Thursday, October 11, 2012

Flicky-Where Single Screen meets Scrolling

After today's discussion about space in games, one of my favorites popped into my head.

This game is Flicky, in which you are a bird that tries to line up all the little Chirps before the time runs out or the Tigers or Iggies destroy your chain. The idea is to get all the Chirps to the door before time runs out, but if you get them all in one chain, you get a huge point bonus.

What I love about this game though is the way it combines single-screen environments with side scrolling action. So when you continue right, you actually appear on the left side of the screen repeated.

I know that's hard to picture, so check out the video above to see what I mean. It's a different way of thinking, and one that I highly enjoy.


1 comment:

  1. This reminds of the repeated backgrounds in cartoons where characters would walk down the street and the same building behind them kept showing up every so often.