Rokkitball (Not to be confused with the Source Mod “SmashBall”) and Marble Blast Ultra were two of the many games available on Instantaction.com. Unfortunately Instantaction was shut down, and we could no more play these games.
If you don’t know what Rokkitball / Marble Blast is, you missed out on some great shit.
Rokkitball is a futuristic team-based game that’s best described as basketball with rocket launchers and magno-beams. Launched in April 2008 with support for up to eight players, Rokkitball puts players on an ultramodern playfield with multiple goals. The tactics reward a combination of precision fire and team positioning to disrupt the enemy and control the field.
Marble Blast Ultra:
Marble Blast Ultra (commonly abbreviated as MBU) is a 3D puzzle/action game involving a marble developed by GarageGames. It was released on January 25, 2006 for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade. It is the sequel to Marble Blast Gold. It features 60 brand new levels, enhanced graphics, 2 new power-ups and a multiplayer mode. A PC port of the game under the title Marble Blast Online was playable exclusively at InstantAction until the website was shut down. As of year-end 2010, Marble Blast Ultra has sold over 756,000 copies.
Note that on January 31st 2011, GarageGames lost their license to sell any Product related to Marble Blast. Though Marble Blast Ultra is still available on Xbox, I don’t know who owns it.
Also Note: I Have Access to the Marble Blast Ultra textures, Models, and Sounds since I downloaded the game before It wasn’t available anymore, meaning I can map.
I think that these two classic games would be a great gamemode for Garry’s Mod, or even a source mod itself.