The most explosive game of paddleball you've ever played, XTREME PADDLEBALL will challenge even diehard fans of the franchise. No matter what you've heard, there's nothing but you and your trusty paddle in XTREME PADDLEBALL! So get back in the saddle and put your balls on your paddles!
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Mar 8, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This thing is so super indie that it was made in free time between day jobs, and on a two-figure budget. It had been long enough that we wanted to put SOMETHING out, and the response to what's already there will let us know how far it's practical to keep going. Hopefully, very, because it only gets weirder, and also, things cost money.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Right now, there are two more levels in progress, and we're looking at three months tops; the next will be ready in as little as two weeks! But really it's up to interest. If people are Super Into It, we have a ton more weird ideas, and we'll keep it in EA until we're satisfied that content is proportionate to demand.”

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

“More areas!
Oculus/PSVR/Dreamcast support!
A can-do attitude!
Increasingly useless powerups!
FOUR menu options!
LOCAL leaderboards!
An ending!
(At least one) licensed song!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“So far, two feature-complete areas, unlockable in sequence, a menu, and ~*CREDITS*~, resulting in what we'd already consider a satisfying paddleball experience. What's there is feature-complete and unlikely to change much, if at all.

We don't want to give away anything else; it's full of surprises, so for now just give About This Game a look!”

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

“It will increase as we add areas and bells and a handful of whistles. But with Steam sales, WHO KNOWS.”

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

“Apart from general feedback, there'll be plenty of insight into design choices and plans, and maybe even opinions on new areas, because we're nothing if not highly suggestible.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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June 21

New Level Coming Soon!

It's been a while, but the last of the major levels is in its final stages and should be released in the coming weeks. And oh is it a doozy.

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April 19

Oculus Support! (v0.85)

You didn't directly ask for it but we did it anyway: Xtreme Paddleball now supports the Oculus and Oculus Touch! The former requires the latter, actually. Lots of other changes too!

Oculus Support!
We're all friends here! Great big VR engine upgrades means that Oculus Rift is now fully supported, with little to no discernible difference, other than the in-game controller models, which will definitely get an upgrade sooner than later. Speaking of engine support, though:

Engine Upgrades
In order to get Oculus (and, we can now confirm, PS4) support in there without burning everything to the ground in the process, we had to upgrade both Unity from a mid-2016 version, as well as the VRTK integration, the previous version of which pre-dated the Oculus Touch altogether. Gross. That leads to a few other subpoints:
  • The Unity upgrades made our old lightmaps entirely incompatible, so we had to relight everything. As a result, some scenes look a bit different. Whether some of the changes are good or bad is entirely up to taste, but regardless, we'll be doing some fidgeting as time goes on.
  • All new bugs, probably! Took a lot of tape and glue to get things running again, so let us know if anything particularly calamitous happens.

Seated And Standing
XPB was initially built with the Vive in mind, because it was the only one that had motion controllers at the time, and also room-scale is great. But here we are, and the Oculus not only has Touch now, but is also designed from the starting point of a seated experience.

...so we've got that now! Toggling can now be done from the main menu (it's temporarily where the Settings button was/will be,) or from the pause menu in-game. Which reminds:

New Pause Menu
Sorta! Less of that weird floaty and easy-to-accidentally-trigger nonsense, and more just a big "PAUSED" and instructions on how to switch from seated to standing and vice versa. We'll figure out a quit/restart option soon that works logically for all possible controllers.

Camera Centering
It's technically in there, but it's a little weird right now. Click either Touch joystick, or press the Vive touchpad in the center to snap to the nearest 90 degree increment.

Helping Hands
We've seen enough people taking a dishearteningly long time in the first area, so we've softened things up in a couple of ways.
  • Events that are designed to occur at certain hit counts now automatically take place at various time increments.
  • There's a handy little note on the desk that gives a gentle nudge in the right direction.

Convenience
  • It's now impossible to grab the ball without already holding the paddle, so there will be fewer frustrations in high-stakes situations.
  • The motto that appears in the first stage now appears on your paddle, so you can look at it if you want, but not be blinded by it.

Bug Fixes
A lot of little ones, but one of the biggest is the one that caused the second level's reveal to happen instantly. Which is stupid.

Known Bugs
  • The application window says it's a trial version even though it definitely is not a trial version thank you very much
  • AI is still dumb as a bag of rocks but also magic (i.e. bad at collisions)

As always, thanks for all your support and let us know if you like the game or have any trouble with it!
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About This Game

Looking for a thrilling escape? XTREME PADDLEBALL brings you to a world where you can paddle without fear of interruption. Despite the trailer, we promise XTREME PADDLEBALL is simply a game about paddleball, with no additional twists.

Other games put their Paddle Mechanics behind paywalls, or bury them in endgame content you can only get to after hundreds of hours. XTREME PADDLEBALL puts your favorite paddleball quests front and center. But it also puts them from wall to wall and right behind you, because there’s nothing else in the game- and why would there be?

We’re sick of AAA studios flooding the paddleball genre with expensive, overproduced games for cowardly new paddleballers. XTREME PADDLEBALL was made by an indie team you can trust, out of sheer love and at great personal cost. As a result, XTREME PADDLEBALL will not have Zero Day DLC, expensive paddleball skins, and our matchmaking system makes sure that you’re always playing paddleball completely alone.

Are you an expert paddler tired of having your hand held by modern First Person Paddleballers? We let the game empower you. XTREME PADDLEBALL puts you in the driver’s seat, asks if you can move to the passenger’s seat, then drives you to a special world where you can only play paddleball. You can't do anything but play paddleball, as we keep reiterating, almost so often it's suspicious!

Thanks for reading so much about XTREME PADDLEBALL. If anyone is telling you that there's more to the game than Paddleball, like secret levels, or a whole, non-paddleball based game, just don't pay attention to them, ok? This game contains only the Paddleball elements we have described above, and anything else is a dirty lie.

XTREME PADDLEBALL!!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift + Touch Required

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