Icycle: On Thin Ice
By Chillingo Ltd
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Cult of Mac's Best Damn iOS Games of 2013!
Games and art become one in the masterfully crafted and visually stunning Icycle: On Thin Ice. Play as the cold naked hero Dennis, and pedal, jump and glide through each beautiful but deadly post-apocalyptic frozen wonderland.
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"A wonderful game from start to finish" – Touch Arcade, 5/5
"One of the most bizarre games I have ever played." – Game Informer
"One of the most beautiful visual styles I've ever seen in an iOS game and is addictive from the first moment." – The Examiner's Holiday Gift Guide 2013
"Icycle is the most engaging journey I’ve taken in a game in a long time, and you owe it to yourself to go along for the ride." – Slide To Play, 4/4 "Must Have"
"A fantastic and imaginative adventure that's ripe with challenge and humor" – JayIsGames
"Icycle's colorful, clever and a great example of just how far a little imagination can go in the world of indie mobile development." – Modojo
"An enchanting flagship title that belongs on every iPad" – Stromstock, 9/10
"An extraordinary journey…Icycle is the most bespoke game I've ever played" - Eurogamer
"Take note, everybody: Icycle: On Thin Ice is a game to watch out for." - 148 Apps
*Into The Pixel artwork winner and Develop Indie Showcase finalist*
FIND LOVE IN THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACES
Help Dennis find love in an icy world that’s not as frozen as it first seems. Ride through collapsing cities and fairgrounds, hop over dormant battlefields and explosive wedding cakes, float down dark ravines, through hostile shopping centres and over a skyline of legs, while poor Dennis is teased and taunted to the fringe of despair.
AN ADVENTURE INTO MADNESS
From its jaw-dropping scenery to bizarre creations plucked from Dennis’s sub-conscious, award-winning studio Damp Gnat draws inspiration from art, film, and comedy to deliver an experience that is beautiful, sad, hilarious, compelling, and fun all at once.
• A thrilling platforming adventure from award-winning studio Damp Gnat
• Breathtaking worlds that are as beautiful as they are dangerous
• Stunning soundtrack and unique surrealist visual design
• Unlock a wardrobe full of garments to dress and humiliate Dennis
• Upgrade vacuum cleaners and umbrellas to reach hidden items
• Complete 80 missions to unlock bonus features including the original Icycle game!
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What's New in Version 1.0.4
Winter might be over but Dennis' quest for love remains an ice-cold endeavour so we've applied some oil to those squeaky wheels of Dennis' bike. Stay frosty!
All style, little substance
The visual style and animation are well done, if a bit confusing. Why is the protagonist naked? Why are there silhouettes of shapely women in the intro? (They don't relate to the game itself.) Is the guy on the Victorian-era bike the same as the guy on the small bike? I don't know the answers to any of these questions, but I still like the overall art direction. It feels like the credit sequence from a 1960s film.
Too bad as much effort wasn't put into making it fun. Strip away the art and you have a tedious and frustratingly difficult platformer. It starts out okay for the first minute, then I'm steering a teeny-tiny character as he falls past surfaces that result in instant death if brushed. I die a bunch, but get through. Then I get to a level--this is in the first five minutes--where I die over and over and over, and I don't feel like there's a strategy to how to beat it. I die a bunch, then I have to rewind back a couple of screens, hit the same unbeatable one, and I want to throw my iPhone against the wall.
This is a game designed for people who don't mind spending time powering through difficult scenarios. It's not something you can just pick up and enjoy. That's too bad, because it make the visual style irrelevant.
I really enjoyed this game, and yes there were times where I would get stuck on a stage for about 10 minutes but eventually I would make it through and continues on to the others. This game was very beautiful and quirky, it involves a lot of strategic thinking and it's really up to you to find a way out of each scenario given throughout the stages of the game. I also enjoyed the life(s) part how you could constantly restart or keep going from where you died. The different scenes in each stage really kept me interested, and it wasn't all the same as you kept going. I am so glad I got it for free, for this kind of game/quality. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys solving problems and a little bit of an adventure! 5 out of 5 stars!
If you can't really under stand this game or never even heard of it I can explain. When I was younger about maybe 9 (I'm 13) I played the computer version. In this version the man (still naked) follows frozen bubbles through an icy tundra like this one except this wasn't that comical it was more about beauty so it didn't really give an explanation. But this one actually gave more of an explanation this is supposed to be comical, funny with references to things like James Bond and the surreal painting of a Victorian man with an apple in front of his face. In the begging it shows him on top of the world and then it cracks this represents an icy apocalypse and much like the first version he is looking for another person but in this case a beautiful woman. Also to explain the weird Victorian moment with woman and fish heads that was a dream.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 25, 2014
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 28.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chillingo Ltd
- © Damp Gnat
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- Shard Pack of 250 ice cubes$0.99
- Original Icycle game unlock$0.99
- Crystal Pack of 1,000 ice cubes$2.99
- Iceberg Pack of 4,000 ice cubes$8.99
- Glacier Pack of 10,000 ice cubes$19.99