The hottest bird lawyering game to come out of 1840s France! Join Jayjay Falcon and his witty apprentice, Sparrowson, as the two take on clients, interview witnesses, collect evidence, and deliver justice to the guilty.
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Release Date: Dec 21, 2015

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January 5

Update - version 1.02

We hope you are enjoying Aviary Attorney. The main addition of this update is Chapter 4C! Thanks for all of your patience while we finished putting the final ending together.

Fixed in this update:

- Chapter 4C added.
- Several bugs have been squashed.
- A "delete save data" button has been added to the main options screen. If all of your save data has been corrupted, or if you are unable to get past the first screen of chapter 1, then please try using this button.

Next update:

- Further bug fixes.
- Linux version.

Future updates:

- Bonus chapter
- Multiple language support

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About This Game

The year is 1848. Paris is on the brink of yet another revolution, and the prisons are overflowing with guilty and innocent alike.

One man stands for justice amid society's chaos. No. One bird...

Play the role of Monsieur Jayjay Falcon, a bird of prey with a good heart and questionable lawyering expertise. Join him and his witty apprentice, Sparrowson, as the two take on clients, interview witnesses, collect evidence, and deliver justice to the guilty.

With art by 19th century caricaturist J. J. Grandville, and music by legendary romantic-era composer Camille Saint-Saëns, this game promises to be a ~swanderful~ experience.

Features:

  • Four chapters of talon-biting intrigue and suspense.
  • Dozens of colorful characters to meet, interview, and bribe.
  • Did I say bribe? I meant persuade.
  • Real-life landmarks. Knock on the doors of Notre-Dame! Loot the Louvre!
  • Three fully fleshed-out endings. Decisions have consequences!
  • More bird puns than you can shake a feather at.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Soybird
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
10/10 It has a bunch of twists, a fun little story indeed!
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RIAMU
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
B-b-b-bird bird bird, bird is the word.

But seriously, the artwork, music and hilarious storytelling in this game are masterful. My fiancee and I played it through at first thinking it was going to be a goofy diversion, but jesus ♥♥♥♥ the characters are so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ lovable!
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CyberCockatiel
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A game of intelligent and interesting ways of defending a client, for sure!
I personally bought Aviary Attorney for my own love of birds and the ink hatching art style, yet it delivered more! Really glad to have bought it. Few hours of fun dialogue and feels like a game I would even recommend to my history and law teachers.
There were few flaws of course, such as seeing white thin lines in character animations at the mouth parts. But it is minor to really get annoyed over.

If there would be a sequal, I'd be happy to donate kickstarter money. Recommending this with a warm smile.
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CapitalistBreasts
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Bird lawyers and fantastic puns. 10/10
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ƒεƒε
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I've never played Ace Attorney, so I won't compare that game to it. All I can say is that I recommend Aviary Attorney (maybe when it's on sales though).

Pros :

+ Well Written
+ Lot of puns
+ Memorables Characters (even though a bit cliché)
+ The Drawings
+ The "OST" from Camille Saint Saens
+ The Historical Background (even if the Story is fictive)

Cons :

- Short (5/6 hours)
- A Bit messy when it comes to looking for clues : you find yourself going somewhere useless and losing a day ingame for nothing or going somewhere by mistake without the possibility to cancel your move.
- I had two corrupt saves (forcing me to restart from a previous day in the game and to do the same things again) even though I exited the game properly.
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Conclave
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
The game is very engaging. If I win or lose a case, it really feels like I was directly responsible for that.

If you like excellent writings with awesome art and soundtrack, this may pleasantly surprise you.



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Kayweather
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This game is definitely worth a shot if you're a fan of Phoenix Wright or visual novels in general. The game's whole aesthetic is fantastic, combining unique visuals, a well thought-out setting, and solid writing that's at turns both funny and chilling. The court cases themselves will probably feel a little too short and simple for veterans of the Ace Attorney franchise, but the (sometimes unforgiving) time limits in the investigation phase provide an extra challenge that helps make up for it. The game is also more than willing to let you lose your cases, which both ups the stakes a tad and provides some extra replay value in getting all of the trials' possible outcomes. The branching cases at the end are also executed well; I've only played two so far but I'm impressed by how different they are. Too many times visual novels bost "multiple endings" that barely differ, but this one actually delivers.

