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by SojaBird - Compo Entry

Enter forest of pixel-eagles and forever-fall.
Play around and spread your wings...or die!

"An ambient game about collecting, hiding and flying."

- Use the mouse to look around.
- WSAD allows you to move around.
- Escape toggles mouse-lock.
- Ambient experience controls are found inside the game (bottom right)
-> [C] Bird eyes
-> [L] Hero lock-on
-> [V] Hero eyes

Does your mouse feel sluggish/unresponsive?
Try downloading the standalone for a smoother experience.

Note 2:
Sorry, the game might be a bit too hard in the first stage.

Downloads and Links




Fartenko says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Gameplay is interesting and game itself looks pretty cute :3

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Gorgeous, adorable, easily one of my favorites in this jam. Wonderful style and mood.

Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Indeed ambient :)
I was hoping that I will become a bird in the end... why?

SkullPixel says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:56pm

This is really cool and innovative. I will say that your mouse controls are very buggy.

Pusty says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Intresting! Really nice

Hempuli says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:25pm

Very neat! The browser version lagged a bit for me and that might've made the game harder than intended, but I found it pretty tough to avoid the birds. I really liked the Proteus-ish graphics and would actually really enjoy a game where you fly among the birds!

Syldarion says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:29pm

The artwork was really well done for this, as well as the audio. It wasn't immediately apparent to me that I needed to hide though. Maybe needs some sort of natural mechanics introduction in the future.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Nice styling, unique concept, love it!

mf1214 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Fun game and pretty challenging. Good job!

Nolocality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04am

I like it...but than again I'm a sucker for sprites in 3D games and goofy sound effects.
Either I suck or the catapillar section is hard as hell lol, but I wouldn't dock a star for that.

The way the world falls together...very nice.

Sweet game.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:29am

Really great immersion and environment!

Paulgami says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:39am

Really like the atmosphere! I really wanted to fly around, but yeah the first stage is a little harsh. Also the billboard trees get in your face a little up close.

teamross says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:56am

Love the art! The gamemplay is quite interesting! I tried a few times! I just didn't get what was exactly the bird vision. Was it to check every enemy position? They moved so fast and were so many that I could't even make a strategy to move safe!
Overall, good job! :D

Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:00pm

It's a shame it's so hard, as I found it a little frustrating. There was no real way to know where the birds would be so it was mainly just luck if they got you. It is beautiful though, hiding the main guy and just flying round as a bird was a nice relaxing experience. Top marks for mood

Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:47pm

Holy... What a lovely entry ! The artstyle is just fucking great and reminds me Proteus and some of Tom von den Boogart's games ! The mood and audio are perfect too and the concept is interesting. One of the most memorable entries I've seen so far, especially in Compo ! The Great, great job.

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 3:28am

Actually, I thought the first stage being brutal was rather fitting, given you're a caterpillar. I was less of a fan of the camera being so close to it, though. I definitely thought it was an interesting experience, and there were many places where it definitely felt like you hit the mark. The cocoon stage, for example, requiring you to wait a minute and hope for the best, was a really brave design decision. That said, to me, the butterfly stage was most broken. For a control scheme that's meant to make me feel free, kept me grounded and myopic due to the flowers stuck into the ground, and thus, giving me little reason to explore. I think that stage could have used a little more work.

TheCain says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:34am

I'm griping about the lack of ending screen, but other than that it was a pretty and nice game.

WERT Studio says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:17pm

pretty relaxing with the music

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