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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TrenAr
TrenAr

Amazing mod. Really. Nothing else to say. Just try it, if you not yet.

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likestoplaymods
likestoplaymods

will the commercial version be the UT3 mod just extended? or is it all new maps and new story line?

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Hourences Creator
Hourences

Same story but many new areas and features will be added, and a lot of parts will be improved.

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DeltaForce345
DeltaForce345

i have a feeling that the retail version will be as sucessful as killing floor was for ut2004

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FedoraMcQuaid
FedoraMcQuaid

Um... very?
Cool.

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psilas
psilas

Is this FREE or not?

Cheers.

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Sanyika
Sanyika

The mod is free, the standalone game that will be released in spring 2010 is not.

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psilas
psilas

Thanx for the info.

This mod is REALLY good and very expansive.

Some environments are huge and the whole thing looks and feels great.

Who'd of thought UT3 would end up being this essential.

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Hourences Creator
Hourences

Thanks :)

We are changing a lot of areas for the full game to make it even bigger, and especially, to make it more coherent. Fewer long corridors, more variation, more suspension building, more destructible stuff to roll over with the ball. And so on. We are really changing quite a lot of areas. The second level Oztoc, we just deleted half of that level and replaced it with all new material including a train ride, a train station, a puzzle involving oil, a new mummy introduction, and so on :)

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psilas
psilas

Wow, the train ride sounds great.

I did LOVE the expansive feel of the final level with the lava (sry forgot the name) where you have to drive the vehicle down into the jaws of satan,through the lava then on to the castle.

It felt massive and there was a sense of awe in terms of height and area size. REAL nice.

I hope things go well for you guys as this is shaping up to be a sleeper hit on the indie scene. I already have my credit card waiting.

Cheers.

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