The project has gone commercial - Check out 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 for UT3, but 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

The Ball is an innovative action adventure game with six hours of singleplayer gameplay.
Playing from a first person perspective, you solve puzzles and crush monsters with a large physics driven ball, manipulated by the pushing and pulling forces of an ancient device.

As an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in an underground Cavern. It doesn't take long before you realize this is more than just a cave. You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball. As you venture deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind's greatest secrets...

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We have started a new page for the full game - Moddb.com

We will stop updating (some exceptions aside) this UT3 page, and instead continue with the new page. Update your bookmarks and follow us to release!

We have released two new screenshots of the new Oztoc train area today, and a we have released a press kit. You can check those out on the full game's page.

MSUC Phase 4 Winners

MSUC Phase 4 Winners

News 19 comments

The Make Something Unreal Contest has come to a close and the winners have been announced, it's great to see some of most amazing mods finally getting...

Best FPS Mod in Phase 4 of MSU

Best FPS Mod in Phase 4 of MSU

News 4 comments

For the fifth time in the competition, The Ball has secured a first place. In this last public round of the contest we have won Best FPS Mod, and also...

The Oztoc Mines

The Oztoc Mines

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As an early Christmas present, we have released a new screenshot, showing the Oztoc Mine that is currently being build. The player will travel through...

Phase 4 Finalists for the MSU Contest

Phase 4 Finalists for the MSU Contest

News 61 comments

Here are the Phase 4 finalists for the Best non-FPS Mod, Best FPS Mod, Best Machinima, Best Vehicle, Best Level Set, Educational and Best Use of Physics...

The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

Full Version 12 comments

The Ball's Grand Finals submission for the Make Something Unreal contest. This is the final mod release of The Ball. One new level, two new enemies, a...

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oversoul
oversoul

Good fun guys... keep up the excellent work...

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Lazor
Lazor

Oztoc was ten times better than Pehua.

It took me 1:45 hours to finish both parts and I really enjoyed it. So many puzzles, so many different ideas! You did a great job there.

Some things that have to be changed:
1.Impact gun (but as you said you're going to change it - so no problem)
2.Add more noises. For example hearing guardian's footprints while playing would be atmospheric and creepy. Also, in the last guardian cutscene the guardian didn't make any noise and it was so "fake".

Anyway apart from these small details the mod was awesome.

Rated 10/10

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shadow342
shadow342

I love it, going through mind blowing puzzles within a deeply made atmosphere and breathtaking architecture. A very good use of UT3's physics, great job.

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Nightfall47
Nightfall47

This mod is very fun. The sounds are great, and the lighting is amazing. The textures are very good too. Overall very immersive surroundings; it has a very Mayan/Aztecan mixed with Egyptian feel to it. I can't wait for the next release.

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Hourences Creator
Hourences

Oztoc will also be released on PS3. We don't want to release Pehua to PS3 yet because we rather want to wait until the new version is out, so PS3 players get to enjoy a much more polished and bigger mod the first time they play it.

And yes the impactgun will be changed at some point, we started working on this.

I am not sure if it will be in Oztoc though.

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MiguelCar808
MiguelCar808

When will this Mod come to the PS3 ?

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metatronstar
metatronstar

Hi, I have played a cooked version on part one the ps3, of course the cooked version is not a public release, it worked exceedingly well but i got stuck, i was wondering, would you ever cook this (these) and if so would it be available for public release, to my knowledge it worked fine, although IMO the Impact hammer takes away from the immersiveness, are there any plans to change this?

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RED-FROG
RED-FROG

hehe check out my last second finish video:
Xfire.com

that happened to me on my first attempt ever.
Ok I wasn't playing it full speed all the time, of course I could have done it faster. I took more videos and screenshots... :P
But when I heard the announcer I thought...damn I have to go through all this again. U_U Doesn't mean I wouldn't want to!! LOL

Please keep working on it. You have archived something incredible. The people only have to find it first.

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RED-FROG
RED-FROG

I love this mod!

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