Birds in IF - an IFDB Poll

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What games can you think of with birds in them? What's the bird? Is it important to the game?

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A Flustered Duck, by Jim Aikin
5 votes
"The goal is to..." [+]"The goal is to find the duck and retrieve the item it took." () --Juhana... (No comment) [+](No comment) --David Welbourn... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Ken Hubbard... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --E.K.... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Canalboy...

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Glass, by Emily Short
4 votes
"The player..." [+]"The player character is a parrot." () --Juhana... "Parrot PC" [+]"Parrot PC" --David Welbourn... "pc is a parrot" [+]"pc is a parrot" --eti... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Sobol...

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Birdland, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
4 votes
"Birds serve a major function in this game." [+]"Birds serve a major function in this game." ( - Full review) --CMG... "The first that comes to mind." [+]"The first that comes to mind." () --Kinetic Mouse Car... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --MathBrush... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Sobol...

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Firebird, by Bonnie Montgomery
4 votes
"The PC quests for..." [+]"The PC quests for this rather magical bird." --David Welbourn... (No comment) [+](No comment) --perching path... (No comment) [+](No comment) --eti... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Sobol...

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Augmented Fourth, by Brian Uri!
3 votes
"Has a fairly significant duck" [+]"Has a fairly significant duck" --Newbot... "it has a duck" [+]"it has a duck" --lagran-G-an... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --DJ...

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free bird., by Passerine
3 votes
"A deep but..." [+]"A deep but minimalistic story about captivity and teamwork. While birds are the central focus, it includes all types of critters." () --Kinetic Mouse Car... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Juuves... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --OverThinking...

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Adventure, by William Crowther and Donald Woods
3 votes
"A songbird helps..." [+]"A songbird helps solve one of the game's earlier puzzles." --David Welbourn... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Fredrik Ramsberg... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Xervosh...

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Speculative Fiction, by Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack
3 votes
"Very prominent bird." [+]"Very prominent bird." () --OtisTDog... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --DJ... "The wry avian..." [+]"The wry avian narrator is one of this game's main attractions." --Ivanr...

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Trinity, by Brian Moriarty
3 votes
"And that is more or less /the/ Roadrunner" [+]"And that is more or less /the/ Roadrunner" () --perching path... "The roadrunner..." [+]"The roadrunner helps get the plot started and is also an important NPC in the final scenario." --David Welbourn... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Xervosh...

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Arthur, by Bob Bates
3 votes
"The PC can become..." [+]"The PC can become an owl, giving him better night vision and the power of flight." --David Welbourn... "When you use the..." [+]"When you use the spell to become an owl, you can fly and see the same places you already know, but from above: for me, it was a great feeling of liberty and one of the most enjoyable parts of the game." () --Eriorg... "The player..." [+]"The player character turns into an owl, which utterly transforms how you can approach the game." --baf...

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Nevermore, by Nate Cull
2 votes
"The raven,..." [+]"The raven, obviously." --David Welbourn... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Sobol...

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Worlds Apart, by Suzanne Britton
2 votes
"The PC transforms..." [+]"The PC transforms into a bird in part of the game to continue the narrative. " --george... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Changes, by David Given
2 votes
"Birds are part of the ambient landscape." [+]"Birds are part of the ambient landscape." () --Kinetic Mouse Car... "Minor appearance..." [+]"Minor appearance of some birds, or, more precisely, alien lifeforms quite like birds." () --Floating Info...

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Downtown Tokyo, Present Day, by John Kean
2 votes
"A giant chicken attacks Tokyo." [+]"A giant chicken attacks Tokyo." ( - Full review) --C.E.J. Pacian... (No comment) [+](No comment) --perching path...

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Beyond Zork, by Brian Moriarty
2 votes
"Corbies" [+]"Corbies: One of the game's critical puzzles involves a large number of corbies." () --Ghalev... "A guttersnipe, a pterodactyl, and flocks of corbies" [+]"A guttersnipe, a pterodactyl, and flocks of corbies: One is an enemy which you must fight. One is an obstacle that you must overcome. The other is an ally." ( - Full review) --mjhayes...

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Christminster, by Gareth Rees
2 votes
"A parrot is involved in one puzzle." [+]"A parrot is involved in one puzzle." --DJ... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Canalboy...

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The Warbler's Nest, by Jason McIntosh
2 votes
"The PC is focused..." [+]"The PC is focused on finding eggshells, but the warbler itself and another bird play a role in the story." --Christina Nordlander... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --CMG...

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Six, by Wade Clarke
2 votes
"My own game. Has a magpie, a galah and a little bird. All affect gameplay, sometimes via audio." [+]"My own game. Has a magpie, a galah and a little bird. All affect gameplay, sometimes via audio." --Wade Clarke... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --DJ...

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Zork I, by Marc Blank and Dave Lebling
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Canalboy...

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Zork Zero, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"A flamingo and a..." [+]"A flamingo and a rooster are used to help solve two puzzles, and a black bird frustrates you in a third puzzle." --David Welbourn...

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Crow Quest, by rookerie
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet, by Graham Nelson (as Angela M. Horns)
1 vote
"A bird is used to..." [+]"A bird is used to solve a puzzle early in the game." --Christina Nordlander...

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All Hope Abandon, by Eric Eve
1 vote
"A talking crow plays a small role." [+]"A talking crow plays a small role." --Meredith...

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Little Bird, by Socks Meanie (as Dick Dawson)
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --piefan...

