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The Ball

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive (EU), Tripwire Interactive (US)
Developer: Teotl Studios
Release Date: Oct. 26, 2010

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'The Ball' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT

The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn’t take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.

Get the The Ball Trailer off WP (110mb)

The Ball won multiple top prizes in Epic’s latest “Make Something Unreal” contest and is now following in the footsteps of Tripwire’s own Red Orchestra in making the leap from mod to full commercial release. Providing an experience far beyond what the mod offered the commercial release of the ball is highly enhanced and expanded featuring a full 6 hours of single-player gameplay.

The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic’s Unreal™ Engine 3 technology. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a 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 progress towards solving the mystery of this amazing place you must unlock the secrets of The Ball and learn to control this ancient artifact. You will also start to encounter not just puzzles and traps, but also various strange creatures – the guardians of this mystery. These creatures also have to be overcome, using only The Ball to defend you. Venturing deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind’s greatest secrets…


Key features:

  • Over 8 hours of single-player puzzle action adventure
  • Game mechanics that are very simple to pick up, immersing the user in the physics-based gameplay right from the start
  • 8 huge levels to explore
  • Includes bonus Survival game mode, with 3 additional levels
  • Wide range of enemies to overcome, including mummies, an undead gorilla and boss characters
  • Unique vehicles – an underground train and the mysterious “Ball Chariot”
  • More than 30 secrets hidden away to be discovered, as well as multiple achievements for the player to earn
  • Steamworks features including achievements and leaderboards

The Ball will launch at a price of $19.99 on Steam (17.99 €/£14.99 for Europe).


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