Pichon by Indie Ghost is a puzzle platformer where you play as a chubby bird that's constantly bouncing.
Pichon is a puzzle platformer where you play as a chubby bird that's constantly bouncing. Fast reflex and good timing will allow you to sort obstacles, activate secret passages and collect the necessary gems to be able to open the door at the end of each level.
Features: (based on the full app version)
- Think fast! Pichón will happily bounce into his dead if you don't react quickly.
- Different materials will make you bounce higher, slower or even crumble below your feet!
- Activate special blocks to get access to new areas.
- Enjoy cute and colorful pixel art graphics.
- Pichón is easy to learn but hard to master.
Around 2012, after a long chat with another game artist and developer, the idea of making a simple platformer for mobile emerged. It would involve a constantly bouncing ball in a vertically scrolling level. Eventually the ball morphed into a bird and the game stated gaining complexity. Pichón was ported to several engines until finally settling with PhaserJS, one of the best HTML5 game frameworks that exists today. After years of hard work, Pichón is finally nearing completion, to be released in November 2015.
PLAYPLAYFUN'S IMPRESSION ON PICHON:
Pichon is an unusual platformer game starring a very very bouncy bird. But that's not a bad thing... read on!
It begins with the art style. It is simple and yet captivatingly cute. The control is ultra easy. Unlike normal action platformer game where you have to jump, run, slide and roll with different kind of control keys, Pichon keep it simple for you. Pichon keeps jumping. How high it jumps depend on the platform that he is bouncing off from. The only thing that you need to worry is that where you are going to land. As a result, this game perfect for any platform.
Pichon is divided into stages. Each stage will pose a different set of challenge while you need to collect shards of keys (maybe) to open the door to the next level. Getting out is the easy part, but getting out while at the same time earning 3 stars, that's the difficult part in Pichon.
Overall, Pichon works! Tight control, cute art style and inventive control style bring Pichon out of the stereotype action platformer genre. Try and enjoy it!