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...
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Very Positive (324 reviews) - 92% of the 324 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,341 reviews) - 91% of the 18,341 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 (324 reviews)
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TheSakrament666
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
I do think it's time for me, after playing this, to sit in a secluded corner and reflect on just what it means to be a tiny hovering insect in such a massive, scary yet beautiful world.

10/10
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Clay_Town_R
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
The wildest five minutes of my life.
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♋ Jean Miki Le Pen ♋
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Heuuum ... Easy achievement, I guess it was
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CAPtain Katsuura
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Pretty descent, for a short free game. Graphically, it's pretty good. Gameplay wise, it's relaxing. There's nothing stressful. It also does a pretty good job at building an atmosphere. Don't question how a fly is able to fly into space . Definitely better with headphones/earphones. If you have ten minutes to spare and want to play some calm, relaxing game, then why not download this?
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The_7th-Devil
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game needs a spider for the second playthrough. When that happens it would be a 10/10 for me.
"Hey lisen, that really hurts"
"Hey lisen, I need those wings to fly, stop chewing them"
"Hey lisen, aaAAargghh..."
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p1ingu
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
very fun many hours of entertainment from jml its good you can ponder many things as you fly dont just take my word for it who needs some triple a game costing £60 when you have this i like it i play everyday my mmr is so high
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shiny
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
It's a five minute game where you go up, that's it. Its got some nice music and stuff too.

Great for who ever wants a free 100% game.
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Doctime
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Keep flying
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Chrome
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Most beautiful thing in the world ;)
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cassiekosmayer
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Just. Do. It. Go to God.
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Tablis
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Having been struggling with steadily increasing amounts of existential anxiety for around five months now, some of the soundbites present in this game's description caught my attention and reeled me in. Mostly that first sentence, really.

The gameplay is typical of such walking (here - hovering) simulators to a fault. It is also way too short to properly delve into any philosophical considerations that I was expecting. However, what little there is, is well executed.

  • Technically: the foresty, rainy ambiance is superb and the visuals ain't bad either, the earthy, dusky colour scheme providing adequate background to the game content.
  • And also design-wise: the one real obstacle was suprisingly scary. And then, once I cleared the tree tops I braced for a more mundane demise, perhaps by way of bird. Instead, the transition to the Pillars of Creation was a nice metaphysical touch of the kind that I was waiting (hoping) for.

But you know what? By now you have almost spent more time reading this sullen blog post than you will need to complete the game. So get in there, grab that achievement and don't overthink it like I am prone to doing. If denial is the only coping mechanism we have (although in myriad forms) then there is no point in messing with it.
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justcommunistmemes
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
the best game on steam. the best game anywhere.
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That_Joey_Kid
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Hands Down by far the best game of 2016, i would rate this game 10/10 and i would recommend to everyone of all ages
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tyoungmoneymills
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Honestly the best game on Steam, best soundtrack ever made
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jim.d.kayla.j
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
If you haven't played "The Plan", give it a go! The game itself is free, and relatively short, but it is what I would call an "enlightening" experience!
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matiou
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Everything is very big for a lonely little fly !!
Just follow the light !!
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Archer Targaryen
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This Game Is The Story Of Life, It Is Intricate And Somewhat Very Beautiful, It One For Those Game That You Don't Think Will Effect Because It Is Really Short And (Also About A Fly) But It Will, This Game Successfully Achieved It's Ambition To Make You Think About Life And It's Pointlessness. I Would Highly Recommend The Plan.
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Lynx Africa ★
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Atmospheric audio compositions and very creative visuals. 6 Minutes of Fly Simulator.
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Dusseldorf
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
More like a piece of cerebral artwork than an actual game. I'd still recommend it though. It's proof that games indeed can be classified as art.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
You'll never be able to kill another fly again

TL;DR:
A small game that provokes a million thoughts. Even though the game can be completed in 5 minutes or less, it manages to make you think about an array of things. A must play.

Review:
A truly beautiful game about the brief existence of a fly, you fly higher and higher, dodging the obstacles as you go, until you reach the end. The game does not feature any voice acting or dialogue, but instead uses music and the envrionment to conjure up emotions you would have never expected from this game. It really is a shame that there isn't a soundtrack for this, as I'd happily buy it. Looking at the community hub, some amazing screenshots have been taken that show how breathtaking it is.

Also the achievement is very easy for this game, all you have to do is play through the game once, then click on the developers box at the start screen. Legend of Zelda fans will love this achievement, as the achievement icon and tag line is alike to Navi.

To sum it up, just give it a go. It's a nice way to kill 5 minutes and even if you didn't like the game, you'll get an easy achievement for it.

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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Slowest Fly in the World Simulator
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
It is what it is, and what you make of it. Life, death and the plan in between. 8 minutes to play and 1 achievement for viewing the credits. I do like the Horsehead Nebula.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Short review:

Veeery boring game.... Even for a few minutes of gameplay...
It supposed to be climatic, atmospheric... but I just hold one button while I was listening a good ambient music.
That's it.
The end.
Great...

I was told I should drop a tear or something. I should feel the sadness.
Wow... It was boring... Just the music was ok.
Come on - it is a 5 minutes game.
That's it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
REALLY easy game with a simple objective..

Just keep flying and follow the light ;o
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I remember when I played this a back while ago. I don't remember exactly.
It was a good experience, but I never really understood the ending and after seeing the achievement I always tought there was an alternate ending that would give you that achievement.

That is until today I saw that you only needed to click on a phrase on the menu. GG devs.

So, should you play? Well yes.
It's free. It's short. It have that 1 achievement so it's a great game to 100%, plus why not? Don't be a ♥♥♥♥ and play already!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Its a very good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Something tells me there might not be a sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This is probably the shortest and most fun experience I've had in a while.
Do try it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Pretty interesting game. reminds me a lot from a game called Unraven. If you have nothing else to do for like 5-10 minutes I can recommend this. Only thing missing here is human hand or birds what you need to dodge. 5/5 best 5 minutes of my life playing this. give it a try
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
TL;DR You're A Fly And You Can Fly With Good Music And Background. 5mins Fly SImulator.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Its about a fly that wants to be an astronaut

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Atmosphere is all this game really has. There's no gameplay to speak of, and no goal other than to go upwards. There's no opoonents to get past other than a spiderweb. While this does have atmosphere there's not much else to go by. It is a work of art though, and I suggest checking it out for that alone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I for some reason like this game but it's not really game through and it has good music
the artwork is great to and it has 1 achievement so that a free perfect game
game takes 1-5 mins.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I actually had an emotional response while playing this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I'm pretty sure I just experienced enlightenment through the eyes of a fly.

And then I died.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
A beautiful and indepth game questioning the depths of the human pysche and the limits of gravity upon one's soul.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny