Feather and Fins

Before throwing a Super Friendship Arcade party, we often organise jams with the intention of buildings games or controllers for the party. Feather and Fins came to be during one such jam. We were building games for a controller with only two buttons, and so I ended up make a cooperative version of Flappy Bird. The fish swims beneath the surface and can only survive above it for a short amount of time, and likewise the bird can only dip under water for a short period. As the game progresses, you’ll have to drag your counterpart with in order to save them from mysterious floating icebergs. Apart from being a Flappy Bird clone, I quite like this game. I’m happy with the fact that actual cooperation occurs despite each player only having a single button to interact with. And Ben Rausch did some sprites and a wonderful title screen! What a guy!

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