The Flock launches next week, will conclude after 215m player deaths

Multiplayer horror game The Flock will launch later this month, with developer Vogelsap sharing the exact number of deaths the game will allow before disappearing completely.

The intriguing and twisted take on Red Light/Green Light wasannounced last monthas a title that would no longer be playable after a set number of player deaths. The studionow confirmswhen the 215,358,979 death is recorded, the game will come to a close.

The Flock is a multiplayer thriller in which you can scare your friends. Everybody starts as an agile monster from a species called the Flock, but the goal of the game is to grab and hold the Light Artifact which transforms you in the hunted Carrier. Only the Carrier can win the game, so you want to get a hold of that Light Artifact, Vogelsap states in a FAQ. The twist is, the Flock are not allowed to move in the light of the artifact or they will be burned to a crisp in mere seconds. If they choose not to move, they turn into a stone statue and are invulnerable to the light.”

If you’ve payed attention, there’s two things that can happen to the Flock. They either die (e.g. by moving through the light) or they transform into a whole different creature called the Carrier. In both scenarios there is eventually no more Flock. If this were the real world it would mean the Flock is a tragic race doomed to extinction. We want to convey that story into our multiplayer.”

The PC release will launch August 21stfor $16.99 on Steam, Humble Store and directly through Vogelsap.

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