I am a mid-thirties mainstream game veteran who dropped out to go indie. This is my first solo game! I'm happy with the way it turned out.
St. Chicken is available for Mac and PC at Indievania
and currently at IndieCity for PC.
If I had it to do all over again I would have straddled the line between indie and casual less. I think a lot of indie types are put off by the simple colorful graphics and assume it is casual crap. I wish more players would give it a chance and play it, the mechanic is unique and the game is fun!
Here's my marketing copy:
"Defying genres, St. Chicken is in a category all its own - a fun but challenging puzzle-swimmer-platformer where you control an omnipotent pet guppy. St. Chicken is lost in the wild, and has been granted special healing powers. Spawn, nourish and protect your very own school of offspring, guiding them through hazardous waters to safety.
Don't let the cute graphics fool you, the game is accessible to all skill levels, but those seeking a perfect score will need to develop some serious skills. Controlling the St. Chicken, you'll spawn, nourish and protect a school of susceptible offspring, guiding them through a series of lakes and estuaries avoiding hazards in the form of patrolling electric eels and stingrays. The goal is to spawn and herd your offspring to the end of each level where the lost treasures from the aquarium that was once home to St. Chicken lie."