Balloon Boy: Meme to Game in a Day

Showcasing incredible turnaround time, a browser-based game based on the exploits of Balloon Boy has already hit the Internet, a mere day after the tale of an apparent soaring child dominated network airwaves and Twitter hashtags.

The game was developed by three 25-year olds— Immad Akhund, Jude Gomila, James Smith—inspired by the events that unfolded in Colorado yesterday. A counter at the top of the website asks “How Many $$$ of Tax Payer Money Can You Waste?” and tracks scores. Players dodge seagulls and gather rainbows while floating through the sky in their dirigible.

No word yet if the developers are working on a follow up game entitled Attic Boy.

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    chadachada321 says:

    …Meh. Seems like a big waste of time/money to me. On something that isn’t a big deal. The only big deal is the big waste of money that it is, heh.

    -If an apple a day keeps the doctor away….what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

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    1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Apparently the parents thought the kid went up in the balloon, but then they found him hiding in the attic because he had a fight with his brother.  But then, when being interviewed on CNN, the kid let it slip that the parents had instructed him to do that "for the show", leading lots of people to question whether the whole thing was a hoax to garner publicity.

    It’s not real news, but that hasn’t stopped every media outlet from obsessing over it.

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    chadachada321 says:

    I’m not even entirely clear on what the story IS exactly…I see some pics of that thing on 4chan, then turn on the tv and see something about the kid being *thought* to be in there…then apparently he was in the attic? And this is somehow a big deal?

    -If an apple a day keeps the doctor away….what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

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    mentor07825 says:

    I would have to agree with you on this. I really don’t much care for the story as it begs to question what the parents were doing and where the hell are they.

    The whole thing also sounds like it came straight out of a tabloid. Like OmegaWarrior, I just can’t give a shit.

    "God, is that you?"                                                                                                                                            "No! It’s a me, Mario!"

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