I only noticed two small issues. There was a slight saving glitch that made me replay part of the second case (without a fast forward button). There were also a couple of continuity errors that appeared when I lost some of the trials (most notably, a witness from the first trial that recognizes you and references events of the first trial, even if you intentionally blow the trial before he even shows up.) Neither hiccup was major, though.

Overall I enjoyed the game and would love to see more from its developers.
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SeanCMNJ
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
If you like games like "Phoenix Wright", this should be right up your alley. The format is very similar, you are an attorney who defends clients by looking for evidence, questioning witnesses, and then presenting your findings in court. The cases feel a bit easier than anything in that game, but thanks to the art style, silly humor, and great music, there is more than enough charm to carry you through a playthrough. It would have been nice if it were slightly more challenging, but I personally enjoyed it immensely and hope they make a sequel. GRADE: B+
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ellierany
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
In 1840s France, two birds investigate a series of escalating crimes that lead them to the heart of the revolution. AA is a visual novel with court-scene puzzle sections, where you have to present your case by choosing the right evidence in order to win the jury’s favour. What I love about this game is it strikes the perfect balance between serious and silly. Yes, the characters are all anthropomorphic animals (a lion smoking a pipe anyone?), and puns are lavished throughout courtesy of Sparrowson, (usually accompanied by a world-weary sigh from Monsieur Jayjay Falcon).

But the dialogue is well-written, and the characters and crimes are ones you end up genuinely caring about. The deeper you get, the more you realise you are being played. And what’s best about the game is the way it comes down to making a choice between doing the right thing, being a good lawyer, and keeping yourself out of trouble. You’re racing the clock to get the evidence you need and piece together a water-tight case, but ultimately the truth is much harder to find.

I actually have nothing negative to say about AA.

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mmmth
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
This is a short but pretty well-made tribute to the Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) game series. The artwork is nice and the storyline good. I felt the cases were a bit too easy, apart from the most crucial one. Travelling to different locations makes the cases a bit haphazard, but loading is easy so no problem. Definitely easier than the AA series. It's understandably hard to achieve a proper level of diifficulty.

It's sad games like these don't have mass appeal. I'd really like to see an AA style game for PC/XBOX/PS in 3d.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Do you like Ace Attorney?
Then this is the second best thing, AA but with birds.

If you don't know what Ace Attorney is, it's kind of like a visual novel in which you have to solve a murder mystery by looking for clues and interviewing witnesses, followed by a trial in court, which is usually the grand finally in solving the mysteriy.

This game has a good story, fun characters and good humor, which I reccomend.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This is a short but pretty well-made tribute to the Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS) game series. The artwork is nice and the storyline good. I felt the cases were a bit too easy, apart from the most crucial one. Travelling to different locations makes the cases a bit haphazard, but loading is easy so no problem. Definitely easier than the AA series. It's understandably hard to achieve a proper level of diifficulty.

It's sad games like these don't have mass appeal. I'd really like to see an AA style game for PC/XBOX/PS in 3d.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I've never played Ace Attorney, so I won't compare that game to it. All I can say is that I recommend Aviary Attorney (maybe when it's on sales though).

Pros :

+ Well Written
+ Lot of puns
+ Memorables Characters (even though a bit cliché)
+ The Drawings
+ The "OST" from Camille Saint Saens
+ The Historical Background (even if the Story is fictive)

Cons :

- Short (5/6 hours)
- A Bit messy when it comes to looking for clues : you find yourself going somewhere useless and losing a day ingame for nothing or going somewhere by mistake without the possibility to cancel your move.
- I had two corrupt saves (forcing me to restart from a previous day in the game and to do the same things again) even though I exited the game properly.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
A game of intelligent and interesting ways of defending a client, for sure!
I personally bought Aviary Attorney for my own love of birds and the ink hatching art style, yet it delivered more! Really glad to have bought it. Few hours of fun dialogue and feels like a game I would even recommend to my history and law teachers.
There were few flaws of course, such as seeing white thin lines in character animations at the mouth parts. But it is minor to really get annoyed over.

If there would be a sequal, I'd be happy to donate kickstarter money. Recommending this with a warm smile.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
263 of 306 people (86%) found this review helpful
158 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Birds have a long history in gaming, dating back to the mascot wars of the 90s. Games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Spyro the Dragon, and Crash Bandicoot all brought birds to the forefront of gaming entertainment with their colorful bird protagonists, hinting at a bright future for avian kind. But as console generations came and went, the medium's focus shifted, and birds were all but lost in the gaming spectrum. Thankfully, all is not lost, and thanks to sleeper hits like Hatoful Boyfriend and Penguins Arena and the popular Tropes vs. Birds video series by Tweeta Parakeetian, birds are back, and better than ever - which brings us to the latest in bird entertainment, Aviary Attorney.

