Justin Palmer

Ludum Dare 47 - Balloon Ride

Okay, I admit it. Balloon Ride is a Flappy Bird clone. But it's a chill Flappy Bird clone. I made it as a case study of progression and simple, accessible game design. I've always loved that Flappy Bird required only a single input from the player; a screen tap. I wanted to see what I could do with a similar constraint, but then layer on some difficulty ramp-up. Balloon Ride starts off as a simple game where you guide a hot air balloon through floating rings. As the player's score increases, they must pay more attention to obstacles, their balloon's fuel gauge, and trickier ring placement.

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