The next major company to literally heed the esteemed Eli Hodapp’s advice to “Just Make Crossy Road (Free), JEEZ!" is Disney. The House of Mouse is teaming up with Hipster Whale to make Disney Crossy Road. And, well, it sure seems that it’s going to be exactly what it says on the tin: Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck trying to dodge traffic for themselves. Chickens may be good at it, but Mickey’s been around for a long time. He can dodge whatever.
This seems like the kind of smart thing to do for companies that want to ape the Crossy Road formula in a good way. Look at Pac-Man 256 (Free), which is a really brilliant take on endless Pac-Man by the Hipster Whale team. While the visuals show that a voxel style will be used, it’ll be interesting to see the characters and customizations that will come into play with the various Disney characters. They have a lot to mine from, and the game will boast over 100 Disney and Pixar characters through 9 different worlds. Heck, just make the game about trying to dodging traffic to Disneyland and that’ll be a pretty faithful Disney game experience there. We are sure to hear a lot more about this really soon.
Update: And it looks like an update with Disney content has just arrived in the original Crossy Road:
— Neil Harman (@Harmunt) March 17, 2016