Balloonatics is playable in both VR and non-VR. Pilot your basket with skill and speed while collecting weapons to sink your opponents. Throw some floating mines or use your slingshot to launch a box of angry bees at your opponent. Collect, dodge, and attack to be the last Balloonatic in the air.
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Positive (11) - 100% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 13, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Balloonatics is at the perfect stage for an Early Access release. We have a solid game with multiplayer support for up to 6 players, and solo challenges for people to test their skills. Early access will allow us to get immediate feedback on the mechanics, balance, and fun of the game before we expand with larger matches, more challenges, and more game modes.

We have plans to introduce many more weapons and levels, with a few already in development, and we’re hoping that community feedback will help spark some great ideas.

With Balloonatics, we want VR and non-VR players to be able to play together without either having any significant advantage or disadvantage. We’ve worked hard on balancing the game mechanics to achieve this (special thanks to our beta testers!), but we need feedback from the larger community that early access can provide.

As a small team of 2 people, it will take time to put together the rest of the assets we have planned for the game. New characters, levels, game modes, weapons, and of course customizing of both your basket and pilot. It is an amazing amount of work and we are very proud of what we have accomplished so far. With the game ready to play today, we are eager to get Balloonatics in players hands now while we continue to make improvements and work towards a full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to remain in early access for approximately one year while we complete the features and assets we feel are needed for a full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

Features and Content at Full Release
(These may change as we receive community feedback, and will be released throughout early access)
  • 8 - 10 characters
  • 5 - 6 arenas
  • Pilot customization including hats, suits and gloves. Vehicle customization including fan, wheel, lever, flag, balloons, and more. (Note that these will be cosmetic changes. We will not include any sort of ‘pay to win’ through customizations)
  • Lots of new weapons!!!
  • Player stats
  • Achievements
  • Larger multiplayer matches
  • Custom multiplayer matches
  • Full controller support
  • New multiplayer game modes (we have a few in mind, but we want player feedback).

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core of Balloonatics is already here. You can play 6 single player challenges and you can play multiplayer matches of 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and up to 6 player Free For All. Larger multiplayer matches and support for larger parties is already in the works and will be available soon.

There are currently 5 characters and 3 multiplayer arenas, each with their own surprises.

We have a variety of weapons to suit different player styles, with many new weapons in testing that will be released shortly.

There are leaderboards for multiplayer and solo challenges.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We feel the current price suits the features of content of the game in early access. We may consider raising the price as we expand the game or at the time of release, but have no specific plans at this time.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are hoping to receive a lot of constructive feedback and ideas from users that will shape the development of the game. We have a lot of ideas, but we know you do too! Changes and new features that we plan will be posted to gather Community feedback.

Balloonatics has evolved thanks to the support we’ve received from friends and early beta testers, and we expect to see continued improvements with feedback from the larger Community.”
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Recent updates View all (6)

June 3

Patch 3



While we work on adding new weapons, game modes and levels, we're also still focused on increasing the performance and stability of the game.
This patch includes some significant improvements in these areas that we have made over the past couple of weeks.


Game and Performance Improvements
  • Signifcantly optimized the graphical performance on each level with an average 50% decrease in draw calls per frame.
  • Increased graphical performance of player baskets.
  • Retextured some game items including basket fan, frames, walls and more.
  • Many weapons and items now have Level of Detail rendering which decreases their polygon count as they move further from view.
  • Empty weapons no longer stay in your basket. If you drop them in your basket they will despawn immediately. This declutters baskets and makes it easier for players to know which weapons still have ammo. You can still launch empty weapons from your slingshot if you load them instead of dropping them.
  • Added environmental details into the Ice Cavern and Base Camp.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that caused the laser drone to fall out of sky randomly.
  • Fixed some UI and Navigation bugs.
  • Fixed a bug that would stop players Special Ability from charging after use in certain situations.
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May 16

Patch 2



Today we are releasing another significant update for Balloonatics.

Character Specials
Every character in the game now has a unique special ability.
  • Darwin: Big Friggin Bazooka - Deliver a laser guided missile with the help of your trusty laser eye.
  • Thana: Shield of Bones - Spawn a shield made of bones that spins around your balloons making it difficult for your enemies to attack.
  • Klause: Ice Day for a Cool Down - Blast enemies with your ice gun covering their fans with a block of ice. They won't be going anywhere for a while.
  • Sicario: Into the Shadows - Turn invisible for a short time. Perfect for sneaking up on an enemy... or getting away from one.
  • Merve: Banana Split - Launch a banana into the sky, then watch as it splits into a volley of bombs that fly towards enemy balloons.
  • Kali: Pounce - Teleport quickly across the map leaving a dangerous wake of acidic mist.

New Weapon
  • Laser Drone - Deploy a drone that will target any nearby balloons, friend or foe, and blast them with its laser.

Changes and Other Improvements
  • Weapon Balance: Saw Slinger projectiles now shoot faster and cover more distance.
  • UI Improvement: Character selection screen is more responsive.
  • Updated Textures: Textures in the game have been improved for a more consistent style.
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About This Game

Pilot your basket with skill and speed while collecting weapons to sink your opponents.

Throw some floating mines or use your slingshot to launch a box of angry bees at your opponent. Put up shield walls to protect yourself while you strategically plan your next move. Guns are too easy! Let's see how well you aim when you have to account for wind and weight. Collect, dodge, and attack to be the last Balloonatic in the air.

Playable in both VR and non-VR

Play against (or team up with) VR players and non-VR players at the same time. Balloonatics has been developed with both types of players in mind, and balanced to keep things fair no matter how you choose to play.

Team Battles

Invite your friends and take on your opponents while you navigate your way to victory!

Solo Challenges

Put your piloting skills to the test in our single player challenges. Compete on the leader-boards to see how your skills stack up.

Weapons!

Like to play strategic? Deploy some smoke and set a mine trap for your enemies.
Defensive? Set up shields and use your slingshot to take out targets at a distance.
Or just rush in with a bazooka and saw slinger and hope for the best. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Peaceful Environments

Thunderstorms? Falling lava rocks? Giant saws? Yeah, our environments are as peaceful as they come.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 / AMD Radeon HD 7750 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Minimum requirements may change during development.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 - 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Recommended requirements may change during development.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.x or similar
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 / AMD Radeon HD 7750 or greater
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Minimum requirements may change during development.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.x or similar - 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Recommended requirements may change during development.

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