Zoom the balloon has always dreamed of the moon. In this simple but addicting game, let's go together!
Zoom the ballon is a native game available for download at http://zoomtheballoon.com/
Make Zoom grow with hot air to fly all the way to the moon, as fast as you can. But be careful, the clouds and stars along your way can really hurt! Once you make it to the moon, you can watch the replays of the greats!
Use your left and right arrows to navigate. Tap the spacebar to inflate and fly upwards. Try to avoid the clouds and stars, but reach the moon as fast as you can!
You can click on high score replays to see how the best players achieved greatness.
If the desktop version downloads do not work, you can also play the game online at http://game.zoomtheballoon.com/ which is just a web hosted version used for judging and development.
On OS X, if you get a security warning about an unsigned application, and are unable to load the game, you can right click on the app and choose "Open" and click through the warning that way.
The game features an original score and sound effects by Will Farrell, and original graphics by Marissa Epstein.
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Yes, one of the interesting/innovative ways we were trying to utilize node this year was via using node-webkit to make the project playable as a standalone app in addition to the regular browser-based play as in Node Knockouts of the past.
We thought it was a good showcase of where node has come and alternative ways to use the technology outside of the norm.
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As the instructions state, you can play the game online at http://game.zoomtheballoon.com
Glad you enjoyed it
You can play it online as the instructions state at http://game.zoomtheballoon.com
Hi Zachbruggeman, I agree this type of game has been done many many times. We were really trying to do something different in the delivery, (using node webkit) to compile a native desktop app, As well as implementing a game replay feature. We strived to make a very complete game from the graphics down to the sound effects and music.
I am sorry if you encountered some bugs, I would recommend using the downloadable version, or playing in chrome at game.zoomtheballoon.com
Thanks for the feedback!