Update 2020-09
The level selection for stages you have played before is now also available here, as well as some minor tweaks and new music.

Update 2020-08:
We have ported our game to Android and published it on the play store.
There is a level select screen, which allows you to play any level you have previously reached. Scaling of buttons and the levels may be off on some screen sizes.
Thanks everyone for the amazing response and kind words!


R or Middle Mouse button = Restart
Click or hold Left Mouse button = Draw

Keys need to be collected if the exit door is locked.
Spikes will kill the Chicken, avoid them.
The pencil will break if you try to draw in an area where the paper is torn off.

Each puzzle must be solved by drawing a single continuous line. There are lots of possibilities to make the chicken move in the desired direction and even to make it climb some heights. But once a line is drawn, the chicken can not pass through it.

There is a total of 20 Levels!


The files available for download are the original files for the GMTK2019, the currently playable versions both here and in the playstore are newer.

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(66 total ratings)
Authorsmichim, manum
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Cute, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, Hand-drawn, Minimalist, Singleplayer


ChickenHike_Release_V3.zip 14 MB
ChickenHike_Release_V3.1_win.zip 25 MB

Install instructions

1. Download

2. Install

3. ???

4. Profit

(Or just play in browser)

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My screen just started to zoom in when I tried to draw and full screen?

Edit: the game just crashed. (I'm on the browser btw)

I posted this somewhere below:

Got around to testing it myself, it seems ctrl and either '+' or '-' will zoom in or out, but it goes from default to impossibly small or large. Maybe you can delete your cookies if + and - can't help to get back to default

It's definitely a bit buggy, and I'm sorry about the game crash, though I don't know what could have caused it.

I wasn't holding or clicking anything, but it could be problems on my end. Thank you though!

Just tried again... It zoomed me into the Unity start screen:(

Hey michim, great puzzle game. Do the cyan areas mean that the paper has been torn off?

Hi, thank you! Yes, that was the idea. The pencil breaking may be a bit extreme, but basically you can only draw on paper. We later realized that another color (maybe light brown) would have been better to make it look more like a desk behind the paper.

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Oh, ok. Can some desks be different colors or something?

Not in the game, we only used that light blue there

Oh, well I like that color through. :)

Oh, man, this took me like, thirty minutes, but I finally beat it. I suck at puzzles, but once you figure out the "trick," which is, SPOILER, that you can retrace your lines and go outside the boundaries, the concept becomes more intuitive.

Good point, we never really talked about that when we made it. So it didn't occur to us that that may not be something everyone just does by default :D

this game broken it keeps zooming in or out all the way intill there is nothing but white


I have that problem too!

that post was from over 110 days ago lol I don't even remember playing this game

why am I commenting it has been over 46 days


Sorry for not responding to all comments, this is an issue that we never had while developing and I can't reproduce it. Can you try a different browser? Does it happen automatically or when you press something?

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Hey! I have been developing games for many years and I have an idea how to improve your game. If you are interested in hearing them write to me artem.mazurkevich@gmail.com ,because I did not find where I can write to you


this game is really hard on an apple trackpad 馃槀

We only tested it using a mouse or touch controls, trackpad sounds interesting though:D


Idk if this happened to anyone else, but I tried zooming in one time and now the game automatically zooms in whenever I try to load it. I tried reloading and exiting the tab and then reopening it, but it hasn't been working, which sucks because this game looks super fun

Hey, sorry for the late response.

How did you zoom in? I tried this in my browser, but I don't know of any way to zoom here.

I just pressed crtl +. I tried restarting my computer, but that didn't help. 

Got around to testing it myself, it seems ctrl and either '+' or '-' will zoom in or out, but it goes from default to impossibly small or large.

Maybe you can delete your cookies if + and - can't help to get back to default


i feel like this would be a great mobile game


Anyone who gets stuck on a puzzle... just because you only have one line per puzzle doesn't mean you have to stop drawing that line when the chicken starts moving. 
Would love a save state for it. I got up to the level with two keys. Would love a full game. The sketchy art is really indearing, and I love that chicken. 

Thanks for the feedback.

There is now a level selection which lets you continue where you left off or play levels you have previously solved.

We had already implemented it when porting the game, but had not updated this version until now.


Oh that's a great solution!


Hello! We think Chicken Hike would be a great fit for Coolmath Games (it's fun, wholesome, and "thinky"), and we'd love to have it playable on our site; if you're interested and/or want to discuss further, please email us at games@coolmath.com.


