Based in London, United Kingdom
April 21, 2020
PC / Linux / Mac OSX
Disobedient Sheep is a frantic and lighthearted sheep herd'em'up for two to four players. Play as adorable sheepdogs and guide your hapless flock to victory in four different game-modes by avoiding anvils, dodging dynamite, and bailing on boulders. This is a small, unique game. Ideal for short-sessions, young children, rowdy friends, older folks and non-gamers. The game has an over-the-top cartoony style, and because the controls are simple --- the only input is a single analogue stick --- two players share a controller. At events this goes down particularly well with younger children (8 -- 14) and their (often non-gamer) parents. Sheep flock and herd realistically, following models based on acamdeic research and tweaked for game-feel.
Herding sheep in real-life is exhausting, difficult, and sometimes hilarious. Inspired by afternoons teaching overexcited primary-school children how to work together to corral a group of flighty sheep, disobedient sheep aims to recreate this chaos without the muddy field.
- Four unique game modes, in co-op and versus.
- Five adorable doggos
- 1--4 person local multiplayer
- Controller sharing - two players per controller
- Advanced herding and flocking ai
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About SicklyDove games
Sickly Dove games is a tiny, indie games studio by Laurie James. The studio's first game - Disobedient Sheep - was developed around a full-time career in software engineering (laterly in the games industry) between 2017 and 2020, with the ocasional help of some wonderful freelance friends. It was released on Steam in April 2020. In January 2021, Big Pixel Studios - the company Laurie was working at shut down, making all employees redundant. Since then, he's been working freelance in the industry, helping out here and there.
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Disobedient Sheep Credits
Design, programming, environment art
(Freelance) Sound design, music, sound implementation
(Freelance) UI, UX, 2D Design