Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the Story
"A game about how to be a blackbird in a city. It takes around 10-15 minutes to play, and is best with sound."
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review
[Time to completion: 10-20 mins]
The blackbird is one of the most common birds, certainly in the UK, but surprisingly beautiful in the right light. Its feathers are black speckled with white, or so glossy black they shine blue; they are small but complete, and perfectly formed.
Holly Gramazio’s How to be a Blackbird captures the same sense of finding beauty in the smallest of things, using playful text effects, a stream of consciousness style of writing, even the background noises that make up this game’s soundtrack.
This game is a pleasure to play: it is a world not without worries, but with no bad endings, starring a character incredibly comfortable in their own body (with the glossiest feathers and the prettiest song).
If you enjoyed How To Be A Blackbird...
Related GamesPeople who like How To Be A Blackbird also gave high ratings to these games:
|Galatea, by Emily Short|
Average member rating: (293 ratings)
Emily Short's description: A conversation with a work of art. "47. Galatea. White Thasos marble. Non-commissioned work by the late Pygmalion of Cyprus. (The artist has since committed suicide.) Originally not an animate. The waking of...
|Her Pound of Flesh, by Liz England|
Average member rating: (11 ratings)
Body horror choose-your-own-adventure game about heartache. About 30 minutes of play time, with multiple endings.
John's Fire Witch, by John Baker
Average member rating: (36 ratings)
A small, witty text adventure. Its clever puzzles received quite a bit of acclaim on rec.arts.int-fiction upon its release. You've come to visit your old friend John Baker, but he's missing, and a blizzard has rolled in outside while you...
PollsThe following polls include votes for How To Be A Blackbird:
Best Short Games (5-60 minutes) by Sasha Davidovna
I'm pretty new to IF and am having a lot of fun, but in between a toddler and a job and other real life stuff, I'm having trouble finding time to finish many of the longer games I want to play. Can you please recommend me some fun and/or...
IF with a sense of wonder by blue/green
What interactive fiction would you recommend that evokes a sense of wonder? These could be games that capture wonder or beauty in ordinary things, perhaps by viewing the world through the eyes of a child. Or they could be games that...
This is version 3 of this page, edited by Zape on 10 August 2020 at 6:20pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item