Battleball

Project Director & Design Director - 2010 // Creative direction, experience design, all systems design.

Created in association with Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, BattleBall is a unique online basketball game that allows players to customize their characters with special clothing, basketballs and backboards, and then challenge their friends to one-on-one battles on the virtual court.

Characters in Battleball evolve in an RPG-like fashion, learning new moves and acquiring new items as they win more battles. To purchase new basketballs, gears and backboards, players collect and spend the shards from their opponents' shattered backboards. 

Battleball was available for Facebook and mobile, and included a location feature for battle over real world locations much like Ingress and Pokemon GO have implemented in the years since.