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The Ball

Available for pre-loading on Steam, complete with free Killing Floor character.

Monday 25 th October 2010, Roswell, GA: The Ball is now available for pre-loading on Steam, so preload now and be ready to play the moment the game is released tomorrow! Additionally, today is your last chance to grab The Ball, the new First Person Action-Adventure Puzzler, with a 10% discount and an exclusive free character for Killing Floor. When the game launches tomorrow, the free KF character will never be available again – so if you want that extra, exclusive character, you need to act today!

The game is pulling in new praise from previewers and reviewers every day:

 “a lot of gameplay value”–

“I'm sold”- Kotaku

“The Ball is an action-packed puzzle game that provides an endless amount of replay value” – Gamerant (4.5/5)

 “very cool in execution and very fun to solve”– The Examiner (“Great”)

 “huge amount of fun … polished gameplay… great value”– TK-Nation (85%)

“gives puzzle loving gamers exactly what they have been asking for”– Game Rant (90%)

The Ball will launch on 26 th 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! Head for the Steam store page now:

About Tripwire Interactive

Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive's debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year" for 2006. Killing Floor, Tripwire's second title, jumped straight to the top of the Steam best-seller list and instantly became one of the top-ten most played FPS games in the world. With some of the most-played PC multiplayer games on the market and over 1,000,000 units sold on PC, Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners, independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. And if that wasn’t enough, in 2010, Tripwire is publishing Zeno Clash, The Ball, and Dwarfs, bringing more independent developers’ products to the world. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at

About Teotl Studios

Based in Vittinge, Sweden, Teotl Studios is a game development start-up focused on creating quality and immersive single player experiences. The staff is a unique mix of seasoned veterans and talented enthusiasts. 

The studio's first title, The Ball, started out as a critically acclaimed mod. It came second in the 2010 edition of Epic Games' "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition, and also secured ModDB's "Best Singleplayer Mod of 2008" award. Recently the game was awarded funding by the Nordic Game Program, an initiative from the Scandinavian governments to promote and support regional game development. With the full version of The Ball, Teotl Studios aims to continue this success and present the world with an atmospheric, memorable, and above all fun experience. For more information visit Teotl's website at 

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