- StudioTripwire Interactive
- DeveloperGibson, John | Hensley, David | Spit, Ingmar | Wilson, Alan | Munk, Bill
- GenresAction | Puzzle | SciFi
- DownloadThe Ball
- LinkThe Ball
- PlatformsPC, OUYA
- Release date2013-03-23T23:23:00Z
- Price $9.99
Having balls of steels (and other magic material)
The Ball is THE best looking game on the OUYA so far.
The backstory is that you are a part of a dig team and you just fell down a huge hole and mysteriously survived that fall. Your team will be catching up with you later while you’re trying to find your way out of a huge tunnel system. Within only a few minutes you find a thing that looks like a gun but can be used as hammer or sort of a gravity gun on a gigantic magic ball that drops from the ceiling.
Your task is to find a way out, using only the ball and the “gun thing” to solve riddles and puzzles. In the beginning “The Ball” is nothing more but a great looking puzzle game. However, as soon as you start to relax, you will be caught off guard!
Didn’t you wonder who built the gun and the ball? It was an ancient civilization that worshiped the ball as an artifact and now you’re #1 on their “We’re gonna kill this dude”-list.
Prepare to get hunted by mummies, gigantic monster and extremely hostile dinosaurs!
Here’s a video of the first ~10 minutes of gameplay (no mummies)
The Ball brilliantly combines puzzle with action elements and adds a few sprinkles of horror!
The graphics are extremely good (not Crysis style, but hey you’re running a console with Tegra 3!) and I really loved being challenged from an action point of view as well as by having to think creatively to solve puzzles and avoid traps.
All I can say is: PLAY THIS GAME! One of the best games on OUYA so far. Thanks Tripwire, good job.
If you’re not convinced yet just watch the trailer.
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