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Crossy Road is an electronic game released on November 20, 2014. The game was developed and published by Australian developer Hipster Whale, with the name and concept of the game based on the old riddle “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The game is also described as an “endless runner” version of Frogger.
Gameplay and Objectives
The objective of Crossy Road is to move the character across a series of busy roads, rivers, and train tracks and try to go as far as possible. By default, the character is a chicken, but the game has hundreds of different characters, and depending on the character, the surrounding environment also changes, with different obstacles. For example, when choosing the character “Astronaut,” the environment will be outer space, and the obstacle will be asteroids.
In the original version, players have to tap to move forward or swipe the screen in the appropriate direction to move the character horizontally or backward. Some characters can only be unlocked with in-game cash or currency.
There are many special characters besides the regular characters. For example: the Android version includes Android Robot, based on the Android logo of the operating system. Other characters include Doge, Archie, Dark Lord, and #thedress. Different pop culture games and references are also added, such as Forget-Me-Not and “Emo Goose” voiced by Phil Lester.
Players can collect coins, a type of currency in the game. This currency can be obtained by collecting them while playing, watching ads, completing missions, collecting a free gift given after a few hours in real-time, and using cash to buy them. The number of coins being collected is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. 100 coins can be used for a chance to get a new character from a slot machine. If the player owns the “Piggy Bank” mascot, every red coin worth five coins will be added to the game, and the coins received from free gifts or watching ads will be doubled.
Founder and developer Hipster Whale, Matt Hall, and Andy Sum at the game developer conference. Development Initially, the developers planned to spend only 6 weeks developing Crossy Road, but then they realized the potential of the game and spent an additional week to complete the game. The free-to-play model of the game is based on the model for Dota 2.
A big influence on the group was the success of the game Flappy Bird. Matt Hall noted that “That’s when people really wanted to play simple games that were hard and frustrating, but still really addictive and had a good score chasing component.”