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Go Play: Crossy Road

I assumed everyone had already heard about Crossy Road, but I mentioned it on Upgrade this week and heard from a bunch of people who blamed, er, credited us for getting them into it.

Crossy Road is a free iOS game that’s inspired by Frogger. You’re a creature (many are available, some for free, some via in-app purchase, though so far as I can tell none of the creatures actually affects gameplay) jumping across lanes of traffic, railroad tracks, treacherous waters, and the like. Eventually you get run over. Your point total is the number of spaces forward that you’ve advanced.

I made a video so you could get a sense of it.

People throw around the word “addictive” to describe iOS games way more than they should, but we’ve been playing Crossy Road in my house a lot this week. I think the word might apply.