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Cart #birdswithguns-5 | 2023-02-18 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Birds With Guns

An Owl-some Roguelike Twin-Stick Shooter

Are you ready to have a quacking time? Toucan play this egg-citing game right now! Made by an im-peck-able team of quail-ified developers, you're gonna have no egrets.

Evil Robofox has captured all the birds to steal their eggs. The bird kingdom is counting on you to save them!


Keyboard + mouse mode:

Arrow keys or ESDF: Move
Left click: Shoot
Scroll: Switch weapon
P or Enter: Pause

Keyboard only mode:

Arrow keys or ESDF: Move
X: Shoot (V or M also work)
C: Switch weapon (Z or N also work)
P or Enter: Pause

Birds With Guns is a passion project made by a bunch of friends over the course of a vacation. If you found it fun and wish to give us a tip, an offline version is available for download for the price of a donut 🍩 on itch.io :)

@Yolwoocle : Code and Art
Gouspourd : Code
Notgoyome : Code
@ScrubSandwich : Music
Thanks to the lovely people from the PICO-8 discord server.

Final Update now out!

Featuring 6 brand new weapons, unique bird weapons and many small gameplay improvements! :)
Thanks to everyone for playing Birds With Guns, this journey has been wild. We hope you will enjoy this small update.

P#100000 2021-11-12 19:30 ( Edited 2023-02-18 22:15)


damn this feels like a arcade game
now i am addicted
thank you
edit: no way this is pico-8 its too freaking polished

P#100007 2021-11-12 21:09 ( Edited 2021-11-12 21:17)


P#100009 2021-11-12 21:46

Incredible game!

P#100011 2021-11-12 22:30

Absolutely brilliant game!

Extra Juicy, and highly addictive!

P#100126 2021-11-14 18:17

This game is ducking awesome! This is way too polished for a Pico 8 game, and, as always, the sprites are so dove-ly! You should be very proud of this cart! No egrets on the bird puns either. :)

P#100142 2021-11-15 02:03

Here is my skill so far. (yes i don't use the mouse, sue me) I love the machine gun weapon a ton, but I didn't have a shot of me using it.

P#100144 2021-11-15 02:14 ( Edited 2021-11-15 02:21)


P#100146 2021-11-15 02:36

@Jerry_Boy That's awesome! :)

P#100160 2021-11-15 13:17

nuclear throne meets pico8. A wonderful marriage of the two. Super polished and fun too! Great job!

P#100162 2021-11-15 14:50

I started randomly playing it on a phone, the controls are great on any platform!

I also spotted a strange issue: I can't pick up ammo after switching guns. It happens when the ammo is dropped holding one gun, and then I switch to reload the other gun. It can be resolved by shooting from the other gun after switxhing, and then picking up the ammo. Did you observe such behaviour?

Nethertheless, it is my favourite game on pico8 so far! Great work!

P#100169 2021-11-15 17:29

this game is awesome! i really love games like gingeon and the binding of isaac. great job dude!

P#100275 2021-11-17 15:56

enter the gungeon with birds, nice.

P#100283 2021-11-17 17:42

Awesome game! It's really impressive to see what some people are able to do with Pico-8.

P#100287 2021-11-17 19:07

@DoomDoggo Interesting, I will look into this issue. Thanks!

P#100289 2021-11-17 19:59

Nice and very polished game, good job!

P#100319 2021-11-18 07:53

enter the gungeon meets pico-8. you beat me to it. I wanted to make something like this first :'(
in all seriousness, this is the best pico-8 game I've ever played. thank you kind sir

P#100327 2021-11-18 13:38

"would you like a SHOT of our finest beer?

you shuold try adding more gun options, make the health packs a little less rare, and maybe even some abilities for the birds-

P#100329 2021-11-18 13:44 ( Edited 2021-11-18 13:53)

Also some advice I forgot to add... maybe add number controls or a key to toggle between guns on the fly?

