As you might guess, Balloon Shoot is a game in which you shoot balloons. So I’m classifying it as a shooter, but it’s really just target practice. The balloons do not shoot back.
I made the game because I had some nice, colorful balloon popping animations courtesy of Robert Brooks at Game Developer Studio. Brooks is an artist who sells his original game graphics on his website, and also gives away a great many high-quality graphics, among them the set of popping balloons.
In fact, I ended up creating the entire game with freebies from Brooks. (I’ve bought some of his art, too, and will feature it in future games. But the balloons just spoke to me.)
The only graphic in the game that didn’t come from Robert Brooks is the bullet. I managed to draw that myself.
Update: This game can also be played on the Construct Arcade.