FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HILVERSUM, Netherlands - May 21, 2013 - From the guys that brought you No Games Yet, comes a new intense asymmetrical PC multiplayer!
The idea of The Flock itself ignited when Jeroen and Bo were mind-fucking each other and were thinking about a visible way to anticipate each others moves. Out of this came the idea to use light to show where you are looking. Now the light needed to have meaning and power, so what if you had to get to the person with the light, but are not allowed to move in the light?
Set on a dark and grim future Earth of the year 3000, The Flock will feature asymmetrical online multiplayer in which players start out as the Flock and need to go in search of the solar capsule, also known as the light artifact. Grabbing the artifact will transform the player into the Carrier.
As the Carrier, you need to survive as long as possible and try to hold the artifact for a set amount of time in order to win the game. However hunting Flock might be lurking around the corner and kill you in an instant and steal the light artifact for themselves, in their turn becoming the new Carrier.
Flock are bigger, faster and can reach far higher places than the Carrier. But the Carrier is not helpless. It can use the solar capsule to spot moving players which will be burned to their death in an instant as a result. In their defence, Flock players can decide not to move and be safe from the light!
The dark atmosphere will help making it an engaging, sometimes even scary game. Players will switch roles from hunter and being hunted. This will make it a psychological experience in which players must deal with their weaknesses very carefully and play to their strengths or be outsmarted by other players.
- Asymmetrical online multiplayer
- Exciting and unique gameplay
- Engaging and simple mechanics
- Non-linear dynamic audio system
- Hunt and be hunted
Video: http://youtu.be/BzIu3O7ziDk (short)
http://youtu.be/a0zD9P5CEAk (extended with commentary)
About Vogelsap: Vogelsap is an independent Dutch game development team existing out of seven second year students who wanted to get a full taste of the games industry. Based on your enthusiasm we will continue developing The Flock, so let us know what you think. The team came together because we wanted to create something new and original. We think there is still a lot of room left for games to explore. The Flock is our first love letter to the games industry!
More info: vogelsap.com/press