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The Icky Bug Machine

rated 2.03 / 5 stars
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Adventure - Point 'n Click

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Jan 30, 2009 | 10:35 AM EST

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Author Comments

This is really more of a toy than a game. I didn't want any scoring or other structure to interfere with the simple joy of squishing bugs.

I know this is pretty simple, but the goal here is just to create an open-ended, fun little diversion. Here are my extended instructions:

Press the buttons to make bugs. When the bugs begin to disgust you, click on the bugs to squish them. When you become overwhelmed by the devastation you have wrought, turn off you computer and go talk to someone you love.

Let me know what you think.




Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


Not a very interesting game, to be sure. With the addition of music, a more realistic crushing noise, a more diverse selection of bugs, maybe a foot or hand graphic for when you click, and various bug (pardon the pun) fixes, this might have the chance to be a 7/10.

mgetty responds:

Thanks for the comments. I'm curious to know what the bug fixes are. I think your right about the music or perhaps a skittering sound for their little legs crawling acrsoso the screen.

Thanks for checking it out.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nasty. Homo lol

mgetty responds:

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked it--I think.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Room for improvement

Good for a quick diversion, and I'm not marking it down for that, but it's just... boring overall.

Sure, crushing things under your unquestionable might is fun, but it takes FOREVER for them to die, which is really weird, honestly.
Lack of music also puts me off, as the only sound you hear is the crushing noise (which may make other people feel a *ahem* certain way) and that just makes it uninteresting.
Oh, and it's annoying that there is the chance of the bugs covering a button, and then you can't actually click on the button, along with them running off the screen.

In short: Quicker actions, music, fix some bugs about the bugs (I hate myself) and a little more colour and background would be nice.

- MikeyJC

mgetty responds:

Hey, thanks for the constructive criticism. Your feedback is very helpful. There are some good ideas here. Thanks for checking this out.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

ye awesum

very funny

mgetty responds:

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the kind review.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Really fun

If this game had a scoring system and objectives, i would play it for hours.

mgetty responds:

Thanks for the review. Maybe down the road I'll try to develop this into a more traditional game with some of your and others' suggestions.

Thansk for giving it a try.