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How To Be A Blackbird

by Holly Gramazio

2014

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(based on 4 ratings)
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"A game about how to be a blackbird in a city. It takes around 10-15 minutes to play, and is best with sound."

--blurb from <http://www.hollygramazio.net/other-games/>

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Language: English (en)
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: t67ufq9wv98yv4p

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Finding beauty in the small things, September 1, 2018
by verityvirtue (London)
Related reviews: sanguine
[Time to completion: 10-20 mins]

The blackbird is one of the most common birds, certainly in the UK, but surprisingly beautiful in the right light. Its feathers are black speckled with white, or so glossy black they shine blue; they are small but complete, and perfectly formed.

Holly Gramazio’s How to be a Blackbird captures the same sense of finding beauty in the smallest of things, using playful text effects, a stream of consciousness style of writing, even the background noises that make up this game’s soundtrack.

This game is a pleasure to play: it is a world not without worries, but with no bad endings, starring a character incredibly comfortable in their own body (with the glossiest feathers and the prettiest song).

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