There’s a risk to every decision that we make – no matter how big or how small. But what affects the risks we are willing to take? And do all individuals see risks the same way? Play along with Hungry Birds 2 and find out!

Join the experiment!

Download Hungry Birds 2 on iOS or Android!

In the menu:
Press the Student ID Button player button & enter: A Nickname
Press the Class Code Button class code button & enter: SXSW

Hungry Birds 2 puts you in the shoes of a parent bird trying to raise their offspring. Dodge obstacles and predators while you collect food for your babies. When the time comes, will they be strong enough to leave the nest?

You’ll need to decide when to keep food for yourself, and when to feed it to your babies. When to distribute your food equally, and when to favour certain individuals.

Let’s take a look at some data:


What affects people’s decision to return to the nest?

If you crash while collecting food Bird God will offer to revive you in exchange for some of the fruit you’ve collected. The longer you stay in a level the harder it becomes to collect fruit.

Are some players desperate enough to stick around in a level longer than others? In a classroom environment we might ask why players chose these strategies.

Does the amount of nestlings born directly correlate to the amount of nestlings that survive?

When you start a new game, between 3-8 nestlings are born. How dramatic is the shift in difficulty from raising 3 babies to raising 8?

We often see parents of 3-4 babies successfully raise them all, but parents of 8 babies may only raise 1-2 survivors. Why might this be?