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 (147 reviews) - 94% of the 147 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,504 reviews) - 91% of the 18,504 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 10, 2013

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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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Vashmata
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I had no idea why I'd bought this game until I played it. Quite an interesting experience. Real nice music and visuals.
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Ricky Poseidon
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
i'm just rate it
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RegularGhostly
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
i can't believe i cried over a fly i knew for 5 minutes
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Matyze
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game's ending fried my brain.

10/10
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EngiGuy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Beautiful little game with really nice graphics and music.
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Lady Tesla
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Learn the beautiful cost of chasing your fascination in this wordless, peaceful and brief verse of game poetry.
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oxaloacetate88
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Beautiful graphics. Beautiful music. I did a few "play throughs." After each one I thought more and more about how my life is like that of the fly.
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peniddo
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
-The absurdity of existence.
-The meaning, purpose, value and fragility of life.
-The inexorability of time.

Those are some of the existential problems this game may lead you. With quite beatiful graphics, astonishing soundtrack and well made sound effects this game will thrown you into questions and more questions. To start with "Am I a fly, really?" and to finish with "What am I doing of my life?".

The Plan is a GAME and is ART. It is a game, because it is an active, not a passive experience. Not only because you can move the fly as you wish, more than that. There are obstacles and you may not be able to finish the game. Yes, just a very novice player might be able to not finish, but it is a possibility and I bet it's very plausible. Invite an old relative to play and he probably will not finish the game unless you teach him how. Those who think that this is not a game has a very old and outdated concept of game that will be forgotten in this century: "Games are about competition, win ..." Pfff ¬¬
The Plan is also art, definitely. Those who think games aren't art argue based on the same game concept that "outdated gamers" use. They claim that the concept of art, whatever is, is incompatible with the concept of game. As I hinted, the concept of game is fully compatible with art. These concepts of art and game, that are mutually exclusive, are outdated. Art and film have had concepts that were mutalmente exclusive in last century. Now cinema is art, and later this century, there will be no doubt that The Plan and other games are truly, beautiful, genuine and unique art forms.

It's a game, but if you want to conquer, kill, destroy, build or anything else like this, stay away. You've been warned, so don't come here to make a stupid negative analysis. For those who want to appreciate, enjoy the very touching end!

09/10
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nukaboy1
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
It is an amazingly short game about a fly that travles up past the trees into the sky. Its not actually a game. All you do is move up. But it is free and kinda fun, so you might as well play it once. (I would never pay for this. its only recommended because its free.)
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Frankie Teardrop
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Truly a masterpiece
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I deleted CS:GO for this
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 5 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
ehh...
the book was better
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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
cool idea of a game :D, made me feel warm inside
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1 of 1 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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