Press & Articles


Reviews
  • incgamers.com - 8.2/10 - "The Ball is inventive, creative and something refreshing"
  • zeden.net (French) - "A very good puzzle game... the player will be satisfied for sure"
  • trgamer.com (Turkish) - 8/10
  • gaminglives.com - "This game deserves support, it is easily my favourite downloadable game of 2010 so far, and I cannot recommend it more highly to fans of the genre"
  • 9lives.be - 8.3/10 "The Ball is an exceptional good game... One of the most suprising games this year"
  • azerothtozork - "There is a lot to like, especially for $20."
  • Gameplay Magazine (Dutch) - 8.3/10 "Simple but addictive... Ingenious puzzles and beautiful level design"
  • tgdb.nl (Dutch) - 8.9/10 "A great game"
  • Beyondunreal.com - 8.5/10 "The Ball offers a tremendous value and the level of polish is admirable."
  • rockpapershotgun.com – "In conclusion then: You should probably buy The Ball, it’s quite good."
  • totalgamingnetwork.com – 8.5/10 “Priced at about $20 (USD), The Ball offers a tremendous amount of gameplay for the value.”
  • PC Gamer (USA) - November edition - 81/100. “Verdict: A joyous and addictive action puzzler. It’s packed full of brilliant spells, animations and an infectious sense of fun.”
  • mygaming.co.za – 9/10 “The Ball is a fun first person puzzle-adventure game which stands out for its great design, simple yet enthralling gameplay, and entirely reasonable price.”
  • gamerlimit.com – 8.5/10 “For $20, it’s hard to say no to a game this unique, interesting, and rewarding.”
  • gamersnexus.net – 7.7/10 “The next Portal.”
  • videogamesand4videos.blogspot.com (Italian) – “Will be remembered as one of the best puzzle game of all time.”
  • lorehound.com – “The Ball is a great game, well made and well paced, with carefully designed puzzles and a highly unique concept”
  • diygamer.com – “The Ball is something you must experience. It’s effortlessly clever stuf….As if making your mind up wasn’t already simple enough, the $20 price point is more than reasonable. The Ball is sure to be one of the underground hits (excuse the pun) of the year”
  • examiner.com – 8/10 “The puzzles are fun and engaging and the unique premise of the Ball as both weapon and tool makes the game standout out amongst so many others in the same genres. From a ratings scale of worst to best: Ugh, Mediocre/Okay, Good, Great, & Excellent; this game is Great.”
  • offdutygamers.com – 8/10 “…considering the quality and entertainment you get for $20, I’d say take a look at this one.”
  • nukezilla.com – 8/10 “…quite possibly the coolest boss battle I’ve seen in quite some time”
  • gameon.co.uk – 7.5/10 “Impressive and challenging puzzles…Great debut entry for the developers “
  • xboxplus.net (Portuguese) – “The Ball is a true “must have” for anyone who enjoys action, puzzles, mystery and exploration… provides a very intense experience”
  • gamerant.com - 9/10 "it’s difficult to stop playing and you’ll be tempted to finish it in one long sitting."
  • indiegamereviewer.com - 8/10 "There isn’t a single complaint to be made about the content of The Ball. It’s fun, it’s visually interesting, it has great atmosphere... it’s well worth the $20"
  • fronttowardsgamer.com - 7/10 "The level of polish is high, and it doesn’t feel like a budget title when you’re playing it... whats included is very well done."
  • NOWGamer.com - 7.6/10 "this is one of the year’s true surprises, and an absolute bargain at the price"
  • nerdiest-kids.com - 8/10 "The Ball is just plain fun. This game has lovely graphics, is a good price for what you get, and will keep you very entertained"
  • MMGN.com - 8.9/10 "Little more needs to be said other than it's easy to justify comparisons between this game and Portal."
  • GamersRoute.com - 8.5/10 "The Ball is a very high-quality game... The Ball offers a very rich gameplay experience."
  • tk-nation.com - 8.5/10 "The Ball is a huge amount of fun, and its polished gameplay easily surpasses its smaller flaws... this title is a great deal for your cash."
Previews
  • gameshark.com – “Impossible not to have fun when smashing a gigantic metallic sphere into things”
  • GameOn.co.uk - "The Ball should be an indie game that everyone snaps up."
  • gamerlimit.com - "I am enjoying it thoroughly"
  • gamerant.com - "The Unreal Engine appears to be utilized in impressive ways, and the graphics for the game look vibrant and smooth"
  • platformnation.com - "...you will want to keep playing for hours. Very innovative."
  • gameguideworld.net - "if you are a fan of action/adventure games or puzzle games, don’t let The Ball go under your radar, especially for that price"
  • examiner.com - "similar in spirit to Valve's Portal, but with more mummies and exploding monkeys."
  • goozernation.com - "It’s a genuinely fun and challenging game. I give it a 4 out of 5."
  • Hookedgamers.com - "It's already entertaining and impressive in its design...The Ball looks to be a triumph"
  • 9lives.be (Dutch) - "Gameplay is well executed, original, and variated, and especially the graphics are much better than your average indie game....Gives indie games a good name"
  • demonews.de (German) - "A good representative for a genre both action and puzzle gamers can get excited about."
  • capsulecomputers.com.au - "The Ball is one of those games where you need to see it in action to understand why it’s fun."
  • fanboygaming.com - "My overall thoughts on The Ball are that its a fun game with great looking graphics....I would recommend this game to other gamers who loved Portal."
  • gameliner.nl (Dutch) - "The Ball deserves a spot next to games such as Portal. The puzzles, first person action, and atmosphere are combined in an excellent way."
  • gameparty.net (Dutch) - "In between all the big titles The Ball manages to stand stall and promises to be a fun game"
  • female-gamers.nl (Dutch) - "The difficulty pacing is really good"
  • stopgame.ru (Russian) - "One of the most “mysterious” games of this fall"
  • igromania.ru (Russian) - "Thanks to the interesting concept The Ball has managed to break through to release - this is a simple but elegant game"
  • gameguru.ru (Russian) - "If everything goes well, we will get a game that will deserve to be put on the shelf next to the Orange Box"
  • Electronic Theatre - "Few developers of such size could purport to have delivered such an impressively competitive first-person game. If The Ball were to be released in even just its present state, it would undoubtedly attract a notable cult status."
  • pcgamerspecial.nl (Dutch) - "A jewel of an indie game"
  • mmgn.com - "The Ball is a must-buy indie game of 2010"
  • strategyinformer.com - "Dare I say it, this may well be the next Portal...Should definitely be on your wish-list"
  • gamesvillage.it (Italian)