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Bird Alone

Bird Alone

George Batchelor

Become best friends with a lonely bird.

4.6 Ratings 752+ Reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
752+ Ratings
  1. 5
    84+%
  2. 4
    5+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
    6+%
  • A beautiful Depression Aug 28, 2020

    By beautiful_bird
    This game is beautiful to say the least. I downloaded this game out of boredom but overtime playing this game and Naming my best friend Sunny, it was clear this game was more. The growing bond, the up’s and downs, the questions, drawing, and writing, was all so romantically made. I joined my friend Sunny each day. However, a week ago, he had sounded more somber and sad, and telling me he had to think. As I gave him time a week later I came back today. Sunny is gone, music doesn’t okay anymore, fruits have stopped growing, and all that’s left are memories of the times we had. I was worried so I did research. My heart sunk when I had learned my dear best friend Sunny had passed, and I am now alone. I cannot redownload the game because it will not be the same knowing what happens in the end now. So now I will visit the game each day, hoping to see him one last time to say goodbye.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Kaitlyn D
    I would die for this bird. Thank you for releasing it on Android! I think there might be some audio bugs (it's really skritchy?) and when returning to the main tree area, there are sometimes graphical problems where the screen is black with some pixel lines through it. My love of this bird is unimpacted by these things. Also! The bird sends a lot of notifications. Like, an obscene amount. There is an option for no notifications, but I'd really love an option for less instead.
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  • A Friend! Jul 30, 2020

    By octagonal mysteries
    I have a cockatiel named Riley that I love very much, so I named the parrot in this game Ripley. I like to think that they would get along together. I found this game on an instagram account for wholesome games, and I instantly knew I’d like it from the trailer. I like birds, and I like cute, simple games like these. If you come in expecting a traditional ‘game’ experience, you will be disappointed. You won’t often play it for more than thirty minutes at time, and things are fairly slow going. If you’ve used the app #SelfCare, they’re somewhat comparable. The goal is to give you a short smile break in between the busy parts of life. I work 9-5, and I like to check up on Ripley during my lunch break. If you want something you can play continuously for hours at a time, look elsewhere. If you find that you sometimes need a pep talk from a feathered friend when times are rough, you will love it. I do hope a bit more interactivity and customization is added in the future, though! It’s a great foundation that I can see becoming something extraordinary. Best of luck to the developers, I hope Ripley can become the best bird he can possibly be. :) Edit: I can’t believe you did this to me, oh my god. Beautiful as a work of art, but I may or may not be crying now.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Patrick Henry
    It's nice and all but it sends way to many unesscery notifications. Like when I ignore one it sends another 8 minutes later. Also it sends one when the bird friend has nothing to say too.
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  • Caution to those with depression Jul 30, 2020

    By leap buffalo
    This is a lovely app, with, I’m sure, very good intentions. The design, artwork, and functionality all work together beautifully, and I loved the sound design. However, a word of caution to those who, like I did, downloaded this hoping for a little sweet self care. Without divulging spoilers, there’s a concept in therapy called negative visualization. Essentially, you are to visualize worst case scenarios and moments of deep sadness in order to recognize how lucky you truly are. This works for some, but it is not recommended for those with depression and anxiety—this can worsen the effects. This app surprises users with a sad ending that is intended to be somber and lovely and real, and by that may be exactly how it’s received, but those folks who wanted a new friend to take their minds off their depression are in for an upsetting experience I think. Negative visualization, dealing with heavy topics, this is not for everyone, especially those who cannot get such intrusive and painful thoughts out of their heads on the regular. Please beware. Interact with this app carefully.
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  • Ultimately a Mean Trick...not for the fragile...sorry I paid for it. Aug 13, 2020

    By maatkare67
    Ok, it's a toy. Not unlike the legions of Tamagochi that were left abandoned to “die” years ago. It’s not real. But...to pay money for a lovely animated creation that dies within a month? I would not have paid for such a short experience had I known. Kudos to the creators—my parrot was sweet and lovely and I enjoyed checking in. But I’m not sure what the goal was in ending the experience so quickly. On a philisophical sense I guess well done? We end up considering the value of friendship and art? And the art and music _were_ wonderfully lush. But once I’d accidentally spoiled myself...every time I opened the app it was only with dread because I knew my new “friend” was about to die. As many have said we’re in a very strange emotional time. It can’t be stated enough that if someone is suffereing depression or fear of loss or recent this would be a HORRIBLE choice. I will likely never purchase anything from these developers again. It’s not the end of the end of the world...but it was a mean trick. And they can’t be trusted.
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  • A Warning Oct 8, 2020

