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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 -

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

5 years ago News 19 comments Report

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

5 years ago News 4 comments Report

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

5 years ago News 1 comment Report

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

5 years ago News 61 comments Report

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 project has gone commercial! - 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...
The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

5 years ago 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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Narlyteeth Dec 29 2009 says:


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Rukus_ Dec 24 2009 says:

Does this work for PS3?

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InStars Dec 24 2009 replied:

No it doesn't!
It is PC only...

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oversoul Dec 22 2009 says:

You have my vote for moty. Professional modding deserves its due. Great year guys, and I look forward to more from you in the future.

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Hourences Dec 23 2009 replied:


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Sanyika Nov 17 2009 says:

Great cheers to you guys at Toltec Studios, can't wait for this to get released :)

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matsilagi Nov 10 2009 says:

Hey TOLTEC, keep rolling The Ball, dont stop this, Congrats for your success in the Standalone, finally i can play this without UT3.
We are making a party in honor of your success and this Have CAKE!

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Killer_man_1996 Nov 9 2009 says:

finally i just have to pay the internet bills and not pay my credit card bills with games from Steam that i buy...


and obiously... TOLTEC STUDIOS!!!

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gammo08 Nov 6 2009 says:

will this come to ps3?

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MrBCut Oct 20 2009 says:

Hey congrats everyone on the Toltec team!

It's obvious you guys have worked very hard on this and you deserve the credit.

And also thanks for the motivation.


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