We had lots of brilliant suggestions for yesterday's HaiTaku — clearly plenty of games fit the template of frustration — but none was the right answer. Rather than frustrate you further, I'll offer up a solution, and one final HaiTaku before Christmas.
This was the haiku:
Dash awkwardly or run, you'll soon stop outputting relative calmness.
The answer is in fact well-known Serrels baiter Crossy Road. Not only is this a description of what playing the game is like, the name is also embedded in the initial letters for each word if you read the haiku backwards:
Calmness Relative Outputting Stop Soon You'll Run Or Awkwardly Dash
(Regular Kotaku readers will recall I like this trick.)
So one last HaiTaku for 2014. This is an older game, but it shouldn't mix you up too badly:
A bloodshed fee gropes shots. Those gophers blessed a food. Badger-heeled spoofs, shoots.