By John Walker on March 28th, 2009 at 1:07 am.
Proper Games’ Flock is due out on the 7th April. To find out if you’re excited by this news, there’s a six level demo that’s available as of today. We last mentioned Flock back in January, when some trailers appeared, and it immediately attracted readery attention, with people throwing out references to Tanktics and Sheep. The animal herding game, naturally using a UFO, is published by Capcom, and rather pleasantly comes out on PC a day ahead of the console download services.
Let us know your impressions from the demo. Mine went something like this: First three levels = ooh, this is cute and fun! Can’t wait to see what different puzzling techniques will appear with new beams. Level four: crap, this is fiddly and annoying. Levels five and six work fine, the cows fun to enrage, and the pinball pigs bouncing entertainingly, but level four worries me. The sheep were far too quick to charge off cliffs, and the herd AI didn’t seem to have any recognition of cleared paths. It would be a shame of many of the full 65 levels were like that. BUT, maybe I was just crap at it. Let us know if you think me a cack-handed idiot (in this instance, rather than just a big stream of posts about my general uselessness).