Having not played it in quite a while, the Dealspwn trio decided to jump back into the eSports arena that is Supraball for this week's Game Night. However, with Carl, Matt and Jon out of practice, and with the game having several tweaks since they last played, their performance was... well... not prime? See for yourself in today's episode, with highlights such as an insanely skilled opponent, Matt screaming at everything, and Carl trying to get his goalkeeping mojo back.
Supraball has just had a rather hefty update that's shifted a whole of mechanics around, such as removing the ability to instantly steal the ball (you now have to take a player below 60% health first), and you can find out all about the new stuff in the official changelog over here. The keybindings have also been reset, so you might have to rebind the mouse functions before you step on the field after the update.
We will be starting up regular community matches shortly, but for now the public server is up and running, and we had some leftover footage from last week's Game Night, so if you want to reminisce about the chaotic frenzy of the good old days when you could steal the ball away instantly, check out the video above.
Our video introduction to Supraball went live yesterday, but that wasn't the first time the Dealspwn trio had dived into the upcoming FPSG. Today's episode of Game Night highlights the team's initial reactions and features their first full game of their favourite new eSport.
Highlights include Jon pretending to be John Terry, Matt mispronouncing Carl's in-game name, and Carl proclaiming himself to be the Tim Howard of Supraball. It's an episode you really won't want to miss.
I've been a football fan ever since I was small. I used to head down to the nearby rec about five minutes from my house to play little pickup games with other local kids. It was typical stuff, jumpers for goalposts, rush goalies, my next-door neighbour Rich and I would always try and make sure we were on the same team, and we'd regularly beat kids older than ourselves. That often didn't go down too well.
The point is that for every sport there's a backyard alternative, whether that's five-a-side, quick cricket, touch rugby, etc. -- the idea is that as long as you have a ball (and maybe a bat) and some willing players, you can have a great time. Anyone can get involved, you don't need to know the intricacies of the game to play, positions and tactics are worked out on the fly. Sure, some people will be more skilled than others, but the idea is that organisation is minimal -- you just play.
The same idea underpins Supraball -- a fledgling eSport title described as a First-Person Sports Game, that basically plays out like a pickup game of footy, but with gravity guns to propel the ball around rather than kicking it.
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Ahead of this week's Game Night, Carl & Matt got together to introduce Supraball - a multiplayer FPS / Football hybrid title that is both accessible and downright fun. The duo explain how to play, what's involved, and explain why it's Dealspwn new favourite thing in the world. Ever.
They then forget they are supposed to be making an informative video because they are having too much fun, but in fairnes-SUPRABALL.
If you want to get involved with this Free To Play eSports title, you can head over to the official website to download the Alpha version. Stay tuned, as we will be posting details for the official Dealspwn server in the very near future!