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

News 1 comment

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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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

The name of this mod sounds wrongggg....

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ClevelandRock
ClevelandRock

Get on the ball!

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

the...ball...
o_O...
balls....

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InStars
InStars

I like the name, "The Ball" sounds cool and fits this mod!

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

rofl you dont get it

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SonicusZ
SonicusZ

Wow this is an amazing mod. I just wanted to inform you of a glitch before I forget. On the first level of Oztoc when you run into the lava ball, The ball rolled into me during the cutscene and The camera somehow got stuck showing me the water. So when the cutscene ended I couldn't see anything other than the water and how far away I was from my ball. I ended up quiting out. Other than this I've had no problems and can't wait for more.

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Mangeurdenfants
Mangeurdenfants

This mod seems very good, but I can't launch the game with the shortcut: I have UT3 on Steam and it is opened when I try, so what is wrong?
I have multiple windows saying 'ambiguous package name'.
Thanks for any answer.

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Daze Creator
Daze

Check if you have an older version of the mod installed, and if so, remove it.

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Mangeurdenfants
Mangeurdenfants

I had an older indeed, but after removing and reinstalling The Ball, the same error occurs...

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Hourences Creator
Hourences

You still have files from an old install there then. Do a windows search for TB or manually look in the Cooked directory.

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SportingSCP
SportingSCP

i would say one of my best mod for ut3, but god damn, why so many cutscenes, can't skip 1 single cutscene. you enter a room cutscene you leave the room cutscene :D nah it's not like that but it got me mad enough i quit the mod 10mins in.

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Hourences Creator
Hourences

UT does not offer the functionality to let people skip a cutscene. We can't do it. And if we have fewer cutscenes we have people complain they don't know what to do. Impossible battle.

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strangelet
strangelet

aye we spent ages doing cutscenes for planetstorm - nobody cares, they just want to shoot things :)

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