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Relaxing flying sim with a morphing bird 'Fugl' has a nice big update

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Moving you away from the blood, the bullets and whatever else all these actions games have with Fugl, a relaxing sim about flying around and appreciating life.

No set goals, no timers, none of that. Just you and your choice of bird, flying around different biomes to find other creatures to interact with them. Once you do manage to find others, you can then unlock their special form for you to fly around with. It's strange but very calming.

With Fugl, the team seem to be going with a slow and steady approach to Early Access as they slowly build up the content with bigger updates rather than lots of little bits. A new update went live yesterday, with these additions and fixes:

  • Clouds with shadows for each biome
  • New caves biome
  • New bird physics: rolling in steep descent and looping
  • Depth of field effect for background
  • Improved rendering performance
  • Render performance menu in options
  • Thermals now have sound
  • Improved camera
  • Optional orbit camera
  • Fixed missing water
  • Easier to take off from water
  • Adjusted physics for large animals

You can find Fugl on Humble Store and Steam.

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poke86 18 November 2019 at 2:24 pm UTC
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I'll have to give it another go, it looks really cool but it was totally unplayable last time I tried it, completely unresponsive controls I could only spiral to the ground at full speed :/
Liam Dawe 18 November 2019 at 2:46 pm UTC
poke86I'll have to give it another go, it looks really cool but it was totally unplayable last time I tried it, completely unresponsive controls I could only spiral to the ground at full speed :/
Sounds odd, I've never had a problem with the controls in it, they've always been pretty awesome.
Luke_Nukem 18 November 2019 at 7:21 pm UTC
I desperately need a mod that adds plane sounds to the bird. Preferably vocalised.
gormlai 19 November 2019 at 9:29 am UTC
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Hi, one of the devs of Fugl here. I know the controls can be a bit tricky, but we have worked a lot on them since and also there should now be a tutorial system to get things moving.

Let me know any other feedback you have.
djazz 19 November 2019 at 10:11 am UTC
I sometimes start Fugl for some relaxing. Nice little game and excited to try the new features!
Eike 19 November 2019 at 10:29 am UTC
How would this compare to AER?
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