A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Nigel is a single player, puzzle experience where you play as Nigel the Gannet. While on Mana Island, you will be playing matchmaker and helping the other animals on the island find true love, perhaps even finding it yourself! 

Find the kaka or listen to the narrator for hints!

We were inspired by the real Nigel the gannet. In our opinion, the story of Nigel was a beautiful love story that deserves to be heard by a larger audience.


          Movement - WASD or Arrow Keys

          Action Button - 'E'

          Pause Button - Escape


          Lead Programmer - Jon Mendez

          Lead Artist / Story  - Julia Singh

          Project Manager / Lead Audio / Voice Actor - Nolan Sadowski

*This game will receive some minor bug fixes in the very near future.

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorsNolski, JonMendezGames, Juliasingh
Tags2D, Multiple Endings
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $0.75 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Nigel (PC Version) 40 MB
Nigel (Mac Version) 45 MB


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"This game will receive some minor bug fixes in the very near future."

Game published on 29 April 2018.

Game updated on 20 August 2018.

I guess "near future" doesn't translate to less than 5 years, right? 

(Because there's people in the comments still complaining about bugs and you still have "will fix it in the future" notice.)

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Bug report from my first play: I picked up a penguin, accidentally flew into a rock with it (I think the penguin grabbed the rock?), and dropped it at the other penguin so now they’re in love. And according to the hint bird, I now need to get a rock to the penguin, even though that’s done.

And a complaint: The music is way too loud compared to the voiceover, but lowering the music volume also lowers the voiceover volume?!


Annoying that the narration is on the same volume slider as the music, which gets tiresome very quickly

I'm kinda disappointed. I love bird games! But when I started this up I realized there's no option for subtitles? I'm sure I could play it anyway, but considering it says "listen to the narrator for hints" I feel like not knowing what the narrator is saying would negatively impact the experience. :/

Hi, I just purchased this game for PC. I love the concept! However, I'm having trouble with the controls. I can get Nigel to attempt to pick up sheep and other animals using the spacebar, but I can't get him to pick up the key at all, no matter where I position him or when I hit the spacebar, or what other keys I press at the same time (for example, I've tried having him pick it up while moving up or forward). I also tried using the E key since you mention that here, but it just makes him squawk. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

Thanks so much for your support & for reaching out. So sorry about that. I tested on the Mac version just now and couldn’t recreate the error, but I’m going to test on a Windows machine when I have access to one a little later today. The key will most definitely be spacebar with no other button combos needed. I will follow up with you soon!

I tried it on pc and I was able to grab the key just fine, I'm really sorry about that. Are you still having the same issue?

Yes, it's still not working. I noticed when I hover over the sheep, it turns green and the "space bar" button pops up over it. If I hit the space bar, Nigel can move the sheep a tiny bit, but not much. When he hovers over the key, it doesn't change color, but the "space bar" button does pop up. If I hit the space bar, there's a metallic "tap" sound, but the key doesn't move at all, and when Nigel moves, the key stays where it was. I'm running Windows 10.

I'm having the same issue on Windows 7.


This art style slays me, I could honestly play this game for hours flying around and looking at this beautiful art style! I've already played 8 hours it's almost midnight I wasted my whole day but it was worth! 10/10 would play this game again actually I'm going to play it again right now! Also Nigel is best bird


I love the art style of this game! The nature documentary style narration is a very cool idea. I like the bird that helps tell you what to do. Very nice touches. Well done! 

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This game is a must have. I didn't just pay the $1 asking price, I gave the developers a gracious tip because this game changed my life. I met my soon to be wife because of this game. I was at starbucks when i overheard the most beautiful voice speak of my favorite game to all her friends. Naturally, i approached her with excitement and we had a 4 hour conversation about Nigel. Next thing you know i sealed the deal, with a one of a kind hand-etched 16 karot gold Nigel ring i got just for her. I'm happy to announce that i will be naming all my children after Nigel, and when i die there will be pigeons to fly overhead, as a farewell and thank you for changing my life. I can't recommend this game enough. 1000000000000/10 game, truly life changing. Thank you

it’s been 2 years, but I hope you and your wife are doing well, Hatosan :)