This is Not a Ball Game

An Art Nouveau Circus!


Absurd Interactive









Pocket Gamer


“This game is extremely entertaining. It looks awesome and plays great.”
-Lory Gil (AppAdvice)

Physics-based This is Not a Ball Game Sets Players Loose in a Surreal Parisian Circus


SEATTLE–The show is about to start, and iOS players are the main attraction in this stunning ball game from Absurd Interactive.

Set in the early 20th century in a dream-like Parisian circus, This is Not a Ball Game(TINABG) introduces players to an intriguing world where elaborate physics-based puzzles and an Art Nouveau-inspired interface are the norm. The game is free with in-app purchases and can be downloaded right away.

TINABG challenges players to launch special balls from a ramp inspired by “This is Not a Pipe” by Belgian surrealist René Magritte. To play, just swipe and tap the screen; the goal is to free the stars within each Star Block. The game includes more than 70 challenging levels, 7 different balls (each with their own special powers!), Retina-quality graphics, and a mysterious French genie along for the ride.

This is Not a Ball Game is about making an impossible ball game real,” says Sean Hart, founder and president, Absurd Interactive. “We spent a lot of time getting the historical period, location, and tone right—from the unusual music score to the circus atmosphere. We’re confident that gamers have never seen (or played!) anything quite like it.”

Inside This is Not a Ball Game is an in-game shop where players can unlock new balls and also acquire in-app currency. Progress can be made without in-app purchases, however — TINABG is balanced so that everyone with enough skill (and a bit of luck!) can complete the campaign without spending a dime.


  • Fun physics-based gameplay with 3D objects and obstacles
  • Beautiful Retina graphics
  • 7 different balls with special powers
  • More than 70 challenging levels
  • Touch controls with tilt support
  • Game Center challenges, achievements, and leaderboards
  • Universal app
  • iCloud save support included
  • New levels already in the works!

Download This is Not a Ball Game today and bring the magic back to the Absurd Circus!

Supported hardware:
iPad 2, New iPad (iPad 3 & iPad 4), iPad Mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5


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About Absurd Interactive
Absurd Interactive, Inc. is an independent studio located in Redmond, Washington. The company’s focus is on creating downloadable interactive applications, games, and entertainment for existing and emerging platforms including Apple’s App Store, Google Play, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Nintendo’s eShop, and Steam. Absurd’s management and development team has worked on well-known mobile titles including Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Tekken, Ridge Racer, Crush the Castle, and Flight Control. On console, some of the teams’ credits include Halo: Reach, and Kinectimals for the Xbox 360. At Absurd, fun is serious business. To learn more about Absurd Interactive, visit

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