Factsheet

Developer:
Freehold Games, LLC
Based in South Bend, IN

Release date:
Summer 2012

Platforms:
Web (Play!)

Website:
freeholdgames.com/Games

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Description

Mad Ball is a time management game where the responsibility of hosting the queen’s ball has suddenly fallen to a young, unsuspecting noblewoman. Serve refreshments and arrange introductions as your guests try to drink themselves into stupor, set the ballroom on fire, and club each other to death with whole hams

History

Mad Ball was the first five-person collaboration for Freehold Games and winner of the 2012 Something Awful GameDev Challenge. When the challenge was announced, Brian and Jason reached out to Jaana, whose art they greatly admired, and voice actors Melanie and Lucas, with an idea for a game that complied with the challenge’s theme of “balls”. After a whirlwind 30 days, Mad Ball was born.

Features

  • Breakneck-paced ham eating, wine serving, partner matching action
  • Interactable ballroom with bust, serving table, candelabra, and gargoyle trash bin
  • Dozens of procedurally generated, bratty aristocrats
  • A full menu of delectable foods and drinks
  • Hamcake

Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Judge's Choice - Winner" SA GameDev, 2012
  • "Player's Choice - Winner" SA GameDev, 2012

About Freehold Games, LLC

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Freehold Games is an independent studio dedicated to building imaginative games. It was founded by Brian Bucklew and Jason Grinblat, who grew up playing games together. In 2012, we began to collaborate with artist Jaana Heiska. Our mission is to build games we want to play, which usually involve offbeat settings, interesting tactical situations, and a whole lot of emergence in the tradition of the roguelike genre.

More information
More information on Freehold Games, LLC, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Mad Ball Credits

Brian Bucklew
Producer, Programmer

Jason Grinblat
Game Designer, Writer

Jaana Heiska
Artist

Melanie Ehrlich
Female Voice

Lucas Nguyen
Male Voice


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