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 released the 4th episode! Venture deeper than ever into the volcano and come across an ancient vehicle that will take you across a vast desert lit up by an ancient lightsource. Non linear gameplay!

Posted by Hourences on Aug 25th, 2009

We have released Part 4 of our award winning project! One and a half year into development of our project, this is our 4th release. Pehua, Oztoc, and Teotl together have won over eight prizes in the MakeSomethingUnreal contest, including four first prizes. Hueca, aimed at phase 4 of the MakeSomethingUnreal contest will be our second last public release as a mod. After Hueca, somewhere in late fall 2009, we will release the first half of Cahua, the final level. And after that...

Hueca offers about 30-60 minutes of non linear gameplay, dependent on your play style.

Features

  • Solve the pyramids in any order and freely roam the desert.
  • The introduction of a vehicle!
  • Three new enemies: A giant bomb dropping bird, a cannonfodder beetle, and a big sandworm.
  • Introduction of ball modifications. The ball will acts as a local low gravity field or as flashlight in certain areas of Hueca.
  • The introduction of a brand new environment theme.
  • A new Survival level and further improvements done to the gametype in general.
  • A range of changes including new voice acting, more parts of the menu replaced, a stats system, and you are even able to save your game now!

Note, this release also includes all previously released episodes! There is absolutely no need to download each and every episode one by one, infact you shouldn't! This latest release also includes some updates and fixes to our older content!

More info on our website and also give the ModDB Summer Of Indie The Ball Hueca preview special a look! My thanks to our entire team to get this done in a record breaking three months!

The Ball - Hueca The Ball - Hueca
The Ball - Hueca The Ball - Hueca

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Aug 25 2009, 7:02pm says:

SWEET! Cool lookin'.

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moci
moci Aug 25 2009, 7:20pm says:

"Note, this release also includes all previously released episodes! There is absolutely no need to download each and every episode one by one, infact you shouldn't! This latest release also includes some updates and fixes to our older content!"

Enough said, I'll try it out.

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Matiiou
Matiiou Aug 25 2009, 7:29pm says:

Problem with the hyperlink "our website".
Anyway, looks great, downloading now and reserving my Wednesday's work break to taste this new release.

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Henley
Henley Aug 25 2009, 7:40pm replied:

So there is, I have fixed it now.

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Dremth
Dremth Aug 25 2009, 8:28pm says:

woah! complete surprise!

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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter Aug 25 2009, 9:16pm says:

Took me 42 min >.< to finish the level
Loved every minute :)

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Aug 25 2009, 9:20pm says:

I installed this but I keep seeing the same Impact Hammer as well as only Parts 1 and 2.

And I deleted it before I installed this new version

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TheDualWorks
TheDualWorks Aug 25 2009, 9:35pm says:

hello it seem not to let me play =( can u help ill go teamviewer with one of the team so they can see it i get spamed with messges

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Aug 25 2009, 10:15pm says:

Okay this is getting EXTREMELY annoying.

I have UT3 registered on Steam. I do a CLEAN install of the mod, and it never EVER displays Part 3 OR 4, let alone replace the impact hammer with the new model, and many other features.

Secondly, the Shortcut keeps coming up with an error about some "ambiguous" file being used instead of another.

What is the problem?

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lango
lango Aug 25 2009, 11:29pm replied:

You still have old files. Check out both my documents and the unreal tournament 3 install folder. Part 1 and part 2 were installed in the cookedpc folder. This is the folders you should look in:

My Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\Published\CookedPC
My Documents\My Games\Unreal Tournament 3\TheBall

Program Files\Unreal Tournament 3\UTGame\Published\CookedPC
Program Files\Unreal Tournament 3\The Ball

Also check subdirectories. Delete all packages that is from The Ball.

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SinKing
SinKing Aug 26 2009, 12:42pm says:

Maybe that's simply not my kind of puzzler. but I found it tedious and boring. Spikes, lava pools - yawn. I guess after Portal, you'd have to come up with something truly original, tossing a huge ball around isn't the greatest.

Level Design is ok, production values are great. 6.5/10

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Aug 26 2009, 4:25pm replied:

I can see where you are coming from, its hard to make something all around great when the idea has already been done before. However, it is a great looking mod for the genre it is in.

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--JoKeR--
--JoKeR-- Aug 26 2009, 1:03pm says:

when the bird is using his bombs the game is very lagy
why??

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Held
Held Aug 27 2009, 1:49pm says:

oh damn i love this mod and Hueca has been great

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niks1991911
niks1991911 Oct 22 2009, 2:17pm says:

ok, damn ice mod, but i do have a annoing bug, my computer crashes when i want to play teotl 2, am i tho only one with this strange bug or what?

btw i have it installed by steam and i made sure all the previous contents of the ball were deleted.

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caiusmisus
caiusmisus Jan 4 2011, 1:17pm replied:

You are not the only one, i have the same problem. When i play Teotl 2 for a minute or 2, the game suddenly freezes and i have to reset my comp. I really want to finish this game. Any tips? I have Original uncut version of the game where are all levels.

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