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March 28, 2019

factory balls PC release [news]

Time for some bontegames news! You probably all know Factory Balls. It started as a quirky Flash game with a handful of levels.
Now 12 years later, the game and its sequels are on every gameportal site. The game already made the jump to mobile platforms, but sadly the browser versions will disappear together with the dead of the Flash plugin...
But... to celebrate these 12 years of Factory Balls, to properly celebrate its adolescence I have some big news...
Factory Balls is getting a big PC release!
With a new design, new balls, new tools and loads of levels, 221 levels! So yes the big news is that Factory Balls is coming to Steam soon! And you can wishlist it here!



17 comments:

jj said...

Yes! Bring it on! Take my money, I don't want these balls on my phone, I want them on my pc!

Bart said...

Well I must say it felt great to design something for a BIG screen for once.
The game rocks on a huge monitor ;)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait. I love Factory Balls! Thanks Bart!

Starbeamrainbowlabs said...

Hey, awesome! Will it be available through a platform other than Steam too though, and for Linux?

I prefer to buy DRM-free if possible :-)

Michael Ursitti said...

Yay!

Side Note: just played doggnation for the first time, not sure how I missed that earlier, but enjoyed it very much. Sure that was 11+ years ago, but a kudos is a kudos (even looped the end credits)

Markus said...

Flash still works fo me on Chrome (when access is allowed) so will you let the existing flash-versions remain? Don't know how to work with Steam. Thanks, Markus

Joel said...

Cool Bart, making a mental note for early May!

When did you decide to start on this Steam version? And since it's PC, did you toss in the original music as a bonus? Always thought it fit well- chance for hidden throwback fun! ;-)

Bart said...

It will be available for Windows and Mac on Steam but also on DRM-free sites, I'm thinking about Itch.io and Kartridge now, but maybe there are others?

I will not touch the flash versions, but I think at a certain moment flash will be totally blocked or you will no longer be able to install the flash plugin. This version is much better and much bigger than any flash version ever was though ;)

wyatt (leslie on FB) said...

<3
thanks, bart, for all you do!
you are the best xo

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bart. Love your Factory Balls games. Have gone back to replay them many times. Can't wait! Excited to try new levels!

Anonymous said...

I am anonymous, but I am real and I love all you do, Bart! Thanks for everything you do!

Starbeamrainbowlabs said...

@For those who want to still use the flash version: Try BlueMaxima's Flashpoint! Not sure if I'm allowed to post links here, but it should be easy with a search :-)

Anonymous said...

Will you add achievements and trading cards in this game (steam version)? Like, having a Factory Balls profile background or emoticon sounds pretty cool.

Bart said...

Yes yes, all of that is planned for the Steam version!

Anonymous said...

so in the steam version will it be all your previous levels plus a small amount of new ones levels or will these be all new levels. i dont want to pay for a game twice if i already have it downloaded on my phone.

Bart said...

This Steam version is completely redesigned with completely new levels compared to the Flash browser versions of the Factory Balls games, but it is indeed very similar to the paid mobile version. All 164 levels that are now in the mobile version are a part of the 221 levels of this Steam version. Eventually the mobile version will also get the new levels.

Hayden said...

How much will it cost on Steam?

 

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