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!

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Controls:
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!

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

Install instructions

1. Download

2. Install

3. ???

4. Profit

(Or just play in browser)

Download

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

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this game is really hard on an apple trackpad 😂

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

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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

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i feel like this would be a great mobile game

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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.

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Oh that's a great solution!

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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.

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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.

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This is so good!

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

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Thank you!

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beat the game, great level design and mechanics!

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

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

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Nice game btw! finished it

Thanks,yea the corner hitbox is a bit annoying

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xD

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its a bait bro :DD

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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.

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

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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.

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

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good game but something to mute the game should be better

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

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I'm just gonna say it...

I Suck at this game!

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

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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...

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Greate content at such short time. ~40min. 

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really challenging and fun game :)

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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?

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This was awesome

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I feel smarter after playing this game

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Love this game. MORE LEVELS PLS :D

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Super clever and very fun to play with a drawing tablet

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More level pleaze... =D

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Absolutely amazing.

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Loved it...Great puzzles dude!!

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This is a solid little puzzle game. I found myself drawing weird loops and such to complete the levels. Nice work! :D

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I love chicken, ended up hating this one, frustratingly fun... great game ^_^