A variety of feathered creatures feature in Necrophone Games' Jazzpunk (2014).
A bird on a pedestal in the garden of Perrin's 3D exploration title Kairo (2012).
A Tookey and several Crack-Tweets on the Poppy Brothers table of HAL Laboratory’s 1993 Kirby’s Pinball Land for Game Boy.And a lone Twizzy from the Kracko table of the same game.
A male and female riflebird from @terrawah's untitled(?) game about riflebirds, made for 2013’s Pulse Pounding Heart Stopping Dating Sim Jam. Submitted by the fantastic zerofeedback blog for overlooked games.
Riflebirds are amazing little critters, probably best known for their impressively elaborate mating dances. In this two-player game, one player controls the male bird’s dance, and player two can then judge the dance good or bad on behalf of the female bird.
I do enjoy that in less than two weeks, this blog now has multiple bird-based dating games.
Kolibri is a side-scrolling shmup, released for the Sega 32X in 1995, in which you control a hummingbird.
When I started this blog I kinda assumed there were only a few games in which players actually control birds… as it turns out there are several!
Gameplay, sprites, and cabinet art for Williams Electronics’ 1982 arcade classic Joust. The players are ostrich-riding knights, and the enemies are buzzard riders.
A chatty parrot in LucasArts’ 1992 adventure game Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. You can use the “Talk” action on it to bring up some silly dialog options with equally silly responses. A CD-ROM version of the game was released in 1993, complete with full voice acting. I’ll never forget the sound of that parrot saying “BWAAAAAK!”
Adventure, more commonly known as Colossal Cave Adventure, was originally designed in 1976 by programmer and caving enthusiast William Crowther. It was the first adventure game, making this the first bird featured in an adventure game!
An animated GIF of the Loom seagulls from Leon Arnott's absolutely fantastic Animated Screenshots blog.
Another Bird is a mash-up homage to both Flappy Bird and Another World, one of the 794 games created for Flappy Jam in an amazing outpouring of support for Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen after the unfortunate harassment he received for withdrawing his game from sale.