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Monday 18th October 2010, Roswell, GA: Tripwire Interactive and Teotl Studios are pleased to announce that Teotl’s First Person Action-Adventure Puzzler – The Ball – is now available to pre-purchase on Steam. Accompanying the pre-purchase is an all new launch trailer and some exciting pre-purchase exclusives.

Posted by tores on Oct 18th, 2010

The Ball now available for pre-purchase on Steam – with bonus Killing Floor character and launch trailer!


Monday 18th October 2010, Roswell, GA: Tripwire Interactive and Teotl Studios are pleased to announce that Teotl’s First Person Action-Adventure Puzzler – The Ball – is now available to pre-purchase on Steam. Accompanying the pre-purchase is an all new launch trailer and some exciting pre-purchase exclusives. Pre-purchasing The Ball before October 26th will nab you 10% off the game and will instantly unlock an exclusive playable character for Tripwire Interactive’s hit co-op survival-horror shooter, Killing Floor. The Ball hero archeologist character for Killing Floor will only be available as part of this pre-purchase so move quickly if you don’t want to miss out!

And The Ball is already winning praise from the critics in the previews and early reviews:

    “An utterly beautiful game… may well be the next Portal…” – Strategy Informer
    Unbelievably satisfying to crush your enemies… a deep and captivating game.” – PC Gamer
    The Ball is extraordinary” – PC Action
    Portal gets competition” – GameStar
    …don’t let The Ball go under your radar, especially for that price” – Game Guide World
    …it’s difficult to stop playing and you’ll be tempted to finish it in one long sitting” – Gamerant (4.5/5)
    The Ball is a must-buy Indie game of 2010… The graphics are simply beautiful… A superb debut title” – MMGN (89%)
    a genuinely fun and challenging game” – Goozernation (4/5)
    I’ve enjoyed the game so much that I think I’m going to play it again after finishing the review.” –Gamers’ Route (85%)

The Ball will launch on 26th October at a price of $19.99 on Steam (17.99 €/£14.99 for Europe). During the pre-purchase period, there will be a 10% discount – so now is the time to buy your copy of this great first-person puzzle game that is attracting so much attention!

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik Oct 19 2010, 12:05am says:

Awesome.

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kazumo
kazumo Oct 19 2010, 1:00am buried:

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Nice o.o , but...what's that weapon? A new Gravity Gun from Half LIfe 2? :))

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik Oct 19 2010, 1:11am buried:

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Maybe it's Magnetic? IDK...

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-WAXT-
-WAXT- Oct 19 2010, 1:24am replied:

considering it is on the Unreal Engine, no.

It is the 'SkullHammer', a device linked to the ball only. It can attract and repel the ball (similarly to the gravity gun of HL2).

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medve
medve Oct 19 2010, 3:56am says:

i didnt see too much difference compared to the mod. u should show some more news for the mod community

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Oct 19 2010, 5:43am says:

Looks great, i'm sure it'll be another hit for Tripwire and I look forward to seeing more from Teotl Studios.

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Newbez
Newbez Oct 19 2010, 8:48am says:

how much different content will this have compared to the mod?

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Held
Held Oct 19 2010, 9:36am replied:

i'm wondering, too

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Newbez
Newbez Oct 19 2010, 9:38am replied:

well i hope they tell us... cos it's really annoying, unless people know, it can affect their sales

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Hourences
Hourences Oct 19 2010, 11:03am replied:

About 40% is new or modified. The full game is what we've always had in mind for the game, so if you liked the mod, then play the game in its full glory, as it was intended.
And if not for that, then get it to support us! We still have no office, we are just working from our bedrooms, literally, and we've come a very long way. We've had some luck here and there, but it above all it took us a huge amount of time and effort to get the game to this point.

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ammd
ammd Oct 19 2010, 9:31am says:

Will it be consored in germany or something?

Because if you go here (german strem store): Store.steampowered.com ; it says:
"Pre-Purchase The Ball (DE)"

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Hourences
Hourences Oct 19 2010, 11:05am replied:

Not censored. Even while the game is rated 16+ by USK (PEGI 18+, ESRB 17+) it is the exact same version as the rest of the world has.

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ammd
ammd Oct 19 2010, 12:25pm replied:

Good to know, but why its called "The Ball (DE)" then?

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ammd
ammd Oct 19 2010, 12:57pm replied:

Sorry for dobble post :(

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MartyForEels
MartyForEels Oct 19 2010, 9:41am buried:

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And what about normal, real firearms ? I beg it will get boring and stressing to kill enemies only with gravity gun :)

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ammd
ammd Oct 19 2010, 9:45am replied:

-.-
This game is caleld "The ball", not "the firearms"!

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MartyForEels
MartyForEels Oct 19 2010, 9:56am buried:

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Ok, i get it. Anyway, more than one weapon will make sense. Atleast knife or somethin

"This game is caleld "The ball", not "the knife"! "

Ok :) But i will buy it anyway. Oh, and i guess it will be more logical and puzzle game than shooter ? I hope so.

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edub77
edub77 Oct 19 2010, 6:21pm replied:

Why use a knife when you can use THE BALL?

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iopzx
iopzx Oct 20 2010, 6:51pm replied:

Portal must be retarded , according to you :D
And Minecraft must be super disgusting?
Go play the WOW.

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chaklong
chaklong Oct 19 2010, 8:39pm says:

The Ball sounds fun

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Tilranus
Tilranus Oct 20 2010, 1:56am says:

would try it if there was a demo of it that i could play before deciding on to order it or not.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Oct 20 2010, 5:50am replied:

Just download there mod of the ball.

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nobody_exec
nobody_exec Oct 20 2010, 2:08pm says:

A Question: Will the German Version of the Ball be censored? because there´s a (DE) standing behind the Game in the german Steam Store which is an indicator for a game to be censored here in germany.

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ammd
ammd Oct 20 2010, 6:29pm replied:

For crying out loud! I asked this question 11 comments above and it got aswnserd!!!!!! oh man people like you make me angry!

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nobody_exec
nobody_exec Oct 25 2010, 2:32pm replied:

sryz, didnt notice that

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Oct 20 2010, 6:39pm says:

Pre-purchased. I've been following this for ages, but even if I wasn't, anything with Tripwire written on it I will buy.

Can't wait to play this. Don't know how many cup-noodles my ~€17 will buy but hopefully it brings you that little bit closer to whatever goals you happen to have.

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slayersarge
slayersarge Oct 21 2010, 12:08am says:

That new character is just pure awesome

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Curse231
Curse231 Nov 2 2010, 9:41pm says:

who the **** is going to buy a game about big ballz ??just sayin

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Mr_MAO
Mr_MAO Nov 4 2010, 10:41am says:

I can only think of this video when I see this game's title...: Youtube.com

However, it looks awesome. I'm definitely getting this game.

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omgpwn
omgpwn Nov 12 2010, 10:34pm says:

That's a really original game idea. I love that kind of stuff, original stuff.

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cinco
cinco Nov 24 2010, 1:36am says:

gameplay can be perfect, graphics can be perfect...but not digging the art style or characters at all.

sorry

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