The project has gone commercial! - www.moddb.com/games/the-ball The Ball is an indie singleplay action/puzzle game, running on Unreal Engine 3, for PC. The expected release date is spring 2010. The project started out as a mod and has since gone stand alone. Best Singleplay Mod of 2008 according to ModDB MOTY 2008. Five-time first place winner in the UT3 MakeSomethingUnreal Contest. Used by Epic Games' to promote their UDK release.

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We are announcing Part 5 of The Ball - Cahua. The release is November the 7th. Next week! An entire new level and a new style, a brand new enemy, and a new approach on combat will be the highlights of our final mod release.

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The Ball's Grand Finals submission for the Make Something Unreal contest is set for release on November the 10th. We are well on track, and have entered beta 1 a few days ago. Beta 2 is set for Thursday or Friday.

This will be the final mod release of The Ball, and features two new levels. One new survival level, and one new campaign level. The campaign level offers about half an hour of gameplay in an all new environment, with an all new enemy, and a new approach on combat.
What we have is basically a big new enemy that cannot be killed by simply rolling the ball over him. You have to modify the ball first to make it more lethal. For example, you can attach landmines to the ball and while the ball rolls around the mines fall off, one by one, and you must try to make the Tlaloc walk over the mines. Another thing we have is Electricity. You can charge up the ball in a machine and if it comes close enough to some kind of ancient tesla coil device a deadly arch of electricity will form between the ball and the tesla coil. Our third new combat feature is to bake the ball in an oven. When it comes out of the oven it is glowing red, and burns everything it touches.

What's new?

  • Cahua I - An entire new level set in the depths of the volcano. The second last level!
  • Tlaloc - A fierce new enemy. The guardian of the factory.
  • Electricity and Mines - New gameplay. Charge the ball with electricity or attach mines to it.
  • Survival Changes - A combo system and a brand new awesome level.
  • And Much More - Ball control improved. New effects. Perfomance improvements. Skippable cutscenes!

Loads of new screenshot!

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The environment meshes were made by Lukas Arvidsson. The level by Sklare, Daze, and Hourences. The survival level in this release is by Nelson. The Tlaloc (yes that big monster) was done by Elusive and animated by Whackzero. And all the programming to get all of this to work was performed by Markus Arvidsson. All music and sound design by Theodore Wohng

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Henley Staff
Henley

Hell yeah! Good to see it rolling out!

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Elementalist
Elementalist

I really need to get around to downloading these sometime.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Looking amazing...

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Awesome, can't wait!

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AlCool
AlCool

This mod has well passed epic status.

It looks great, as usual ;D

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Mikerrrrr
Mikerrrrr

Wait, it's the "final mod release" but Cahua is the "second last level"? I'm a bit confused. Can someone explain this?

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Elementalist
Elementalist

Maybe it's similar to 'Final Fantasy'. Heh.

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Hourences Author
Hourences

The final level, along with other new content will be released a few months after Cahua I. The important words to focus on here are "final" and "mod" :)

The mystery!

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Argoon
Argoon

Theres no mystery they will release a stand alone version maybe even commercial now that Epic also released the UE3 for Free. ;)

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Hourences Author
Hourences

Commercial. Spring 2010 :)
Newspost coming up.

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Martanz
Martanz

Awsome! =D

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Mastix
Mastix

So that will be the last release ever? =(

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Held
Held

great a new level!

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Still haven't finished the second and third releases. Great to see it's still going strong though. Keep it up!

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