Posted: 10 weeks ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
Play involves learning to fly with just the arrow keys. Left and Right turn you in that direction while Up and Down increase or decrease your speed. In this way you soar far from your nest to snatch bugs directly from trees, or pick worms from the ground.
You soon realise you need to keep track of where your home tree and nest is, if you are to make it back with food. You also need to learn how to land back in the nest by reducing your speed (holding the Down arrow key) and being at an appropriate angle.
As you progress you soon learn that this short challenge is not only about preserving your fledging family but making tough decisions about which will prosper. Even if you regularly fly out, catch three bugs and return to feed the chicks, they are not guaranteed to survive.
The result is a short but intense experience about care for your dependants and the harshness of nature.
You can play this game in the following styles:
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Young children need to be able to control the flight of the bird with the key controls. To appreciate the narrative dilemma of the game, players need a bit of emotional understanding.
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