Left, Dan Hallifax of Stainless Games, with Stuart Bayliss, after Stuart's office was filled with balloons. Picture by Robin Crossley.
PRANKSTERS struck at an Isle of Wight company this week — filling a boss’s office with thousands of balloons.
After a week-long holiday, Stainless Games director, Stuart Bayliss, returned to the company’s Newport headquarters yesterday (Monday), only to find his office had been stuffed full of 3,000 balloons.
Staff even cut a hole in the ceiling so they could cram his workspace to the brim, making it almost impossible for him to get in.
Twelve members of the team — best-known for the hit game Carmageddon — spent the week blowing up the balloons.
After finally managing to get into his office, Stuart had to find a way to get some of the balloons out and stunned shoppers soon found Newport High Street awash with balloons as they spilled out from his office window.
The stunt was revenge for a prank Stuart played on workmate Andy Edwards the previous week, when he emptied playing cards all over his desk.
Stuart’s reaction and efforts to clear his office, as his laughing colleagues look on, have been posted on YouTube.
He joked: "I suspected something was up with the amount of people who were watching me go in. It was his revenge.
"What I did to him was fairly mild and what he did was a disproportionate response. It requires another disproportionate response back. We have our Christmas party on Friday and it might be there."
Staff emphasised they made sure they cleared up all the balloons which spilled into the street.
See the video below: