A MAZE. / Berlin 2019

8th International Games and Playful Media Festival

Bird Alone

Bird Alone Demo Playthrough

by George Batchelor, Eli Rainsberry, Allissa Chan (UK)

Genre: sad animal game

Bird Alone is the story of a lonely bird figuring out what life's all about.

By drawing and creating art to answer the bird's curiosities, making musical jams together and having conversations about life, growing up and everything in between, they might start to make some sense of it all. Or at least make a new best friend. ​ Bird Alone is a mobile game, meant to be played for a few moments a day. The passage of real world time is important, including when you're not playing. These are the times when the bird is alone, they can collect their thoughts, think about how they're growing up and if their view on life, death and the rest of it is changing.

The demo I've submitted for the exhibition is different from the final game in the way that the interactions are presented. Normally the game would be played in moments alerted via notifications through a period of weeks, but for the demo I've distilled it to a few of the kinds of interactions players have with the bird.

The final game is still a work in progress, but what I've submitted sort of exists as it's own thing, for exhibitions.

Platform: PC, Mac