Birds Aren't Real: The Game

Student Entrant 2024

University of Southern California
USC Games


Birds Aren't Real is a 3D sandbox game with a comic twist: Based on the real-life satirical conspiracy theory, play as a government surveillance pigeon drone, using sneaky maneuvers and creative thinking to manipulate the citizens and dispel their suspicions about the government's avian task force.

Fly around to explore and surveil your surroundings!

Sabotage the conspiracists working against your organization!

Deploy your poop in order to undermine your political detractors!

Birds Aren't Real aims to find some humor in a time of misinformation and distrust. It's a game for anyone that may need a brief escape from what at times can seem like an overwhelming and deeply pessimistic world.

We invite anyone and everyone to give our game a try!