In Flock of Dogs, ride flying dogs that live on a flying whale. Play minigames or go on a roguelite adventure in this quirky, top-down, twin-stick game for 1-8 players online and/or locally.
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Very Positive (95) - 85% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 30, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Flock of Dogs is divided into two main experiences: the Minigame Park and the Flight to the Festival.

Upon release in Early Access, only the Minigame Park will be available and provide a way to test the stability of the game. My thinking is that network desycncs and game crashes during short, silly minigames short, silly minigames won't be as frustratring as losing a 1-hr run in the Flight to the Festival roguelike due to my mistakes as a prorgrammer.

Over the course of Early Access, bugs will be fixed, some new minigames will be made, and the Flight to the Festival will be released.

I really want the network experience and the ease of playing with your friends to be as smooth as possible. However, it will not be that way from the start and if you play during Early Access, I ask that you understand that and help me make it better.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Flock of Dogs is estimated to be Early Access for at least 6 months while network code is improved and the Flight to the Festival is worked on.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The plan is stuff the Minigame Park with more games, more secrets, and a park ranger. Meanwhile, work will continue on The Flight to the Festival co-op roguelite. It wil likely be released as DLC also as Early Access. It will complement the minigame park and offer a road-trip-through-the-sky experience, where players team up to take on monsters, help hitchhikers, and make their way to the festival.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the prologue to the Flight to the Festival exists, where players will meet the flock and make their way through some hub areas to the Minigame Park. The Minigame Park offers about 8 activities at the moment.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Minigame Park will be released free-to-play with some micotransactions coming later. The Flight to the Festival will be paid DLC. The Flight to the Festival DLC will likely be released during Early Access for a price that is unlikely to change upon release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Obviously, playing and debugging a multiplayer game will rely on the feedback of the players. So players are enoucraged to join the Flock of Dogs Discord and talk about what they like, what is frustration or unclear, or what they want more of.”
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About This Game

Flock of Dogs is a quirky, top-down, action and adventure game about riding flying dogs with your friends. Inspired by storybooks, cartoons, and neighborhood parks, the game is split into two main experiences. They are the Minigame Park and the Flight to the Festival.

THE MINIGAME PARK (free-to-play)

  • Joust on dogback, feed your whale, race on tracks you design
  • Customize your dog at the Build-A-Pup 3000
  • Toss squeaky balls, pop balloons, and mow the lawn
  • Help the grumpy park ranger uncover sacred park secrets


  • Go on a co-op, procedurally generated, road trip through the sky
  • Feed and water your dogs and puppies
  • Descend into caves, battle across the Blue Blob Lands, pick up hitchhikers
  • Pilot a friendly skywhale, use its large belly to stash your loot

In the world of Flock of Dogs, there is an annual Festival. So each time you set out from your home in a treehouse on an island in the sky, you're headed for that year's Festival. Each run has a shuffled mix of creatures and challenges. I suggest bringing along some friends!

Note that the Flight to the Festival DLC won't be available until some time after the Minigame Park, but a taste of the adventure is available now.

  • Online and/or local multiplayer for up to 8 players
  • Two players on one keyboard
  • Solo play
  • Full controller support
  • Host games or browse and join others
  • Drop-in/drop-out at any time

Furthermore, when you buy the Flight to the Festival DLC, you receive one Friend Slot...

A Friend Slot allows one of your friends to join you in the Flight to the Festival DLC for free! It's not exactly 2-for-1, but in some ways, it's better.

  • One Friend Slot comes with the Flight to the Festival DLC
  • Invite any friend (and each time, it can be a different friend)
  • Buy additional Friend Slots
  • Friends who own the DLC do not take up a Friend Slot

Flock of Dogs is my little dream world. The music was created by my friends and relatives. Wherever and with whomever you play, I hope it's a magical flight.


System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core 2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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