Haarlem, The Netherlands – 25 October 2010 – PC videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive announce today that review codes for Teotl Studios’ first person action adventure puzzler The Ball (PC) are now available. Press who would like to review The Ball are kindly requested to e-mail the Iceberg Interactive contact below to receive a code.
The English-language retail release of The Ball is scheduled to hit retail stores across the UK, Benelux and other smaller territories on November 5th 2010. The Iceberg Interactive retail version of The Ball includes exclusive bonus material such as a special postcard autographed by the entire Teotl development team and a bonus CD featuring the game’s soundtrack.German and French localized versions have a scheduled retail release of November 12th 2010
About The Ball
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 artefact, 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 artefact. 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…
The Ball Features8 hours of single-player 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 4 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 For more information about The Ball, please visit the official website www.theballthegame.com
About Teotl Studios
Teotl Studios is a young game development studio located in central Sweden. Teotl Studios focuses on creating high quality and immersive single player experiences. The staff is a unique mix of seasoned veterans and highly talented professionals from around the world. Leveraging its diversity and years of experience, Teotl Studios is an independent development company committed to building and delivering high-level entertainment for its fans. It's founders have previously worked on games such as “Killzone”, “Unreal Tournament 2004” and “The Chronicles of Spellborn”. The studio is currently in its final stages of production on its debut game, The Ball.
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. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive’s website at www.tripwireinteractive.com.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a premier videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is staffed with a mix of industry veterans and upcoming young talent, has offices in key locations across Europe and has established relevant partnerships all over the globe, both for digital and retail releases. Hence why Iceberg is a great alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg focuses foremost on PC gaming and is among the market leaders for the following niche genres for PC: simulators, adventure and MMO/action games. For more information visit www.iceberg-interactive.com to keep up with the latest breaking news.
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