Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Stupid Bird

by Orava - Jam Entry

Casual exploration, flying, and sword swinging with a tiny story and multiple endings.

A sword may not be unconventional by itself, but if you're a stupid bird it is.


All art and code by myself.
Mainly focused on graphics this time around to un-rust my vector skills a bit.

Personally very satisfied all in all. It's playable and winnable, pretty pretty, and not hugely broken.
If you find any major bugs, let me know with as much detail as possible and I'll get them patched up.

Music by Draytoven.


Walkthrough/Spoilers in case you're stuck:

- Talk to the man by landing next to him.
- Don't give him the sword. You'll need it!
- Find the man's bag and bring it to him.
- Catch bugs.
- Attract fish with bugs.
- Bring the fish to the man.
- Happiness.

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gaugepunk says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:00pm

eh, it's a bit too empty sadly. maybe if it lasted just a little longer then it would be nice. graphics are pretty though.

petey123567 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:30pm

Nice art!

Felt a little directionless once I got the sword.

Blobo says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:31pm

i had a great time killing the butterflies with the sword, but i got stuck in the ground after a few minutes of not knowing what to do.

mokujin says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:36pm

hm i didn't hear any music. I using chrome

Orava says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:53pm

@petey @Blobo I've added a walkthrough spoiler section that should cover all your needs.

@mokujin working fine here on latest Chrome. It may take a bit to load since it's loading in dropbox. (Also make sure you don't start the game muted.)

gene-z says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:50pm

I am sleeping,,, but with good dreams,,,, kkk ,,, good game

esayitch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Holy hells that animation of the flailing bird made me laugh xD

Very nice-looking art, I really dig the style, pretty unique for an LD. Music was very good, and so were the dialogues. Solid entry all around, good luck!

Mouch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:00pm

Very nice art. I can't choose the fly away option at the man, though.

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:01pm

interesting concept. good art and music; the multiple endings was a nice touch. well done.

Markus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:05pm

It's really pretty and it's a fun idea. Took some time to figure out what to do and it's quite easy to accidentally scroll past text. Eventually got stuck in the ground.

The4thCircle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:05pm

I think I might have encountered a bug, the first time I played it through I got Helping, Unity by chance, then seeing multiple endings tried to get them all. For some reason though I was unable to get beyond helping? As no matter which option I chose in speaking to the man, it took me to the ending where the man dies. I get the impression that "fly away" in that first conversation is MEANT to let me go get the fish but it just went to the end screen.

Shame because I really wanted to finish it, I liked it.

dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Very nice game, I really like the drawings, and the absurd story. It would be great with some noises

Orava says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:45pm

@The4thCircle Thanks, it should be fixed now. Restarting wasn't clearing a flag properly so it caused the dialogue to mess up.

sbot1101 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:46pm

I spent way too long playing this. it's great. though i gave the man all the fish and the bag at the same time and he didn't want anything else from me after :(

Orava says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:47pm

If anyone can give me more details on the ground sticking bug, you know where to find me.

helekopeter says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:46pm

gr8 art m8

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:48pm

A sword is not an unconventional weapon... unless you are a bird! I loved the mood of this, and helping the lonely warrior was a great turn of story - loved it

IL_yoshioka says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:06pm

pretty bird

Jungle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:21pm

Good game. I think that a sword is not an unconventional weapon. Graphs are great! Controls are ok. Multiple ending is AWESOME! Congrats!

hexdie says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:57am

I really enjoyed this one! Flying around was enjoyable, the art was fantastic and the music was very good and fitting. I got the "Helping, infinite perching, and friends" ending, which was pretty rewarding to figure out. Very nice work!

rallebauz says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:50am

The graphics and music is very well done

iSamurai says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:53am

It's uncommon to see this kind of game nowadays. I like it. It's like reading a story. Not a fun game, but is a good game.

Newt_ says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:39pm

Very nice looking! An initial goal or something could have been useful, but great work nonetheless!

Kihira says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:41pm

I'm not sure what's unconventional about a sword, but this game was adorable and I liked the multiple endings.

Sorak86 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Nice, love this one :)

Gave u 5 in innovation, graphics and mood!

jmborden says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Poor bird.

arhpositive says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Solid entry, cool graphics and music. Instructions were quite necessary, otherwise there'd be no way for me to figure things on my own. Still, a good game. Congrats!

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