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◆ Apple Design Award Winner 2021 ◆

Become best friends with the loneliest bird in the world.

A journey of growth and loss with a best friend.
Talk about life, make music, draw pictures and write poetry.

Start each day answering your new friend's questions about life, death and the meaning of existence.

Guide the bird through daily life as it confronts the same worries as the rest of us.

◆ What's your favourite colour?
◆ Where are all my friends?
◆ Do you ever think about death?

What will your best friend ask you today?

◆ Draw a picture for the Art Gallery
◆ Write a poem together for the Book of Poetry
◆ Unlock today's plant for the Musical Garden
◆ Rub its belly

Watch each day turn to night
Ponder the changing seasons
Face the heaviness of growing old with a best friend.

Maybe this bird won't be so lonely after all.

* Minimum required device: iPhone 6S or similar *

Content warning: Bird Alone contains themes and discussion of death. User discretion is advised for those sensitive to this topic.

What’s New

Version 2.4

• Play the beginning for free
• In-app purchase the full experience
• Now available in Russian and Brazilian Portuguese

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Aco88 ,

Why not

I’ve looked over this a few times and thought why the heck not. I love games like lifeline and time based games, and this is a little buddy you can be honest with.
I feel the person who made this had put his or hers heart and soul into this and thus real emotions do come across.
I do wonder if my buddy will die, and I guess that’s why I’ve taken so long to download it, I don’t want that but maybe I need to go through this? I don’t know. A very compelling download and kudos to the developer.

Doogsriam ,

Annoying model of friendship

I wanted to like this game I really did. It’s clear the developers have put a lot of thought and care into it, it looks good, and I offer some thoughts for maybe developing it in future.
If it’s about being friends or best friends even as we’re constantly told, then the bird should not constantly be saying it hasn’t thought of any topics for us to discuss yet and we should come back later. Friendship doesn’t need topics to discuss! What kind of model of friendship is that? It feels more like rejection.
Second, it’s all about the bird and how it feels. All the player gets is two possible answers to questions by the bird neither of which feels right, as to how she or he is feeling that day. Nothing else. No interaction possible for the player to input anything. I kept wanting to say “you’re not listening to me. Why don’t you listen to what I think? It’s all about you, you, you!”
Third, the poems are word salad meaning nothing. Can we get something a little more realistic?
Fourth the bird is too over the top, a little praise would be better than ridiculous comparisons to Renaissance artists for example.
I just don’t think this is giving people who might be lonely and vulnerable a good model of friendship, it seems dysfunctional and worrying specially when it includes references to death.
Really thought this might be good but I ended up wanting to strangle that bird I’m afraid!

PaperOrchids ,

Beautiful Game, Consistently Crashing

I played through the life of my parrot, Pete, with no issues. I was really taken by the app and loved the way it was written. There were a couple of things I didn’t like, such as the theremin-inspired waterfall producing a very dim sound in the Winter season (I understand why, but I personally found that a very relaxing part of the app that I missed when it was gone). However, since Pete moved on, the app crashes whenever I try to reopen it. I have tried to visit the app daily since, but since the egg appeared the app won’t stay open longer than a couple of seconds.

App Privacy

The developer, George Batchelor, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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