Are you thinking about bird-based video games, for some reason? Here are some you may not have heard of. (And obviously the one you definitely have.) The world has, rightly, been losing its mind over Untitled Goose Game. It\u2019s a mixture of charming presentation and stealth sandbox fun that deserves all the praise it is receiving. And it is receiving much. In what has become a perfect storm of marketing, expectation, and actually delivering on the promise of the premise, the goose has sold bucket loads, stormed Twitter, become a superset of almost every other meme you can think of, and even picked up a few celebrity fans. (Including Chrissy Teigen and Blink-182, among others.) Untitled Goose Game isn\u2019t the only game in town when it comes to bird-based video game entertainment, however. If you need more digital birds in your life, here\u2019s where you need to look. A Short Hike Untitled Goose Game may shine a spotlight on bad bird behaviour, but A Short Hike is a very different sort of avian experience. Adam Robinson-Yu\u2019s short adventure centres on a young bird who goes out on a hike to the top of a mountain, to try and forget her worries for a day, but you might just find yourself forgetting your own. A Short Hike is just as cute and as the goose, but unlike the untitled goose, focuses on self-care and positive actions, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face for different reasons. A Short Hike is genuinely one of the best games of 2019. Falcon Age Like Untitled Goose Game, Falcon Age is another very successful bird-based video game released in 2019. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v8db0BiXl3e8 Available in both VR and non-VR flavours, Falcon Age sees the player engaged in falconry in an adventure game setting. You\u2019ll train, fight, and bond with your bird over the course of Falcon Age (but you\u2019ll probably have the most fun doing the optional stuff, like teaching it tricks and dressing it up in little hats). Feather If the goose game is all about being a loud, obnoxious jerk, then Feather is about as far in the opposite direction as you can get. A meditative, zen-like experience, you\u2019ll soar around gorgeous environments, nibbling away at a peaceful, chillout activity in short bursts. The biggest complaint in our review was that there wasn\u2019t more of the world to enjoy, but if you find the experience calming, against the din of modern life? This is one you\u2019ll keep coming back to. Pekken Pekken was borne of one of those ill-advised Twitter bets. \u201cGet this tweet to 10k RTs and we will make Pekken,\u201d wrote Jon McKellan of NoCode, the studio behind narrative adventures Stories Untold and Observation. Accompanying those words was a short video of PS1-era, polygonal pigeons pecking at one another in mortal combat. https:\/\/twitter.com\/jon_NoCode\/status\/1089599226022150144?s20 Sometimes this nonsense just writes itself, and Pekken was born. (Though we're not sure when it will see the light of day.) Pigeon Simulator When a game like Untitled Goose Game captures public imagination, people undoubtedly start thinking about what comes next. After the inevitable cries of \u201cPut the goose in Smash!\u201d (no, don\u2019t do that, I don\u2019t want to see the goose harmed) thoughts turn to a sequel. More goose, but in a different setting, perhaps? Or maybe other birds being jerks, like seagulls or pigeons? Ah. Well. Someone\u2019s actually working on that last one. That someone is Bossa Studios, the team behind I am Bread and Surgeon Simulator, which seems like a great fit. Piawk Piawk is a monochromatic, simplistic-looking bird-based platform adventure. The best way to describe it would be a cross between Box-Boy! And, well, being a bird, Piawk is a short, single-player experience that \u2013 like Untitled Goose Game \u2013 allows you to call on your bird powers of pecking and tweeting to solve puzzles and navigate an adorable pocket universe. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vasUccnzdPac Piawk is currently in development by HiWarp and is expected to release some time in 2020. Skatebird Recently funded on Kickstarter, Skatebird does exactly what it says on the tin. It\u2019s a skateboarding game. About a skateboarding bird. A Skatebird, if you will. Developed by Glass Bottom Games and set in a Micro Machines-like tabletop world, Skatebird sees you grinding on pencils and jumping on, well, kickers and ramps (but they\u2019re made out of cardboard and sticky tape, naturally). Skatebird is an adorable game about doing your best, busting out some tricks, and \u2013 in a concession to modern gaming \u2013 decking your bird out in hats and other outfits. Discovery is our semi-regular round-up of irregular video games and indie gems.