Horror Game, The Flock, Launches Today
Vogelsap, a Dutch Indie developer, has launched their very interesting title, The Flock. The asymmetrical, multi-player, horror game will eventually no longer be on the market, after the game reaches a certain number of in-game deaths: 215,358,979. Once that many deaths are achieved, the game will no longer be for purchase on Steam, HumbleBundle, or Vogelsap's website. Those who purchased the game will be able to see the unrevealed cinematic finale that will end The Flock forever.
The Flock takes place in the year 3000, when the sun has been totally blocked out by pollution build-up and blanketed the world in darkness. In an effort to save the human race, scientists created an item called the Light Artifact, which would simulate the sun. Unfortunately, it was too late. The scientists decided to set the Light Artifact to emerge in the year 3000, in the hope that whatever was left on the planet would make use of it, and create a hospitable earth.
Gameplay revolves around two different roles: the Flock and the Carrier. Players begin each game as one of the Flock, a hideous race of skeletal beasts with supernatural powers. The objective when you're a member of the Flock is to seek out and touch the Light Artifact, which will spawn somewhere within the level, or to pounce upon whoever currently has the Light Artifact and take it from them. Once one of the Flock grabs the Light Artifact, they will become the Carrier.
As the Carrier, players gain the ability to use the Light Artifact to illuminate the area, activate objectives, and burn the Flock to a crisp. Shining a light on a moving Flock will kill it within seconds, but if the Flock stands completely still, it will turn into a statue and be immune from any damage, thus creating a dynamic of forcing your view on one monster, while others may potentially be lurking nearby.
"Our goal was to create a tense, frightening, immersive and unconventional multiplayer game that is also fun to play." said Jeroen van Hasselt, creative director at Vogelsap. "When someone plays a match for the first time, gets a hold of the Light Artifact and must defend themselves against the horrifying Flock, we know they will agree we have delivered exactly that."
The Flock will be available for purchase on Steam, HumbleBunlde, or Vogelslap's website for $16.99. Those who pruchase a copy of The Flock before Thursday, August 27th will get an extra key to give away to a friend. If you're interested, get it quick, because it will be off the market as soon as there are 215,358,979 in-game deaths.