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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Firebird (2023) is a narrative game about taking on a dangerous road trip to make money in the hostile Great North. Play involves talking with characters, managing your resources, and making story-changing decisions. It's unique because it explores Slavic folklore through the work of a truck driver.

You play as Mariska, a truck driver in financial trouble. To earn some cash and escape a loan shark, you take the only contract available: a long, arduous food delivery to a distant village with no guarantee of sufficient income. You pick up a girl from the village and start heading north one destination at a time, keeping an eye on the fuel tank.

Every stop along the way offers something different, be it a run-down log cabin, a crazy hermit in a forest, or the ghost of a Soviet officer. How you deal with unfriendly strangers and violent creatures like bears and wolves determines whether you live or die, and whether you'll have enough resources to make it to the village.

This results in a game about facing the dangers that come on a long, freezing road trip and carving your path to the Great North.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Firebird 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative game with Adventure, Collecting and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence, Mild Swearing.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players may struggle with the quantity of reading involved and making tough decisions. Provided you can interpret the story and appreciate the challenges facing the characters this can be a really enjoyable journey.


Firebird usually costs £9.99.


Steam Store PC £9.99
Steam Store Mac £9.99
Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/08/2023, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative (Adventure, Collecting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Ludogram Games (@LudogramGames)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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