This is the tale of a young girl who dies one day on a street corner and is reborn as the ominous Black Bird. Become the calamity, ‘Black Bird’, and destroy the kingdom.Experience the phantom opera in wonderland!
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Oct 30, 2018
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By Ѕtеам 250 April 3

“BLACK BIRD was a member of the Hidden Gems until May 21st, 2019.”

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“Black Bird’s strong visual and sound direction are a callback to developer Onion Games’ previous incarnation as LOVEdeLIC, but the game itself is a hardcore shoot-'em-up. Its great design demands the player learn patterns in order to chase high scores, an approach that is enjoyable for both seasoned players and those new to the genre.”
85 – Destructoid

“Black Bird is difficult, weird, and an utterly brilliant shmup you need to check out right now.”
80 – Pocket Gamer UK

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90 – IGN Japan

About This Game

A bird of happiness, or fowl fortune?
Feathers black, all lives consumed!


This is the tale of a young girl who dies one day on a street corner and is reborn as the ominous Black Bird. The bird is one of the great calamities, spoken of in the kingdom since ancient times.



Become the calamity, ‘Black Bird’, and destroy the kingdom with a bullet hell.


  • What fate awaits this girl-turned bird?
  • Will you, the Black Bird, destroy the world?
  • Will this lively, fun-filled kingdom tread the path to destruction?

Game Features
**A darkly humourous world, built with loving care, pixel by pixel.
Visuals which recall a classic era of gaming portray a rich, picture book world.
Completing each stage will reveal more of the mysteries which shroud the dark, fairytale-like exterior.

**A unique audio/visual mix combined in an action-packed shooting game
Your enemies’ movement synchronises with the operatic soundtrack, sung in a bizarre, fictional language, creating a truly unique experience.

**8 different endings!
A high score is the key to the real ending and unlocking the story’s secrets.
Your skill will guide how the story concludes; practice really does make perfect!

**Extra Features Galore!
Unlock True Mode after completing the game to see new enemies, hidden bonus characters and more!
Learn the combo system, bomb system and hidden characters, then mix and match to find your own play style.
When you’re confident, aim for the top of the leaderboards in Score Attack.


About Onion Games
Onion Games is a Japanese indie game developer.
Our works include "Million Onion Hotel" and "Dandy Dungeon".
Our latest game, “BLACK BIRD” will be released for Switch and Steam.

Award History
BLACK BIRD received 2 awards at BitSummit Vol.6, a Japanese indie game festival held in 2018.
The first is the "Vermilion Gate Award" which is the grand prix prize, and the second one is a music award: the "Excellence in Audio Award"!
This is the best indie game from Japan in 2018!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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