Escape into a world kept secret by a tyrant, and discover the truth about your freedom. Run, jump, and fly through forgotten lost kingdoms with a uniquely momentum-based flying mechanic.
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Very Positive (70) - 94% of the 70 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 23, 2018

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February 12

Patch 1.2 has arrived!

Hey everyone, we've just released the second major patch to The King's Bird, and it includes a free content update! Each of the three Kingdoms have a new set of levels for you to enjoy. The two major features added in this patch are Replays and Localization.

Here's the full patch notes.

  • 13 brand new levels have been added to the game.
  • Replays are now available in the leaderboards of all levels. These are retroactive, so every top run since the game's release is now available for you to watch!
  • Language options are now available. Available languages are: English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Chinese (Simplified).
  • Many performance improvements have been made, including improving rendering and removing all known memory leaks.
  • Leaderboards are now much quicker to load.
  • Restarting a level is much quicker and dying before the first checkpoint will fully restart a level.
  • New gameplay options have been added to disable checkpoints (restart a level fully after each death) and to display a HUD showing your time and Spirit Birds.
  • A message reminding the player that Assist Mode exists pops up if they are stuck for a long time.
  • A door has been added to Eagle's Shrine to skip the Fallen Kingdom if it has been completed but the Battle for the Last Kingdom hasn't been reached.
  • Menu input now attempts to inherit navigation from game input the best it can.
  • New options have been added to keybinding to allow you to invert an input, make an input a toggle, and bind multiple inputs to one action.
  • You can now restart after beating a level to play it again.
  • Spirit Birds have been tweaked to be more visible on bright backgrounds.
  • A frame skipping option has been added to video options. Changing the number may or may not improve performance, depending on whether your machine is bottlenecked by CPU or rendering.
  • Several bugfixes have been made, including a cutscene not playing, input not being locked for a particular cutscene, a particular momentum bug, and much more.

Special thanks to our community on the Discord for Beta feedback!
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September 7, 2018

Patch 1 is here!

Hey all, we've just released the first major patch to The King's Bird. The two big features you're looking for are fully rebindable keys and multiple saves (up to 5), and we also have a slew of quality of life changes and bugfixes. Here's the full changelist.
  • Controls are now fully rebindable, found in Options -> Controls.
  • Multiple saves are now supported, found in Options -> Saves, this also replaces the "Restart Game" option.
  • A "Quick Reset" option is now available as an optional keybinding. This does the same thing as restarting from latest checkpoint.
  • Options configurations now persist between sessions.
  • You are now allowed to return to hubs during story levels.
  • Tutorial progress is now saved if you don't reach the Forest Kingdom.
  • A door has been added to Eagle's Shrine after reaching the Battle for the Last Kingdom that takes you directly to it.
  • The menu has overall been made slightly more responsive.
  • Restarting a level now defaults to "Yes"
  • You can no longer keep your gliding in levels that are supposed to remove it.
  • Restarting from latest checkpoint is now disabled until you die at least once after reaching a new checkpoint.
  • Various minor visual and setdressing bugs fixed.
This is it for major changes for a few weeks, because we'll be busy with another major King's Bird milestone. We're still working on the other big two feature requests of replays and localization, but those are going to take a bit longer.

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About This Game

Flight · Flow · Freedom

Escape into a world kept secret by a tyrant, and discover the truth about your freedom. The King’s Bird is an artistic, momentum-based game that seamlessly combines precision-platforming with physics-based gliding.

A new yet easily accessible take on the precision-platforming genre.

  • Dynamic background music and sounds that change based on your movements
  • Text-less narrative told through visuals in motion
  • Five unique worlds to explore, full of vibrance and colorful silhouettes, with inspirations from ancient Mayan, Southeast Asian, and Roman cultures

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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