The Ball is the winner of the MakeSomethingUnreal contest Phase 1, having won both Best Gametype and Best Use of Physics.
The Ball is a first person singleplayer puzzle mod with an Aztec theme to it. The mod takes place in a mysterious Aztec temple, at the top of a volcano. The player has to use the Impact Gun to move a large steel ball around and utilize that ball to solve puzzles and get around obstacles. Impact Gun aside, the mod uses all new custom art to establish a unique, stylish, and atmospheric experience.
Oztoc is many times larger than Pehua, the first release, and features many improvements and additions:
# Meet the ruler and guardian of the temple. This king will observe the player as he progresses through the level.
# Enjoy a brand new ball with improved behavior and a simple but efficient hud.
# Puzzle your way through two new levels, together about four to five times the size of the Pehua level.
# Experience a whole number of new gameplay mechanics such as water, arrows, exploding balls, movable walls, and so on.
# An improved Pehua level, including one new puzzle and a little intro scene that introduces the simple background story.
# Dozens of bug fixes and small improvements.
Our Core Development Team:
Hourences - Environment Art, Game and Level Design, Art Direction
Rendermonkey - Level scripting
MrE - Character modeling (the king)
Tores - Character modeling (the ball and monkey)
SolidSnake - Programming
Setheran - Level design, Environment Art, Level Scripting
Additional Help by:
David Green - programming
Utz - Animation
Zynthetic - Voice Acting
Manti - King skin touch up
Pictures reminds me of some good old elapsed time with UT. The atmosphere within these screenshots is amazing! Your mod raise the bar and give us a new reference. I definitely will download 'The Ball Oztoc' as soon as I have some more time. I will enjoy this for sure.
Really hope you guys will stay with UT. The community will benefit for that.