Factsheet

Developer:
Firepunchd
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
Early 2017

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Android / iOS

Website:
chickenjump.com

Regular Price:

Free

Description

Imagine a deadly racing game - where you are the pedestrian.

History

The game was conceived in December 2014, during the monthly Berlin Mini Game Jam. An alpha version was uploaded on GameJolt in February 2015 – since then it has been played by thousands of people and more than 150 let's player, including PewDiePie. Inspired by a fan who modified the controls to use dance pads to play the game, a set of custom jump pad controllers was built and showcased at a number of public events, such as A MAZE. / Berlin and Abu Dhabi, Talk & Play and Join – Local Multiplayer Summit. An expanded version of the game is currently in development for desktop and mobile.

Features

  • 1-8 Player local multiplayer fun
  • Play with friends or try to simultaneously control as many players as you can yourself
  • Smiles on players faces guaranteed due to physics-based-humour-engine aka pure chaos
  • One button controls make the game very accessible & allows for mobile and desktop play
  • Custom made jump pads for public events available allowing players to control characters by physically jumping
  • Loads of unlockable character classes with different special abilities: police slows down traffic, superheros let you start at higher waves (pro class), aliens can shapeshift into other classes, the devil can resurrect other players etc.
  • Trading card mechanic: class abilities increase the more characters you have unlocked/collected in a class of 4
  • Mix of character skills and undivided multiplayer/single player give room for fun experimentation and replayability
  • Unlock environments
  • Get rewards in the worlds largest human COINCHINKO
  • Special multiplayer party modes: 5-for-the-win, Teamwaves etc.

Videos

Feature Trailer YouTube

Official Trailer YouTube

PewDiePie plays Chicken Jump YouTube

8 players with DIY jump pads at JOIN 2015 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "PocketGamer.biz Big Indie Pitch @ Gamescom 2015" 2nd Place
  • "Exhibited at Gamecity Nottingham 2016"
  • "Party game at Unite Europe 2016 "
  • "Exhibited at A Maze PopUp Abu Dhabi 2016"


Selected Articles

  • "This is what multiplayer arcade fun is supposed to look like."
    - Alexandru Chirila, Softpedia
  • "The thing about this game is you cannot stop playing."
    - Tom Woolford, GoPlayThat
  • "9 player game made in 8 hours from Firepunchd looks like the best thing you'll play today... (Note by Firepunchd: first prototype was for 9 players, now the maximum number is 8)"
    - Sean Murray, Hello Games
  • "I wasn't able to play but I'll still rate 4 stars I saw someone play I quite liked it."
    - Snivy_Scott, Game Jolt player comment

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More Let's Play Videos
Here's a playlist of all the Chicken Jump let's play videos (200+ and counting). // youtube.com.

Artwork
I've used @mikelovesrobots awesome city and characters, licensed under CC BY 4.0. // github.com.

Extra Artwork
My 11 year old son Anton made the green shells and other voxely things. Love ya. // firepunchd.com.

Music
Wonderful soundtrack song myMelody by stu. // 8bitpeoples.com.

Typography
8-bit Wonder font by Joiro Hatagaya. // ffonts.net.

Text
Description text borrowed from Alexandru Chirila's review of the game. // games.softpedia.com.


About Firepunchd

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Changing diapers during the day and indie game developer (by heart) at night.

More information
More information on Firepunchd, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Chicken Jump Credits

Simon Cubasch
Most of the stuff


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks