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:
Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (223 reviews) - 95% of the 223 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,551 reviews) - 91% of the 18,551 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (223 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (18,551 reviews)
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Jangan Main2
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game contains a very deep and meaningfull moral value in life

with great graphics, sounds and effects
never have i left my mothers basement and this game directly made me feel like im outside once more

i flew up to emptyness
i got caught in web of lies
then the breeze blew me away
but i kept trying
i was so close to heaven
but then it was a lie
and at the end..
it gave me a chance to type my last words
and so i typed.. wtf

11/10 didnt know wtf was going on
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Kudwam
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Loved it, short and beautiful
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PapaKuma
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Quick, interesting, and thought provoking. I enjoyed this more as an art project than a game but I don't regret the time playing at all.
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Mudz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Si on ne prends pas le temps de le concevoir comme un concept, comme une démarche artistique, mieux veut s'en tenir à l'écart.
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Bracula
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
So emotional OMG :'(
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DoMonRai
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
If you like gallows humour, this game offers a great plot. The latter just takes a few minutes of your precious time, but that's totally worth it and a significant part of the experience. The Plan is definitely underpriced, being for free. I wouldn't regret having spent some cents for this piece of art.
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Akira
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I enjoyed the soundtrack.. as the fly slowly ascended to.. :'(
Made me so sad D:
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[D0Z3] carlwild_10
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I'm not quite sure what the point of the game was but one thing that I know is for certain is that the fly is dumb. Also the graphics are not too bad and the music quality was great so if you really want to just play a quick game just because you feel like it, then this is definitely for you.
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buttwhacks
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Don't get me started
Being that little fly ♥♥♥♥ing changed me man. It changed me.
the story was pretty powerful
the leaf character was pretty deep
I haven't been able to play any games since I completed it. I'm letting it all sink in
leaf #3 to be exact
The third act really ♥♥♥♥ing left me speechless
And the romance? Phew dude. Sexy.
when the character development took off it really soared
It went over my head dude
The development
It was just beyond my reach
It gave my mind wings
It wasn't really ever a grounded story to begin with
Except for in the beginning when you were on the ground
I crie erytiem
it was like skyrim with wings
It was like borderlands with flies
it was like bioshock with leaves
Witcher 3-esque landscapes
Diablo II itemization
grand theft auto but better graphics
The depth of a five nights at Freddie's story times 10
overwatch without some winner screaming in our ears about how it was ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t he just died
Dude you should copy paste all these things we just said and put them in a review on steam, including this message where I said you should totally do it
I mean I would say it was helpful and funny
And I would scroll right past it

So yeah I'll do it.

I knew it was going to be a hit
Dude I guarantee that is going to be top review in a couple years when the game takes off
It's too ahead of its time
Right now to take off
Lmao edit the review and put that in
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Vince McMahon
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
A complete and utter waste of time.

This is the most futile game there has ever been. Only one key is required for this game which is the 'W' key to go up. After holding W for 15 minutes, you get electrocuted. That is it.

Anyone who plays this game after reading this review, is a cretin.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I deleted CS:GO for this
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10 of 10 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
12 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 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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7 of 7 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
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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
ehh...
the book was better
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4 of 4 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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6 of 9 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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2 of 2 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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