A downloadable storybook game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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In this storybook game, Professor Quackerton and her friends have to band together in the wake of a loss. Experience this colorful world of queer animals with big personalities and a big problem.

When a dear friend passes, there is little to be done but to celebrate her life. Trouble is, everything seems to be going wrong. The twins are fighting, the cat is sleeping, and Max won't leave his post... What's a duck to do?

This game includes:

  • A colorful cast of five queer animal friends
  • A sensitive, linear story about grief and community (1,750+ words)
  • Beautiful graphics from classic artists in the public domain
  • Storybook aesthetics reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh
  • The duck of the hour, Professor Quackerton herself

The Locked Birdhouse is featured in Indiepocalypse #29 and the Queer Games Bundle 2022

This game was created in 10 days for the (unexpectedly cancelled) Random Asset Flip jam. All of the rules disappeared when the jam did, but they were roughly: not allowed to make any new assets (but some recoloring is okay). If there were other rules I do not know what they were! With that in mind, here are all of the art credits:

Character Art by Julie de Graag

Backgrounds and Frames

Miscellaneous Images


Sound and Music

Thank you for playing, it means the world to me. Please consider leaving a comment or review if you enjoyed it.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreVisual Novel
TagsAnimals, grief, Kinetic Novel, Narrative, Queer, Relaxing, Ren'Py, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

QuackertonLockedBirdhouse-1.0-mac.zip 41 MB
QuackertonLockedBirdhouse-1.0-pc.zip 75 MB

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