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Burd (2019) is a jumping and flying game where you play a pixelated bird who can feed worms to a larger bird to save his world. But to get the worms you have to sacrifice eggs. It starts simple but soon feels ominous, dark and questionable. It's an intentionally difficult game that tempts you to make things easier by sacrificing eggs and spilling their blood.

Play involves pressing left or right and jump. At first you only have a couple of jumps in a row, but as you progress you get more. This is a game about more than platforming though, it forces you to take moral choices that affect the multiple endings.

You have to decide whether you make your missions easier by not breaking eggs, or breaking them to make a way to teleport back. The game doesn't tell you what the results are of these choices, but it clearly offers different ways to play.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Burd 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 14 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Traversal game with Narrative and Platform elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 40 minutes and 50 minutes to complete. You may want to play multiple times to see how hard it is when you make different choices.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Visuals are pixilated and characters are animals rather than human. When you break an egg blood spills out. On occasion, blood also rains from the sky.

Skill Level

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Older children will appreciate the technical challenge combine with moral choices.

CostsCosts

Burd usually costs £0 to £12.79. 

Burd

Steam Store PC Free

Burden of Proof

Steam Store Mac £12.79
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/03/2019

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Narrative and Platform)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Crap Weasel (@Crap_Weasel)


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