Bird Alone 4+

Become best friends

George Batchelor

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 2.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



◆ 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 2.6

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Befriend a lonely parrot in the poignant Bird Alone. Your peppy new buddy is inquisitive and thoughtful; check in every day to compose poetry, make music, and chat about existential topics. As your friendship grows, so does the game, transforming empty spaces into blooming gardens and art-filled museums. It turns out the bird isn’t alone after all. And neither are you.

okchickadee ,

Surprisingly touching

I knew going in that my little bird friend—who I named Jubjub—was not going to be around forever (which admittedly feels a little goofy given that parrots live for decades, but suspension of disbelief and all that). I think I would have lost interest pretty quickly if he’d just been a self-care buddy to check in on every so often, but I did want to make use of the limited time we had together, so I kept popping in to do whatever Jubjub wanted to do. It felt kinda like I was indulging the game, and sometimes I tapped through the cute conversations a little impatiently, but it was nice to have him cheer me on and be consistently positive and supportive.

And then on our last day together, I got a little sentimental and took a screencap of him in our fully-grown garden... and got a bit teary-eyed, to my surprise. I didn’t think I would! I didn’t feel like I had been that attached to him. Still, we made a beautiful garden together, and a nice book, and a gallery. People and animals leave our lives, and it made me think a little bit of my father-in-law who passed a couple years ago. Even if you’re not the closest to each other, it’s really beautiful to have existed in the same space together for a while.

firestarhateswaffles ,

Beautiful Experience

From the moment I got this game, I knew my bestest friend was gonna die in the end.

I just kinda sensed it - he was such a nice little bird that he couldn't possibly last forever. But I got the game anyway, to enjoy the time I had with him. It's like getting a pet, you accept the moment you acquire them that you'll watch them decline and disappear, so why do you still get them? Why, when you know loss is inevitable? To feel something, to share something special. I think I shared something special with this bird. I'll miss Félix like I'll miss any friend - and yes, I named him Félix. I'm not very creative with names, I know, but immediately when I met this funky little biped he just had the vibes of a ✨Félix✨, y'know? Anyway, Félix made me happy and I like to think I made him happy, too. I get that this is a digital parrot I'm talking about, but he just had so much personality! And he was relatable - he wasn't really sure where he belonged in life, and was just trying to figure out this world and the complicated feelings that come with it. He was my bestest friend, and you can't tell me otherwise!!

This review is dedicated to Félix. I'm gonna go cry now.

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.

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