BIG CHICKEN is a strategic Arcade Style Game where you slam your way through waves of Evil Garden Veggies. Can you make it through all 10 Stages?

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This is game #1 of my 12 Games in 12 Months Challenge I've set for myself in 2023. I Hope you guys enjoy.

Special thanks to Munkie Beets for the OST.



WASD or Arrow Keys to Move


Press E to select an Item

Press SPACE while an Item is selected to use it

Updated 1 day ago
Published 8 days ago
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
GenreStrategy, Survival
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags2D, Arcade, Chess, nuke, Pixel Art, power-ups, Singleplayer, Top-Down


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bug: if you open the tutorial menu when you're going to the next stage, the game softlocks

Thank you, Ill patch that out asap


Haha, I am so bad at this game. Tried it half a dozen times now and I can't get myself past stage 2....maybe I made it to stage 3 once.  But this is pretty fun though regardless. Keeping yourself to a month to make the game really seems like it allowed you hone in and focus on creating a really tight gameplay mechanic. 

There's a good amount of strategy in such a simple mechanic, which adds to the complexity just in the one-hit, board destroying attack alone. Then add in the power-ups and that you can only one that you most recently picked up. Yeah,  it's good. Really made for some thinking on what I should do next. I also like the art you put together for it.

Great work with this!

Thank you!! I'm glad you liked it

I showed it to my wife because she's really into chickens. She ended up getting farther than me. Up to stage 4 I think. Was 12th or 13th on the leaderboards at one point. I've been thinking of giving it another go. If I have any more feedback to share, then I'll be sure to share it with you.

Okay, played a bit more today. Got up to stage 4 and ranked 22nd on the board. I feel that's fairly respectable. Not much to add though. I can't really find any criticisms with it other than maybe better player onboarding than the little slides we get from the question mark. But for a game of this scope I think that is forgivable. Once again, awesome stuff, man. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up next month!


Such a beautiful, simple game! I love the animations.


This is really cool, I came from the devlog and I think that the new series is an awesome idea. Gameplay-wise, it is engaging and addictive while not being annoyingly difficult, and the art compliments the arcady-style well


J'aimerais bien apprivoiser cette poule ;)

Bien sur mon amie


Came here from the devlog, love the game! The gameplay is unique and does a great job of keeping you engaged without demotivating you. I also really love the visuals and audio! It does seem to lag quite a bit in the browser though. Is there a fix you know of, or is there a chance you could make a downloadable build? Thanks!


Big Chicken


big chicken 10/10 would recommend