Volleyball Unbound is a realistic beach volleyball video game with an extensive career mode and shared screen multiplayer for up to 16 people in hot seat mode and up to 4 people at a time.
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Positive (31) - 93% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 16, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to involve the players in the final tuning process of the game! There has been no volleyball game like this before and we want to have every single skill needed in volleyball (blocking, defending, setting, attacking,...) represented as good as possible. For that we need as much feedback as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“30 - 60 days”

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

“Mainly the gameplay will be tuned and optimised. Also some animations/graphics/sounds will be improved.
Many more localisations will be added.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and almost feature complete. It may contain some bugs and the difficulty increase in career mode is not perfectly balanced. Some sounds and animations are not finished.”

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

“Yes, the price of the game will be higher after early access!”

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

“We will listen carefully to the feedback from community and tune every aspect of the game until we feel most players are happy.”
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About This Game

Volleyball Unbound is a realistic beach volleyball video game with an extensive career mode and local multiplayer for up to 16 people in hot seat mode and 4 people at a time.

Features

  • Extensive career mode for males and females
  • Party mode(shared screen) for up to 16 people (4 people playing at a time)
  • Very realistic ball physics and player abilities
  • Very large range of locations and tournaments
  • Character editor - recreate the looks and abilities of any real world player!
  • Controls are simple to learn but hard to master
  • Emotion system: audience and player reactions reflect the complete course of the game
  • Smart AI with humanlike behaviour
  • Plug & Play support for most controllers.

Gameplay

To defeat your opponents you have the full array of shots and spikes a real volleyball player would have in the same situation. You will need fast reflexes as well as a cool head to keep the overview in any situation.
The ball physics are very accurate - even the spin of the ball is taken into account to calculate the flying trajectories. To hit the ball precisely you need perfect timing just like in the real world - so playing the game also feels a lot like playing in reality.
There are two control modes: either control just one player at all times or - more difficult but also more intense - control both players alternately whenever they play the ball.
Additionally you can always play cooperatively with a friend.

AI

The AI has several difficulty settings but always behaves very similar to a real human.
On the one hand it analyzes your style of play and  guesses your next action, on the other hand it sometimes makes unforced errors.
Just don't think you can successfully do the same shot in the same situation over and over again.

Emotion System

The audience and player reactions reflect the complete course of the game - not just the last rally.
There will be no inappropriate cheers just because one team, that is already way behind and will lose the match anyways, scores.
Again, even not so spectacular points might lead to some heavy cheers if one team is catching up!
This awareness of situations also affects the gameplay: e.g. AI controlled players are more prone to make unforced errors in a close match after they were intimidated by a block.

Character Editor

In the character editor you can create any type of player you can imagine, from a virtual clone of yourself to a world champion(if this is not the same in your case). The players not only look like their real world counterparts, they also have the same abilities(e.g. jumping heights, running speed, stamina, technique, ...).
You could for example create a fully trained version of yourself (and your partner) and look what would be possible.
While modifying a character you can always see his/her physical facts and some athletic results (height, weight, attack reach, sprint and middle distance). This makes it very easy to accurately recreate real world players.

Extensive Career Mode for both sexes

In career mode hundreds of teams competing at dozens of tournaments all around the planet are simulated.
You start out as local underdog in one of 30 nations. After gaining enough points at national tournaments you are qualified to take part in continental tournaments and eventually you become eligible for international tournaments.
After each tournament you can train your team to eradicate your most annoying weaknesses.
Before a match starts you can view the abilities of your opposing team. This way you can take advantage of their weaknesses or hinder them to utilize their strengths.

Plug & Play Joystick Support

This game can be played with keyboard and most joysticks. Just plug your controller to your computer while the game is running and press a button - no complicated setup process necessary!

Party Mode

Play custom tournaments(single elimination, double elimination, king of the beach, round robin) with up to 16 teams. Each team can either be controlled by two humans, one human, or the AI. Theoretically you could setup a tournament for 32 human players, where always 4 people play at a time!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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