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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.
Release Date: May 28, 2014
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About the Game

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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
49 of 68 people (72%) found this review helpful
1,106 products in account
25 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
a half finished alpha version of space quidditch: the demo.
Posted: May 29th, 2014
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
43 products in account
5 reviews
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 30th, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
423 products in account
41 reviews
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 26th, 2014
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2,314 products in account
9 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Interesting concept, but terrible controls, no players, glitchy animations, make it not worth, even if is 4€, lucky for us, owners of previous game got it free.
Posted: June 3rd, 2014
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
251 reviews
3.5 hrs on record
A fun little game, I am enjoying G-Ball and while it may be a bit buggy I think at least a few people will have a few hours of fun playing. At the price of $3.00 USD (at release) the game really is a good deal even if you only play it a few hours, its fun and relatively easy to learn. I don't have much faith in the games life span though and doubt there will be any players after the initial wave of launch purchases. Overall though I really like the style these Devs have, and hope someday they get around to making a bigger and better game.
Posted: May 28th, 2014
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