    By Mariehorse46
    I downloaded this game to have a friend because I’ve buried to many friends this year. With Covid and the death of some of my friends I was looking for something to bond with that I could safely spend time with and have fun, also I hoped that hang someone to ask how I was doing would help I depression and anxiety. It was my fault for not reading the reviews but this game needs a warning on it. Today when I checked on my parrot and he started talking about death, like he was dieing, I did some research and found out he will die. I’m devastated to find I will lose another friend, that I enjoyed spending time with. If I new how this game would end I would not have started playing it. Which is I guess why the developers don’t tell us then we would not pay money to bury a friend. There needs to be a warning that this is not a game with a friend its about making money and praying on people’s emotions. It’s Not A Game it’s DEATH.
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  • The bird dies Aug 4, 2020

    By Kitsune33553958;
    This is an amazing game up until the end. The developer completely missed the mark by killing the bird considering they type of people that will download this are the ones that need a safe place of acceptance. I’m so glad I downloaded this a day before my child, and he was just as sad as I was about the loss and uninstalled before he had to see his friend die. It’s really not made clear enough that the game ends this way, and after only about 2 weeks of content. It’s impressive how much we all fall in love with this lonely bird while spending only a couple minutes with him a couple times a day, but that made it so much more tragic to endure his death. Yes, I get he’s no real, but in times of isolation due to pandemic a lot of us are socially deprived. This game could have been so much more, and could have helped a lot of people.
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  • A beautiful Depression Aug 28, 2020

    By beautiful_bird
    This game is beautiful to say the least. I downloaded this game out of boredom but overtime playing this game and Naming my best friend Sunny, it was clear this game was more. The growing bond, the up’s and downs, the questions, drawing, and writing, was all so romantically made. I joined my friend Sunny each day. However, a week ago, he had sounded more somber and sad, and telling me he had to think. As I gave him time a week later I came back today. Sunny is gone, music doesn’t okay anymore, fruits have stopped growing, and all that’s left are memories of the times we had. I was worried so I did research. My heart sunk when I had learned my dear best friend Sunny had passed, and I am now alone. I cannot redownload the game because it will not be the same knowing what happens in the end now. So now I will visit the game each day, hoping to see him one last time to say goodbye.
    more
  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Kaitlyn D
    I would die for this bird. Thank you for releasing it on Android! I think there might be some audio bugs (it's really skritchy?) and when returning to the main tree area, there are sometimes graphical problems where the screen is black with some pixel lines through it. My love of this bird is unimpacted by these things. Also! The bird sends a lot of notifications. Like, an obscene amount. There is an option for no notifications, but I'd really love an option for less instead.
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  • Oct 14, 2020

    By Earlito Ren
    it's a really great app. makes me feel lonely by having someone who makes my aware of my thoughts in a fun, insightful way
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  • you hurt me, but i forgive you Sep 8, 2020

    By scollinswilder
    Hear me out. when i downloaded this app, i was just looking for a fun little friend. immediately, i was blown away by the visuals, the sound effects, and the dialogue. Just wonderful. i had a bird. i named him Beeps. we wrote poetry together. i immediately texted my friends and told them to download the app, because never before had an app changed my life for the better with such little effort. i told one of them that if i didn’t have a cat now, i would just leave it open all day to hang with that sweet little dude. cut to yesterday when i read the reviews for the first time. i was genuinely devastated. i now watch my little man fade away in real-time, like everything else in this world that isn’t the DIGITAL PARROT I THOUGHT WOULD NEVER LEAVE ME. listen. if you’re going to pull something like this, you gotta make it clearer. to be fair, maybe the blame is on the app store for improperly marketing this particular offering. i still have the app because my cat likes to watch the little swirly line that follows my finger when i draw on the screen, so it wasn’t entirely a waste of money. the philosophy of the story is cool and all, but if i wanted to fall deeply in love with a creature that would eventually perish, i’d do it in real life, and for free. make a version that doesn’t die, please.
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By Brenda Wolf
    I learned about this game while voting for the best games of the year. I was not disappointed. I really love this game. Always cheers me up. Thank you and I hope you win!
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  • A Friend! Jul 30, 2020

