By now you've probably overheard the game-o-sphere bubbling with delight over Damp Gnat's flash game Icycle. If you couldn't tell from the screen-shot, this is a beautifully executed and amusing game about the sole (and nude) survivor of the Earth's next ice age, navigating the lonely world on a tiny bicycle. Yeah. You should play it.
Three quick side notes:
- The main character design and the way the game zooms in-and-out of scale vaguely reminds me of the movie Twice Upon a Time. Let me know if you've seen it, I haven't met many who have.
- It's rare that I play a game where I get all giddy about the sound effects. Crackling frozen floors and a creaky bicycle sliding through echoing ice age terrain is a relatively unexplored combination of sounds, but it works really well.
- This game is frustrating, but really great.