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Flock!

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Proper Games

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'Flock!' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 15, 2008 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT

In Flock!, you take control of a UFO that has been given the challenge of herding farm animals to its mothership through a variety of puzzle-filled physics-based interactive levels, including corn fields, pastures and other “plushie”-like environments.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a . . . lovable animal-herding UFO! In Flock!, players take control of a UFO that has been given the challenge of herding farm animals to its mothership through a variety of puzzle-filled interactive levels, including corn fields, pastures and other “plushie”-like environments. In order to succeed, players will have to manage the quirkiness of the animal’s distinct behaviors, as well as solve a series of environmental puzzles using Flock’s! physics-based gameplay. The animals that populate these islands – sheep, chickens, pigs, cows and more – respond to the UFO in all kinds of eccentric ways based on their nature. By finding or creating a passable route across a level, players can herd the animals safely toward their ship. Solving the puzzles within the suggested time limit yields exciting rewards, but players can also take their time in order to find more hidden bonuses. With a unique theme, clever humor and easy pick-up-and-play controls, Flock! promises to be an instant hit with gamers of all ages!

The game is played from a third-person top-down perspective. Users take control and pilot the UFO around a series of small “plushie” islands surrounded by water. The animals that populate these islands – sheep, chickens, pigs, cows and more – respond to the UFO in all kinds of quirky ways based on their nature. The challenge is to take advantage of these behaviors in order to help guide the animals to the mothership and rack-up points. If all else fails, there’s always the tractor beam!

Flock! uses a sophisticated physics engine that drives the challenging puzzle elements of the game. Whether using the Tractor Beam to move obstacles out of the way or the Depressor Beam to stamp out crop circles to guide your herds, being an extraterrestrial has never been this fun! Friends will also be able to join in on the animal herding adventures through co-op play. And when all the levels have been completed, the journey is just getting started as users will be able to make their own customized puzzle-filled levels using the level editor. Flock! comes packed with so much content, the potential fun is out of this world!

Features:

  • Over 50 levels of pastoral puzzle challenges.
  • Explore levels to find secret collectables and upgrades
  • Level Editor allows players to make their own “plushie” and puzzle-filled levels and share them with their friends online.
  • Two-player online and local co-op mode makes the “flocking” exponentially fun.
  • Compelling environments complemented by a whimsical art style, beautiful lighting and distinctive textures make this one of the most graphically-advanced downloadable titles to date.
  • Real-world physics engine creates all new types of puzzles: pick up wooden planks to form bridges, move items to create obstructions, crush wheat into pathways

Developed by Proper Games, known for their previous work on Lemmings, Crackdown, and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Flock! is currently scheduled for a downloadable release this Holiday season.


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