Protoball is a futuristic sports game, and the future of eSports. Protoball is a futuristic FPS sports shooter, a blend of basketball and soccer crossed with high tech futuristic style. Players athletically jump, slide, run, flip & dash around the arena trying to pass the Protoball through the opponents goal.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're a small but passionate development team. We know that we need the community's support to help us achieve the level of perfection we're aiming for. We'll need more hours of play testing and balancing to take the game from great to amazing. We'll need the community's support and insights to bring this game to the next level, and then the next one after that.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“How long Protoball stays in EA depends entirely on the EA response, feedback, and support that we receive, but we estimate Protoball will be in early access roughly 12 months. We're lucky to have a talented, quick & nimble team, and with the proper support & resources we can make great strides quickly and efficiently.”

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

“The full version will feature more game modes, polished graphics, extra cosmetic assets (outfits, VFX and more), proper animations (physics driven for more realism and epic ragdolls!), competitive optimization and more.

We intend to have the following for full release;
  • Complete Competitive Balance & Optimization
  • Polished Graphics & Animations
  • A large (and ever growing) inventory of custom outfits & VFX
  • Team Integration - You might compare this to a guild or clan in other games. Teams will be able to customize their team uniforms (Home, Away and a 3rd Variant) and roster.
  • Leaderboards, Leagues/Divisions, Tournaments
  • Dodgeball Mode - Everyone loves dodgeball!
  • Laser Tag Mode - A true test of FPS skill with hit-scan laser beams and athletic movement.
  • More and more - Our community has already contributed so much, and we expect that, as it grows, we'll gain even more great ideas and insight

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Protoball is our Pre-Alpha version, this means we have the basic core sport mode working, using base graphics and animations- all of which will be upgraded throughout EA.

Specifically;
  • Up to 10 players and 2 spectators can join a 5 minute match.
  • Players can grab the ball, they can shoot the ball, and they can pass the ball to each other.
  • Players can bring up an "Energy Shield" which can block the ball. The shield can be shot like a projectile to either hit the ball mid-air (and save a goal... or score one!), or if they hit a player the shield will destroy them(forcing them to respawn).
  • Players can dash forward as a quick move, if a player dashes into another player it will stun the player that was hit. If the hit player was in possession of the ball they will fumble or drop the ball.
  • Players join a match via a Server Browser. Once the match has been completed a short loading screen appears, and the match restarts. Players will have the opportunity to switch teams before clicking "Ready" again.

The current state is a stable, fun, playable game!”

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

“We intend to double the price upon full release.”

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

“Without the community you wouldn't be reading this right now. We value the community's contributions and feedback to the greatest degree. We will listen to and carefully consider every suggestion that comes our way. You can ask the closed-alpha testers how we respond, and we're confident their feedback will be nothing but positive, if not glowing.

The community will help us to optimize Protoball for as many different systems as we possibly can, hopefully optimizing the game so that players aren't restricted by hardware or Operating System. The community will help us to balance the competitive aspects of the game & mechanics. The community has already contributed great ideas (many have been implemented) and we expect to hear more great ideas as our community grows.

Obviously paying for EA is financial support which means the community contributes to reimbursing and rewarding our amazing dev team whom have invested and sacrificed so much already, in addition to the hiring of even more great talent to help us take the game to the next level. We want to pay artists & developers fair wages, we're not corporate so we can promise never to treat employees and team members like commodities. We don't have to answer to share holders, we answer to our player base.

If possible, technically and legally, we'd absolutely love to allow the community to create content (outfits, VFX, customizables) and sell them as DLC and earn a profit. This is merely a good idea that has not been researched thoroughly, full disclosure. We're keeping our eye on the gambling laws surrounding our industry as well...

We're making the game that we want to play. In short- the community IS our development process.”
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About This Game

The year is 2113 and through science the world has found peace. There are no more wars- only intense competition in Protoball.

Protoball is a futuristic sports game. Protoball is a unique blend of basketball and soccer crossed with high tech futuristic style & competitive FPS gameplay. Players athletically jump, slide, run, flip & dash their way around the arena trying to pass the Protoball through the opponents goal.

We are currently still in early development, and our vision for Protoball is grand. In addition to the core sports mode we intend to add Dodgeball and Laser Tag game modes. Protoball will have cosmetic DLC and customizable outfits & VFX. No random loot crates for a chance at the item, you'll always be able to purchase the exact item you want. All purchases will be purely cosmetic and never affect gameplay. We intend to have a large and ever growing catalog of custom styles so that you can truly make your character your own.

Protoball will host official leagues and tournaments with some frequency. We're building Protoball from the ground up to be an eSport that hardcore and casual gamers alike can enjoy. We will always listen to, and value, our player base. Together we want to make Protoball the best that it can be.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 64 Bit
    • Processor: i5 or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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