Avian Attorney is, as it says in the title, a game about birds practicing in the school of law - unlike its bird of a feather, Hatoful Boyfriend (which held its surprise so close to its plumage that even today most people still think it's a joke game about dating birds), this time it's just you, the birds, and the mysteries within. While it's not necessarily an original idea, predated by famous bird lawyer series Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law more than a decade ago, it provides a fresh perspective through its unique presentation, in both its art style and music.

In terms of gameplay, Aviary Attorney will probably come as second nature to anyone familiar with the similarly named Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series (which, despite its misleading title, is not about mystical birds). It's a visual novel with mystery elements, in which you travel between various locations gathering evidence leading up to a court trial. Unlike Phoenix Wright, however, travelling between most locations takes a day of your time, and you only have a certain amount of time before each court session begins, making you think more about where you need to go. There are four cases, with minor choices throughout the cases that lend to replayability (and frequently leave you wondering whether or not you've made a mistake), and the fourth case has 3 varients which are vary significantly both in story and length, and altogether the game lasted me around 7 hours. There are occasional bugs here and there, but the developer seems to be working hard to iron out the problems and in the time I've been playing it there have already been two small patches for it. If you're a fan of mystery games, particularly of the Ace Attorney variety, this is a pretty easy purchase overall. It has enough original elements to keep veterans of the genre on their talons, while providing more of the mysteries that they love.
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62 of 63 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
"What thoughts do you have in this bird feathered brain of yours"?

Ever wanted to be a lawyer in pre-revolution paris of 1840? Ever wanted to be a bird too? Maybe both at the same time? Well, Aviary Attorney gives you the chance.

In nicely drawn backgrounds Sketchy Logic let´s the animal kingdom have free reign in the courtyard, when the player takes over the role of JayJay Falcon, Attorney at his majestys court.
Beginning harmlessly enough, with day to day murderers, JayJays way brings him on the brink of revolution and on death´s door himself. All the while only relaying on his falcon beak sharp mind and the wit of his trusty sidekick Sparrowson.

While the gameplay itself is basically a visual novel, including finding and combining clues, using them at court and interrogation, it also offers some different paths, where you´re decisions or even lack of finding every clue will count.
The cases are fun to play through and the story is engaging enough, to even try to get some different endings.
Undeniable the best part of the game though is the humor, which the dialogues are full of.

The setting is, as written earlier visually and musically very nicely done. The backgrounds show some of Paris most famous sites and are well drawn, as well as the character art. While there is no real speech, each character has it´s own way of sound, while speaking, a small, fun detail, which enhances the atmosphere even further, when the wolf and lion sound much "stronger" than the little rabbit.

Conclusio:
I had much fun with Aviary Attorney and if you´re interested in the setting, bird jokes, Attorney and/or VN games etc. this game is surely worth a try. Can´t say much bad about it honestly.

Point Scale: 8/10

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118 of 145 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Amazing art style, imaginative characters design, hilarious lines and fitting soundtrack. It's a must for Ace Attorney fans.

What differentiates Aviary Attorney from Ace Attorney most is the setting of three completely different endings.

Never too much for another Ace Attorney or AA-like game.
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76 of 86 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
I bought this on a whim because I liked the art and thought it would be silly. It is, but its also a very good detective/lawyer adventure. Just finished the first case which had some unexpected turns in it. Very surprised and I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery with a bit of humor mixed in.
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156 of 208 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Edit -

So the game has been fixed with the witheld content. Yet, I find myself unwilling to revert my score as it is.


For one, the game is just too short for an interactive story game.

The idea of cases failing because of your inability to find the correct evidence comes across as pretty arbitrary. If you click everything you come across with no thought, the idea loses its execution, yet at the same time, in the biggest chapter, simply not having the luck of accessing the right areas first, with little information to go on, failing the case just comes off as a whimsical failure more than anything.

The art is nice, but the characters are rather simple, lifted from a historic artist's work with little adjustment.

As a whole, the game lacks scope to be considered as a worthy play when you have played far better games of its ilk.
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83 of 104 people (80%) found this review helpful
131 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
It's like Phoenix Wright if Phoenix was a kind of bird.

Wait a second...
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