G-Ball is a new sports game set in orbit of Mars in the not-so-distant future. Astronaut athletes challenge you in a mash-up of basketball, football, and dodgeball as you soar through a zero gravity arena in 3 on 3 team matches.
User reviews: Very Negative (50 reviews)
Release Date: May 28, 2014
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May 15

APRIL 13TH, 2015- UPDATE 0.8.9

Small update!
This is sometimes even better than big updates!

- Fixed a few issues on the Mars Landscape level where some jacks would not sync correctly.
- Fixed an issue that caused the Chariot Rover to vanish.
- The Chariot Rover will self-charge it's battery (in the same way as the buggy). Except the Chariot also needs to be dusted off.

- Asteroid fixes in the Mars & Saturn Orbit levels. You can now destroy asteroids and collect the pieces.
- You can now left click to target an asteroid.
- Fixed an issue that would cause debris and asteroids to not spawn (in some cases).

- Loaded habs will now properly be recognized by the blueprint menu.
- Rex saves and loads properly.
- You now spawn in the Mars Lander in the Tyrrhena Terra map.

- All ground buildings should save and load correctly (e.g., Engineering Garage).
- Fixed a typo in the Europa description.
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About This Game

G-Ball is a new sports game set in orbit of Mars in the not-so-distant future. Astronaut athletes challenge you in a mash-up of basketball, football, and dodgeball as you soar through a zero gravity arena in 3 on 3 team matches. Be the star with the scoring ball or support your teammates by smashing your opponents with the defensive balls. Tackle and intercept the ball in this fast-paced, hard-hitting game. The game includes text and voice chat. Support for Oculus Rift is planned. Cloud server also included.

Demo available (Steam names and other options disabled in demo).

G-Ball is developed in conjunction with NASA.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000
    • Processor: Pentium 3
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB ATI Radeon/Nvidia GeForce 4
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.2.8 or higher
    • Processor: 800 MHz PowerPC G4 Processor of Higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB ATI Radeon/NVIDIA GEForce 4
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
In space, no one can hear you yawn.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
I got this in a bundle with 6 other games for $2. As such, it was 33c for this game.

I like the concept. I like the idea of a sport in zero gravity. Where this falls down is in the execution. It is glitchy, the physics sometimes defy logic, and of course the result is a multiplayer game with NO player base. It's dead. I begged my gf and she played with me to get the achievements, but in hindsight the only fun was not the game but in making fun of it. Like watching a really bad movie. It's so bad it is funny. If I played this with random players (if there were any) then maybe it would be less fun.

Avoid this game like the plague. Shame on the authors for tarnishing NASA and shame on NASA for not suing them over it.

0.1/10 at 33c
-100/10 at $3.99
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Buy this title if:
- You've ever wanted to NOT have fun.

Buy this title for your friends if:
- You really hate them.

Worse than Bad Rats / 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
This is the worst game I have ever played on steam.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
I'm a little embarrased about what just happened
0/10
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71 of 97 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
a half finished alpha version of space quidditch: the demo.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Horrible controls! And horrible camera thing! And gameplay that is too bad even for free to play!

Don't buy! The game is so bad I can't even write a real review about it because nothing ever seems to work! The game is so bad you can not even boost the achievements because the controls prevent you from winning games!
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
Let's start at the beginning. When the buggy menu FINALLY lets you join a game (that is, if there are any available), you are dropped into what seems to be a waiting area where you can run around randomly. Then you click the join arena button, where it sends you into the g-ball arena, which is a giant sphere full of random things on the ground and floating rings in the air. That's it. No explanation, no tutorial, nothing. It seems they just expect you to automatically know what to do.

Now, the controls. First, you can't change them in game. Second, the standard setup isn't too bad, but it's unresponsive and hard to figure out. For example, why the hell is the button to throw a ball the right click? To move the camera, you have to hold either mouse button and drag, however it too is unresponsive.