Great game! I managed to finish all levels. I got stuck for some time in the one of the two boxes at the corners. But this game really makes you think out of the box. At the end the solutions aren't too complex so this is an exercise to simplify your mind.


This is so good!

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made me addicted , a good 45 min. AMAZING JOB Michim and Manum!!


Thank you!


beat the game, great level design and mechanics!


Amazing game! Super fun and makes you think. Great job!


It can't get through this. RIP I unpressed mouse because I thought I already had it! Nice game!


Nice game btw! finished it

Thanks,yea the corner hitbox is a bit annoying




its a bait bro :DD

Wait, this line is odd. Why did the chicken go back down after your first line? He should have... wait, did you make him climb up and fall down to the right, and catch him as he fell above the spikes on the bottom right?

i don't remember haha. good question


pretty sure my elevator strats weren't intended

but it worked

:D wow, i don't think we ever tried this

Haha I did the same in one of the levels, however there are much simpler solutions.


This game is so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! legit so so good man ur genius


Game really makes you think! I got stuck on the level where the door is in the middle and there are two keys, on the top right and top left on top of boxes. I think you're supposed to make a ramp, but I just can't get enough momentum.

Really cute game, nice music, very fun puzzles! Makes you feel like a genius when you get past harder levels.

Thanks, that means a lot.

You don't need momentum for that one, there's enough space for two ramps that are just flat enough for the chicken to walk on.


really cute and fun. reminds me of a game from my childhood


good game but something to mute the game should be better

Mute your browser tab! 

Yeah :)


This game seemed very interesting because its mechanics and design are utterly easy to understand 


I'm just gonna say it...

I Suck at this game!

A brilliant concept, executed to perfection. Well done on this. Fully recommended.

I was so upset when I reached the end of this game. I wanted to drop to my knees and scream "NOOOO!" at the sky, but I'm at work on lunch so that probably wouldn't have been the best idea.

I really hope that you guys continue to work on this game. Add more levels and maybe a timer so you can see if you can beat your best times (a simple timer and saving the highest score would add replayability without spending a lot of time adding more levels).

I'm sure you guys know all this. I'm just hoping to spark something so you'll want to add more to the game :-P.   


This is so much fun. My son keeps asking me to download it on his tablet so that he can play. If you are looking to pass a hard level, not to worry because I might have passed it for you, so check it out...


Greate content at such short time. ~40min. 


really challenging and fun game :)


Amazing game! Chicken is adorable, and the music is catchy. The 1 line being your only tool inspires creative thinking, and the torn page mechanic is cool. Maybe adding a level counter and a save function would complete the game?


This was awesome


Absolutely amazing! It was such a fun game. Great Work :D


I beat it in an hour! that level with keys on 3 corners of the screen drove me crazy, it was 1 step forward, 3 steps of trapping the chicken so i had to restart. checkpoints/saving mightve been nice, but idk how.


michim! This game is awesome. You should flesh it out some and put it on ios/android/windows/etc.


Yay I completed all the levels! Nice fun game. The only unintuitive thing for me is I didn't know I could draw though the spikes and existing blocks and around the confines of the level, so I got stuck for a while in one of the levels because of this

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woo - great game. Some of the levels were really tricky. :)

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Great game guys! The artstyle is very unique and the puzzles are nice. Though there were quite some difficulty spikes here and there (or difficulty drops). It would have been nice if you can draw multiple lines, instead of one continuous one (probably because of the theme). Perhaps it's also interesting to add an eraser mechanic.

The first level with the door on the island above you, was a great way to teach the technique of drawing cradles to move the chicken upwards. I made it to the level pictured below. I believe it's quite close to the last level, but I didn't count the levels and there is no text showing what the current level is.


I can see now how to solve it, but there is no saving in the game. So I would have to start all over again.

Thanks for the feedback.

I'm afraid we are not currently working on the game anymore. The idea of only having a single line (and no eraser) was part of the game jams theme, and we're quite happy to keep it that way.

Difficulty spikes/drops happen because we did not have the time during the jam to let people playtest the levels and rank them by diffuculty.

If ever continue developing the game things like level ordering and level selection will be some of the first things we do.


Love puzzlegames like this where you feel like creativity is key in solving the levels. Played through all of your levels and enjoyed every single one of them!


I feel smarter after playing this game


Love this game. MORE LEVELS PLS :D


Super clever and very fun to play with a drawing tablet

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