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Why Chicken? Why?...

is a top-down action indie game about a chicken...crossing the road...for golden eggs.
A solo developer project.

- Can you make it to the end of the game with most of your feathers intact?
- Will the evil enemies hinder your progress to the ultimate goal? 
- Will the perilous environmental hazards keep you from cluckin'? 
- Feel your pulse race as you narrowly miss being squashed. 
- Experience the sweat on your thumbs, ext, as you play...Why Chicken? Why?

- Navigate hazards and traffic to reach the golden eggs on each level
- Feel your toes curl when you narrowly miss being chicken soup
- Collect coins for points and lives, as well as other items 
- Progressively harder areas & levels 
- Completionists will have a time collecting all coins/points
- Secret levels
- Local high score system
- Old school graphics/elements & difficult at time

*Contains Very Mild Cartoon Violence 
*Contains fast images & colors (Seizure Warning)
*No chickens were harmed in the making of this game...
nor do I condone running chickens over with your car


'Great job, the game levels progressed nicely, the tricky bit was gauging how far the chicken would move when an extra few lanes were added to the screen...bastard level 5 was tricky, and at the end I barely got across and missed all the coins because I hit the golden egg...lol...nice addition with the ghost frog/gold bar secret level.'

Krypto Man - Machete Ish Records

Updated 15 days ago
Release date Jan 25, 2019
Made withGameMaker: Studio
TagsChicken, chickens, Difficult, homage, old-school, secret-levels, Top-Down
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
LinksSteam, Community, Homepage


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I've changed the game to free but asking for am donations. There is also a Steam version with achievements for a small price. 5/9/2020

Click the Steam tag in the 'more information' area above to get it on Steam with Achievements!