Factsheet

Developer:
Onion Games
Based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Release date:
October 18, 2018

Platforms:
Steam (Windows, Mac)
Nintendo Switch

Website:
http://oniongames.jp/blackbird

Regular Price:

USD$19.99
JPY¥1,980
EUR€19,99
GBP£14.99

Description

A bird of happiness, or fowl fortune? Feathers black, all lives consumed!

This is the tale of a young, neglected girl who dies and is resurrected as the ominous Black Bird. Since ancient times, the kingdom has spoken of this bird as one of the fabled "great calamities".

You are now this ancient calamity itself — the legendary ‘Black Bird’. Destroy the kingdom in a storm of bullets!

What fate awaits this girl-turned-bird?
Will you, the Black Bird, destroy the world?
Has this lively, fun-filled kingdom already led itself down the path of destruction?


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Videos

BLACK BIRD Trailer YouTube

BLACK BIRD Trailer with Theme Song YouTube

BLACK BIRD and IGN Japan at BitSummit YouTube

BLACK BIRD Giant Bomb Quick Look YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Vermilion Gate (Grand Prize) Award" BitSummit, 2018
  • "Excellence in Audio Award" BitSummit, 2018
  • "Best of Art" Indie Stream Award, 2016

Selected Articles

  • "90/100 — It's a masterpiece of modern shooting games, perfect for beginners and experienced players."
    - Shin Imai, IGN Japan
  • "Black Bird is difficult, weird, and an utterly brilliant shmup you need to check out right now."
    - Ric Cowley, Pocket Gamer
  • "Black Bird is stunning. It’s rare to see a project so finely tuned, so perfectly balanced, confidently paced and smartly constructed."
    - Brad Gallaway, GameCritics
  • "I'm in love with this peculiar, pint-sized shoot 'em up."
    - Bryan Ochalla, The Gay Gamer
  • "Kimura has once again crafted an experience ripe with imagination, amazingly unique art direction, and a score that'll worm its way into your brain."
    - CJ Andriessen, Destructoid

About Onion Games

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Onion Games is making games happily.

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Black Bird Credits

Yoshiro Kimura
Director, Game Designer

Kazuyuki Kurashima
Art Director

Hirofumi Taniguchi
Music

Keiichi Sugiyama
Sound Design


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