by Patrick Alexander
November 2006

DOWNLOAD version 1.03 (11 MB)

Made in Game Maker – for Windows only

Chu-Chi is a colourful, music-based scrolling shooter — sort of half-toy, half-game. I wanted to capture that old feeling of discovering a strange game on an unmarked floppy disk: You don’t know what it is, where it came from, or how it works, but it’s fun just playing around and figuring it out.

In hindsight, I’m fully aware that Chu-Chi is less fun than it could be, and more frustrating. My intention was to make an easy, easy, fun game, but it’s actually quite time-consuming and tedious to beat either of the levels. It’s best to forget about beating Chu-Chi and approach it as a sort of musical toy.

Despite its flaws, I’m very proud of Chu-Chi: It took most of a year to make, and there are some really worthwhile ideas in it. The concept is solid — just a bit lofty and complex for my first game ever. Next time, I’m doing a platformer!