Back in June, I told you about a wonder iOS game I demoed at E3 2013 called Icycle: On Thin Ice. It’s been a while, but I’m happy to let you know your chance to play it has finally arrived. Chillingo has announced the launch of Damp Gnat’s highly anticipated Icycle: On Thin Ice on the App Store, and trust me, this one is worth the wait.
In June, I said of Icycle: On Thin Ice:
Icycle is the iOS version of the popular Flash-based game from British developer Damp Gnat. There’s a lot more to it than what you get from the Flash-based game, however. The visuals, for one, are even more stylized, with a large array of colors and textures bringing the frozen world to life. The art style will change as the game progresses, and even features a couple levels dedicated entirely to works of René Magritte.
The landscape is in motion, too, shifting up and down and splitting apart to both catch you off guard and to open up access to new areas. You’ll need that access to gather all the ice cubes and bonus items you can on each level.
Here in November, Chillingo will tell you:
Games and art become one in the masterfully crafted and visually stunning Icycle: On Thin Ice. Play as the naked hero Dennis and pedal, jump and glide through each level with the power of nature constantly against you.
Help Dennis find love in a gorgeous icy world that’s not as frozen as it first seems. Ride across chilly vistas, hop over deadly hazards on your bicycle, and float across majestic landscapes as the world creaks and crumbles around you.
Icycle: On This Ice features:
- 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 up Dennis
- Complete 80 missions to unlock bonus features including the original Icycle game!