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Jetball Early Access

Early access to Jetball is now available on Steam, offering a first-person shooter that plays a bit like Rocket League crossed with Starsiege TRIBES, as it simulates a sports game played with jetpacks and weapons including a disc launcher. This trailer shows off gameplay in what's described as raw footage from the alpha. The game features bots, a variety of maps, and the ability to run your own dedicated server. Here are some details:

You take control of a super athlete playing a football/basketball style game in the future. You can take to the skies with a powerful jetpack. Maintain your speed by bunny hopping (or skiing) downhill giving way to unrestricted movement. The ball inherits all of your momentum as you throw, so speed plays a big part.

Objective
The objective is simple. Get the ball and throw it into the enemy goal. Pass and score off teammates using one-timers to add style points to your score. Like Basketball, score from long distance and you are also rewarded.

Weapons
To stop the enemy from scoring in your goal, you are equiped with 4 unique weapons.

  • The disc launcher shoots an explosive disc that not only harms players but also delivers a strong knockback.
  • The nade launcher lobs an explosive grenade that also harms players and delivers an even stronger knockback force.
  • The spike thrower shoots fast and deadly spikes that fly across the map at super speeds.
  • The boost gun can knock back players and also be used to grab that ball when it is just slightly out of reach.

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5. Re: Jetball Early Access Dec 7, 2017, 08:04 YourNick
 
Pay2win microtransactions is one of the things that ruined WoW, along with free level up. Why did they sell the Tribes IP? Sure would be nice if they just updated Tribes to work properly on modern computers.  
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4. Re: Jetball Early Access Dec 7, 2017, 00:51 Steele Johnson
 
YourNick wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 22:08:
Is Tribes Ascend as good as the first 2 Tribes?

Not even close. Hi-Rez Studios ruined it by making it way too e-Sports-esque along with pay2win microtransactions. When you take the skill out of a skill-based game, you’re left with nothing.

Another dev needs to buy the IP and build a proper game.
 
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3. Re: Jetball Early Access Dec 7, 2017, 00:19 DangerDog
 
Tribes deserves so much more than these "me too" clones. I don't think the children of the phoenix will ever rise again.  
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2. Re: Jetball Early Access Dec 6, 2017, 22:08 YourNick
 
Is Tribes Ascend as good as the first 2 Tribes? 1st one had the best sound track for sure, and awesome gameplay, sort of like Teamfortress with jetpacks and skis (I heard the dev team were inspired by the first Teamfortress.) All 3 are free to play I suppose I could find out myself, but not sure how many people still play.  
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1. Re: Jetball Early Access Dec 6, 2017, 14:05 Armengar
 
shazbot!  
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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