P#100331 2021-11-18 14:18

keep working on it plz.
more guns!

P#100344 2021-11-18 16:09

@KoboldKing Nothing is preventing you to make something like this! It'll be unique because you're the one making it :)

P#100403 2021-11-19 09:24

@KoboldKing What do you mean with "number controls" ?

P#100404 2021-11-19 09:26

@KoboldKing Well at most you can only hold two guns, so adding extra keys would be a waste of tokens. The Z/C key is great for swapping weapons!

P#100409 2021-11-19 13:17

Cart #birbs_in_space-1 | 2021-12-09 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#100622 2021-11-22 15:16 ( Edited 2021-12-09 18:55)

I'm surprised nobody here is mentioning that lucky post ID.

P#100624 2021-11-22 16:21

@Sup3rAw3som3Gam3r because it says nuclear birds if it is a mod based on scrap kings wouldn't it be better scrap birds?

P#100736 2021-11-24 01:27

@StinkerB06 Holy cow, I have not noticed that. That is absolutely insane!!!

P#100764 2021-11-24 17:06

@Sup3rAw3som3Gam3r This is awesome!

P#100765 2021-11-24 17:08

good mod

P#100774 2021-11-24 23:54

i love the update!

P#100905 2021-11-27 18:02

I LOVE THE UPTADE but have the old weapons? and the boxe gloves are totaly powerful add the old weapons pleez

P#100906 2021-11-27 18:32

Bro. How did I get so lucky with my favorite character, the seagull, getting the sniper and machine-gun as the starters! If you added this for me, thanks a ton! (if not, still thanks)

P#100916 2021-11-27 22:35

@Jerry_Boy This is a pure coincidence, hahaha, but your comment about the fact that you liked the machinegun did probably subconsciously influence us when we were designing the gatling gun.

P#100954 2021-11-28 19:56

my two most favorite weapons is the shotgun and boxing glove- and i like using tucan. i guess everything just falls together lol

P#100960 2021-11-28 22:18

lmao look at me

P#100962 2021-11-28 23:37

@Sup3rAw3som3Gam3r your "birds in space" cart doesn't load, is this normal? !There were some recent problems with the BBS servers, so that might explain it.

P#102167 2021-12-09 07:18

mabey, I will repost it

P#102183 2021-12-09 12:24

I love this game. All the different characters are so cute and the twin-stick gameplay is just perfect. When I started the game I liked the flamethrower, but now I love the gatling gun. A little shout out to the sound effects, making good gun and explosion sound effects is not easy in Pico-8 and these are really good.

P#102407 2021-12-11 15:37

@extar Thank you very much for playing our game and for your kind words, I was smiling the whole way through. There's something magical from seeing you having so much fun with our creation. :)

P#102417 2021-12-11 17:57

Heck yes!

P#102480 2021-12-12 19:03

@Jerry_Boy Congratulations!!!!! :D

P#102489 2021-12-12 20:41

Heya yolwoocle one thing about BWG... It can have some modes like score attack, carrier n'd missions? It's just an request...

P#103195 2021-12-20 18:23 ( Edited 2021-12-20 18:25)


P#103935 2021-12-31 18:39

@lauraf Congratulations!!!!!

P#104009 2022-01-01 10:47

Hey @Fabolabert, thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately, we don't have any tokens left to implement stuff. Could you expand on what you mean when you say "score attack, carrier and missions"? And why do you think that would be fun?

P#104010 2022-01-01 10:53

Love it!!! That's the kind of game that totally would make success on a real arcade! Congratulations to all the team involved!

P#104023 2022-01-01 17:12

Cute, it's like a Nuclear Throne demake

P#105155 2022-01-15 23:12

Beautiful, the music, the pixel arts, and beautiful wonderful spectacular

P#108115 2022-03-06 02:57

who's your favorite bird in the game? I personally prefer the sparrow

P#108189 2022-03-07 13:52

An amazing game could be a cool actual game

P#108359 2022-03-10 02:54

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