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Thanks for the feature Tom!

Apologies, Icycle doesn't seem to run for some Ubuntu users. Try updating your flash plugin?

The next ice age has arrived and the world as we know it has peacefully frozen in time, but to one naked survivor it's cold and lonely as hell!

Icycle is a contemporary take on a RETRO style bike game which challenges your skill and memory. Trial and error will pave the way but remembering the path might prove harder than you expect. Collect as many bubbles as possible but be prepared for plenty of amusing fatalities along the way.

If only dying was this much fun in life!

Instructions: Ride over the icy terrain collecting bubbles while avoiding various hazzards. The push bike can only advance, you can not back pedal so remembering the best route is part of the challenge. You can influence your altitude over thermals with up and down keys.
Use the skull & crossbones button to commit suicide if the bike ever gets stuck.
Gain a new item of clothing each time you complete the game!

Sound by Stilton Studios & Studio 42

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Reviews


enderblazeenderblaze

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Funny, but the controls are unresponsive as f*ck.



HappyhappyHappyhappy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i feel sad for the guy so lonely poor guy he should be put down xD



Lamboi2Lamboi2

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

dude if you are gonna make him naked at least make a blur cause if a little kid plays this it'll be a a bad influence for them cause they'll think "im gonna go Biking NAKED Bye Mom!" otherwise good game



ErichoEricho

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I thought this was a truly unique game! I have no idea how anyone could survive being naked that long. The hardest part was the first part of Level 2. I tried going ahead and I just died. I tried falling down but that killed me too. It took me awhile to realize I was supposed to jump over the icicles and ahead.

It seriously looked like there wasn't going to be anything after that. I thought the sounds were good, especially with how funny he sounded whenever he died. I noticed that when he does fall off his bike, he seemingly doesn't have any genitals. I guess this was meant to be more of a children's game. The graphics are nicely detailed too.


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BezmanBezman

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very pretty. Reasonably well designed levels.

This was a beautiful game.

I loved the textures, shapes and colours you used. And the concept is arresting - who can resist the allure of the naked cyclist?

Ultimately, it was just a joy to see each new environment.

Level 7's penultimate stage seemed like a big leap in logic - far more so than any other point. I had to stop playing, look at a walkthrough... then (just before the video whosed what needed to be done), I realised it myself. But others have said that level 7 completely stumped them so I think that the concept of using a growing platform to rise should have been introduced earlier, in a simpler form. The gaseous 'lifts' were well introduced, by comparison.

If each level was a puzzle, this would have been fine. As is, the incongruity sticks out in a game that can otherwise be relatively easily completed with perseverance.

I enjoyed playing through the game but I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I was hoping for some sort of conclusion to the story rather than just a scorecard.

I don't anticipate trying to collect all bubbles without dying - that would just be a test of perseverance and learning by rote. However, I applaud the fact that the challenge exists.

A great game, but the level-design (whilst fun) isn't /quite/ to the standard of the graphics.


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