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Team17's Flockers Is Basically Lemmings

Fluffy puzzler from the Worms chaps

Oh, how excited Worms, Worms 2, Worms Armageddon, Worms World Party, Worms Blast, Worms 3D, Worms Forts, Worms 4, Worms: Revolution, Worms: Clan Wars, and Worms Crazy Golf developers Team17 were when they announced they were making something new. "The most important game we've worked on in over a decade," they called the "explosive new IP" Flockers. What could so excite the developer also behind eight Alien Breed games? Lemmings. Flockers is pretty much a new take on Lemmings, the classic nineties puzzler from DMA Design (before it became the hip and trendy Rockstar).

Yesterday's revelation of the game teased earlier this month is a little anti-climatic, then, but still! Let's have a look at what we've got.

A handful of screenshots show hordes of sheep milling about aimlessly, in typical Lemmings style, needing careful deployment of powerups like leaping and climbing to move sheepies through towards the level's goal. Flockers' industrial world (a Worms weapon factory, of course) looks a mite more dangerous than Lemmings' landscapes though, bristling with spikes, buzzsaws, blades, and squishers. And there's something going on with Tetris-y blocks.

Culling the flock

Flockers is due to arrive on Steam Early Access some time from April to June. But lo, you can play it this very weekend if you pay a little visit to EGX Rezzed in Birmingham.

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