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Author Comments

Enjoy a sport that has been the pass-time of kings, hunters and warriors for 4000 years!

George Plimpton's Video Falconry was brought to our attention by the Judge John Hodgman podcast. Originally made for the Colecovision in 1983, we've gone to great lengths to painstakingly port one of the few existing copies.

Controls

1 - Yaw
2 - Pitch
3 - Claw Grab
4 - Beak Grab
5 - Flap
6 - DoubleFlap
7 - Claw

Happy Falconing!

Reviews


MetalWafflehMetalWaffleh

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Ummmmm.....

I enjoyed the game, but i didn't get most of it. Everything was alright, but the minigames were kinda hard to follow. It took me 5 tries to understand that the "Joystick" were actually the arrow keys. Good, well done, but make it clear next time. I know you had to import it but you could've put it under the controls.



ErichoEricho

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting enough

This was a fairly nice game because it had an original feel to it. It is probably the first game I have ever played online that was about falconing. It helps that so many popular artists worked on this! What was pretty cool was how it had a fairly simple premise but it really took time to play. The only problem was that it was a bit hard to keep up. The first time I tried it out, I was unable to use the claw grab for some reason. I guess you have to specifically use your flight in the way explained to get past the level.

It could have also used some more detail. It's still a fairly good game, especially how you can learn coordination well with how you fly around pressing the "1". It was nice of you to include a backstory to learn more about him. For the record, he was a real person although I doubt he did half the stuff you mention. I like how big the claws are, too.



nicolamalfinicolamalfi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I always did want to take up falconry

In all honesty it seems like an amazing sport...This game does portray it pretty well.



SoggyBreadSoggyBread

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's..... beautiful.

This is truly the peak of gaming. Vivid graphics. Gorgeous music. Alluring gameplay. This is all too much for one to handle. JUST KIDDING!

I wish the falcon could yaw to the left. This gets sort of frustrating later on when you have to grab prairie dogs and what not. I know you were trying to go with the 80's gaming aspect but I mean..... really?

The fact that you put so much effort into making up a backstory to this game and advertising it into making people believe it was real is really astonishing.



yesyshyesysh

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Entertaining

It's very fun to play.Doesn't get boring.