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: Negative (31 reviews)
Release Date: May 28, 2014
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Starlite Astronaut Academy 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.

Steam Trading Cards coming soon. Demo available (Steam names and other options disabled in demo).

G-Ball is the first module of Starlite Astronaut Academy, a vivid space exploration project developed in conjunction with NASA.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    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
61 of 81 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
a half finished alpha version of space quidditch: the demo.
Posted: May 29
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 30
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
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 enviroment.
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 ...
Posted: June 26
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Unfinished, uncontrollable, and nauseating.
Posted: May 31
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 31
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