A swift's life

English description:

Genre: RPG, short game, survival

Playtime: approx. 20-40 minutes

Control: mouse, keyboard, controller

Platform: PC, Windows, Browser, Mac

Languages: German, English

You are a common swift that has been injured by a falcon on its wing after an attack and therefore can no longer fly. Now you are forced to explore the city you normally fly over from below and have to watch out for all kinds of dangers.

There are no fights.

You must always be careful not to starve, die of thirst, or be killed by enemies.

There are 3 different levels of difficulty and in addition the "custom" mode, in which you can adjust the individual difficulties themselves.

Note: If you have issues while playing the browser version, please be aware this game can be played in browser, but it isn't optimized for that. So if you encounter any problems, please consider downloading it. If the error still consists in the downloaded version - please tell me! I will fix it as soon as possible!


Deutsche Beschreibung:

Genre: RPG, Kurzspiel, Survival

Spielzeit: ca. 20-40 Minuten

Steuerung: Maus, Tastatur, Controller

Plattform: PC, Windows, Browser, Mac

Sprachen: Deutsch, Englisch

Du spielst einen Mauersegler, der nach einem Angriff durch einen Falken am Flügel verletzt wurde und deswegen nicht mehr fliegen kann. Nun erkundest du gezwungenermaßen die Stadt, über die du normalerweise drüberfliegst, von unten und musst dabei auf allerlei Gefahren achten.

Es gibt keine Kämpfe.

Du musst immer darauf achten, nicht zu verhungern, zu verdursten, oder von Feinden getötet zu werden.

Es gibt 3 verschiedene Schwierigkeitsgrade und zusätzlich noch den Modus "Benutzerdefiniert", in dem man sich die einzelnen Schwierigkeiten selbst anpassen kann.

Beachte: Dieses Spiel kann im Browser gespielt werden, wurde aber nicht dafür optimiert. Falls du beim Spielen im Browser auf irgendwelche Probleme triffst, ziehe bitte in Erwägung, das Spiel herunterzuladen. Falls der Fehler in der heruntergeladenen Version immer noch besteht - bitte sag mir Bescheid! Ich werde den Fehler so schnell wie möglich beseitigen!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Release date Dec 11, 2019
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing, Survival
Made withRPG Maker
Tags2D, Animals, Controller, Cute, nature, Pixel Art, RPG Maker, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesGerman, English
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Playstation controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksCommunity, Community, Homepage


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A swift's life 1.4 (RAR) 255 MB
A swift's life 1.4 (ZIP) 268 MB
A_swifts_life_1_4_Mac.zip 402 MB

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I wanted to let you know that I played your game on stream. I like the concept around playing a bird, but found the mechanics a bit obtuse. Babysitting hunger and thirst bars that drop way too rapidly made the game annoying to play, and the font choice was difficult to read.

You can check out my full stream here, and you can use the chapters to skip to when I play your game.


Hey, thank you so much for playing and streaming! This is the second game I ever released, so of course I know I had (and still have) a lot to learn. I'm glad you like it a bit and I understand what you mean. Did you know you can choose your own difficulty? You can choose how rapidly hunger and thirst should drop, so if you make it slower, it should be better. But nevertheless, I learned a lot from making this game so I won't do this again. Thanks for your feedback, I really appreaciate it!