Flock!

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FLOCK!
Flock! Cover.jpg
Developer(s)Proper Games
Publisher(s)Capcom
Platform(s)
ReleaseWindows
April 7, 2009[1]
Xbox 360
April 8, 2009[1]
PlayStation 3
April 9, 2009[1]
Genre(s)Puzzle
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Flock! (stylized as FLOCK!) is a puzzle video game developed by Proper Games and published by Capcom for Windows, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It was released for Microsoft Windows on April 7, 2009[1] through Steam[2] and Stardock's digital distribution service Impulse,[3] Xbox Live Arcade on April 8, 2009[1] and PlayStation Network on April 9, 2009.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The player controls a UFO ("The Flocker") and is tasked with herding farm animals (sheep, cows, chickens, and pigs) back to the mothership, "The Mother Flocker". This is challenging due to the hazardous environments the animals exist in—the players must defend their flock against hungry predators, avoid pits of death, and send their animals flying with catapults. There are 55 single-player levels that span across three seasons: summer, autumn, and winter. There is also a cooperative play mode.[4]

Extensibility[edit]

The game also grants access to the same map editor the developers used to make the official levels, so players can make their own puzzles. Players are able to share maps with others via a persistent map server. PC and PS3 users are able to share maps between the two platforms.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS3Xbox 360
EdgeN/AN/A6/10[5]
EurogamerN/AN/A5/10[6]
GameProN/AN/A3.25/5[8]
GameRevolutionN/AN/AC+[7]
GameSpot7/10[9]7/10[9]7/10[9]
IGN6.9/10[10]6.9/10[11]6.9/10[12]
OPM (UK)N/A6/10[14]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/A8/10[13]
PC Gamer (UK)43%[15]N/AN/A
VideoGamer.com6/10[16]6/10[16]6/10[16]
411ManiaN/AN/A7.5/10[17]
The A.V. ClubA[18]N/AN/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic65/100[19]71/100[20]68/100[8]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[8][19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Miller, Greg (February 24, 2009). "Flock Gets Dated". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Flock!". Steam. Valve.
  3. ^ IGN staff (August 4, 2008). "Stardock's Impulse Adds New Publishers, Software". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Flock!". Capcom. Retrieved October 16, 2009.
  5. ^ Edge staff (June 2009). "Flock! review (X360)". Edge. No. 202. Future plc. p. 96.
  6. ^ Porter, Will (April 7, 2009). "Flock! (Xbox 360)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Reboucas, Eduardo (May 1, 2009). "Flock Review (X360)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on October 1, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "FLOCK! Critic Reviews for Xbox 360". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c Dyer, Mitch (April 14, 2009). "Flock Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  10. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (April 15, 2009). "Flock Review (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  11. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (April 8, 2009). "Flock Review (PS3)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (April 7, 2009). "Flock Review (X360)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Flock!". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. May 2009. p. 79.
  14. ^ "Flock!". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. Future plc. June 2009. p. 99.
  15. ^ "Flock!". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. June 2009. p. 101.
  16. ^ a b c Orry, Tom (April 16, 2009). "Flock! Review". VideoGamer.com. Resero Network. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  17. ^ Aber, Trace (April 22, 2009). "Flock! (XBLA) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  18. ^ Nelson, Samantha (April 6, 2009). "Flock! (PC)". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Archived from the original on April 9, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Flock! for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Flock! for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 21, 2019.

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