Snapshot Adventures - Secret of Bird Island
One of my ABSOLUTE favourites!
I recommend this game to anybody interested in birding, birdwatching, or simply learning more about birds and nature. The graphics are beautiful and the soundtrack is really lovely, and there are also recordings of real bird songs. The levels provide different types of challenges and new species of birds (all of which are rendered accurately) to photograph in a variety of environments. Even once you've finished the storyline itself, there is plenty of other stuff to do!
March 14, 2012
I was wrong! This game wasn't boring, it's was great!
I started playing the free hour and once I got the hang of using the camera and changing lenses, etc. I had a blast. It very was entertaining and a challenge. I plan on getting the full version. I've never played a game quite like this before and tried to find more after playing the trial version.
March 17, 2012
More of snapshot adventures, please
I enjoy this game and it's interaction level. I hope it will be developed for iPad. There are so many other possibilities. This one is for birds but how about a safari? Or a tourist destination where you could take your own snapshots?
Please advise me when the next version is out... I'm on board!
May 4, 2012
Charming, relaxing - a sheer delight to play
Another one of BFG's hidden gems, Bird Island is in a category of its own. You travel around the US in your lost grandfather's foot steps, meeting up with many of his rather eccentric birding friends. They give you photo assignments and help you in your quest to find out, what actually happened to him.
The characters you meet are funny with various quirks and personalities.
Taking the perfect photo becomes a challenge, even with all the helpful equipment you get along the way. There are many different environments to visit and LOTS of birds to capture in different situations. Especially getting a five star shot of particular birds in flight takes practice - and sheer dumb luck.
Despite the photo sessions being timed, the overall mood of the game is cosy and relaxing. The music is a delight and just hearing it has a soothing effect. And a big Thank you to the devs for leaving it off during photo sessions, allowing the player to actually hear the birds. Nice!
Only small gripe: The feature of creating your own bird and "releasing it", both in your game and to other players, doesn't seem to work anymore.
Anyway, if you are looking for a change from all the usual types of game or need to unwind with a game-equivalent of a hot toddy, then this is for you.
August 23, 2013
Snapshot Adventures- Secret of Bird Island
I really like this game, it's very cute and relaxing. I will buy it along with all my other great BF games. Cudos again Big Fish !
July 24, 2012