SPACEBALL Released -- Absolutely New 3D Gameplay

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Bitspace released SPACEBALL, a new 3D game combining proper control of a spacecraft with the tension of a fast ball game.

Bitspace (http://www.bitspace.eu), the specialist company for 3D games launched SPACEBALL, a new game for the PC. SPACEBALL has an absolutely new game play combining a fast ball game and the flying of a spacecraft in 3D space. It is a game of smart guess, quick orientation in 3D, and swift reaction.

The focus of SPACEBALL is not on the latest graphics gadgets but on the new game play which demands high dynamic skills and quick reaction and, therefore, results in a high replay value.

The player is located inside a vehicle, which can be rotated by attitude control thrusters and accelerated by one big jet engine at the back side. There is no lift, no drag, and no brakes. With this vehicle he will try to hit a drifting ball so that it bounces into the goal at the other side of the 3D playing volume.
To achieve this, he has to maneuver to an advantageous position, estimate the future course of the ball, align the craft to the proper direction, apply controlled acceleration, and finally intercept the ball at the right spot. It is not uncommon, that one or two reflections at the walls need to be taken into account for the estimation of intercept point. In addition, interference by the other player has to be avoided.

Special attention was payed to easy but realistic control of the craft in 3D space. Among other measures there is a control algorithm for the roll angle avoiding upside down flying and let the player concentrate on the interception task. The game is easily learned but difficult to master.

It can be played against the computer, over a network or the Internet. SPACEBALL is available for download at http://www.bitspace.eu for Euro 14.95 or $12.95. A trial version can be downloaded there, also.

About Bitspace:
Bitspace is a small enterprise in Germany led by an aerospace engineer specialised on the design of spacecraft, amusement rides, and 3D simulation. It is focused on games with dynamic objects manipulated in 3D space.

Contact information:

Henning Berkelmann
BITSPACE
Hauptstrasse 16
27386 Suederwalsede
Germany
http://www.bitspace.eu

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