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 (223 reviews) - 93% of the 223 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,877 reviews) - 91% of the 18,877 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 (223 reviews)
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Very Positive (18,877 reviews)
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doldher
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
Play five minutes of your life for your life and about your life. Haunting.
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alf_zepo
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
I...I dont know what to say I feel so sad
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Shirokuma
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
I've never played such a pointless game before. The picture is pretty but that's about it.
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Serious
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Play this short awesome game!
Just ... play it...

or read 2 reviews in the same time 8)
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Karma #TeamPyro
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Amazing graphics with amazing soundtrack.
The Gameplay is really short, but it's worth it!
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0Bli0
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Well, I can't even think of a funny review, this "game" was made in probably 10 minutes and it sucks.
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KumoiLain
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
A very nice story. Excellent BGM.
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RebelliousRebel
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
An extremely thought provoking game. The game gives the player a moment of relaxation and contemplation that isn't often found in a lot of settings.
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joeyd8998
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
the main char dies in the end
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Zaff the Dragonslayer
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
Well this was a surprisingly small and beautiful experience.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Didn't know that life of a fly could be so emotional.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The Plan is a game that made me feel for flies. For flies.
How did it accomplish it?
Well, the game has nice visuals, an interesting concept and good controls. It's a different viewpoint compared to ours, and it's very interesting to see it.
But, that's not it. That's not the reason why I felt bad for the fly. And when I thought about it for a moment, I understood. It was the music. The music is great, coupled with the sound of the fly itself, this game has truly hit its mark and it'll stay in my memory for a long time.

Overall
7/10
(Games start from a 5/10 and the score gets higher/lower depending on the pros/cons)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
The Plan is a free steam game developed by Krillbite Studio, and a game I got for two reasons. One, it took surprisingly absolutely beautiful and quirky, second, well, it was free.

In The Plan, you play as a fly and your purpose In life is to fly up and up, and avoid the many, MANY things that threatens to crash onto you and end your life: leaves, the wind etc

And, well, that’s it!

For a game with such a simple concept, goal and gameplay, I had prepared myself to mock it, laugh a bit, uninstall it and never thing of it again. But as it turned out, I actually enjoyed myself quite a bit in The Plan, although I can’t necessarily say that the game was challenging, I must say that it’s ending and conclusion, and, oh my god, it’s SOUNDTRACK, were mind-blowingly amazing and if The Plan had cost me anything, anything at all, I would have sat on my office chair filled with a lot of things but free of any regret for my purchase.

10/10 – Would play it again, great music, great graphics, ending that left me laughing and yelling so hard out of, well, a lot of different feelings, would recommend to anyone who wants to spend 5 minutes in a pretty sweet & simple game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The Plan
Being Free-To-Play and taking up very few megabytes on your HDD, "The Plan" probably is a game to be played within 10 minutes.


What's it all about
Though being so short-lived and simple to play, the game certainly contains a secret message which you have to find out.
My interpretation is, that this game simply shows how life is and can be planned. There is just one way to finish life: the death. On the way to finish your life, there is just one way forward leading to death /which, surprise, is the lamp -- of which our little fly burns to death/.
I spoiler'd my thoughts because you should think for yourself. But maybe my thoughts let you begin to think about the game... who knows :-)


In a nutshell
"The Plan" is simplicity and philosophy about life put together into one game.
Fascinating and scary, both at one time -- once you get behind the initial idea of the game. But what is the initial idea? Go find it our yourself.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
My life was changed after this games 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I had to sit in a dark room and question my life choices after finishing this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Very relaxing and dischargind, edvard grieg was right choice
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Easy, short, with beautiful graphics but not a big time killer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Small though, they make an easy achievement which costs their lives.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Fly, simple fly. To be blown by the savage wind. To be caught in the vile web of that oh so clever spider! The Plan is one of those games that really touches you deep down. Few games let the player wander for the sole purpose it is to ponder our very existence, let alone one of the other creatures of God's Creation. So it was that in this case a fly. And a fly not expected to live long at that! And what a pleasure it is, too! Really, what better creature to use than a fly? Ingenious. I add that the orchestral track provided a real feel to an already stellar game, basically meaning to foreshadow and lead into the inevitable future death of that fly, random fly, the fly of whom we were tasked to control its life. Was that the sun then, up and up, fly up and up or some sort of an electrical zapper placed there amid the stars of the universe, been placed there to end the life of a fly, simple fly? Good question. Again, it is always a pleasure to play a game such as this, especially one that is truly unique, even one with a shortly lived playtime.


9.1/10.0
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