Balloon in a Wasteland

This week’s zombie game isn’t really a zombie game, but I think it’s close enough and it’s my website, so there you go.

In Balloon in a Wasteland, you play the unlucky, top-hatted pilot of a hot air balloon that malfunctions, then plummets unceremoniously to earth in the middle of the desert. You need to fix your balloon and get the hell out of there, which would be easy enough, except for the fact that random hordes of violent and progressively tougher animals periodically tear through your camp.

Luckily for you, you didn’t start your balloon trip unarmed. That’s right, you’re packing heat (and apparently you have a rare glandular disorder that causes you to, quite literally, sweat bullets). You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase and upgrade guns from a passing merchant (there are also merchants who will sell you forts, health dispensers, and even traps). I suppose one could ask why you don’t just hitch a ride out of there with the gun runner, but that would ruin all the fun.

While it’s not a difficult game, you will need to find a good balance between things like repairing your balloon, healing, repairing your fort, and sleeping, or choosing when and where to spend your money. Play smart and you’ll soon be floating away from the wasteland with a pile of guns and landmines. Otherwise, you’ll be just another well-dressed corpse in the desert.

Click here to play (opens in a new tab).

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