A fly ascends to the skies, pondering the pointlessness of its brief existence. The Plan was developed as a side project by Krillbite Studio, who's currently finishing their main project Among the Sleep."Hey, You Should Play This" - Patrick Klepek, Giantbomb"Some may argue that The Plan isn't really a game and it...
User reviews:
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Very Positive (251 reviews) - 94% of the 251 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,577 reviews) - 91% of the 18,577 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 10, 2013

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About This Game

A fly ascends to the skies, pondering the pointlessness of its brief existence.
The Plan was developed as a side project by Krillbite Studio, who's currently finishing their main project Among the Sleep.

  • "Hey, You Should Play This"
    - Patrick Klepek, Giantbomb
  • "Some may argue that The Plan isn't really a game and it definitely occupies the same terrain as Journey, Passage, and Dear Esther, but it's shorter than Journey, prettier than Passage, and less overwrought than Dear Esther, making it well worth taking a punt on for the low price of free."
    - Jeffrey Matulef, Eurogamer
  • "It’s that space in the mechanics for thought and interpretation that I appreciate most here. The Plan won’t break your brain, but it’s a nicely contemplative journey."
    - Nathan Grayson, RockPaperShotgun
  • "In order, here are the emotions I experienced during the three minutes it took me to play The Plan, the new free morsel from the Norweigan indie developer Krillbite: confusion, frustration, boredom, fear, amusement, delight, joy, enchantment, and regret. One of the things independent games ask us to do is accept that a three-minute game can be as valid as a thirty-hour one. Games like these make it hard to disagree."
    - Joseph Bernstein, Buzzfeed
  • "Krillbite Studio, the developers behind Among The Sleep, have gone on and released a most polished, visually stunning and freeware new game"
    - Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Indiegames.com
  • "Krillbite's The Plan is a short, sharp experimental deliberation on the meaning of life."
    - Andy Chalk, The Escapist

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/8
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gefore 400 or up
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gefore 400 or up
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel integrated
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Gefore 400 or up
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Optimal with headphones
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Very Positive (251 reviews)
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Very Positive (18,577 reviews)
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[Brahaus] Hambo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
In ‘The Plan’ you assume the role of a monstrous beast with six pneumatic limbs, sophisticated flight abilities and the most highly-developed sense of vision of any creature on your planet.
Having started life as a lowly maggot you must now spread your wings and embark on the journey of a lifetime.
The world will relentlessly throw obstacles in your path as you exhaust every manoeuvre, and persevere using every fibre of your being to realise your destiny in an epic quest that will test your resolve to the very end.
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ThunderClap220
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
lol what a great game!!!
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4FF
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Best game, I like this.
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Lyrian
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
It was gorgeous and unexpected.
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Chaosinspired
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Waste of Time
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Your Shitty Boss
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Wonderful pondering machine. Also, made me miss my wife!
10/10
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Edoxin
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Free, relaxing, pretty... Liking it depends on the mood...
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get9
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Quite enjoyed it.

For but a moment I was a fly doing fly things.

I was a leaf on the wind.

I was a comet in space.

I was.
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Sr_Lol
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=SPOILER ALERT=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

R.I.P Little Fly...

Nice game :D
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Lazarow25
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game relaxed me, I like these kind of games that are relaxing and get me to look at every detial of the games graphics. Its a short game and only has one achievement but its well made for a freee game of its kind.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I deleted CS:GO for this
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I got stuck under a falling leaf.

It was so scary.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I have to laugh at everyone who mentions this game having a bug in it.

Thank goodness that it does!
I actually started to become attached to my little fly during our short acquaintance; while escaping from the terrifying spider's web, as we dodged randomly drifting leaves that tried to drive us to the ground, feeling helpless while being blown hither and yon by errant breezes as my/our wings flapped as hard as they could, being afraid of the sound of birds as they called out in hopes of me/us becoming their before-dinner snack... Then finally as we ascended above the tops of the tallest trees; saw how the stars twinkled in the night sky, and then the amazing outlines of worlds undreamt of and unattainable. I was compelled to continue upward along the brilliant and mysteriously beautiful rays of light - I had to see where they might take us...

I'll never look at a fly in quite the same way again.

No, it wasn't a game. It was a microcosm of the life that we all live; filled with all of the difficulties and fears, but most of all, filled with the overwhelming beauty of just...being.
And then, in the end...of not being.

Thank you for this experience.

Now, a warning. If all you care about is how fast you can destroy an enemy or how powerful you can evolve your character to become...if you believe that poetry and beauty are best left to books and art galleries, and that souls and spirits belong either in churches, graveyards, or horror movies...
Then this little eight to ten minute scenario isn't for you. Take those few minutes and level up in your latest dungeon crawler or RPG - leave the little fly and his life lessons to others. On the other hand - maybe you could just open your mind a little, tamp down your adrenaline, examine not just the fly, but all of the different things that impact, endanger, and enrich his short little life as well. See if you can find any parallels to your own existence and maybe even think about how you want the final frames of your own life to play out.

Afterwards, you can go back to your other games, just as I'll be going back to destroying humankind playing Plague Inc, Evolved.

But just maybe you'll go with a tiny touch more appreciation...for the meaning to be found in the life of one single fly.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Took me five minutes to complete.

I'll never look at flies the same way again.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This game is short and sweet, well made :>
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
not a game after all, just small and beautiful piece of electronic art (!!!) (not EA :D )
short, relaxing, nice graphics and animation
well done guys
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
10/10, pretty relaxing and it's beautiful.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
ehh...
the book was better
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
The fly is dead. The Fly remains dead. And we have killed it. Yet it's wings still flap. How shall we comfort ourselves, the fly swatters of all fly swatters? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has flyed to death under our W's; who will wipe this blood off us? What insect spray is there for us to clean ourselves?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Short, relaxing, one achievement = perfect game!
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