The Flock is an asymmetrical multiplayer thriller, where you get to play as one of the agile monsters that make up the Flock. Hunt down and attack the Carrier to take its place. Survive and fend off the terrifying Flock with the coveted Light Artifact .
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Mixed (251 reviews) - 47% of the 251 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 21, 2015

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November 23, 2016

Introducing a new beta delivery method + Mac build



Hi everyone. Today we are introducing a new way to deliver beta builds. Taking inspiration from a presentation at the recent Steam Dev Days, beta builds will now be managed through a public beta DLC, included in all copies of the game. The goal is to allow you to play both the regular version and beta versions of the game without having to switch between beta branches and waiting for the builds to download. Instead, when you launch the game, you will be asked which version you want to launch. Hopefully, this will reduce segmentation within the player base and bring awareness to new players that there is a better, actively developed version available to play.

How to use the new beta system
If you're installing the game for the first time: you don't need to do anything. Steam will automatically include the beta in your download.

If you already have the game installed: simply find The Flock's library page, and ensure that the check box in the DLCs section beside "The Flock Public Beta" is checked so Steam will install the beta. Once the download is complete, you'll get the choice to play the regular version or the beta version when you launch the game. Note Steam will automatically download the regular version if you were using the public beta branch.

macOS beta
With the introduction of the new beta system, we are also introducing macOS builds. From early reports, the Mac build is playable and comparable to the Linux builds. You will very likely experience graphical glitches that are also present on the Linux build, but you will be able to play with other players who are on Windows and Linux.

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September 29, 2016

Testers needed for Mac build

Hi everyone! We are currently considering making Mac builds, but as the current development team doesn't have ready access to Macs, we can't really evaluate how much work needs to be done for Mac support in the future. Fortunately, Unity supports making Mac builds regardless of what platform is doing the building, so we would like to invite a few people with Macs to check the build out and see how playable things are. If it's anything like the current Linux version, the game should be able to link up with sessions created from other platforms, but would have some problematic graphics.

If you are interested in having a look, please reply to this announcement, and I'll contact you when there are a few people available.

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About This Game

The Flock


The Flock is a first-person asymmetrical multiplayer thriller for 3 - 5 players. You get to play as one of the agile monsters that make up the Flock. Competing against the other monsters, you need to find and claim the Light Artifact. The player that finds the Artifact transforms into the Carrier, a slower and vulnerable humanoid. Only the Carrier can win the match. The game will feature three distinctive maps with their own tactics and level mechanics.

As the Carrier you need to fend off the Flock by shining your light upon them as they are attempting to gain the Artifact for themselves! The Flock are vulnerable to the Artifact's light, but turn to stone when they stand still; rendering them immune to the power of the Artifact.

When you are one of the Flock you must use your increased movability to find the wandering Carrier. Stalk it, frighten it, and pounce when the moment is right.

Population


Unfortunately the game didn't do well enough for the population to decrease in any way worth mentioning. Vogelsap ran out of money a long time ago, and therefore the server that keeps track of the population run out too. We said we would rather go down then change our philosophy for this game. Well.. it became the first thing; we went down.

Please read our FAQ regarding the population to learn more about what it was that we were trying to do.

Join THIS STEAM GROUP if you want to find new players to play with. And read THIS if you want access to the beta update.

Key Features

  • Asymmetrical online multiplayer
  • Short, intense and thrilling matches
  • Constant role changing, hunt or be hunted
  • Nonlinear dynamic audio system
  • Only unscripted scares!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or equivalent with 1GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
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