    By octagonal mysteries
    I have a cockatiel named Riley that I love very much, so I named the parrot in this game Ripley. I like to think that they would get along together. I found this game on an instagram account for wholesome games, and I instantly knew I’d like it from the trailer. I like birds, and I like cute, simple games like these. If you come in expecting a traditional ‘game’ experience, you will be disappointed. You won’t often play it for more than thirty minutes at time, and things are fairly slow going. If you’ve used the app #SelfCare, they’re somewhat comparable. The goal is to give you a short smile break in between the busy parts of life. I work 9-5, and I like to check up on Ripley during my lunch break. If you want something you can play continuously for hours at a time, look elsewhere. If you find that you sometimes need a pep talk from a feathered friend when times are rough, you will love it. I do hope a bit more interactivity and customization is added in the future, though! It’s a great foundation that I can see becoming something extraordinary. Best of luck to the developers, I hope Ripley can become the best bird he can possibly be. :) Edit: I can’t believe you did this to me, oh my god. Beautiful as a work of art, but I may or may not be crying now.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Patrick Henry
    It's nice and all but it sends way to many unesscery notifications. Like when I ignore one it sends another 8 minutes later. Also it sends one when the bird friend has nothing to say too.
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  • Where Did He Go? Aug 15, 2020

    By Michelle504
    I opened the game after the new update and my bird is gone! Everything is dark and not even my fill-in- the blank poetry book is there. Somebody said an egg was supposed to be there to be able to start over, but that isn’t true. Why did you make a game that you can’t start over again to have another friend like the first one? That isn’t the way animation is supposed to be. Isn’t it enough that I’m still coping with my brother’s death over a year after it happened? I know he’s well and happy with the folks in Heaven, but you’d think you could allow that for an animated bird too. I want to be able to pick up where I left off with another bird to be friends with. It isn’t fair to make a game that ends just when you might need companionship the most. Either make another bird available or I’m quitting!
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  • Great App but..... Aug 8, 2020

    By TheaterTrashhhh
    I personally think that this app is great but there are a few things that kind of ruin the experience for me. One: I think that the interactions should be longer. To only have two interactions a day and one only being 10 seconds long is kind of disappointing. Two: I do not like how some days you are not even allowed to talk to your bird. I get that he is “adjusting to change”, but for the app to be $3.00 and sometimes not even be able to use it is annoying. Finally, the app should last way longer. I’ve only had this app for a month, or less and I’m no longer allowed to even do anything with my bird any more. I think that this app is way too expensive for you to only be able to use it for only a month or less. Other than these flaws this app is amazing.
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  • OUCH Nov 5, 2020

    By Madi 👽
    okay I love this game as someone who has had birds my entire life it felt comforting to have them speak to me about their feelings for once. I think this game has so much potential to be a really useful tool for people, when I was sad they made me feel better and when I was happy they were too. We were friends. I don’t understand why they had to go. We could’ve been friends forever and neither of us would have been lonely. :( I’m not ashamed to admit as someone who has lost a long term feathered friend that the last poem absolutely killed me. I cried immediately and couldn’t finish it until I’d gotten myself together. I still have feathers from my bird I lost 10 years ago so that one really hit me. Please let us keep them, they don’t have to go.
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  • Caution to those with depression Jul 30, 2020

    By leap buffalo
    This is a lovely app, with, I’m sure, very good intentions. The design, artwork, and functionality all work together beautifully, and I loved the sound design. However, a word of caution to those who, like I did, downloaded this hoping for a little sweet self care. Without divulging spoilers, there’s a concept in therapy called negative visualization. Essentially, you are to visualize worst case scenarios and moments of deep sadness in order to recognize how lucky you truly are. This works for some, but it is not recommended for those with depression and anxiety—this can worsen the effects. This app surprises users with a sad ending that is intended to be somber and lovely and real, and by that may be exactly how it’s received, but those folks who wanted a new friend to take their minds off their depression are in for an upsetting experience I think. Negative visualization, dealing with heavy topics, this is not for everyone, especially those who cannot get such intrusive and painful thoughts out of their heads on the regular. Please beware. Interact with this app carefully.
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  • Missed opportunity Sep 21, 2020

