The Daily Click ::. Downloads ::. Platformer ::. Hickory

Author: Jimbob Submitted: 23rd January, 2008 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 327
95th Place     (4.28 / 5)
Game of the Week Winner

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock

This is a simple platformer. Hickory can run. Hickory can jump.

Unfortunately, Hickory can also get squished by the many moving platforms, the pointy screws that are lying around, the switch blocks and the other inhabitants of the clock: the toy soldiers and the fine cuckoo.

Fortunately, however, it all works like clockwork, and there are various switches around that can change the direction the clock moves or move certain blocks away. Some jumps need to be timed with one eye on where the second hand lies.

This game was initially made for a 48 hour competition held by Warwick Game Design - . We came first with some rather tasty feedback (see below). I've since tidied it up a little and added two more levels to play.

Art and two levels (Nos. 2 and 4) are by Adam from Crobasoft. Johan also did the music.

There is a possibility that you could get stuck in a moving platform (especially in the two new levels) but I have hopefully removed most occurrences in the code. Unless it's really game breaking there's nothing much I'd like to change.

Some choice feedback quotes:
"Old skool platformer. Great fun. Good level design, mechanics work well. Charming animation of mouse. Rock hard! Kept me coming back for more." - Phil Hindle, Technical Director, Freestyle Games
"This game is very well presented. The sprites and animation are very nice. Overall it seems very professional and complete." - Paul Norris, Senior Artist, Freestyle Games
"I'm a big fan of 2D pixelated platformers featuring an animal protagonist, so it was right up my street! Plus, the death animations was classic!" - Rare employee
"Family favourite (including 3 year old – except for death animation). Retro platform feel reminded me of old favourites like Manic Miner." - Microsoft (Norfolk)

...and I hope you will like it too...

Review This Download (1.2 mb )

Posted by Ski 23rd January, 2008
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This is the most amazing klik game I've ever played, welldone guys!
Posted by -Liam- 23rd January, 2008

Looks ossum - Downgrading immediatly!
Comment edited by -Frederick Chopin- on 1/23/2008
Posted by erghhhhx 23rd January, 2008
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Wow, animations and graphics are amazing.

Too hard, though...
Posted by -Liam- 23rd January, 2008

Agreed - Difficult but without being annoying. AWESOME gfx! Well done! No, VERY well done!
Posted by DaVince 23rd January, 2008

Slínk is downgrading?

This looks nice. Downloaded, gotta play this sometime later (just like the other 30 games I have downloaded but not yet played ).
Posted by Guru Rinpoche 23rd January, 2008
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Cool, great rat animation...but yeah, frustrating.

Can a 3 year old really play this? Wow.
Comment edited by Guru Rinpoche on 1/24/2008
Posted by Hempuli 24th January, 2008
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Oh well...
I didn't like it that much. The graphics were great, and the gameplay was smooth and all, but it becomes quite repetitive. And I didn't like the music by myself very much. :/

But yeah, great game, just my piece of cake.<
Comment edited by Hempuli on 1/24/2008
Posted by Hayo 24th January, 2008
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This game is really nice, I totally suck at it but it's really well made and the gfx rock. The original sound/music is also really cool.
Posted by alastair john jack 24th January, 2008
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wonderful graphics, a little too challenging for me though.
Posted by Jason Orme 25th January, 2008

Looks nice, will download later and rate.
Posted by Hayo 25th January, 2008
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This would be nice decoration for the frontpage don't ya think?
Posted by Jimbob 25th January, 2008

Aww, shucks, you don't mean that do you?

And yes, I apologize for making it difficult, but then again, at least this way you don't have to make your way through lots of really easy levels to get to the real challenge... right? Plus you don't have to unlock anything! Bonus!

If you can beat 87secs on the first level though, you deserve a cookie
Posted by Dustin Gunn 25th January, 2008

I like the mouse but the game's pretty slow paced and the alternate platforms seem just slow enough it's impossible to predict. This also is kind of annoying when you fall and have to redo 30 seconds of the level again.
Posted by Vertigo 26th January, 2008
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damn this is in the same GOTW poll as my game... you make me lose im very impressed, this game rocks
Posted by steve 27th January, 2008
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nice little game!
Posted by Clubsoft 28th January, 2008
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Rather like it
Posted by ~Zigzag~ 29th January, 2008
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Yay! Finally a mouse game you can play with the arrow keys!
Posted by Liquixcat 31st January, 2008
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damnit you released it!? I was making levels for it. Maybe I should have told someone.

It's as awesome as it was when I first played it!
Posted by ]Alpha[ 31st January, 2008
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Very nice game
I like it!
Posted by Sphax 31st January, 2008
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Very nice but a bit too difficult.
Posted by 31st January, 2008
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I'm going to be dead honest, i don't understand why this game is getting such wicked reviews. I honestly think the game engine is 5 star and the main charctor "the little mouse" is 5 star, but i found the game levels very dull and i wasn't really into the theme of the game

I can see alot of heart and professionalism has gone into the makeing of this game so i have to vote this game of the week purely because this is one of the best game engines i've seen!!
Comment edited by Va1entine on 1/31/2008
Posted by Torava 2nd February, 2008
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Nice work for game, which have made in 48 hours. It's very hard.
Posted by --Tom-- 4th February, 2008

I like this game, even though I'm not very good at it. Good work on the gfx and animations, love the mouse especially. Music is pretty cool. Must be hard to make a game in only 72 hours!
Comment edited by thomas- on 2/4/2008
Posted by Airflow 25th April, 2008
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I like it but I can't beat the first level. A bit after the first bird there is a gap with two bridges, and only one is on at a time. Am I missing a double jump or something?
Posted by Dr. James MD 25th April, 2008
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I'm getting proper Alfred Chicken vibes from this! Love a good simple platformer every so often.





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