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Players’ deaths will determine the fate of The Flock

Since Amnesia, Slender Man and Five Nights at Freddy’s, it seems (to me at least) that horror video games have started to reach it plateau and start an eventual downward spin like how most trends and fads do when things start to get old. However Dutch developer VOGELSAP have somewhat an ace in their sleeve with their first game, The Flock. Here is the trailer that was released today showing the dark mood of the game:

 

 

The Flock is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game that will be released in Q3 2015. The premise of the game is that with each death in the game, one life will be take out of the Flock’s pool population. Once the population reaches zero, the game will lock itself and will not be purchasable. Only those who have already downloaded The Flock will be able to experience the final chapter of the story. Once the game is over, the game will go offline forever and will no longer be playable.

 

So let’s get this straight: once the game ends, no one can ever play it again. This has to be one of the most out of left field ideas that any developers have had. And yet with this stipulation feels like a direct challenge from the developers to gamers. Color me curious. We’ll see what happens when the game officaly releases in Q3 of this year. If you can’t wait that long, VOGELSAP is currently taking sign ups to play an Alpha build of the game.

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