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“FLOCK! Winter” Demo NOT Free w/Qore #7! [UPDATE]

FREE Qore, What?  “Flock! Winter” Demo, What?  If you are confused as me by the title of this post then continue on for enlightenment.  Yes it is true that December’s Qore Episode is FREE to PS3 owners!  Why?  Who knows, Who Cares (maybe people that actually paid for a years subscription might, but there only 10 of those people anyways), its Free!  Go download it and enjoy what Sony has to offer.

While your in there you may notice the “FLOCK! Winter” Demo.  What is this game?  Heck if I know, that is what the demo is for.  But over on the Playstation Blog there are a couple videos of the gameplay and a brief explanation by one of the Associate Producer’s of the game.  I did notice this was a Capcom game and Capcom has not disappointed us this year yet!  What do they in store for 2009?  Read on to find out and see the videos:

[UPDATE]
While the below first sentence from Capcom’s John Diamonon may lead you to believe that you will be able to play Flock! by downloading it from the Free Episode of Qore. This is NOT the case. The Flock! Demo is available in the Free Episode of Qore but only to Annual Subscribers. Yet again its a PAY to PLAY Society!

From PlayStation Blog:

You’re probably thinking, “What the flock is FLOCK!?” Well, today you’re going to find out because we have a little surprise for you in the free issue of Qore today. Below are a couple of videos that show some of the quirky and original gameplay you’ll see in the game.

I want to introduce you to one of my co-workers, Robby Zinchak. Don’t let his young looks fool you. He’s an up-and-coming associate producer extraordinaire who’s ready to answer all your questions regarding this truly unique, downloadable game. Just don’t ask him to show you his ID. (Just kidding Robby.)

Hi! This is my first time posting here, so I figure I should introduce myself first ;) My name is Robby, and I’m the Associate Producer on FLOCK! here at Capcom. As mentioned previously on this blog, the new episode of Qore (available today!) includes both a video feature on FLOCK! and a fully playable demo!

The premise of FLOCK! is simple: you’re a UFO (the ‘Flocker’) which seeks to abduct animals. Through the levels, you’ll abduct these cute animals by herding them into your Motherflocker (yes, really, we named the ship that :P). But it’s not a simple point A to point B operation – all sorts of peril and surprises lie between the animals and their destination. For instance, in one level you’ll play, there are crops between the sheep and the ship, so you’ll have to make crop circles with your UFO’s depressor beam to make a path for them to cross (finally we know the true purpose behind all those crop circles!). Through the game, you’ll have to contend with numerous challenges. Among these challenges, your flock will face pits, scarecrows, water, bridges, and even trampolines that’ll send them flying!

The full game also includes co-op gameplay, so you can bring a friend in to help you herd the animals. In co-op levels, you’ll have to work together to get your objectives met. For instance, one player may need to lift a gate while another player herds the animals through the gate. It’s a lot of fun, so look forward to it! One of our more unique features is the ability to create your own maps with our built in map-editor. We use the same tool to make the official levels, so you’ll have a lot of flexibility and power in the kind of maps you’re able to make. Plus, you can even upload your maps online where you’ll be able to share them with other players.

Each of the levels (over 50!) is replayable – there are bonuses to beating the map quickly and also beating the map perfectly by collecting all animals. As you beat levels, you’ll unlock new abilities to use and items to place in the editor. Sometimes you’ll need to unlock something later in the game that’ll help you beat a level earlier in the game perfectly. Between all the levels and modes included, we think you’ll be getting a lot of gameplay value out of this downloadable game! :)

So, hopefully that’s a good introduction to FLOCK!. Don’t forget to download the FLOCK! Winter Qore Demo — you’ll be among the first to ever play the game! It includes a full six levels, with three of the four animals unlocked to play with. We’ve even included the level editor to make your own levels! I’ll keep an eye out for comments here and reply where I’m able to. Keep your eyes out for more FLOCK! news in the coming weeks – we’ll have lots more information coming soon!

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  • Snakeman555

    Personally I think Sony should have given everything in this episode for free and just given the annual subscribers an extra month. It kinda sucks for me because I am subscribed to the Official Playstation Magazine, and on the last page they always give you a code for last months Qore, so now I am screwed out of the demos because Sony was being "generous".

  • "Yet again its a PAY to PLAY Society!"

    It's $25 for geez sakes. I pay $25 for all things PlayStation Network…you pay $50 for Xbox Live. I'm still coming out ahead.

  • "Yet again its a PAY to PLAY Society!"

    It's $25 for geez sakes. I pay $25 for all things PlayStation Network…you pay $50 for Xbox Live Gold. I'm still coming out ahead.

    As for rewarding annual subscribers, it's a model that many companies follow. Reward consumer loyalty. I don't see anything wrong with that.

  • "Yet again its a PAY to PLAY Society!"

    It's $25 for geez sakes. I pay $25 for all things PlayStation Network…you pay $50 for Xbox Live Gold. I'm still coming out ahead.

    As for rewarding annual subscribers, it's a model that many companies follow. Reward customer loyalty. I don't see anything wrong with that.

  • I see it being wrong that the first line of the Capcom guy's post it says that the demo is included in the free episode of Qore! That would be called a lie! and that is the point of the article. you are reading to much into the post. Not always hating on the PS3 there L1t1g4tor, in fact the only reason I have to turn on my 360, currently is: 1) keep gamerscore about Steve's 2) was giving a Rock Band 2 bundle on the 360 3) Community Playdate on Sunday. other then that I'm on my ps3!

    and if someone is paying $50 for Live then I feel sorry for them. Think the most I have every paid for 13 months is $35.