Overall, I think this game really does have potential. The graphics and environments are nice, but everything else needs work. Also, it REALLY needs an instruction guide.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
This game was developed in conjunction with NASA. In the year 2035 you are playing in 6 different glass arenas next to the planet Mars. The gameplay reminds me strongly on basketball, of course it's in a zero gravity environment.
What it doesn't make it easier is that if you land on a wall everytime your view begins to roll. Altogether the controls of this game are very inconvenient. You have permanently to push left mouse button to hold your focus on red ball. You can also use smash balls to disturb your opponent in scoring. But after a while you may get dizzy of these weird camera movements. And then there are these countdowns everywhere. If you score it countdowns, if a new round begins it countdowns, if the game starts it countdowns and much more of that.
I know: on NASA rocket launches I always liked the countdowns most...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Seriously, don't buy this game, just don't. The controls are so amazingly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ its unplayable.
Thanks Chili for making me buy this game I still regret it ):
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Unfinished, uncontrollable, and nauseating.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Rather dead (No one is playing, not that surprising).
Bad controls and it feels more like a poorly executed thought.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
This game needs a little more love . How do i play this game ? What are the rules ? No one is on so i just jump around.... can we get some npc's in there atleast for practice .
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This is the worst game I have ver played. Awful Controls. Atrocious Graphics. Barf-Inducing Camera. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Matchmaking. All bundled up in a nice little diharrea bow. -1212324324524565463455764685643543/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
if a videogame ever arose from satan's ♥♥♥♥♥♥, this would be that game.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Where do I even begin to explain this game.

Okay, it starts like this. You spawn, you jump and try to get the red ball. Only thing is, you cant, because you miss it by an inch EVERY TIME. Then when omeone has the ball there is no way to get it from them unless you go back to one of the goals and get a thunderball. You miss, then you miss again, and finally after countless tries you score.

Now the controls are amazingly crappy. I can barely control my guy. Its hard af to turn around, and if i get on one of the jump pads below the goals it always knocks me right into them. After knocking into it, I slowly at about .2m/s facing it like im stupid. The game would make a really good lets play, because just about everything that happens makes you want to knock the screen in. The only enjoyable part about it is the taunts, because you can dance thriller and gangam style. Also why is this called astronaut academy if your playing a space sport? Really glad I got this free from astronaut rescue.

1/10. Only because I got it for free and the taunts are funny. Can be good with work.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
This game is literally unplayable. Aside from the fact that it's a glitchy mess, obvious from the moment you launch it, there doesn't seem to be another human soul online to play it with. And you can't play against the computer. So if you love running around in an empty and glitch ridden futuristic sporting arena, go for it.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
This game turned up in my list yesterday, I've never heard of it and I certenly didn't pay for it, the only thing I can reason I can come up with is that because I own Astronaut rescue, it gave me this as well.

Well about the game, First of all. I didnt play it much. The concept is not bad, your part of a team of zeroG footballers the idea seeming to be to pick up one of a couple of ball types and either score or attack a player with. As simple as the game is, it's controles are what REALLY let it down. your mouse only controles looking about as far as i can tell, while w and s control forward and backwards, a and d are turn left and right, but there is a turning circle meaning you turn more like your driving a forklift truck rather than a person, there is strafe but its unresponsive and slow.

This game needs some serious changes to be any good imo, the main one being the movement, its all just too slow, you cant quick dodge or side step and once airborn you never now whats gunna happen, you could go all the way to the other side of the sphere you play in, or you could just shoot off on random axis for no given reason.

The graphics of the game are aso a little odd, the terrain looks decent though dated but the characters are glossy as hell, like they are wearing super shine spandex and the "audience" is a VERY bad bitmap.

All in all, I dont think this game is a bust, NASA need to really think about what ppl want in a game rather than trying to be inavitive, they just dont have the experiance for it. Do a co-op space survival game, DayZ on the moon kind of thing. Its not unique, but it would sell.

Gameplay 3/10
Audio 5/10
Graphics 4/10
Overall Rating 3/10
This Game wasn't even worth the money at free, what little time I didn spend on it was just not enjoyable at all.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
this should be free-to-play not 4.00$ its exreamly unresponsive ,ive only been able to join 1 game after 3 minuets of waiting.all you do is jump around and spin in the air ,i realy don't see how this is good with the oculus rift ,it gave me a headache.(i was not using oclulus)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Please do not play this game. It is worse than the other Starlite Astronaut game, which I actually didn't think was possible. The online multiplayer is dead, the controls are terrible, the game is not fun at all. This game is everything you never wanted in a multiplayer game. Buying an 8-ball would be a better life choice than buying g-ball.
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