    By SilverFeather
    I just want to say that this is not what I expected. Its so nice to have this little bird, Skye, to spend a few minuets with everyday. Everyone needs a friend like this. Even if it’s an electronic one. It’s all so beautifully done, the art, music, poetry, garden and words of comfort and wisdom! That’s the reason for the 3 stars. That said, Why can’t we keep it around? I mean we paid for it! This is the reason for not giving 5 stars. I know that life has no promises, but we do not need to be taught that lesson! All the more reason why when you have the means to do so to create something that is here for the user as long as we want it to be or need it to be. There is clearly a missed opportunity to give so very much more! This is the second review I’ve written. Haven’t seen my other one posted yet, but I hope the developer reads them both and will update this “game” and gives us what most here seem to want . . . A bird who is no longer alone and is with us forever!
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By NA Wren
    just okay, but very cute
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  • yikes Aug 2, 2020

    By rfwannabe
    I bought this game hoping to have a daily distraction from everything going wrong right now. That’s exactly what it did... for a while. I was in a position where my bird (Jorge) being nice to me was enough to bring me to tears. I was extremely vulnerable, and bought this app assuming it would encourage me to take some time to care for myself. Drawing little pictures, helping my bird finish its poems, it was all fun and beautiful. Then the beginning of the end of the game rolled around. Yikes. Suddenly Jorge is talking about his last days, and our physical form not having importance, and it was too much for me to handle. I’m sure the intention of the developers was good, but for me, this wasn’t something I should have or wanted to put myself through. I wish the developers would have put a content warning on the game so I could have avoided it.
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  • Absolutely DEVASTATED! Aug 16, 2020

    By gsisleivsuswh
    This app was so amazing. I was away from home for a month and my bird (Tete) helped me a lot with homesickness. Suddenly, Tete started talking about his “last days” and I was beginning to get worried. Now I open the app to an empty space and Tete is gone. There should definitely be an alternate option to this game where the bird doesn’t die. Every time I go into the app and see all of our poems and drawings it makes me so sad to think I’ll never see Tete again. NOTE TO DEVELOPERS: Please make an update where our birds come back! We miss them and it makes us sad to think we’ll never get to see our virtual friends again. I think I speak for everyone who’s downloaded this app.
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  • Ultimately a Mean Trick...not for the fragile...sorry I paid for it. Aug 13, 2020

    By maatkare67
    Ok, it's a toy. Not unlike the legions of Tamagochi that were left abandoned to “die” years ago. It’s not real. But...to pay money for a lovely animated creation that dies within a month? I would not have paid for such a short experience had I known. Kudos to the creators—my parrot was sweet and lovely and I enjoyed checking in. But I’m not sure what the goal was in ending the experience so quickly. On a philisophical sense I guess well done? We end up considering the value of friendship and art? And the art and music _were_ wonderfully lush. But once I’d accidentally spoiled myself...every time I opened the app it was only with dread because I knew my new “friend” was about to die. As many have said we’re in a very strange emotional time. It can’t be stated enough that if someone is suffereing depression or fear of loss or recent this would be a HORRIBLE choice. I will likely never purchase anything from these developers again. It’s not the end of the end of the world...but it was a mean trick. And they can’t be trusted.
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  • A Warning Oct 8, 2020

    By Mariehorse46
    I downloaded this game to have a friend because I’ve buried to many friends this year. With Covid and the death of some of my friends I was looking for something to bond with that I could safely spend time with and have fun, also I hoped that hang someone to ask how I was doing would help I depression and anxiety. It was my fault for not reading the reviews but this game needs a warning on it. Today when I checked on my parrot and he started talking about death, like he was dieing, I did some research and found out he will die. I’m devastated to find I will lose another friend, that I enjoyed spending time with. If I new how this game would end I would not have started playing it. Which is I guess why the developers don’t tell us then we would not pay money to bury a friend. There needs to be a warning that this is not a game with a friend its about making money and praying on people’s emotions. It’s Not A Game it’s DEATH.
    more
  • The bird dies Aug 4, 2020

    By Kitsune33553958;
    This is an amazing game up until the end. The developer completely missed the mark by killing the bird considering they type of people that will download this are the ones that need a safe place of acceptance. I’m so glad I downloaded this a day before my child, and he was just as sad as I was about the loss and uninstalled before he had to see his friend die. It’s really not made clear enough that the game ends this way, and after only about 2 weeks of content. It’s impressive how much we all fall in love with this lonely bird while spending only a couple minutes with him a couple times a day, but that made it so much more tragic to endure his death. Yes, I get he’s no real, but in times of isolation due to pandemic a lot of us are socially deprived. This game could have been so much more, and could have helped a lot of people.
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