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The Chickening [via mefi projects] The Chickening is a video game about a chicken who shoots lasers. Out of his eyes.
posted by Burhanistan (46 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are there any other kind?
posted by Afroblanco at 4:59 PM on August 5, 2009


I applaud the developers for making a socially conscious game about the perils of repeated drug use.
posted by demiurge at 5:02 PM on August 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


Wow...it's laser day on Metafilter today, isn't it?
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 5:07 PM on August 5, 2009


I'm still waiting for a game about a pencil that shoots candy and lasers out of its ass.
posted by Askiba at 5:10 PM on August 5, 2009



Wow...it's laser day on Metafilter today, isn't it?

are there any other kind/s?
posted by edgeways at 5:10 PM on August 5, 2009


This game is Werner Herzog's worst nightmare.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:19 PM on August 5, 2009


i was going to play it, but i chickened out...
posted by sexyrobot at 5:35 PM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


a chicken who shoots lasers. Out of his eyes.

If you can think of another place from which to shoot lasers, I'd like to hear it, Smart Guy.
posted by hifiparasol at 5:39 PM on August 5, 2009


Unless I can roll up stuff, I'm not having a chicken-themed marriage ceremony.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:45 PM on August 5, 2009


What does that chicken think it is, a shark?
posted by localroger at 5:49 PM on August 5, 2009


I used to feel sorry for today's kids for not growing up with Mario, Sonic, and Mega Man. Now I feel sorry for myself for not having grown up with this.
posted by aftermarketradio at 5:53 PM on August 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is a shining example of truth in advertising.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:55 PM on August 5, 2009


THIS GAME IS COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC.
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:06 PM on August 5, 2009 [6 favorites]


Man oh man oh man. I need to create a Windows partition.
posted by brundlefly at 6:06 PM on August 5, 2009


Downloading now. This had better be as completely awesome as it looks.
posted by ixohoxi at 6:07 PM on August 5, 2009


Oh my god, like seriously?
posted by roue at 6:08 PM on August 5, 2009


I love that the game isn't over after your head gets cut off.
posted by mediareport at 6:12 PM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


The chicken in the video can shoot his lasers diagonally up, but my chicken can't. What am I doing wrong?
posted by ixohoxi at 6:24 PM on August 5, 2009


I knew my bootcamp partition would come in handy some day!
posted by p3t3 at 6:26 PM on August 5, 2009


I've seen the source code. It starts off:

chicken chicken chicken chicken(chicken[] chicken)
{
...
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 6:26 PM on August 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


This game has inspired me to eat pizza and avoid KFC for the time being.
posted by Khazk at 6:30 PM on August 5, 2009


The chicken in the video can shoot his lasers diagonally up, but my chicken can't. What am I doing wrong?

Stay tuned for more "Combinations of Words That Have Never Before Been Uttered Or Written In the History of Language".
posted by gordie at 6:33 PM on August 5, 2009 [12 favorites]


Chicken! Chicken, chicken chicken.
posted by loquacious at 6:36 PM on August 5, 2009


This is much better than a bucket of cocks.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:40 PM on August 5, 2009


Hey, whoa, let's not get carried away now, CPH.
posted by davelog at 7:08 PM on August 5, 2009


What is that song in the trailer? It's amazing.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 7:08 PM on August 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Chicken! Chicken, chicken chicken.

I'll have you know I tried to input "chicken" in the tags multiple times when setting up this post but was cruelly denied all but one entry after rendering.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:17 PM on August 5, 2009


The powerpoint from the design meeting.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 7:45 PM on August 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


What the fuck, I can't play this on Atari 5200?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:50 PM on August 5, 2009


Yes.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:50 PM on August 5, 2009


I never knew I wanted to play games like this until I saw this video.

CHICKEN!
posted by buriednexttoyou at 7:57 PM on August 5, 2009


It was as if thousands of voices were silenced at once.
posted by Ding! at 8:05 PM on August 5, 2009


Obviously it's not realistic. A chicken's eyes are on the sides of its head, pointing in nearly opposite directions. Lasers coming out of the eyes wouldn't go forwards.

So there.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:28 PM on August 5, 2009


There's one part in the video where it looks like our chicken goes into Death Blossom mode.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:29 PM on August 5, 2009


Do you guys know the game of chicken?

It's when you get a KFC bucket and build a new chicken out of all the pieces, "Cooties" style.

(from a dream I had)
posted by Kloryne at 8:39 PM on August 5, 2009 [3 favorites]


OMG. Srsly.

I think the "sped up" trailer should be at 4x speed, with Yakety Sax. It's knd of a standard.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:48 AM on August 6, 2009


pretty sure that's carmen miranda singing tico tico, synaesthetichaze.
posted by lapolla at 2:18 AM on August 6, 2009


It just goes to show, you can never be too ca--ba-gawk!
posted by hypersloth at 2:37 AM on August 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Anyone remember the old Monty Python sidescroller? Lots of cutouts and similar style. No chicken as far as I reall but somewhat similar feel.

I*m impressed he managed to stretch the Powerpoint as far as he did
posted by monocultured at 2:41 AM on August 6, 2009


My wife and I agree that this is precisely the game she would create if she won a "producer for a week" sweepstakes, and got to direct a team of developers.

Designer: "Okay, so first, what do we have in mind for a main character?"
Her: "A chicken. HAHAHA. I like chickens."
Designer: "What attacks does he have?"
Her: "He pecks you in the face. NO WAIT. He shoots... LASERS."
Designer: "A laser gun?"
Her: "HE SHOOTS LASERS.. OUT OF HIS EYES."
Designer: "That could work. What should he be walking on?"
Her: "I dunno. Feet?"
Designer: "Okay, obviously. But what does the world itself look like?"
Her: "FEET!! Like feet hills. The Foothills of the Headlands. And ...we need some floating puppies."
Designer: "Okay, I'll see what I can do."


So basically, I feel an odd attraction toward the guy who made this.
posted by jake at 7:57 AM on August 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I applaud this concept.
posted by Mister_A at 8:11 AM on August 6, 2009


At least it's better than that insipid Kentucky..........................GRILLED!!!!!! chicken campaign.
posted by mrmojoflying at 8:44 AM on August 6, 2009


Thanks everyone for checking out the game, or even chickening out. It's the thought that counts.

The song in the trailer is Carmen Miranda - Tico-tico no Fubá @ archive.org.

I think the "sped up" trailer should be at 4x speed, with Yakety Sax. It's knd of a standard.
posted by Pronoiac


Snark and ye shall recieve
posted by psychobum at 4:48 PM on August 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's beautiful, but I don't have a gamepad. On the keyboard, the jump key, whatever it is, doesn't work. Any help? Thanks!
posted by sensate at 6:18 PM on August 6, 2009


Never mind, I am dumb. Shift key it is.
posted by sensate at 6:22 PM on August 6, 2009


Thanks for the song ID. I shall use it to annoy.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 7:02 PM on August 6, 2009


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