The Ball (PC)
HTC Vive Support
Oculus Rift Support
Windows Mixed Reality Support

Published by Tripwire Interactive
Single Player Single Player
Multi-Player
Cross-Platform Multiplayer
Co-Op
Local Co-Op
Downloadable Content
In-App Purchases
Partial Controller Support Partial Controller Support
Full Controller Support
Achievements Achievements
Steam Trading Cards
VR Support
Steam Workshop
Cloud Saves
Stats Stats
Valve Anti-Cheat Enabled
Steam Leaderboards Steam Leaderboards
Includes Level Editor
Commentary Available
Captions Available
Action Action
Adventure Adventure
Fighting
Hidden Object
Horror
Family Friendly
Platformer
Puzzle
Racing
Retro
RPG
Shooter
Simulation
Sports
Strategy
Antivirus and Security
Animation & Modeling
Audio Production
Languages
Photo Editing
Reference
Typing
Video Editing
Video Production
Utilities
Educational
Game Development
Design and Illustration
Business and Office
Operating System
Includes Soundtrack
Includes Manual
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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. Venturing deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind's greatest secrets and you will start to encounter not just puzzles and traps, but also various strange creatures – the guardians of this mystery. These creatures have to be overcome, using only the Ball to defend you.

  • 8 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 and an undead gorilla
  • Unique vehicles – an underground train and the mysterious "Ball Chariot"
  • 35 secrets hidden away to be discovered, as well as multiple achievements for the player to earn
  • Steamworks™ features including achievements and leaderboards


Now we also have a brand-new mini campaign for you - the winners of a map-making contest for The Ball. This new campaign can be played completely standalone, from the Survival Mode menu and will give you an extra 2 hours of content for free!

Playable Character for Killing Floor


Everyone who buys The Ball will get a free fully-playable version of Harchier Spebbington, the hero from The Ball, in Killing Floor.

  • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz or better (dual core recommended)
  • Memory: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
  • Graphics: SM3 Compatible video card (GF6800 minimum - GF8800 or higher recommended)
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB
  • Sound: DirectX® 9-compatible

    Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian

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