The Galaxy’s Most Violent Virtual Sport!

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  • 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 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:
YouTube Channel, with many violent videos, old and new:
Facebook Page, which doesn't get as much love as it should:
Our Steam Group, where chatty chatalots go to chat:

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damagefilter Jan 17 2009 says:

I like this Mod a lot.
It's awsome.
The grappling hook idea is
so nice :D
it reminds me of Worms somehow.
I found it to be funny, really
but there are not enough maps
and as these maps are not really complex
(though good looking) you surely have no problem
with creating more ^^
I would do some maps too, if you like
to give me your FGD ;)

Oh and ... how's it about posting this mod on fpsbanana too?
On there it is more likely to be recognized
and maybe it will turn out good enough
so that others start to make new models/maps/etc.
Like the actual ball...
You should make a model of that one ;)

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Dullshooter Jan 18 2009 replied:

The fgd is actually in the distro I think. Under the resource folder.

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damagefilter Jan 19 2009 replied:

Lol, yes it is :D
Thx for pointing it out. :)

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Metalspy Jan 5 2009 says:

Looks interesting, but I'm not into sports-like games.
I always get pwned, or be the one who pwns everyone, never something in between :P

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ultimate Feb 22 2009 replied:

This mod feels nothing like a sports game, it's an experience :)

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kitheif Jan 3 2009 says:

Its fun,
I mean REALLY fun,
Just nobody is on anymore..

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Dullshooter Jan 4 2009 replied:

try the weekends I was just playing people are also on later in the night.

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MrRock Jan 2 2009 says:

Theres so many servers yet theres no players when i go on these days =/

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Hofstetter Jan 1 2009 says:

Is this mod 1st or 3rd person?

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Dullshooter Jan 1 2009 replied:

3rd, if you have the ball and go into ball cam it looks 3rd.

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bomblol Dec 29 2008 says:

excellent game. Love futuristic ultraviolent sports games like death bowl and ut and that kind of stuff, and gives off an extremely professional vibe. where do i pay?
also lold hard @ pro tips

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Roogan004 Dec 26 2008 says:

its a spiderman web war!

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