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Hey everyone! That crazy sports/action game Smashball is soon to be released on Valve's digital distribution platform, Steam!

Posted by voodooc on May 30th, 2009

Hey everyone! That crazy sports/action game Smashball is soon to be released on Valve's digital distribution platform, Steam! Check out the full post on our site.


What the heck does this mean for you? Being on Steam will help you get the most out of your ball-smashing experience in a few ways:

* Easy download and installation of the game!
* Automatic patching will allow us to frequently update game content with new arenas and weapons!
* Wider exposure via Steam means more newbies to crush beneath your iron-clad heels!

For us, it represents a major milestone in our magical journey towards being a fully established indie game. Hey, Valve is talking to us, and we think that's pretty cool. We've joined the ranks of other illustrious mods such as Eternal Silence, Dystopia, and Insurgency.

We're hoping you'll take another look at all of our improvements: major updates to all weapons, three new player models, and two new arenas! We're so proud of ourselves. We hope you will be too.


So when is Valve releasing its... uh... valves? They're working on testing right now, and if all goes well, we should be ready for download by June 11. We will continue to post updates as the date grows nearer.


Here's a teaser - see some recent gameplay with new weapons and arena in action. Enjoy! You can also check our youtube channel for a number of full match videos. See screenshots on our media page!

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Armageddon104 May 30 2009, 6:30pm says:

This mod nneds alot of updateing before going on steam... :(

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voodooc May 30 2009, 6:40pm replied:

Armageddon: did you download the old installer? It's the old version. You'll have to wait til June 11 to see all the new stuff in the video!

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Armageddon104 May 30 2009, 7:08pm replied:

I saw the youtube vid and I still think it needs a ton of work...

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Lucífer May 31 2009, 2:32pm replied:

With steam I suppose we can expect a lot of little and more frequent updates instead of an entire thing to be packaged up.

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Dnst May 30 2009, 6:32pm says:

That is suprising. I considered this mod as an early beta but apparently you made a lot of progress.

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voodooc Author
voodooc May 30 2009, 6:35pm says:

Yes, we've done a lot of work since our January release. Thanks for noticing!

A note: please don't download the installer off of moddb; it's the 0.9.2 installer from January and doesn't have any of the new features.

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Sketch23 May 30 2009, 7:13pm says:

is it easier than it used to be? i just found it impossible to move about using the swing thing. felt clumpy and unnatural when i used it

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Plinkotink May 31 2009, 8:20pm replied:

Try practicing a little more, it becomes second nature very quickly.

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Sketch23 Jun 5 2009, 7:07pm replied:

yea it didnt really get me hooked. it felt so awkward that i had to control the length of the rope and when to let go and grab all at the same time. i have never struggled to grasp a games mechanics like i did this one. learning curve too steep to keep newbies entertained

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FJS May 30 2009, 7:28pm says:

Looks great, congratulations guys.

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Bird_of_Prey May 30 2009, 8:19pm says:

Good for you! This mod really does have a lot of potential, and I'm glad to see that Valve thinks so too. Best of luck!

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Torabi May 31 2009, 5:11am says:

I've always had trouble with getting into the mod, I play it for a little then I just end up uninstalling it a few days later, the mod still seems great and I will give it another go once it's up on steam. Seems like you guys have made some major progress in a short matter of time!

Congrats guys!

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Whizzard May 31 2009, 8:29am says:

Gratz and i hope if you add achievemnts they are something fun, not some "kill 50 opponents" or "get 100 runs". More sometihng like "smash opponent ball carrier into goal" or "reflect ball into goal with shield".

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Kamikazi[Uk] May 31 2009, 8:51am says:

:P. Seems like a fun mod kinda to fast i think.

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trippinhobbit May 31 2009, 11:31am says:

Awesome sauce! Good Work! Bravo, Bravo! Good show! But, no srsly this is gonna be pretty cool.

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Sousuke_Sagara May 31 2009, 11:47am says:

You should use different explosion sounds, the hl2 ones are crap (for me)

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medve May 31 2009, 12:47pm says:

NOW, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING...why didn't fistful of frags have gone to steam, instead...this.

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Armageddon104 May 31 2009, 1:03pm replied:

Well FoF uses alot of community made maps and maybe a few other things. I think steam only allows team made mods. Because they could get sued... But I do wish it was on steam. :)

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bomblol Jun 2 2009, 5:56pm replied:

I was thinking that, actually, because it doesn't look like FoF has plans of implementing a cash shop, undoubtedly one of the worst moves a game can make (for the consumers, im sure it makes creators bundles of money)

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Cnaff May 31 2009, 2:36pm says:

Good luck with the mod!

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luigi1798 Jun 11 2009, 2:02pm says:

it not out yet aaaaaaaa

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luigi1798 Jun 11 2009, 2:04pm says:

6 hours left aaaaaaaa its 11th release now idots aaaaaa posted at 19:04 in the uk

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