‘Grand Theft Seagull’ Promises Authentic Avian Action

I’ll be honest: Grand Theft Auto isn’t my kind of game. Too much violence, too much graphic sexuality, and way too much crime. I consistently rank as Lawful Good on D&D character alignment tests, so this probably doesn’t shock anyone who knows me.

Grand Theft Seagull, on the other hand, is something I can thoroughly endorse.

gull1The colorful mobile game, produced by Irish development company Troll, Inc., takes a bit of the lawlessness of GTA and makes it more silly than anything else. Rather than a career criminal, the player takes on the role of a renegade seagull, who is terrorizing law-abiding citizens with wacky gull antics.

You’ll fly through the streets of this normally-peaceful town, wreaking your own brand of havoc on its residents. See a kid with candy? Steal it! Swinging obstacles? Dodge them! Someone really ticks you off? Aim your organically-generated ammo and fire!

Yes, that means exactly what you think it means. Destroy someone’s shirt or drop a bomb in their hair, just as birds have done to humans for thousands of years. Or, as the developers phrase it, “Aim your butt and tap to poo on poor unsuspecting townsfolk!”


Players can swipe their finger across the phone screen to dodge cars, buildings, signs, construction sites, and more. They’ll even encounter swinging wrecking balls poised above the traffic; as the developers note, it’s a strange town. Players can also challenge friends on Facebook to see who steals more food and bombs more citizens. But players must also watch out for the crazed General Overkill, whose missiles can knock them from the sky and put an end to their reign of terror.

Free to play, Grand Theft Seagull offers in-app purchases starting at just $0.99 USD. It’s available now for Android devices, iOS devices, and Windows Phone. Try it today at the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, or the Windows Store. Be sure to also keep tabs on the latest from Troll, Inc. through their Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Laura, to borrow a phrase from Metal Gear Solid 3, has one good eye and can still fire a gun. She refers to herself as a "video dame," and has been an avid gamer on various platforms since she first picked up a Pong controller over 30 years ago. She takes great delight in explaining different games to her husband.