Crossy Road is a video game credited to an Australian video game creator, Hipster Whale. The idea behind the game is the infamous joke, “why did the chicken cross the road?’ The game involves moving a character through cars, trains, and other objects, ensuring it does not die. Characters are numerous, and the environment changes depending on the character in the play.
They move the characters to the preferred direction by swiping the phone or tapping at specific points. Characters are added regularly, and they can unlock certain characters using cash or currency. Some of the famous characters are Doge, Archie, and Dark Lord. The gamers collect square-shaped coins that are golden in color with a red-letter C at the middle. They can unlock a new character after accumulating a hundred coins at the top right corner of the screen. One character complex to unlock is Flat Eric, who has been named the game's best character.
Initially, when the game was being crafted, the creators thought of spending about six weeks developing the game. However, the game posed great potential, and they added another six weeks to its development. The game creators were motivated by some popular games like Temple Run, Flappy Bird, Subway surfers, and Skylanders, among others.
The game gained popularity from its inception and was nominated for Australia's game of the year award. The game was well rated by great companies like Metacritic, TouchArcade, and BigBoomBoom, who placed it as a top-notch game. The game also won the 2015 Apple Design Awards. The game was well-received by gamers since three months after it was introduced to the market, it had garnered about fifty million downloads.