Game of the Week : Crossy Road

An absolutely addictive one-touch action game, Crossy Road, has made the jump onto the Google Play Store after being exclusively on iOS and the Amazon Appstore. Very simply, you have to get the chicken to cross the road so he can get to the other side. The catch is that there is no other side, and you’re just dodging traffic, speeding trains, torrential rapids, and hungry eagles for as long as possible before meeting an inevitable and grisly demise.

You collect coins in the process which can buy new blocky characters to embark on this quest of ultimate futility. If there’s one character in particular you want to get, they’re available individually through in-app purchases. As a bonus for the Google Play Store launch, the developers are including the bugdroid Android mascot as a playable character. The controls are super-accessible and the graphics are adorable. Give it a go, and don’t blame us when you miss your stop on the bus because of it.

Crossy Road is available for free on the Play Store.