A MAZE. / Berlin 2021

10th International Games and Playful Media Festival

Birds Don't Cry at Sunrise

by Jib Panyapha Leekitwattana (Thailand)

Genre: Narrative, 2D, Psychological Horror, Dark

Birds Don’t Cry at Sunrise is a short, narrative-driven game that depicts the story a child and parent with opposing beliefs which leads to a falling out within the household. The game provides a 2D, psychological horror experience where players can make progress by exploring different spaces, interacting with objects, and solving simple puzzles. The story of the game revolves around the main character, a girl called ‘Lin,’ and focuses on her relationship with her father, who is a believer in the Sunflower Deity. As Lin starts to question the actual meaning behind her father’s act of faith, their relationship starts to crumble. Until one night, Lin wakes up to find herself alone in her own house, with her surroundings starting to get distorted and her father nowhere to be found. As a result, Lin will venture into the darkness of the house in order to find out what happened to the place she once called home.

Platform: PC, Mac