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Blue Balloon - 2D platformer
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Jun 2, 2014 @ 3:10pm

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Recent Announcements View All (3)
2nd of three Blue balloon Game Play Trailers released
Kickstarter Project for Blue Balloon is now live
Description
Release date: Autumn 2014
The premise of the game

Mr Piggy is the guardian of the Blue Balloons in Balloon Town. The surprising importance and indeed the mystery of the Blue Balloons is revealed when you complete the game. Mr Piggy is also a big fan of Piggy Juice and one afternoon he has a little too much to drink and disaster strikes when his collection of Blue Balloons are released into the sky.

Enter Beardog, who is, not surprisingly, half bear and half dog and he is given the arduous task of the retrieval of the 50 lost Blue Balloons, (2 per level), that have become stuck or lodged to various structures in the balloon world. Beardog can walk and jump like the rest of us but he can also float by holding 2 or more balloons and he moves left or right in the air by using the controversial Forward And Reverse Thrust System. To maintain his horizontal thrust movements Beardog must replenish his Parpometer on a regular basis - this is done by collecting tins of beans in the game.

Throughout the levels Beardog can collect many bonuses which are stored as cards and can be used strategically at any time in the game.

Every level has a unique song snippet composed by the up and coming dance band 'Celestial', (which is me really), and there will be a full album's worth of music to go with the release of the game. The musical theme throughout the game is electronic dance music because Beardog and Mr Piggy like to dance, and I do mean dance! You may note that the theme to the trailer video above is very Robert Miles-ish.

As the player progresses through the levels he or she will encounter many obstacles in the form of conundrums, puzzles and AI characters that will do their up-most to burst balloons. The final boss level is a huge crescendo with a very surprising ending which i am keeping very secret.

The game will be released on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Tizen, Ubuntu and Playstation.

The elevator pitch is "if you enjoy the fox,chicken and grain** type of puzzle then you will love this game, if you enjoy popping bubble wrap then you will adore this game, if you enjoy collecting things then you will relish this game and finally, if you like games that require both skill and quick strategical thinking then this game is for you." Yet despite this, the game is still suitable for kids aged 4+.

This is not a clone game and i have yet to find any game that is even remotely similar with the only contender being 'balloon kid' from the 90's. The game is unique and until now has been kept under wraps because the game type will inevitably be copied.



** A man has to get a fox, a chicken, and a bag of corn across a river. He has a rowing boat, and it can only carry him and one other thing. If the fox and the chicken are left together, the fox will eat the chicken. If the chicken and the corn are left together, the chicken will eat the corn. How does the man do it?


Popular Discussions View All (1)
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Aug 22, 2014 @ 5:12pm
Are both my lead characters scary?
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Horrigan Oct 22, 2014 @ 11:59pm 
Sorry, an ugly looking 1997 cgi animation style flash game?
No thanks.
Biotype Sep 14, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
This looks like one of those flash games you'd see on a browser game website. Do not want.
COW レンジャー Sep 13, 2014 @ 7:56pm 
This is what you would get in a discount games bin at Wheeler Dealer... hell no... do not want this on steam.
JoRoManCZ Aug 16, 2014 @ 11:24am 
It looks really ugly. No, i don't want this on the Steam.
contrivable Jul 25, 2014 @ 3:58pm 
Will there be any story development in between levels? At the moment I only spent time looking into this game because I think that I must have missed the interesting thing about it.
I find the noises rather annoying, especially the walking squeak. Then again, a four year old might feel differently.
Will there be more than the five types of balloons we've seen so far? Looks like red: normal, green: temporary up-drift, black: attack, blue: objective, bonus: for bonus condition.
The uncover-code level is called a bonus level, yet you have to uncover the code to proceed to the next level. That seems like a contradiction.
Altogether this doesn't feel like a good game. At the risk of sounding condescending I'd advise you to think about what makes this game important to you, then show it to us. If there is nothing to show move on to the next game.
STVR Jul 16, 2014 @ 4:07am 
Fairly ugly, and unsuccessfully funded. That's a no for me.
GOLD Jul 13, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Nice game, voted
Sundance Kid Jul 8, 2014 @ 5:42pm 
It looks so ugly
Fenrir007 Jul 5, 2014 @ 9:22pm 
"Funding Unsuccessful" - gee, I wonder why.

Windows 3.1 called, they want their "1001 Games Inside!" CD back.
Yagami Özkök Jul 5, 2014 @ 6:47am 
Wow, a Bad Rats spiritual succesor !

No, just no.