A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Parrotgame is a sidescroller created for BCIT Games Development Club in late 2015. You are a military parrot trained to carry messages, and your country is at war. You must survive each level and you can choose different paths between levels.


  • Cross-platform (but only the desktop Java version is playable)
  • Keyboard and mouse controls
  • Randomly spawning enemies
  • Different kinds of enemies!
  • A HUD.
  • Menus!
  • Ten or so maps
  • A storyline

The game's source code is distributed under a modified (3-clause) BSD license. You can download it from the GitHub repository.

Parrotgame was a collaborative effort, developed over the course of several months. Since most of the team was busy with their education, this amounted to less work than one would initially assume.

  • Chris Leclair - Engine and Game Code
  • Jaymee Tan - Graphics, Game Design
  • Eiko Takeoka - Graphics, Sound
  • Andre Culjac - Ideas
  • Daniel Amaya - Ideas
For information on the art assets used, please refer to the CREDITS file included with the game.

More information

Published 1 year ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 1 year ago
TagsSide Scroller, War
LicenseBSD 3-clause 'New' or 'Revised' License
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

You will need the Java Runtime Environment installed on your computer. The latest version of Java is recommended; we used Java 8 for development. However, Java 7 or OpenJDK should work.

Extract the compressed folder and run parrot.jar. You may need to mark the jar file as executable on Unix-like systems.


parrot_100.zip (42 MB)

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