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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.

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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

Awesome.

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kazumo
kazumo

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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

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Maybe it's Magnetic? IDK...

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-WAXT-
-WAXT-

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

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

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

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

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Held
Held

i'm wondering, too

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Newbez
Newbez

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

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

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

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

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

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ammd
ammd

Sorry for dobble post :(

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MartyForEels
MartyForEels

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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

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

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MartyForEels
MartyForEels

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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

Why use a knife when you can use THE BALL?

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iopzx
iopzx

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

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chaklong
chaklong

The Ball sounds fun

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Tilranus
Tilranus

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]

Just download there mod of the ball.

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nobody_exec
nobody_exec

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

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

sryz, didnt notice that

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail

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

That new character is just pure awesome

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Curse231
Curse231

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

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Mr_MAO
Mr_MAO

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

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

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cinco
cinco

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

sorry

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