Made in 72h for Ludum Dare 46.

Blackbird, your younglings finally hatched. Keep them alive and see them fly or die trying. You can snatch bugs directly from trees, or pick worms from the ground.

Controlled with arrow keys- Press up to start or down to land. To land, you have to fly slow by holding the down arrow and being near the ground or nest in an appropriate angle.

PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(15 total ratings)
GenreSimulation, Action
Made withGodot
TagsAnimals, Casual, Flight, Ludum Dare 46, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Short, Side Scroller, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksLudum Dare


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Very enjoyable game!


Nice concept but controls are little too frustrating for something this time-sensitive, I think


why is entering the nest so godamm hard?


Not on purpose. It should work well if you hold downwards while approaching the nest, so you fly slow. There is a speed limit for landing anywhere.


instructions unclear all died because i flew away

Sorry for your loss! ;)


feed all of them they all survived on first try good game

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first try: tried to feed everyone at once and they ALL died by being too weak to fly

second try: 1 lived, 1 died in my care, and 1 was too weak 

third and final try: 2 lived, 1 too weak

i am a mediocre parent

and a quick question.... how ong do you have before they fly? a minute? 2?

edits: just fixing spelling mistakes and adding tries

Three minutes actually. Did you catch any worms, sitting on the ground? They are more nutritious, i think it's a bit easier to use them.

oh, actually. thanks. i didn't catch many worms, stayed to the bugs lol.


The  Feeling Of Absolute failure when you see the dead children is hilariously sad. I LOVE IT!

Haha, sad indeed :D


this was fun! i like the art style too, its simplistic but it works well (i especially like the hills in the background). its a fairly simple learning curve as well which means i caught on pretty quickly, and managed to save all 3 chicks on my second attempt! nice game c:

Thank you, i'm really glad you enjoyed tha game :)

how the hell do you win this game?!?!?!?

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So you fly out and catch beetles and worms. Ideally you catch 3, as you can carry up to 3 and this is more efficient. Then you fly back to your nest and give them to the chicks. If you have trouble getting them big enough, focus on one first. Big enough means they get feathers.  Make sure to speed up properly when going back and forth. Also, you can fly to the left and right. If you only go to one side, it will get quite empty after some time. Hope this helps! Please let me know if it worked out for you or if the issue is about something else. :)





It is! :D


also you cant just let the feathered ones die they go green and their feathers fall off, feed them a beetle every couple of trips