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A Quiver of Crows is a twin-stick shooter set in a grim world cursed by demons and ghouls. Play as a crow in this beautiful game. Features unique environments and real-world physics, upgradable weapons, bombs, and shields. Local / couch co-op so you don't have to go it alone.

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A Quiver of Crows was Greenlit after 20 days! Thank you for voting for us!

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Here's a summary of the work we've accomplished since then:

Gauge Design

We knew we needed the HUD to display the crow's health, weapon-type, levels of upgrade, bomb-type, and # of bombs. Here are the different types that Danny, our artist, came up with.

A Quiver of Crows - gauge designs

We ended up going with a modified version of the gauge in the lower left corner. Here it is in game, along with the bomb pickup orb that we also worked on. The gauge has a light glowing outline to it so that it still appears over black areas.

A Quiver of Crows - HUD gauge with bomb pickup


We worked on the crow's damage animation to give players feedback that they're getting hurt. We also added the death screen. We are still tweaking the settings for this, but this is pretty much the "flavor" of the screen we were going for.

A Quiver of Crows - Death Vignette

Yes, that is a HUGE ball of monsters chomping on our poor crow hero. We like to make sure our crow is really dead!

Lock and Key Mechanism

We want to lock players to the stage, encouraging them to explore. We came up with the concept of rescuing other crows from cages in order for players to advance.

A Quiver of Crows - Rescuing Other Crows

Fire locks the players to the stage, preventing them from advancing onwards. The dreamcatcher, whose feathers are activated by each crow rescued, once complete, will magically remove the fire.

Here's an early early prototype of the dreamcatcher with the fire lock. Each crow you rescue causes the fire to change colors - MAGICAL!

A Quiver of Crows - dreamcatcher and fire

Level Building Time-Lapse

Placing ground in a level

Some Music

A Quiver of Crows - chaos in a cave

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