Nice game, good for a quick pick-up and play session on my commute. Just wanted to leave a positive review. I didn't quite understand what the gameplay was about -- you hover/move around a single screen to collect items before moving on. This is one of my more frequently played games for the playdate.
Cranky Bird (Playdate)
A downloadable game
After a hard day's work in the mines, our bird is CRANKY. Who could blame him? He's tired, hungry and has a hellish commute ahead of him...
Cranky Bird is a puzzle platforming game with controls inspired by Flappy Bird (hence the name). You control the cranky bird by cranking the crank (yeah...). Navigate him through perilous levels full of spikes, water hazards and crackling electricity.
Along this herculean journey you'll get to meet a small cast of friendly birds that help to motivate our cranky bird reach his loving family back home.
- Flappy platforming action
- 32 Levels
- 5 animated environment sets
- Crank gameplay
- Fun dialogue-based story
- Unique characters
- Unlockable "secret" mode
- Save & Continue
- Platforming genre staples
- Various pickups
- Keys and Gates
- Falling platforms
- One-way platforms
- Timed hazards
- Full-resolution game card
- Music and Sound FX
VR Mission Update
- 10 Challenging VR Mission levels
Please note that you will need to have completed the Journey mode to unlock both the "secret" mode and the VR Missions.
- Arrow Left and Right: Move
- Crank: Fly
- A Button: Optional Fly (If the crank is a usability issue or using the simulator)
- B Button: Secret
- Simulator: Using the Playdate Simulator
- Playdate hardware: Sideloading a game on the Playdate console
Why doesn't it...?
This is game is made in a tool called Pulp. It has certain limitations concerning:
- Advanced Playdate features like system menus etc.
So if the game doesn't do something other games can do, it's probably because of this and I can't change it. Sorry. The game is fun regardless.
Why does it cost money?
Bird feed prices are through the roof, you know!
But is it even fun?
Jerry Verhoeven @JerryVerhoeven
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Fun little game , i rage quit at 29 but was happy to see a continue option.
im not sure what make u take off once you hit the ground, seem to get stuck there sometimes. i wasnt using the crank up till now bit it seems to make hovering easyer which is good to know
You'll get it next session!
Were you playing with the crank docked? There is some buffer time between using the crank and the A button but it's an issue for people that didn't dock the crank. I will address this issue in the next update.
If that wasn't the issue, could you describe it in more detail for me?
Hovering is indeed easier with the crank, it just takes some practice!
If you encounter any bugs, issues - or have any questions. Or if you have nice things to say, just leave 'em down here and I'll get back to you. Thanks.