The Little Ball That Could is a unique marble platformer that will test your skill and your curiosity! One moment, you'll be dodging lasers as you're looking for the lost gems; the next, you'll be doing crazy aerial acrobatics to reach the switch that sets your friend free!
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September 21

TLBTC Free Demo is Live!

After a number of updates fixing bugs and tweaking TLBTC to your taste, we finalized our work on the demo.

The demo offers a selection of five levels from the full game, each coming from one of the game’s worlds. If you're still thinking about getting TLBTC, this is your chance to experience what the game is about!

Thanks to all of you who have shown support for The Little Ball That Could!
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September 19

New Update & Demo Incoming!

Hi guys,

We're posting an update with more fixes for various levels, including a change in the way the Defeat screen is organized. No more accidental level skips!

Moreover, our work on a free demo for TLBTC is nearly complete - those among you still on the fence will be able to try out the game and see what it has to offer.

As always, we appreciate your support, and hope to hear more feedback!

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About This Game

There is no exception to the rule - only balls with a heart can enter the Haven, and others, well... others have to move on. It was your turn to get your heart and be allowed in when the stamping machine stopped. Your only choice to join your kind is to prove your worth by finding enough hearts to refill and restart the machine. On your path, there are deadly falls to avoid, dangerous traps to evade, mind-bending puzzles to solve, and maze-like levels to traverse. But all is not grim, for there are shiny gems to collect, hidden puzzle pieces to find, and trapped forms to help. Perhaps there is another way to prove your courage?

The Little Ball That Could is a marble platformer with exploration and speed-run elements, inspired by Marble Madness, Manic Marble, Super Monkey Ball and Marble Blast. However, unlike its predecessors, TLBTC is not only about going as fast as you can - instead, you'll need to use your wits if you want to make it through its many non-linear levels and deadly traps.

FEATURES

  • Roll through 120 large, non-linear levels spread across 5 beautiful low-poly worlds.
  • Test your speed, precision and curiosity in over 9 hours of increasingly challenging gameplay.
  • Take part in a minimalist story and unlock an alternative ending by saving trapped friends.
  • Unlock beautiful ball skins using puzzle pieces, and try out fun powers that will let you play the game in radically different ways.
  • Use the checkpoints and level skips to progress through the game without frustration.
  • Experience the best platforming action with our tight, physics-based controls - you'll have a blast whether you prefer to play using the keyboard or a controller.

WORKS GREAT ON STEAM

  • Complete fun achievements
  • Compete on the leaderboards for the best level times
  • Enjoy the game in Big Picture mode
  • Save your game on the Steam Cloud
  • Get trading cards and other community perks (coming soon!)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.2GHz (or equivalent dual-core processor)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6450 (or equivalent card with 1GB of memory)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K (or equivalent quad-core processor)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (or equivalent card with 2GB of memory)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: XInput Controller recommended
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