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Announcing Pro Beach Volleyball by iBall Games!

08-20-2009, 10:45 AM
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Announcing Pro Beach Volleyball by iBall Games!

Hello all! In keeping with the rules, we wanted to announce the upcoming iBall Games Pro Beach Volleyball game for the iPhone / iPod Touch. We are in beta 7 now and hope to be sending to Apple for review by later today or tomorrow.

A really early beta video is on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN5SSUS_rPs

This is the Lite version which is coming out first. It includes:

Description of the lite game:

Choose from two courts: Mexico or California. The later version (full game) will have all four courts.

Females only. Full version for all of the females and male athletes.

Offline play only . Full game for online play.

Play to 7. Full version will let you choose your points.

Screen Shots of the court:



08-20-2009, 10:47 AM
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Nice looking graphics, if the gameplay is good, could be a big game!

08-20-2009, 10:56 AM
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Thanks! There are more graphics (court, stands, etc.) over the Photobucket page: http://s894.photobucket.com/albums/a...creen%20Shots/

Unity was used, very cool 3-D Fly-Overs. We have developers that have worked on Halo and other games and just about all platforms (XBOX, PS3, PC, Wii). Its looking pretty sick now, can't wait for the final release!
08-20-2009, 10:58 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iballgames View Post
Females only. Full version for all of the females and male athletes.
Looks great, but this was not your best choice if you want people to upgrade to the full version.

I imagine most guys with an iPhone would prefer just the female version anyhow.

Michael
08-20-2009, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mlkaufman View Post
Looks great, but this was not your best choice if you want people to upgrade to the full version.

I imagine most guys with an iPhone would prefer just the female version anyhow.

Michael
Maybe so, the females are not all bouncy and such like some guys might be looking for. Its really moe focused around trying to actually re-create the game play of real beach volleyball. There will be spiking, diving, etc.
08-20-2009, 11:16 AM
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The video looked like the gameplay was very slowly paced. Are there intenser modes or is that an easy match?
08-20-2009, 11:36 AM
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That is an easy match and an early beta video -- that is v1, v7 is out today and should be the final one. There are two modes, amatuer and pro, that video and the lite version will feature amatuer.

Last edited by iballgames; 08-20-2009 at 12:23 PM.
08-20-2009, 12:29 PM
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Been waiting for a game like this for ages, only to be disappointed by a number of volley games that have been released so far...

I hope your lite isn't too good, 'cos you'd have lost one sale already. I'll buy this just because of how the players move. Great job. What's the price of the full version?

Male/female, amateur/pro, 4 locations... Career mode, online tournaments, any more gameplay details? Big enough for me, wish you good luck with the launch, hope you've got some proper launch strategy ready!

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08-20-2009, 12:44 PM
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Will it have real players? like the champs from USA Phil Dalhausser and todd rogers, Misty may-treanor and kerri walsh?
08-20-2009, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 'Jeep View Post
Been waiting for a game like this for ages, only to be disappointed by a number of volley games that have been released so far...

I hope your lite isn't too good, 'cos you'd have lost one sale already. I'll buy this just because of how the players move. Great job. What's the price of the full version?

Male/female, amateur/pro, 4 locations... Career mode, online tournaments, any more gameplay details? Big enough for me, wish you good luck with the launch, hope you've got some proper launch strategy ready!
We will have a new video of version 8 out later today or maybe in the morning. It is the final version from what the developer has told me. I'll post it up on YouTube and let you know when its there.

I'll also post full description of the Lite and the Full (Special) Edition features.

We have a pretty good strategy I think, getting some momentum and interest way up front and some good feedback.