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IGF Factor 2010: Rocketbirds: Revolution

By Kieron Gillen on February 18th, 2010.

It's really a game that's a gift to pun-creators, innit?

We’ve talked about the Flashback-with-a-fowl of Rocketbirds: Revolution before. Since then, it’s been nominated for three IGF awards – Excellence in Audio, Visual art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. As the big night approaches it’s time to sidle up to Ratloop Asia and desperately resist any chicken-based gags. The interview and Mark the Intern of ScrewAttack.com explaining the game follows…
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Fowl Play: Rocketbirds Revolution!

By Kieron Gillen on November 2nd, 2009.

This is the intro video, but it's really good fun

Always good to see a developer who knows exactly what they’re doing. I’ve clicked on the link to play the flash demo of Rocketbirds Revolution, and come away thinking “a modern Flashback, but with Chickens”. Going back to the mail and I discover that the Delphine-classic is the top of their list of influences. In other words, it’s in the line of the original Prince of Persia of slower-paced, “adult” 2D platform adventures. But with – er – chickens and assorted other fowl. The other thing to note is that it’s what I’ll describe as a premier flash game – in that while there’s a demo to play, you have to pay to unlock the full adventure, which you play on their site by logging in. The advantage is being able to play wherever in the world there’s a net connection. The disadvantage is requiring a net connection to play. I’ve only played the demo so far, and plan to go back soon, but this is an enormously slick and stylish experience so far. With chickens. Footage follows…
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