Get ready to enter a new era of physics platforming. Polyball is a classic ball rolling game in the vein of Super Monkey Ball, Marble Madness, and Marble Blast - while taking cues from games such as the Sonic series, Trials, and Mario Kart.
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Positive (45 reviews) - 80% of the 45 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 4, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“By choosing to release Polyball over Early Access we believe we will be able to deliver a more polished and enjoyable finished product through community involvement and iterative design. Through this method we hope, with the help of our players, to shape the future of both the ball rolling genre and indie game development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't plan on being in Early Access for too long. We're already far along in development and hope to be finished up towards late 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're using Early Access as a testing bed for the various features of Polyball in their most basic form. You can look forward to more polished and expanded versions of these features in Full Release:

  • Steam Workshop
  • Many more skins and levels
  • 60+ levels and free DLC
  • Online + Local multiplayer
  • Race any leaderboard ghost
  • Full soundtrack made by local independent artists
  • Tuned mechanics and balanced levels based on community feedback
  • Mac/Windows/Linux support
  • Alternate language localization

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While we have a lot done already, there are some things still missing. Here is a list of our current features:

  • Global/Friends Leaderboards
  • 45+ levels with more being released soon
  • Online Multiplayer Alpha
  • Powerful customization system
  • Multiplayer disabled while online is being added
  • Main soundtrack 90% complete
  • English only
  • Mac and Windows support
  • Ghost support
  • Steam Cloud Saves
  • Full controller support

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price will be $15 USD during Early Access as well as at launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be actively communicating through Steam, Reddit (r/Polyball and r/low_poly), and Twitter (@studio_monolith) to reach our community. We will be running polls, contests, and have lots of places for you to reach out to us and let us know what you do or don't like!

There are a total of sixty areas in the game, 50 of which are available in the current Early Access build. We will listen to what you think about those levels and tweak the rest of the game based on your feedback.”
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July 9

v0.7.1 - Balls and Thumbs



A small patch here setting up for a bigger one. Apparently, you have to set thumbnails for Workshop items when updating the content of one, so we've added thumbnail selection to the publish menu in the Level Editor. This implements a file browser and file copy functionality which is going to be used for custom object support.

We also added a bunch of new ball skins! And an option to have follow cam enabled while using a mouse + keyboard.

Full patch notes:
  • Added 7 new ball skins! Wow!
  • Added setting to allow follow camera while using mouse+keyboard
  • Added thumbnail support to publish menu in the Level Editor
  • Added user thumbnail support to Community Levels page
  • Added change log publish menu in Level Editor
  • Fixed the scale gizmo from going all crazy when scaling an object

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June 23

v0.7.0 - Level Editor + Workshop



Hello everyone! It's been a little while since our last update, but we've been busy building in Workshop support and a real easy to use level editor.

It still has a few kinks to iron out, and could use some more objects, but I think it's a great start to community levels.

The general idea of the level editor currently is to share creations using the blocks we have defined (custom model support coming soon). You can get to the editor from the main menu. From there, create a level then press F5 to enter the editor mode. From here there is a help menu that can guide you further. Have fun!

For the future of the level editor we have the following plans: Custom objects, par times, more in-depth workshop management, nicer UI, a whooooleee lot more default objects, currated level select, level design contests, and much more!

There are also a few other random fixes to translations, and a new first-time popup to explain to new players just what exactly is going on here. We also addressed some issues with the Linux build, and updated the Mac build as well.

Full Patch Notes
  • Translation coverage improvements, this will be continually improving, please bear with us!
  • Corridor still wasn’t fun enough, so we tweaked it some more
  • Added new first-time popup that explains controls and game objectives (like how pars work and how to unlock new Sectors)
  • Removed names from ghosts because they were messy
  • Removed old AA options, now only TAA or off
  • Added scaling tool to level editor
  • General quality of life updates to level editor
  • Can now publish levels to Workshop through the level editor settings menu
  • Added Community Levels page to main menu, this is where you will find items you subscribe to through Workshop - this is still heavily a work in progress, but functional

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Reviews

“Monkey Ball and Marble Blast fans especially will want to give this a once-over. It looks promising.”
Destructoid

“Polyball may very well be the new standard for not only Platformers, but for early access games in terms of available content. This new indie game could become a new standard for future platformer games.”
9/10 – Keen Gamer

“I do feel that Polyball has a lot to offer and despite still being in Early Access, the price is more than justifiable considering that you get a ton of content all around. Just try out this game, it’s really good and filled with a ton of cool stuff!”
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About This Game

GET READY TO ENTER A NEW ERA OF PHYSICS PLATFORMING

Polyball is a modern take on classic ball rolling games such as Super Monkey Ball, Marble Madness, and Marble Blast - while taking cues from games such as the Sonic series, Trials, and Mario Kart.

A BIT ABOUT US...

The first full release from digital design practice Studio Monolith, Polyball is an experiment in low-poly visuals and open-ended game design. Our approach with the project was to make the kind of game we used to play, something that had both casual appeal and a limitless competitive ceiling. It was also a genre that we felt hasn't been adequately adapted to the modern world of game design. Our vision was simple: build a game that's easy to pick up, hard to master, and fun both on and off screen.

...AND A BIT ABOUT POLYBALL

There's a lot to do in Polyball -- Challenge yourself or a friend to one of over 60 levels included in the initial release, with plans for many more levels via free DLC. If you've got some friends over and are looking for something to play, Polyball's splitscreen multiplayer promises a good time. With classic modes like Battle and Circuit Race, as well as a multiplayer version of the single-player experience, Polyball promises to be a must-have party game.

CASUAL, COMPETITIVE, OR BOTH

With global leaderboards built right into the level select menu and pregame screen, you can see where you stand among the worlds best and race against their ghosts. If you're more interested in beating your friends, check out the friends-only leaderboards. Collecting shards during your single-player journey will unlock a vast array of customization options, from different ball models to particle effects. This customization carries over into online multiplayer matches as well as your high-score ghost, with local multiplayer having its own version of the customization system designed for split-screen play.

FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE

If you've mastered every challenge we put into the game, take a look at the Steam Workshop content to face a whole new set of challenges. Community made content, from multiplayer battle maps and circuit tracks to customization options and single-player levels, will bridge the gap between developer and player as well as provide a steady stream of new content for you to experience. Steam Workshop gives the players a voice, allowing for the mechanics and level designs of Polyball to stretch far beyond what we had initially put into the game.

FEATURES


  • 60+ levels and free DLC
  • Powerful customization system
  • Full controller support
  • Extensive multiplayer support - online/splitscreen
  • Global/Friends Leaderboards
  • Full soundtrack made by independent artists
  • Steam Workshop
  • Tuned mechanics and balanced levels based on community feedback
  • Mac/Windows/Linux support
  • Alternate language localization
  • Ghosts
  • Steam Cloud Saves

MULTIPLAYER MODES


  • Trails
  • Battle
  • Circuit Race
  • Tower Climb
  • Split-Screen + Online Story Mode
  • Many more!

Please be sure to check the Early Access tab to see the current state of the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.0 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 @ 2.5 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 7800 series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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