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According to Cain, by Jim Nelson
1 vote
"A raven figures largely in the game." [+]"A raven figures largely in the game." --Amanda Walker...

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The Tower and the Toucan, by E. Lily Yu
1 vote
"More bird species..." [+]"More bird species than just the toucan. Enter a fantasy world where birds conduct their own society. As a human PC you try to find the way back." --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Barsoom Adventure #1: The Lost City, by Susan Schnitger
1 vote
"Roc on a pillar!" [+]"Roc on a pillar!: Do mythical/alien birds count? A Martian roc is guarding an object that the PC needs." () --Fredrik...

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Mindfighter, by Anna Popkess and Fergus McNeill
1 vote
"Robin (the hero)..." [+]"Robin (the hero) can metamorphose into an owl." --Eriorg...

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Triune, by Papillon
1 vote
"The parrot who comments on the protagonist's changing state." [+]"The parrot who comments on the protagonist's changing state." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Goose, Egg, Badger, by Brian Rapp
1 vote
"Features a goose..." [+]"Features a goose and a duck." --David Welbourn...

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Gilded, by John Evans
1 vote
"Player can become a raven, though doing so is unnecessary." [+]"Player can become a raven, though doing so is unnecessary." () --DJ...

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The Fox, The Dragon, and The Stale Loaf of Bread, by David Welbourn
1 vote
"There is a group..." [+]"There is a group of birds quarreling off the edge of a cliff, and the loaf of bread (who claims to be a bird) wants to join them. (Disclaimer: This is one of my own games.)" --David Welbourn...

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Room 206, by Byron Alexander Campbell
1 vote
"One of my own..." [+]"One of my own games - a seagull plays an important (and pretty obscure) role in one puzzle." () --The Year Is Yesterday...

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A Very Hairy Fish-Mess, by Byron Alexander Campbell
1 vote
"Another of my..." [+]"Another of my games - this one has a (live) turducken." () --The Year Is Yesterday...

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A Winter Away, by roman_hyacinths
1 vote
"All of the..." [+]"All of the characters are birds. What's not to love? 👀" --roman_hyacinths...

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Frustration, by Jim MacBrayne
1 vote
"This game..." [+]"This game contains a puzzle involving a bird" --Bernie...

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GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands!, by Dave Horlick
1 vote
"The first big..." [+]"The first big puzzle is all about a nasty crow." --Victor Gijsbers...

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Elephants and the Afterlife, by David Fillmore
1 vote
"This game has a..." [+]"This game has a bird on a statue, although it doesn't seem to serve any purpose in the game." ( - Full review) --Bernie...

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El Archipiélago, by Pablo Martínez Merino (AKA Depresiv)
1 vote
"The eagle is a very well-written and emotional puzzle." [+]"The eagle is a very well-written and emotional puzzle." ( - Full review) --IFforL2...

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Sorcerer, by Steve Meretzky
1 vote
"There's a parrot in the building where you start" [+]"There's a parrot in the building where you start" --Fredrik Ramsberg...

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Mindshadow, by Brian Fargo
1 vote
"The hint system..." [+]"The hint system takes the form of a condor. No one knows why." --baf...

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The Tiny House, by Dan Doyle III
1 vote
"One puzzle..." [+]"One puzzle involves a bird amongst some other animals. " ( - Full review) --tggdan3...

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The Feather Grange Job, by David Fletcher
1 vote
"A crime caper where the gang are all birds" [+]"A crime caper where the gang are all birds" --Joey Jones...

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Scroll Thief, by Daniel M. Stelzer
1 vote
"A small bird is a..." [+]"A small bird is a necessary ingredient for completing this game." --Fredrik...

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Lost New York, by Neil deMause
1 vote
"Pigeon!" [+]"Pigeon!: There's a puzzle built around this pigeon, but really that's just an excuse to get the player to pay attention to a city pigeon for a while. Some good humor around this interaction." --baf...

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Philosopher's Quest, by Peter D. Killworth and Jonathan Mestel
1 vote
"Literary Allusion To Coleridge's Albatross" [+]"Literary Allusion To Coleridge's Albatross: The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner is evoked as you end up with an albatross around your neck. And you don't even get choc ices with it." ( - Full review) --Canalboy...

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The Familiar, by groggydog
1 vote
"The PC is a crow." [+]"The PC is a crow." () --EJ...

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Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game, by Riff Conner
1 vote
"Pidgeons are..." [+]"Pidgeons are useful at some point of the game" () --loungeman...

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Janitor, by Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
1 vote
"There is a song..." [+]"There is a song bird flying around the "dungeon"" ( - Full review) --tggdan3...

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Vacation Gone Awry, by Johan Berntsson, Fredrik Ramsberg, and Staffan Friberg
1 vote
"There's a parrot which you can be sure to come across." [+]"There's a parrot which you can be sure to come across." --Fredrik Ramsberg...

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Fox, Fowl and Feed, by Chris Conroy
1 vote
"A duck." [+]"A duck.: It's the classic crossing-a-river puzzle, except complicated by the fact that the duck is capable of swimming back to the wrong side." --baf...

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The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush
1 vote
"Horus the parrot." [+]"Horus the parrot." () --Kinetic Mouse Car...

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Spellbreaker, by Dave Lebling
1 vote
"One of the..." [+]"One of the puzzles centers around a Roc and its hatchling. Fantasy bird, but still a bird. " ( - Full review) --tggdan3...

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Toby's Nose, by Chandler Groover
1 vote
"A songbird is..." [+]"A songbird is relevant." () --Floating Info...

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