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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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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.7 and above
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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280 of 327 people (86%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
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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126 of 146 people (86%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
>Did you get all the evidence you needed? Well if not, don't worry. We can always just.........wing it


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125 of 152 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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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61 of 62 people (98%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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.

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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77 of 87 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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166 of 226 people (73%) 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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90 of 115 people (78%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
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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94 of 128 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Edit: Looks like they've finally finished the game. When I get the time to finish it, I will update this review.

I can't recommend this game yet. It has great art, story, music and such, but it is not finished. There is one case where, when you get to the end of it, it says "Please come back in two days time!" A second case is explictly noted as being unfinished in one of the game screens, so at least it's not an unpleasant surprise.

Edit: Looking back through the review history, it seems that two days ago people had already gotten the message that in "two days" the game would be completed. So that notice means very little. It could be weeks until this game is actually completed. It boggles my mind that they released it in this state. For all the people that are seemingly okay with this: do you think this would be an acceptable practice going forward? Even more devious is that this occurs well past the point of the Steam Refund window, so if you're upset about having purchased an unfinished game... tough!
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88 of 120 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
So far I have played up to Act III. I absolutely love the art style, music, gameplay, animal puns, pretty much everything this game has to offer. But as it is right now (version 1.01), I have to give this game a negative review. Upon advancing the plot past the trial, where I did not have any evidence useful for cross-examination, the game simply went to a screen that said something along the lines of 'We haven't finished this yet, sorry!', and I had to manually close it. This is a huge disappointment to me, as it is one of the games I've had the most fun playing in a while.

UPDATE: I now see that yesterday, the developers updated the game and finally finished it! I have yet to complete the chapter and anything else in the game, but for now I have to leave my review as negative, mainly because I really don't support releasing an unfinished game.
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102 of 145 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
This is a great game, loved it.........butttttttttttttt

'this chapter iis unfinished, wait 2 days or play another chapter' (paraphrased)

You cannot sell a game as full when it contains something like that. Horrible horrible practice made worse by the fact this is a perfect 'Attorney Game' with insane depth and creativity. The makers should be ashamed at stumbling over such a hurdle and not being honest about the state of their game.
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4.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
It's as if Harvey Bridman and The French Revolution made an ink based comic, Also you have to defend your client.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: October 15
Beautiful graphics, incredible music, and a super amusing game to play when you are just looking to relax. Definitely would recommend.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: October 14
Product received for free
Phoenix Wright but funnier, darker, and the possibility to mess up.

I can not recommend this enough.
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8.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
The end of the... Well, endings, I feel could of been done better. None of them really left me satisfied. Which is a shame, since I loved the rest of the game. However, this is of course not enough to make me dislike Aviary Attorney. I really enjoyed what this game had to offer, and at times it really made me think my answers through properly, leaving me sitting there for a while wondering what to choose. This game left me thinking hard about what just happened more than once.
I really, really enjoyed Aviary Attorney and I recommend you check it out for yourself!
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5.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
Phoenix Wirght with aniamls in france. Also you get to accuse the judge.
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11.1 hrs
Posted: September 17
I absolutely love the dialogue in this game. But the UI is too unclear in terms of what to do and if you haven't played a similar game in the past (cough cough Phoenix Wright) then it takes you too long to figure out what to do to be effective. Also, the third act ends much faster than expected and is very challenging for that reason. Still, the art is gorgeous and the dialogue is fantastic and the second time through the game is much better. 7/10.
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Finn the Human
8.3 hrs
Posted: September 9
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Spag Heddy
12.7 hrs
Posted: September 3
Ace Attorney with birds... nuff said

+ Fun Gameplay
+ Great Dialogue
+ Great Music choice
+ Good humor
+ Interesting characters
+ Compelling narrative and setting (French Revolution? Hell yeah!)
+ Art style is beautiful (J.J Grandville was a renowned caricaturist)

- Short (10 hours max)
- Some writting inconsistencies
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Tulip O'Hare
6.0 hrs
Posted: September 2
There's a lot to like about this game. The art and design are whimsical and wonderful. The music is great. Most importantly, it made me laugh, a lot. (Yes, most of the humor is corny.)

Unfortunately, for me, the negatives are big enough that they overwhelm the positives. I bought and played the game well after its initial release, so I didn't deal with the whole mess of the game being released in incomplete form, although that's definitely not a plus for Sketchy Logic. My biggest problems with the game are:
-- The abrupt tone shift 2/3 of the way through the game, combined with almost completely railroaded writing. There are lots of choices that would appear to be poignant, and the game description says "Decisions have consequences!" -- but it turns out that only two or three decisions in the entire game actually do have any effect on the game or the endings. Then, after playing a relatively lighthearted story for a few hours, suddenly you end up in something much more grim and gritty. Also, the main characters' behaviors stop making any sense, and your "choices" don't even maintain the illusion of story impact.
-- There are multiple endings, but replaying is much more difficult than it needs to be. There's an option to go back to previous saves, but it's clunky and I'm not convinced of its accuracy. There's also no real option for speeding through cinemas or dialogue.
-- The game is very short for the price. I don't mind this in games where the experience is short but high-quality. This isn't one of those games.

The game's worth a few bucks for the laughs, the art, and the music.
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A Mildly Unimpressed Man
9.5 hrs
Posted: September 1
The writing's impeccable, the characters are lovable and the story is reactive to both your conscious choices and actions. A short but very sweet experience, definitely worth the non-sale price.
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