  • Total HUD Overhaul. We're putting some major work into completely redesigning the existing HUD, graphically and functionally.

Learn More!

You can find out more about Smashball from a bunch of different places:

Web Site, including fun and frockiling forums: Smashball.tv
YouTube Channel, with many violent videos, old and new: Youtube.com
Facebook Page, which doesn't get as much love as it should: Facebook.com
Our Steam Group, where chatty chatalots go to chat: Steamcommunity.com

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Quadraxas
Quadraxas May 29 2009, 4:18pm says:

so you are coming to steam?

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Warmfuzzy Creator
Warmfuzzy Jun 5 2009, 2:55pm replied:

We are indeed! We will be posting an announcement soon that will allow you to get beta keys in advance of the release next week, stay tuned.

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turkey72
turkey72 Jun 5 2009, 9:52pm replied:

beta key's yeh say?i am up for that :P.

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Dullshooter
Dullshooter Mar 14 2009, 5:00pm says:

this mod is played at 12;00(noon) pst on saterday alot, so hop on in and play some smashbalL!!!

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keyser_soze
keyser_soze Feb 8 2009, 11:00pm says:

This is a REALLY great game, I fell in love with it the first match I played. What it really needs though is MORE PLAYERS, we're going to need people to play once the league system is up and running.

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Dullshooter
Dullshooter Feb 20 2009, 6:06pm replied:

Idle in the union's chat would be a good idea to get more players! Inviting random people would give a good result!

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EVILSPACEMONKEY
EVILSPACEMONKEY Feb 15 2009, 2:41pm replied:

Hey, I want sum people to play this game with me, cuz I cant find anyone. My steam is numerodose. If anyone is getting a game started, hit me up

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squeezz
squeezz Mar 3 2009, 12:26pm replied:

Hey :) i download the smashball now :D do you play it greatly yet? i wanna try it see if it any to have :D hers my steam if you are interested by play some day :D "djsqueess"

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Warewolfs
Warewolfs Feb 4 2009, 11:50am says:

Cool mod, nice idea and stuff. It's pretty hard to learn how to play correctly.

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Warmfuzzy Creator
Warmfuzzy Apr 27 2009, 8:36pm replied:

We would agree with you. We've added a couple of things in this next release that should help the learning curve a little bit (Pro Tips and Goalie bots anyone?). Getting good with the hook and turbo does take a bit of practice though.

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BcForCe
BcForCe Jan 28 2009, 5:15pm says:

lawls its not that easy XD

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Dullshooter
Dullshooter Jan 31 2009, 5:44pm replied:

We kind of need a learning curve!

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