Nov 13, 2014
Community Announcements - Jason_Team17
Shepherds Assemble!

We hope you’ve been having as much fun slaughtering saving sheep as we’ve had seeing your posts and screenshots. We’ve been keeping a close eye on these here pages, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite moments.

First up is our favourite user created level so far:

Level of Bafflement, Part 2

This intricate level will take several tries to get the hang of, but once you learn it’s secrets and master the timings, you may scrape by with one star.



This is certainly one of the more challenging user created levels, and it’s most tantalising, yet frustrating aspect is the glimmer of possibility once you know what to expect.



You think you’ll be able to get three stars and save all of the sheep, but then too late you’ll remember another obstacle or explosive, and you’ll reach for the restart button once more, in despair.



So thanks MrKat7214, thanks a bunch.

Download it here.

OSX Update

In the latest update, we’ve improved performance with AMD graphics cards on OSX systems. We discovered an issue which was causing some OSX players to experience poor performance in-game, and this has been fixed in the latest update.

Read the post here.

Screenshots

We’ve been having a fair few screenshots sent our way, so here are a few of our favourites:


From CueZero


From Apodis


From flashn00b

Finally

As a final send off, why not check out Sparrow’s Flockers walkthrough on YouTube?

Just click this link to give it a watch!

From all of us at Team17, thanks for killing saving our sheep.

Jason_Team17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17


Shepherds!

We're but 2 days away from the launch of Flockers as a full game here on Steam. It's been a hell of a journey through Early Access - together we've slain bugs, tweaked features and saved countless scores of sheep from their horrible, weaponised fate created by the Worms.

...we've also accidentally led countless scores more to their doom, but let's gloss over that minor hiccup.

We can't thank everyone who took part in our Early Access enough. Ewe've* been excellent. The feedback you have given us has helped us to make a really great game that is already getting brilliant reviews, both by players and the games press.

As small thanks, we've uploaded the release version of Flockers to Steam today. Anyone with Early Access can play the full Flockers experience 2 days before general release.

Here's the skinny on the release update:

New Stuff
  • 5 New Campaign Levels, bringing the total level count to 60! (NOT including Bonus / Meat Maker levels)
  • 1 New Bonus Level to unlock!
  • More Rewards available to unlock!

Bug Fixes & Tweaks
  • Fixed a crash that occassionally occurred when launching the game
  • Fixed a crash in the options menu
  • Fixed an OpenGL error that caused some users to be unable to launch the game
  • Fixed an issue effecting blood graphics on some Intel graphics cards
  • Made optimisations to min spec graphics cards – Flockers can now support Nvidia GeForce 8600 GS/AMD Radeon HD 4650 and equivalent.
  • Tweaked the loading screens to make transitioning between levels smoother

Over the next 2 days, we'll also be removing all the developer scores from the in-game leaderboards. Your scores will remain, and this is your chance to set the bar for the influx of new players heading to Flockers over the coming months. Do us proud, make them work for the top spot.

It's not all in-game though. We need your Meat Maker levels, your Guides, your Reviews and Discussions to help make the Flockers community an amazing place to be. I'll be highlighting the very best of your creations; in the forums, on Twitter, Facebook and here within Team17 too - we all can't wait to see what you can make!

From everyone here at Team17, thank ewe** for saving our sheep.

MT17

*That's the last time I'll do that during early access, I promise.

**I lied.
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17
Flockers!

Looking forward to the full release of Flockers this Friday 19th September? So are Digital Spy!

]Join Digital Spy this Wednesday 17th September from 1PM BST on their Twitch channel as they play the full release version of Flockers.

See you in the chat!

MT17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17


Shearers of Sheep!

Update 9 has just gone live adding more levels and more rewards to your Flocking experience. Here's the run down:

New Features
  • 2 new rewards!
    - Pirate Sheep (Collect 150 crates)
    - Purple Blood (Save at least 17 sheep on level 17)
  • 5 new campaign missions! Levels 51-55 are now playable

Don't forget to show us your screenshots, we want to see lots of Pirate Sheep this week! And, in case you missed it, check out the news that Flockers will be exiting Early Access and going full release from 19th September.

Catch you in the forums!!

Mike_Team17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17


Hello Flockers!

Today, we bring you fantastical news.

Flockers Early Access will end on 19th September, when the game will become a full release!

Of course, if you've grabbed the game during Early Access you'll automatically be upgraded to the full release when it launches on 19th September.

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in Flockers Early Access for your feedback, support and love of the game. You've helped us make Flockers a really awesome experience and we can't wait to open up the factory to loads more sheep-saving heroes.

Before that happens, we'd love to see you guys setting the bar for Meat Maker levels - so bound into the level editor and get creating! Here's a guide to help you get started. We'll share the best user-created levels with the masses on launch day.

See you in the final game!

MT17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17


Update 8 has been released! That means you can try out a flock of new content right now Here’s a list of new things ewe can grab by updating your game:

New content:
  • New golden sheep skins - collect 50 Golden Fleece to achieve this reward.
  • Green Blood to express your envy when a sheep dies- get 3 stars on 2 secret levels to unlock.
  • White Blood - restart a total of 200 times.
  • 5 new campaign missions – level 46 to 50!

Don't forget to let us know what you think of the new stuff at @FlockersGame or /FlockersGame on Facebook. You can also chat to us in the discussion boards too!

Enjoy the update,

Mike_Team17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17


Hello Flockers!

Update 7 was released today which includes the spectacular Skeleton Sheep reward, new camera controls (thanks for your feedback!) and all new levels to play! Here's a quick summary:

  • New Sheep Skins and Rewards – Hippy Sheep, Skeleton Sheep and all new pink blood!
  • Five new super levels for you try out!
  • An all new secret level!
  • More sheep logic changes, for smoother sheep gameplay.
  • Polish language support has been added
  • XBOX 360 Controller support has been added!
  • WASD keyboard camera controls have been implemented and we’d love to hear your opinion on how well they work!

There's much more too, including a host of bug fixes. To view the complete changelog for update 7, and to chat to us about the new stuff, head over to the forums!

Keep on bleating,

Mike_Team17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17
Update 6 is out now, with a bunch of new stuff for you to play with!

Read the complete changelog for details of all the baah-rilliant new content we've added; along with bashed bugs and other tweaks. It's all after the link:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/260330/discussions/2/38596747654263981/

See you there!

Mike_Team17
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17
Hey guys!

Flockers is a part of Indie Piñata, an event organized by indie developers to promote similar titles, available on Steam, among enthusiasts of specific game genres.

http://youtu.be/41rlaIwZwBQ
How does it work?
It’s very simple – the event lasts for 10 days and during that time everybody who owns at least one title from our collection can get similar games, listed below, for a discounted price:

Visit Indie Piñata website for more details.

Thanks!
Community Announcements - Mike_Team17
Flockers!

Update 5 is ready for you to download right now, featuring a host of bug fixes, improvements and tweaks. We've also added support for Twitch streaming!

Check out this thread in the forums for the full changelog.

Enjoy!

Mike_Team17
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