8bit Doves 4+

A VR Gameboy adventure


Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 570 Ratings
    • $2.99



“I dove it” – Pocket Gamer
“They told me I could be whatever I want, so I became a flying hobo" – Cactus Wolf
“Brings back nostalgia from the Game Boy era!”–TinyCastleGuy

Trapped in a VR world powered by an ancient handheld device, you are forced to endlessly dream in a pixel world of just 4 colours! Doves have taken roost in your prison and though you don’t know it they are the key to your survival. The Doves subconsciously inspire dreams of flight, so take to the skies through the mazes of your imagination and find the exit.

Intuitive two button gameplay is all you need to steer your way through the sky. Fly through each stage and reach the exit. Get doves to follow you for extra bonus bragging rights on Game Center and Social Networking stuff. If walls aren’t enough challenge you may enjoy the variety of traps that get rapidly added including, moving walls, speed boost zones, growing walls and more!

By the team that brought you the award winning mobile hit Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage.


• Expanded from the hit #Nitromejam game!

• 3 level packs each with a different dream theme! (Sweet Dreams, Deep Sleep & Nightmare).

• A unique world realised in 4 Colours! (Great for that Game boy nostalgia fix)

• Don’t worry parents this game contains no In app purchases!

• Stunning Pixel Art from the award winning Nitrome studio!

• Simple two button gameplay, perfect for a touch screen!

Important Message for Parents

This game may include:
- Direct links to social networking websites that are intended for an audience over the age of 13.
- Direct links to the internet that can take players away from the game with the potential to browse any web page.
- Cross promotion of Nitrome products.

What’s New

Version 2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

64 Bit compatibility for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 Ratings

Mikehkl ,

Good game! Don't listen to 1stars

A great game, easy to learn. The one star people that crashed into walls for "25 minutes trying to beat the first level" are sadly either mentally handicapped, or really too stupid learn that pressing the right side of the screen makes you turn clockwise and the left side of the screen makes you go counterclockwise. ALSO, GRAVITY EXISTS! If you don't press a button, the bird will turn towards the ground, turning whichever direction is closest to facing 180* downwards. People saying mastery is impossible probably play minimal challenge games meant for 5-8 year olds, just learn the controls, learn to use the wide open spaces in the levels to prenavigate the thinner corridors. Yeah you'll hit walls every now and then, but keep trying. I can agree that they should implement some kind of reward system such as costumes for your bird and whatnot, but that could be a future addition. Took down a star because apparently when it's not featured it costs 2.99, I wouldn't pay that for this game, maybe .99

McBincent ,

To the "Flappy Bird" enthusiasts.

Flappy Bird? Why do you keep saying that word? I do not think it means what you think it means. For people who keep saying this game is exactly like flappy bird or even similar to flappy bird, go play flappy bird before you make wildly idiotic assumptions about this game. Also, play this game past the first 5 seconds before you give it a one star review. This game is nothing like flappy bird other than the fact that the main character flies and there are also birds in it.

This game has a difficult but accomplishable structure. The controls are intuitive and the level design is fantastic. The graphics look very nice and fit with the style and theme. If you don't get it, then you ain't from there. Most people base there bad reviews that this "free" game is too hard for them or is exactly like another above said game. Well, they're half right. The game does have a high level of difficulty which quickly scales up. But failure never feels like it comes at poor game design, but rather user error. It is a fair game. I enjoyed the 20 minutes I spent playing it before I realized I had other things to do today. So I say try it. Why not? It's free.

incoherentDream ,

Fun! Fun! And more FUN!

Here's how this game goes...

I'll just try and beat this level then I'll be done for now. 100 deaths later and it's a win! Well, I might as well see how this next level goes. Oh, that's not so bad. I'll beat this in no time. 100+ deaths later. Okay, okay I'm done! Character dude flops to his death at which point you notice some doves sitting at the bottom of the map you hadn't noticed before... Oooh, I've got to try and collect them! Some time in the future, "mom, what's for dinner?"

LOL! This game's great fun! Do not play if you get easily frustrated thou and can't handle a LOT of character deaths! It's a game to be taken lightly and to laugh at yourself when you send bird dude flying into a wall... for the hundredth time. I'd say it's in the genre of Floppy Bird but so much improved and so much better! No one ever complains, after all, that World of Warcraft is just a copy of Ever Quest.

One reviewer said the controls change. They don't change, just your perception of them. If flying dude is going up controls are one way, BUT if he's going down they reverse because HE has reversed. It's part of the gameplay and what makes it so challenging and I love it! Hope this makes sense!

I love the old gameboy like graphics and game seems to run without flaws. I'm on an iPad Air 2.

App Privacy

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