Cranky Bird

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Released on 2022-06-22
Made by Jerry Verhoeven
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Cranky Bird

After a hard day's work in the mines, our bird is CRANKY. Who could blame him? He's tired, hungry and has a hellish commute ahead of him...

Cranky Bird is a puzzle platforming game with controls inspired by Flappy Bird (hence the name). You control the cranky bird by cranking the crank (yeah...). Navigate him through perilous levels full of spikes, water hazards and crackling electricity.

Along this herculean journey you'll get to meet a small cast of friendly birds that help to motivate our cranky bird reach his loving family back home.


  • Flappy platforming action
  • 32 Levels
  • 5 animated environment sets
  • Crank gameplay
  • Fun dialogue-based story
  • Unique characters
  • Unlockable "secret" mode
  • Save & Continue
  • Platforming genre staples
  • Spikes
  • Water
  • Various pickups
  • Keys and Gates
  • Falling platforms
  • One-way platforms
  • Switches
  • Timed hazards
  • Full-resolution game card
  • Music and Sound FX

VR Missions

Returned our bird back to his family? More challenges await!

  • 10 Challenging VR Mission levels

Please note that you will need to have completed the Journey mode to unlock both the "secret" mode and the VR Missions.

  • Code, art and writing: Jerry Verhoeven
  • Music: Asa Azuma


  • Arrow Left and Right: Move
  • Crank: Fly
  • A Button: Optional Fly (If the crank is a usability issue or using the simulator)
  • B Button: Secret


Accessibility: The A Button can be used in place of the crank.