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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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0 comments by Hourences on Jan 26th, 2010

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.

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The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

The Ball - Cahua - Final Mod Version

Nov 11, 2009 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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Dremth May 10 2009 says:

hey, sorry to be commenting so much, but i cant seem to hit last ball switch in teotl 2 that's on the pillar that lowers down. i read about someone else having this problem as well. i am able to walk over it and everything but when i try to get the ball on the switch it hits a blocking volume. it's not the little edge either since i've used the 'hammer' to hit it up into the air and i can clearly see it hitting a wall. i've reproduced this every single time i've tried it. i've tried doing the puzzles in different orders and everything. i dont know what to do.

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Hourences Creator
Hourences May 11 2009 replied:

Yeah that happened for two other people. It is the wonderful joy of Kismet scripting. Works 10 times, and then it just entirely random gives up. We will script it in a different way in the future. Right now it is a timer, there may be subtle variations in time on different hardware, fps dependent etc, and thus it is likely missing the input by like 1 milisecond...

If you reload the level, it should work though. Did so for the other person. Try to complete the 5 puzzles in a different order.

You can fast forward that level by typing in "ghost", fly to the beginning of the city, type "walk", and make sure the cutscene is triggered at the city entrance (checkpoint), then type "suicide" and you will respawn there with the ball. If you do respawn at the beginning again, suicide again until you are at the right spot.

Can use "fly" to quickly complete 3 out of the 5 puzzles.

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hikori May 10 2009 says:

im gettin a huge problem with this game i select a level and it constantly loads dosent do anything just the ball rolling ive left it like this for an hour and still it dosent get the the game please help

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Hourences Creator
Hourences May 11 2009 replied:

This seems to happen to a select few. We have no idea why right now and are working on trying to find the cause.

Can you give us some info?

-Windows XP or vista, 32 or 64 bit?
-Regular UT, or Steam?
-Is your UT heavily Mod?
-You did install patch 2.0 or above right?
-You have uninstalled the previous versions right?
-Is your UT install English or another language?
-Could you email me launch.log file found in the log folder in the UT3 folder in your documents to me?

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ikarusFallsLast May 10 2009 says:

massive stuff
played it yesterday, almost finished it
just plain fun !
i demand more levels

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Mattiasrex May 10 2009 says:

sorry but do I nead to download all the 3 "episodes" ??

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Hourences Creator
Hourences May 10 2009 replied:

No you only need this latest version. It includes the previous releases, and they have been improved considerably even.

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Mattiasrex May 10 2009 replied:

ty for helping me it seams to be a verry good mod .

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Jeffman12 May 9 2009 says:

For some reason, I'm tiny when I play. I'm shorter than I should be and everything seems massive.

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RED-FROG May 10 2009 replied:

You do know that the ball is pretty large, don't you? lol

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Bender411 May 9 2009 says:

Just finished Teotl. This is amaizing! The new "gravity gun" rocks! Very pozitiv fellings after all :) Btw,for me was 1 hard place-rails in the end.

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