creator Dr. Mike Hayward has been unleashed by developer Hothead Games to show gamers how to control their flock of little blue bird-like creatures in the forthcoming arcade-action puzzler. The insight is intended to help players prevent their charges from meeting an untimely death in the dangerous world they have to navigate through.
This is the first installment in what Hothead Games are calling the Ask Dr. Mike series. Given the subject matter, the video is aptly called "Get Flocked":
For whom Swarm
's release has gone somewhat unnoticed, here's a brief synopsis of the game:
Swarm lets the player take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives. With a unique combination of mass character control and fast action, the resulting brutal aftermath will make players want to play Swarm over and over againSwarm
is scheduled for release on the Games Marketplace in "early 2011". So, all going to plan the Swarm
should arrive some time very soon, although no exact date has been confirmed.